ATs on the QE2

#1
On TV now about the QE2 and obviously part of its history was the SBS, and at the time, RAOC AT's parachuting on to it.
Robert Williams, if anyone knows him, saying how he wasnt para trained and there he was, on a Herc with Special Forces about to parachute into the Atlantic to find, what turned out to be a hoax, bombs on board. Good bloke!
 
#4
Was chatting to an ex serving about this. He remembered that for a while after the incident there was an AT posting for a SSGT to the boat.

All the fun jobs have gone.
 
#5
CH512O said:
On TV now about the QE2 and obviously part of its history was the SBS, and at the time, RAOC AT's parachuting on to it.
Robert Williams, if anyone knows him, saying how he wasnt para trained and there he was, on a Herc with Special Forces about to parachute into the Atlantic to find, what turned out to be a hoax, bombs on board. Good bloke!
Robert Hacon-Williams. Ex Cav. Jumped in with feck all training and also famous for a ferret sh1tting down his neck :D I kid you not :twisted:

There were ex - AT's hired to sit on the QE2 "just in case" but one of them - a drunken, smelly, mysoginistic Yorkshiteman ruined it all. :evil:
 

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#6
Name and shame please!
 
#11
rickshaw-major said:
CH512O said:
On TV now about the QE2 and obviously part of its history was the SBS, and at the time, RAOC AT's parachuting on to it.
Robert Williams, if anyone knows him, saying how he wasnt para trained and there he was, on a Herc with Special Forces about to parachute into the Atlantic to find, what turned out to be a hoax, bombs on board. Good bloke!
Robert Hacon-Williams. Ex Cav. Jumped in with feck all training and also famous for a ferret sh1tting down his neck :D I kid you not :twisted:

There were ex - AT's hired to sit on the QE2 "just in case" but one of them - a drunken, smelly, mysoginistic Yorkshiteman ruined it all. :evil:
I knew the chap - worked for him as a WO2. He wasn't an ex AT - he was a real "Mess Kit Wearing at the Captains Table AT in the rank of SSgt". He was drunken, smelly and mysoginistic but I thought he was a wearer of the red rose?! Didn't like Bob Marley & THe Wailers!
 
#12
Sir_Burton_Dassett said:
rickshaw-major said:
CH512O said:
On TV now about the QE2 and obviously part of its history was the SBS, and at the time, RAOC AT's parachuting on to it.
Robert Williams, if anyone knows him, saying how he wasnt para trained and there he was, on a Herc with Special Forces about to parachute into the Atlantic to find, what turned out to be a hoax, bombs on board. Good bloke!
Robert Hacon-Williams. Ex Cav. Jumped in with feck all training and also famous for a ferret sh1tting down his neck :D I kid you not :twisted:

There were ex - AT's hired to sit on the QE2 "just in case" but one of them - a drunken, smelly, mysoginistic Yorkshiteman ruined it all. :evil:
I knew the chap - worked for him as a WO2. He wasn't an ex AT - he was a real "Mess Kit Wearing at the Captains Table AT in the rank of SSgt". He was drunken, smelly and mysoginistic but I thought he was a wearer of the red rose?! Didn't like Bob Marley & THe Wailers!
Ah it's al coming back to me! 'Tis the same man but I thought he was from Yorkshire. IIRC he got the job as a civvy later on and then told them there wasn't a job so they binned. And rejoined the Army. And for his resettlement course he did Pre-Ops and went to NI again :cry:

NODUF :twisted:
 
#13
rickshaw-major said:
Sir_Burton_Dassett said:
rickshaw-major said:
CH512O said:
On TV now about the QE2 and obviously part of its history was the SBS, and at the time, RAOC AT's parachuting on to it.
Robert Williams, if anyone knows him, saying how he wasnt para trained and there he was, on a Herc with Special Forces about to parachute into the Atlantic to find, what turned out to be a hoax, bombs on board. Good bloke!
Robert Hacon-Williams. Ex Cav. Jumped in with feck all training and also famous for a ferret sh1tting down his neck :D I kid you not :twisted:

There were ex - AT's hired to sit on the QE2 "just in case" but one of them - a drunken, smelly, mysoginistic Yorkshiteman ruined it all. :evil:
I knew the chap - worked for him as a WO2. He wasn't an ex AT - he was a real "Mess Kit Wearing at the Captains Table AT in the rank of SSgt". He was drunken, smelly and mysoginistic but I thought he was a wearer of the red rose?! Didn't like Bob Marley & THe Wailers!
Ah it's al coming back to me! 'Tis the same man but I thought he was from Yorkshire. IIRC he got the job as a civvy later on and then told them there wasn't a job so they binned. And rejoined the Army. And for his resettlement course he did Pre-Ops and went to NI again :cry:

NODUF :twisted:
And he ended up getting RTU'd from BBK on that tour. :oops:
 
#14
Onetup3 said:
rickshaw-major said:
Sir_Burton_Dassett said:
rickshaw-major said:
CH512O said:
On TV now about the QE2 and obviously part of its history was the SBS, and at the time, RAOC AT's parachuting on to it.
Robert Williams, if anyone knows him, saying how he wasnt para trained and there he was, on a Herc with Special Forces about to parachute into the Atlantic to find, what turned out to be a hoax, bombs on board. Good bloke!
Robert Hacon-Williams. Ex Cav. Jumped in with feck all training and also famous for a ferret sh1tting down his neck :D I kid you not :twisted:

There were ex - AT's hired to sit on the QE2 "just in case" but one of them - a drunken, smelly, mysoginistic Yorkshiteman ruined it all. :evil:
I knew the chap - worked for him as a WO2. He wasn't an ex AT - he was a real "Mess Kit Wearing at the Captains Table AT in the rank of SSgt". He was drunken, smelly and mysoginistic but I thought he was a wearer of the red rose?! Didn't like Bob Marley & THe Wailers!
Ah it's al coming back to me! 'Tis the same man but I thought he was from Yorkshire. IIRC he got the job as a civvy later on and then told them there wasn't a job so they binned. And rejoined the Army. And for his resettlement course he did Pre-Ops and went to NI again :cry:

NODUF :twisted:
And he ended up getting RTU'd from BBK on that tour. :oops:
Would there have ben strong drink involved?
 
#16
rickshaw-major said:
Onetup3 said:
rickshaw-major said:
Sir_Burton_Dassett said:
rickshaw-major said:
CH512O said:
On TV now about the QE2 and obviously part of its history was the SBS, and at the time, RAOC AT's parachuting on to it.
Robert Williams, if anyone knows him, saying how he wasnt para trained and there he was, on a Herc with Special Forces about to parachute into the Atlantic to find, what turned out to be a hoax, bombs on board. Good bloke!
Robert Hacon-Williams. Ex Cav. Jumped in with feck all training and also famous for a ferret sh1tting down his neck :D I kid you not :twisted:

There were ex - AT's hired to sit on the QE2 "just in case" but one of them - a drunken, smelly, mysoginistic Yorkshiteman ruined it all. :evil:
I knew the chap - worked for him as a WO2. He wasn't an ex AT - he was a real "Mess Kit Wearing at the Captains Table AT in the rank of SSgt". He was drunken, smelly and mysoginistic but I thought he was a wearer of the red rose?! Didn't like Bob Marley & THe Wailers!
Ah it's al coming back to me! 'Tis the same man but I thought he was from Yorkshire. IIRC he got the job as a civvy later on and then told them there wasn't a job so they binned. And rejoined the Army. And for his resettlement course he did Pre-Ops and went to NI again :cry:

NODUF :twisted:
And he ended up getting RTU'd from BBK on that tour. :oops:
Would there have ben strong drink involved?
Right.
RKH Williams was NOT para trained and was at the School (the real one at CAD Bramley) when the call came through for EOD assistance. He was not trained but he jumped into the north Atlantic and did everything that was asked of him.
Cunard and HMG realised that the QE2 was a sitting target and so in short order serving ATs (one was code-named "fingers") were on the QE2 until Cunard could employ someone. They employed an AT, lets call him J, who was not from Yorkshire and prone to regular alleged bouts of tiredness and emotion. Cunard was not happy with such an alleged melancholy person so decided to recruit someone else. A retiring WO2, lets call him V, went along to Cunard for an interview and decided to interview them. Although the position was in the rank of Petty Officer V told them he would do the job but only in an officer grade - he got the job and throughout his service with Cunard made his way up through the officer ranks.

This just goes to show that most ATs are very capable and adaptable but there are others who do not shine as bright.
 
#17
AT55 said:
The School (the real one at CAD Bramley)
Does the smell of Black powder and the feel of cannonballs still linger in your senses?
 
#18
AT55 said:
one was code-named "fingers

lets call him J,
I didn't realise J was not a yorkshire man :D

Was the other one called fingers because of a fuze M412?

This was all a long time ago :oops:
 
#19
No. J was his UIC.

What's this I hear your's being in hieroglyphics R_M? :D
 
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