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John McKie 1587 views2/O Sir Lancelot 19871 commentschoff
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A Pensive SG1A Andy Straw. Fort Grange 1991 Gulf War1507 viewsSTRAWBERRY
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Tarbatness CTU October 19741475 viewsRaz Hanzir Malta.1 commentschoff
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Fort Austin Deck Team 19791366 viewsJamie Murchie, Mike Ainley, Steve Hodgson, Andy Crawford, Ricky Johnson, Steve Walker, Mike Day.choff
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RFA Golf Tournament 20131264 viewsSteve DonkersleyALC2
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SG1B Andy Straw. Tidespring 19861246 viewsSTRAWBERRY
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RFA Diligence in the Gulf 1990. 1236 viewsLifeboat familiarization for SG2 Gorden Leckie anchorclanker
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Capt. David Gerrard.1223 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 Copestake1022 viewsWith the Armilla Bucketchoff
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Chiu Yiu Nam GM, 1949 - 2012978 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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Cdre Dick925 viewsCdre Dick Thorn, Mrs Thorn and son Peter @ the National Arboretum.
Nice hat !
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Olwen CTU924 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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Shipwright Tom Fisher receives a retirement gift from Captain is Phil Hanton. Ft. Rosalie October-November 2011.844 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 794 viewsReliant Christmas 19611 commentschoff
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Capt Ian Pilling760 views presenting HRH Prince Edward with a few bottles of Fort Rosalie Special Plonk.
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Wave Master Noon Position733 views2nd Off Dave Lawrence and 3rd Off Peter Nelson2 commentsBobGilston
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Fort Austin 1993732 viewsDavid Fletcher Claire Spencer Steve Howarth Richard McGinily Rose Guite MacColl Sarah Robinson Stephen Pickering choff
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Captain Gordon Butterworth713 views1925 -2012
Obituary.
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Ed Perrin712 viewsIn later life1 commentschoff
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Retainer - Christmas Day 1976 at Port Everglades Florida.712 views1 commentsSC-UK
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Mark Griffiths705 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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Richard Davies 697 views1 commentschoff
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Jason Boulter677 views3/O Lyness 19801 commentschoff
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Wave Chief - 1972677 viewsWave Chief - 1972, Iceland areas with John Leaf.
Pic. from Mike Burley's collection.
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Captain Rob Dorey667 viewsWaterlooville July 2012ALC2
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RFA OLMEDA CTU 662 viewsSeptember 1971 intakegungadin
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Gerry Collins658 viewsA young Gerry Collins in patriotic shorts RFA OLMEDA 19831 commentsMick Spear
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Fort Grange crew 1989, Crete.651 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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RFA Wave Knight 2010. Falkland Islands.648 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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From Olwen ~ 1975641 viewsDeck Cadets: Ed Durkin, John Stoker & Barry Dixon.SC-UK
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Wave Chief - 1972.636 viewsWave Chief - 1972.
Batman / FDO.
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Captain-Tastic633 viewsCan you name all of these Captains ?1 commentsALC2
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