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John McKie 1514 views2/O Sir Lancelot 19871 commentschoff
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A Pensive SG1A Andy Straw. Fort Grange 1991 Gulf War1470 viewsSTRAWBERRY
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Tarbatness CTU October 19741397 viewsRaz Hanzir Malta.1 commentschoff
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Fort Austin Deck Team 19791318 viewsJamie Murchie, Mike Ainley, Steve Hodgson, Andy Crawford, Ricky Johnson, Steve Walker, Mike Day.choff
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RFA Golf Tournament 20131221 viewsSteve DonkersleyALC2
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SG1B Andy Straw. Tidespring 19861208 viewsSTRAWBERRY
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RFA Diligence in the Gulf 1990. 1189 viewsLifeboat familiarization for SG2 Gorden Leckie anchorclanker
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Capt. David Gerrard.1103 viewsRemembering Capt.David Gerrard (RFA Retd), Falklands Veteran, Webmaster of this site, RFANostalgia (Ships), RFAA (Plymouth), THN, friend and all round Good Bloke.4 commentsSC-UK
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Roy Copestake971 viewsWith the Armilla Bucketchoff
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Chiu Yiu Nam GM, 1949 - 2012931 viewsOn the 8th June 1982 at Fitzroy CHIU YIU NAM was serving aboard the LSL Sir Galahad when it was attacked by Argentine Skyhawk and Mirage Aircraft. Two bombs scored direct hits.
Within minutes Sir Galahad was burning fiercely and the order was given to abandon ship. Despite the exodus of those about him, seeing the peril of some soldiers trapped by the fire, CHIU chose to
disobey the order. He donned an asbestos suit, knowing that in a conflagration of such fierceness it provided only partial protection, and disappeared into the flames and smoke. He returned with one man and having delivered him safely to the rescuers plunged back into the flames. He continued without regard for his own danger or fatigue, until he had rescued all those he could find still alive.
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Olwen CTU883 viewsP.J.Lannin CTO. Olwen Oct-74 to July-75.
Back: L-to-R: D.Waters, S.M.O.Conran, Cadet(Eng), M.Harper, N.Sarel, V.B.Ramsay-Smith, J.K.Stoker
Front: L-to-R: Cadet(Eng), J.Burrows, CTO. P.J.Lannin, E.J.Durkin, B.Dixon, Snr.Cdt.George
See A Cadet's Journal.
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Cdre Dick880 viewsCdre Dick Thorn, Mrs Thorn and son Peter @ the National Arboretum.
Nice hat !
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Shipwright Tom Fisher receives a retirement gift from Captain is Phil Hanton. Ft. Rosalie October-November 2011.796 viewsTom is possibly one of the last shipwrights in the RFA service. He had a very good send off from all the crew. He restrained from withholding the tears. Nothing was to great or to small for Tom to fix. He had a dry sense of humor a well like chippy.

Sadly RFA no longer employs these skilled personnel.
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Peter McCarthy 755 viewsReliant Christmas 19611 commentschoff
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Capt Ian Pilling727 views presenting HRH Prince Edward with a few bottles of Fort Rosalie Special Plonk.
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Fort Austin 1993673 viewsDavid Fletcher Claire Spencer Steve Howarth Richard McGinily Rose Guite MacColl Sarah Robinson Stephen Pickering choff
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Wave Master Noon Position671 views2nd Off Dave Lawrence and 3rd Off Peter Nelson2 commentsBobGilston
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Captain Gordon Butterworth669 views1925 -2012
Obituary.
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Retainer - Christmas Day 1976 at Port Everglades Florida.665 views1 commentsSC-UK
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Ed Perrin657 viewsIn later life1 commentschoff
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Richard Davies 650 views1 commentschoff
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Jason Boulter640 views3/O Lyness 19801 commentschoff
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Mark Griffiths639 viewsFort Austin Christmas dinner 1993. Mark seems to have earned a Christmas promotion from Cdt(X) to 3/O(SE). Is that Steve Peers lokking on in the background?6 commentsKickstart
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RFA OLMEDA CTU 624 viewsSeptember 1971 intakegungadin
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Gerry Collins613 viewsA young Gerry Collins in patriotic shorts RFA OLMEDA 19831 commentsMick Spear
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Captain Rob Dorey600 viewsWaterlooville July 2012ALC2
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Wave Chief - 1972600 viewsWave Chief - 1972, Iceland areas with John Leaf.
Pic. from Mike Burley's collection.
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RFA Wave Knight 2010. Falkland Islands.594 viewsPOD Larry Dwyer and SG1B Andy Newcombe. Andy was part of the 36ft work boat crew with myself and Clair Mitchel.
task to do shore runs in the Falklands. Andy had the very first opportunity to coxswain the boat since he first acquired his ticket. He was a great guy to have in the deck team.
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Fort Duquesne - Winning Whaler Team 1956586 viewsRear: Tony ix-Xila , Lozzy, the late Louis Grima.
Front: Harry Bugeja, Domicellu, Tony ta' Palma.
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Captain-Tastic585 viewsCan you name all of these Captains ?1 commentsALC2
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Dale Worthington & Rex Cooper584 viewsSporting the latest fashions from Fort Grange in the Falklands, 1984.choff
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Fort Grange crew 1989, Crete.584 viewsFort Grange crew 1989 at Crete, outward bound to Persian Gulf with Mark Guest wearing the snazzy ( ? ) shirt. Includes Steve Strange, 2 x USN, Phil Cootes RN and Chaz Co RN.SC-UK
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