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Old 8th Feb 2023, 09:18
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"I wonder what folk that went ashore in 1944, or fought in the Atlantic, the Murmansk run or the Malta Convoys think about today's Forces?"
Reminds me of retired army officer Andrew Robathan MP who, when a defence minister in 2011, said the Arctic Convoys during World War II were 'not exposed to risk or rigour'. [email protected]
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I thought the Captain of the QE 2 a little strange, throwing small amounts of his dead brothers ashes into the sea at regular intervals.
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I thought the Captain of the QE 2 a little strange, throwing small amounts of his dead brothers ashes into the sea at regular intervals.
Whilst it wouldn't be for me either, who are you to judge how he chooses to mourn a dead relative?
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 16:08
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I thought the Captain of the QE 2 a little strange, throwing small amounts of his dead brothers ashes into the sea at regular intervals.
I thought it was quite a touching gesture, and he did fully explain his rational and reasoning.
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I thought the Captain of the QE 2 a little strange, throwing small amounts of his dead brothers ashes into the sea at regular intervals.
The abbreviation for his ship is QNLZ. The floating hotel that used to be a cruise liner is QE2.
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If that sailor was really being chased by Russian heavies, where were his shipmates? Surely they look out for each other on runs ashore?
His shipmates probably told the heavies where to find him.
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Old 9th Feb 2023, 07:11
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I thought the Captain of the QE 2 a little strange, throwing small amounts of his dead brothers ashes into the sea at regular intervals.
I didn't think it was strange as such,but was surprised he did not always get the wind 'direction' correct
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Old 9th Feb 2023, 15:46
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The Navy do tend to get the wind 180 degrees out. Normal folk have the wind on their back so low pressure is on the left. The Navy face the wind.
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The Navy do tend to get the wind 180 degrees out. Normal folk have the wind on their back so low pressure is on the left. The Navy face the wind.
Depends which hemisphere youíre in.
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The Navy do tend to get the wind 180 degrees out. Normal folk have the wind on their back so low pressure is on the left. The Navy face the wind.
I think that the Merchant Navy is the same. at least according to my Yachtmaster instructor. When I suggested that was because they didn't like turning their back on anything, he didn't best appreciate it.
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Old 9th Feb 2023, 18:58
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Originally Posted by 212man View Post
Depends which hemisphere youíre in.
At Finningley I taught my baby Navs how to tell which hemisphere they were in.

If you stand with back to wind and low pressure is on your left etc ....
and vice-versa.

One thing for sure: if you throw up, turn back to wind beforehand.
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The abbreviation for his ship is QNLZ. The floating hotel that used to be a cruise liner is QE2.
Or simply QE.
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There was a fleeting glimpse, in the intro to Episode 1, of the F35 going off the ski ramp into the water. It hasn't featured in the programme. I wonder why.
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Old 11th Feb 2023, 03:21
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
At Finningley I taught my baby Navs how to tell which hemisphere they were in.

If you stand with back to wind and low pressure is on your left etc ....
and vice-versa.
Which hemisphere would that apply to?
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There was a fleeting glimpse, in the intro to Episode 1, of the F35 going off the ski ramp into the water. It hasn't featured in the programme. I wonder why.
That clip is in the intro to all the episodes. The event hasnít featured in the programme so far because in the series timeline it hasnít happened yet. Iíd have thought that was obvious.
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Which hemisphere would that apply to?
Obviously one of my well-taught students
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Originally Posted by Video Mixdown View Post
That clip is in the intro to all the episodes. The event hasnít featured in the programme so far because in the series timeline it hasnít happened yet. Iíd have thought that was obvious.
Haven't taken much notice of the intro to the other episodes. I thought the F35 ended up in the Med? They are now in the Indian Ocean.
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Obviously one of my well-taught students
Not one of your studes, but Buys Ballot's law remains fixed in my brain from my ATC days in the early 1960's. No idea why it stuck. Must have been the fearsome instructor at Halton.
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Haven't taken much notice of the intro to the other episodes. I thought the F35 ended up in the Med? They are now in the Indian Ocean.
youíre correct. Curious.

return maybe?
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Be interesting to see how it's spun to the TV crew
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