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Old 24th Oct 2010, 10:49
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In my time in Cunningham 77/78, recall that on a Senior Rounds once, a roll of banknotes was found casually lying in the cabinet over the basin in a mixed RN and Iranian Navy juniors cabin. It was 6 or 7 hundred quid.
That was a lot of money in those days and the Iranian owner just didn't see what all the fuss was about !

We had quite a mix of nationalities but Iranians I think formed the largest contingent - quite a few West Africans too.

On the whole the internationals were OK blokes-but their willingness to get stuck into hard physical stuff was somewhat patchy as I recall.

Seem to remember an incident when a bootneck pushed an Iranian a bit too hard when climbing Sandquay steps on an EMA. Poor chap keeled over. That must have caused a bit of a do at the Foreign Office!
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Old 24th Oct 2010, 11:27
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Phew ... having read the whole thread my emotions went from disbelief to intense relief! I know some things are having to change, but some are beyond contemplation.

Hawke Division, 1963/64, in those happy days when all the FAA cadets were up the hill in Temeraire Block and well away from assorted Fisheads
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Old 24th Oct 2010, 11:49
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Internationals never change it seems.... most nowadays are from Oman and Quatar, although we've seen an increase in September of Iraqi Navy. Some excellent, some not so excellent...
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 14:18
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Oh the Castle, Nigel - how I will miss thee!!
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 15:11
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we've seen an increase in September of Iraqi Navy
Are they all going home on graduation? There was a very strong rumour that one of their Army colleagues on a recent year long 'grown ups' reading, writing and listening course at Shrivenham failed to return home after graduation (or should that be on completion of attendance ) and instead claimed "squatters rights" in his FQ and sought political asylum for him and his family.
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