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Old 21st January 2007, 14:06
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Served on Olmeda, a Great ship and brilliant Crew...crappy but happy. was part of the 50th Anniversery for the Battle of the atlantic in Liverpool. HMY Brittania had a sail past with Queen. Captain said we all had to doff caps and cheer...we didn't want to so we got the union involved. eventually having first said we "had to" by our Captain, turned out to be "If you want to" so thoes of us who Didn't want to were sent to the crew mess. Turned out that only 9 people lined the rail to cheer the Queen!
I could picture the Queen talking to Charles as she sailed past saying..."One Wonders...Such a small crew for a ship so large"

PS The Model was originally in the Foyer of the Empress state Building in London (Then the home of the RFA)
Champion Barbed Wire Hurdler...Until my Tragic Accident
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