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Old 6th April 2015, 21:33
EMJAYESS EMJAYESS is offline  
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When serving my time as mech. eng. fitter, I worked on HMS Onyx when fitting out in Cammell Laird wet basin. A windy driller managed to drop a 3/8 dia drill bit on my head when I was down in the snake-pit - pre H&S days so no hard hats! Wangled the afternoon off after visit to site medical nurse. Enjoyed submerged engine trials in basin as of course apprentices not permitted to dive on sea trials post HMS Thetis.
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