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Old 8th Feb 2019, 11:43
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And their RN counterparts, Seaman Staines and Roger the Cabin Boy....
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 14:15
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Urban Myth.

No such characters ever existed in Captain Pugwash.

The Cabin Boy was Tom, the Seamen were Barnabas (replaced by Jonah in the later series) and Willy.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 15:12
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
It did. Before the introduction of the rank of aircraftman in 1919, the basic ranks in non-technical trades were private first and second class

Or did you mean something else?.
Thank you ....yes I knew, and it also served as a mildly smutty attempt at humour.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 15:15
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Wasn’t Roger replaced by Tom a few years in? I distinctly remember Staines, also replaced ??????
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 15:30
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Nope. It's an Urban Myth that was originally published in the Guardian in 1991.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ca...uble-meanings/
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 23:08
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I distinctly remember Staines, also replaced ??????
A serious point arises from a fairly trivial and rather silly matter here. In recent years some quite famous people have being going to prison on the strength of what people "distinctly remember" about events 30, 40 50 years ago. People's memories are notoriously faulty (I know mine is) as is jayteeto's apparently!

Thank you ....yes I knew, and it also served as a mildly smutty attempt at humour.
I rather thought that was it
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 05:17
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Heard at the guard house - Guard challenges a man in civvies who replies "Wing Commander Cuming"! Guard - "Thanks mate, I'll keep an eye out for him!"....followed by a 'bring your hat' with the guard commander!
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 17:36
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
A serious point arises from a fairly trivial and rather silly matter here. In recent years some quite famous people have being going to prison on the strength of what people "distinctly remember" about events 30, 40 50 years ago. People's memories are notoriously faulty (I know mine is) as is jayteeto's apparently!
..which is precisely why, before asserting that Staines, Bates and Roger were shipmates of Captain Pugwash, I asked Mr Google for an opinion. He noted, as others have done above, that there were no such characters on Cap'n P's foredeck. And that in fact, after The Sunday Correspondent (and The Guardian) claimed otherwise, author John Ryan successfully sued both papers.


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Old 9th Feb 2019, 18:08
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Color remake from the 1970s - only B&W when I was a kid in the early 1960s - and not even any TV at all for BAOR brats !

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