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Old 21st January 2015, 20:17
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Dave,

I forgot to mention, you were quite correct about Singapore.

Wye shown 11 August 1982; Portland - Singapore - Bahrein - NWE. Sld Portland 22/7

Wye Oct 1982; arrived Portsmouth 11/10

And I notice that Simon Tompkings was then a Deck Cadet on her, he was my godson, ref a previous SN BP thread in 2009

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Yes, I remember that previous thread well. So it was on the Wye that I sailed with Simon, another piece of my BP jigsaw put into place!
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Old 21st January 2015, 20:28
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Keith,

What made you pick his name out? of course he was an EC 1974 I think. But then there were a lot of ex EA/EC's aboard around that time

As far as I know Falklands started April 2nd 1982 and ended June 14th 1982, 74 days

Wye May 1982, MOD Charter
CE, KG (62 EA),
2E, KGP (63EA)
3E, RRH (73EC)
4E, DPR(74?EC)
JE's, ACL(76? EC), GJG (76? EC), RCD

June 1982 MOD Charter
CE, KG, WMIW
2E, KGP, LN
3E, RRH
4E, DPR
JE's, RCD, PDL(76?EC), ACL(76?EC)

July 1982 still on MOD Charter
CE, KG, BRHJ (60EA)
2E, KGP, DGP ( EC?)
3E, RRH, DWM (EC 70EC)
4E, DPR , ST ( 74EC)
JE's,RFM ( 79?EC), RCD, ACL

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Graham,

It was from the little booklet that was sent to all who participated. I attach page 27 (the last page) of the book. I have attached it to posts before, but never as a subject in itself.
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Old 22nd January 2015, 01:01
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Keith ,
So much for my attempt to keep full names secret, not that it really matters though. Quite a few guys there I have never come across

Actually I had a few pages off the Operation Corporate doc before , but recently down loaded the whole doc, which is much more useful to me. It was possibly your endeavour I took them from, Ta

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Old 22nd January 2015, 10:51
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Keith ,
So much for my attempt to keep full names secret, not that it really matters though. Quite a few guys there I have never come across

Actually I had a few pages off the Operation Corporate doc before , but recently down loaded the whole doc, which is much more useful to me. It was possibly your endeavour I took them from, Ta

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Oops, I see that now. Doh.
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Old 22nd January 2015, 16:22
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Certainly was a hard life in "The Bay"
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Old 22nd January 2015, 17:45
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Certainly was a hard life in "The Bay"
The first pic bought back memories of the "Sundowners club" those were the days!
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Old 22nd January 2015, 17:52
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Certainly was a hard life in "The Bay"
Phil,

Yup, I from what I have heard, pretty rough, and the weekends just terrible having to 'work' ashore, tch.

But I did not know you had wives aboard, double duty that is! And what's that in the background of the second pic, a big black snake? (zip tied to the handrail)

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Old 22nd January 2015, 19:47
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Phil,

Yup, I from what I have heard, pretty rough, and the weekends just terrible having to 'work' ashore, tch.

But I did not know you had wives aboard, double duty that is! And what's that in the background of the second pic, a big black snake? (zip tied to the handrail)

Graham
When I arrived to do some work in preparation for rafting I had to live ashore in the hotel for about a month, really rough going.

No wives, this was a party for shoreside people.

Many scuppers were used to collect rainwater piped via the "black snakes" to the water tanks.
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Old 30th January 2015, 00:24
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Spent four trips in Brunei two on purpose/ progress raft then two on the trident. The water was collected on the main deck for washing with and drinking water was collected from the monkey island. There was the yellow brick road on the raft that was an interesting as you could find you self in the right cabin but on the wrong ship, beer could have a lot to do with that as there was the two bars on the vessels.
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Spent four trips in Brunei two on purpose/ progress raft then two on the trident. The water was collected on the main deck for washing with and drinking water was collected from the monkey island. There was the yellow brick road on the raft that was an interesting as you could find you self in the right cabin but on the wrong ship, beer could have a lot to do with that as there was the two bars on the vessels.
Hi Campell47

I think I was on the purpose/progress the same time as you. However I didn't complete a full trip. I had to hurry home as my dad was in the final stages of terminal cancer I always found funny the mountain of beer cans on the maindeck in the morning after a good sundowners session the night before
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Old 30th January 2015, 20:07
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Hi Steve,

I think you are right I may even have taken over from you.
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Old 18th July 2015, 17:44
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Another fine day in T'Bay.

Unable to remember names, think the one on the left is a 3/E. on the right a Leckie.
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Old 18th July 2015, 18:13
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Another fine day in T'Bay.

Unable to remember names, think the one on the left is a 3/E. on the right a Leckie.
Hi Phil
The leckie name is Dave Farmer I think the one in the picture wearing the lifejacket
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Hi Phil, Hope you and yours are well. That is definitely Dave Farmer on the right. Lovely picture of the 'Thunderbox', they didn't stay in that condition for long.

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Old 19th July 2015, 16:18
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Thanks Campbell Dave Farmer it is.

Cheers Doug, all the best to you and the family. Slowly falling apart here, just like a BP Eytie, considering being put down.
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Some pics from my time on the "Gull" Shorebase "Sainty Towers" , One of the many parties at "Halverson Hall" and one of the infamous "Super" banished from the Gull for attacking the crew !
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Old 22nd July 2015, 16:17
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Steve, was this after Sainty left BP and set himself up with his own company?
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Sailed with Tony Sainty on the Gannet & Guardian when he was Mate & I was uncert. 3/O. Learnt a lot from him - a very helpful, kind human being. Did he ever marry?
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No Phil, Sainty was still there, on the Gull. The shorebase was run by a 2/E, whose name escapes me ?
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I was one of 3/O's Aug 83 to Dec 83 paying off just before xmas, that's me front row 2nd left, have loads of photos from that era parties, 3 legged hash run etc will upload soon
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Old 5th October 2015, 11:21
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Felix - workboat

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Good Day gents I am present still serving with BP and last year I was base manager for BP Shipcare at present they have a total of 35 ships layed up
I also remeber the days we had on the island which is now a nature reserve but still you can visit and have a BBQ
the work boats which there were five of only one still remains Felix, Purdey I had to sadly scrap due to many holes and patches on the hull I will try and post some pics when I locate them

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Just returned from Labuan after visiting in view of a prospective lay up. Felix is (to my amazement) still alive and in service....
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Just returned from Labuan after visiting in view of a prospective lay up. Felix is (to my amazement) still alive and in service....
It would have been priceless, if i had only came across this forum earlier...

why didn't you highlight to me of this existent when we met?

all these memories is... so meaningful to younger generations like us...

i could have write a book / novel on it...
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Another reminder of those long hot days in the Bay.

Found this while turfing out junk in the loft. It is from a charity cook book, not a menu from certain "establishments" in the town.
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Another reminder of those long hot days in the Bay.

Found this while turfing out junk in the loft. It is from a charity cook book, not a menu from certain "establishments" in the town.
Yeh, got one of those knocking about somewhere.
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Hi Phil
The leckie name is Dave Farmer I think the one in the picture wearing the lifejacket
Both Leckies. Dave Farmer in Life jacket and the other is Russ Henderson.
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