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Old 16th October 2006, 12:54
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Originally Posted by ian fears View Post
i think you are more or less correct it was a long time ago and i cant remember exactly, but im pretty sure it was due to rt calls by the om at the time the group message was sent [ it was the midday transmission ] and she blew up a couple of hours later ,there was intership shell schedules cant remember the times now but sure there would not have been one before she blew up ,
Really unfortunate timing. He could have told the Master that he could have his R/T call after checking the GKA traffic list but thats not too easy with some I do recall the R/O concerned was vilified generally and made pretty much a scapegoat for the whole incident.
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