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Old 24th April 2006, 08:52
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RMAS SEA GIANT& RFA GOLDROVER

[COLOR=Blue]Hi i appeared on the children's TV programme Jim'll'fix it in 1979, the fix it was to take part in a Royal Navy excercise, onboard RFA Goldrover, we refuled HMS Euraylus and a Dutch destroyer ? We also had the chance to fly a radio controlled target drone, called a shellduck, and whilst aboard RMAS Sea Giant we controlled a radio controlled target boat, a brilliant adventure for two 13 year old twins. Was anyone serving aboard Goldrover or Sea Giant at that time. I now hear that the Rover class tankers are on the retirement list, and i believe Sea Giant was scrapped some years back. Best wishes
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Old 24th April 2006, 11:00
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Old 24th April 2006, 11:27
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Old 24th April 2006, 11:39
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Welcome aboard! I bet you sailed from Portland on your day trip?
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Thanks to everyone for the great wellcome. Best wishes Russ
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Hi Goldrover, My father Tony was a crewman on RMAS Sea Giant during your visit. Lovely Tug, and very warm (Boilers) Enjoy the site, Do you still have your fix it badge "Rattle rattle Jewellery Jewellery"!
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Hi Goldrover - like Strawberry, my Father was a member of the crew on the Sea Giant when you visited, and as Strawberry also mentions - the boiler room was a lovely warm place and I spent many, many happy hours sat down their with my dad and Jack 'Tetley Tea Man' Bailey whilst they were 'on duty' over the weekends.
My Father was fortunate enough to miss the shelling by the German warship as he was half-way up the ladder at the time.
I also had the misfortune to be on the tug when she hit the jetty in Pompey on the Queen's review. (never stick your head through an open porthole) :-)
I grew up on her, you could say, and even to this day I very often reminisce of the weekends sat on the back end with a rod in my hands going for Whiting.
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