Britain's Biggest Warship - 3 Part TV Series

Yokel

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He was the officer in charge of the focsle part of ship. We were coming alongside somewhere and he asked me to go to the MCO (main communications office) and get a radio for him because he’d forgotten to get it himself.

So I did.

He then left it in the fwd breakwater because he couldn’t be fucked to take it back to the MCO afterwards.

It stayed there for quite some time and when it was eventually found it was fucked from sitting in a puddle of seawater for a few days.

Of course the MCO blamed me because I’d collected it from them.

The officer denied all knowledge.

Shabby man.
I f***ing hate people like that.

There is nobody shabbier in the World than a shabby Officer - from a seventies American book called The Marine Officer's Guide.
 
I quite enjoyed it.

Thought the Captain (apparently in reality a Commodore but traditionally always wears one rank down - @Ravers shed any light on this?) came over incredibly well. Was fascinating to see the dedication of his steward to him.

The Muslim chap visiting the 9/11 memorial was a bit cringe though.

Found the test pilots interesting blokes, must have to be mental to do that job!!
 

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I met the film maker Chris Terrell this one time , in Bastion. He arrived around the same time as Ross Kemp rocked up to do his final series.

Terrell is the one who went right the way through the full RM training course (at the age of 50) and was duly presented with his green lid, no arguments.

Ex amateur boxer, quite large. Seemed a good guy.

The Big E's sister ship Prince of Wales was due alongside in Portsmuff today, weather dependent.

 
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philc

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I get what Ravers is saying with the tick box lets find the Muslim/Immigrant however if it makes a few of those think "I know what lets join up" then not an issue for me. I think I heard that there was something like 20 nationality's on board.

It was interesting to hear that 9/11 happened during the Chefs training at Raleigh and he was removed and separated for a few days, good on him for sticking it out, must of been a bit tough.

As to whats included, for Civies its all an insight, Skippers Table, RASing, store ship, and day to day job fixing things, maybe more bangs and gun things but the Forces are a lot more than that.
 
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The Big E's sister ship Prince of Wales was due alongside in Portsmuff today, weather dependent.

Just seen the communication from PORFLOT and PWLS is due in tomorrow (15 Nov) - no timings though.
 

6 Gallon Pot

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(apparently in reality a Commodore
Not sure, if he was a Commodore he would have been (singing Three times a lady) wearing a commodore's rank slide.

traditionally always wears one rank down
I don't think so, but I could be wrong. Commodore is generally a rank given to a Captain of a small flotilla. QE and Monmouth perhaps. It's not a direct promotion progression from Capt. to Rear Admiral. .
 

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I met the film maker Chris Terrell this one time , in Bastion. He arrived around the same time as Ross Kemp rocked up to do his final series.

Terrell is the one who went right the way through the full RM training course (at the age of 50) and was duly presented with his green lid, no arguments.

Ex amateur boxer, quite large. Seemed a good guy.

The Big E's sister ship Prince of Wales was due alongside in Portsmuff today, weather dependent.

‘delivering outputs’ ‘going forwards’

**** off Sir.
 
Chipmunks, while delightful to fly, are invariably owned by syndicates, as they are expensive to keep as a pet by one person unless you are wealthy. Several Chipmunk parts are made of unobtainium or have to be x-rayed or havent been made new since 1955 and the bureaucracy attached to Chippies is tedious, compared to other vintage types.
 

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Not sure, if he was a Commodore he would have been (singing Three times a lady) wearing a commodore's rank slide.


I don't think so, but I could be wrong. Commodore is generally a rank given to a Captain of a small flotilla. QE and Monmouth perhaps. It's not a direct promotion progression from Capt. to Rear Admiral. .
You are wrong. Jerry Kyd was a Commodore acting Captain while in Command of QNLZ. It’s a Navy thing.

Commodore has been a substantive rank and part of the progression for ages.
 

endure

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I met the film maker Chris Terrell this one time , in Bastion. He arrived around the same time as Ross Kemp rocked up to do his final series.

Terrell is the one who went right the way through the full RM training course (at the age of 50) and was duly presented with his green lid, no arguments.

Ex amateur boxer, quite large. Seemed a good guy.

The Big E's sister ship Prince of Wales was due alongside in Portsmuff today, weather dependent.


'is a fundemental way'? somebody forgot the spellcheck...
 
Chipmunks, while delightful to fly, are invariably owned by syndicates, as they are expensive to keep as a pet by one person unless you are wealthy. Several Chipmunk parts are made of unobtainium or have to be x-rayed or havent been made new since 1955 and the bureaucracy attached to Chippies is tedious, compared to other vintage types.
Are they landing Chippies on HM Warships now - Looks like the AEFs are getting a bit too big for their boots...
 
In a previous episode a bird got sucked into the jet fan of the F35 behind the pilot. Could this be avoided by having some sort of mesh over the fan?
Do Royal Navy ships have enough small arms, ie rifles, for all crew? Or do they rely purely on the RM detachment
on board
to protect the ship if any attackers manage to get past the escort ships.
As a civvy I thoroughly enjoyed the series, especially the bit where the Captain, who seemed to be a thoroughly good bloke, was teaching the young officers how to use a sextant.
 
Just seen the communication from PORFLOT and PWLS is due in tomorrow (15 Nov) - no timings though.
If there has been anything on the MSM, I must have missed it . . . but, I don’t recall any news - at all - about HMS PoW.

With HMS QE, there was footage of huge sections been floated around the UK, and manoeuvred into place at Rosyth. News of her been fitted-out along side; eventually putting to sea; unfortunate prop-shaft leak; arriving at Portsmouth; etc.

I suppose it is a bit like the first born child, who gets lots of photographs, first go at all the baby toys, clothes, etc..

By the time the second born arrives the novelty - news worthiness - has regrettably, worn off !? :( .
 

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