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Search: Posts Made By: King Ratt
Forum: Royal Navy 2nd August 2020, 09:51
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By King Ratt
One picture says a thousand words.

One picture says a thousand words.
Forum: BP Shipping 30th July 2020, 16:53
Replies: 98
Views: 32,689
Posted By King Ratt
Hello Gary. I had the pleasure of sailing...

Hello Gary.

I had the pleasure of sailing with your father who was Captain on the Fort Toronto in 1982/83 when I was sent there by the Fleet Auxiliary post Falklands conflict.
He was a lovely...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th July 2020, 13:21
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By King Ratt
We were told at HMS Collingwood that immediately...

We were told at HMS Collingwood that immediately any new crypto equipment was available then it was automatically assumed that the enemy possessed one. The security was in how the coding material was...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th July 2020, 09:52
Replies: 42
Views: 2,668
Posted By King Ratt
Any dude wanting etc etc. A bit of spacing needed.

Any dude wanting etc etc. A bit of spacing needed.
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd June 2020, 20:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By King Ratt
As for “Over and Out”. Leave that for the movie...

As for “Over and Out”. Leave that for the movie world.
Forum: Royal Navy 7th June 2020, 18:42
Replies: 17
Views: 4,302
Posted By King Ratt
Manxman was in Singapore Naval Base when I first...

Manxman was in Singapore Naval Base when I first arrived in 1964 in an RFA. She was there for a good few years in the sixties. My ships refuelled her at sea on several occasions. The story of her...
Forum: The Galley 24th May 2020, 17:36
Replies: 133
Views: 37,423
Posted By King Ratt
We had a First Officer who always accompanied the...

We had a First Officer who always accompanied the OM and his team during the march of the unemployed. This guy had a habit of picking up stray items and saying “what’s this doing kicking around...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th April 2020, 14:05
Replies: 106
Views: 8,344
Posted By King Ratt
Thanks for that. I did not recognise them. I had...

Thanks for that. I did not recognise them. I had a few pints with Ted after I returned from my very long first trip. He was partial to Bass. Sadly crossed the bar far too early. I think Ted was a...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th April 2020, 19:45
Replies: 106
Views: 8,344
Posted By King Ratt
Which one is Ted?

Which one is Ted?
Forum: The Radio Room 28th April 2020, 08:42
Replies: 106
Views: 8,344
Posted By King Ratt
Good photo. Butch first on the left and Bogie...

Good photo. Butch first on the left and Bogie fourth. Andrew Bogie was my radar lecturer in 1963. A clever fellow for certain as was Boettcher.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th April 2020, 19:32
Replies: 106
Views: 8,344
Posted By King Ratt
Ted always used the ship name Clan McIver when we...

Ted always used the ship name Clan McIver when we were doing commercial working at LNC. Only once had Butch when Ted was ill.Butch ran a tight ship. I liked his practical classes. I also liked old...
Forum: Say Hello 14th April 2020, 19:25
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By King Ratt
Pat O’Brien’s in Nawlins was a favourite. Mardi...

Pat O’Brien’s in Nawlins was a favourite. Mardi Gras 1980 was being celebrated.
Alongapo City in Subic Bay also a good run ashore, too many watering holes to recall the names of them.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th April 2020, 19:15
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By King Ratt
[QUOTE=George.GM;3044669]Have just found BBC I...

[QUOTE=George.GM;3044669]Have just found BBC I Player and installed it.
Downloaded Wanda.
But...I pressed the WPS button on my hub and Sky said there was
a problem. Try later.
I now have the film...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th April 2020, 10:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By King Ratt
Found it. From Diamonds are Forever. ...

Found it. From Diamonds are Forever.

https://youtu.be/CElBVpRFk4Q
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th April 2020, 10:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By King Ratt
Was there not another female In the Bond films...

Was there not another female In the Bond films called Plenty O’Toole? Connory’s remark being “named after your father,I suppose”.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th April 2020, 19:47
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By King Ratt
I have the eleventh edition printed in 1993.

I have the eleventh edition printed in 1993.
Forum: The Radio Room 31st March 2020, 20:30
Replies: 67
Views: 7,166
Posted By King Ratt
And of course “Good old Fred”. Cheers ...

And of course “Good old Fred”.

Cheers

Rab T
Forum: The Radio Room 31st March 2020, 16:16
Replies: 67
Views: 7,166
Posted By King Ratt
Onboard RFA Wave Chief in the Falklands early...

Onboard RFA Wave Chief in the Falklands early seventies a Polish fish factory ship was most appreciative of a James Bond RNFC film. I think it was “From Russia with Love”. Fish was received in turn...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2020, 15:11
Replies: 106
Views: 8,344
Posted By King Ratt
My first boss in RFA in 1963 was a most likeable...

My first boss in RFA in 1963 was a most likeable Southern Irishman. Poor fellow did not get much of a retirement. He didn’t even manage to make it home when he paid off his final ship. RIP Noel.
Forum: Tall ships 9th March 2020, 15:29
Replies: 9
Views: 3,881
Posted By King Ratt
Hello Fitzbyrne. I posted before regarding the...

Hello Fitzbyrne. I posted before regarding the Mary B Mitchell however here is the article from our (Kirkcudbright) Lifeboat story.

1944 Dec 15. Aux.schooner “Mary B Mitchell” of Dublin....
Forum: The Radio Room 19th February 2020, 13:40
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By King Ratt
I worked an RT QSO way back in 1964 from the...

I worked an RT QSO way back in 1964 from the Indian Ocean direct to UK using a 25 Mhz frequency. I seem to remember having to send an Atel??? To Portishead to arrange this. QSO started with...
Forum: J & J Denholm 11th February 2020, 17:22
Replies: 272
Views: 64,229
Posted By King Ratt
RFA Reliant fondly known and remembered as “the...

RFA Reliant fondly known and remembered as “the yacht”.
Forum: Ship Research 1st February 2020, 15:33
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By King Ratt
If only!

If only!
Forum: The Radio Room 24th January 2020, 11:12
Replies: 53
Views: 6,059
Posted By King Ratt
RFAs were supplied with the Marconi/Bush TV which...

RFAs were supplied with the Marconi/Bush TV which handled SECAM, PAL and NTSC formats. Reckoned NTSC meant Never The Same Colour. They were big heavy units and I spent a lot of time carting them...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th January 2020, 19:16
Replies: 114
Views: 16,932
Posted By King Ratt
Myself with RFA Pearleaf’s brand new Decca TM629....

Myself with RFA Pearleaf’s brand new Decca TM629. Year 1968.
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