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Brown Ranger 19641069 viewsCapt J. Gullesarian, Dave Pursall and ?1 commentschoff
Tony Goodall, Charles Brennan Craddock and SA1 Clulow1064 views RFA Fort Victoria, Salalah last week.
Fort Austin 19801054 viewsDerek Holden, front left (apparently the first ever RFA Engineer cadet).
Pic. from Robin Bailey who seemed to remember Derek keeping a steering wheel under his bunk which belonged to the car he wrote off.
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Roy Copestake1022 viewsWith the Armilla Bucketchoff
RFA Fort Victoria1010 viewsFirst STON Teamchoff
Blue Ranger Suez 19561002 viewschoff
Brian Taylor & Ralph Donkin1002 viewsOlmeda April 1982.choff
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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Alex Cook Ed Read Katherine Moggarch John Tompson Iain Goodchild962 viewsAlex Cook Ed Read Katherine Moggarch John Tompson Iain Goodchild enjoying christmas lunchandyscooke
Tarnatness - Fife954 viewschoff
RFA Superheated Steamies Reunion April 2012950 viewsThe Old Stone Trough, Kelbrook Lancs.
Spike,Charlie,Willy,Tam,Gordon,Mickey,Satch,Sandy,Ken,John,Barry,Dave Greenwoods head at the back.
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Tidereach 1965938 viewsjust off to 10 course Chinese lunch - Singapore
Geoff Worham JEO, Robin Harvey JEO, Bob Gilston 3rd EO, Dave Harvey? 3rd EO, Sandy Mitchell Elec O, ? Cadet, Roger Blackman JEO
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RFA OLMEDA 1983/84926 viewsHope some of the faces can be identified. I would guess the ship was in Australia or New Zealand4 commentsMick Spear
Cdre Dick925 viewsCdre Dick Thorn, Mrs Thorn and son Peter @ the National Arboretum.
Nice hat !
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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Fort Grange Falklands912 viewsE/C, E/C, Alec Blackwood,Tom McDonald ,E/C, Mike Zorab, PCMD, Paul Robson, Ted Eagling, 4EO, 2EO Ken Holder ? . 4EO. Fridge Engineers ? + Adam Ventre in front.3 commentsTedeagling
909 viewsPercy's immaculate engineroom workshop.4 commentsdindanlo
Fort Austin July 1979902 viewsFront row L-R Bill Jenkins, Steve Hodgson, John Austin, Ricky Johnson, Don Averill, Tom Humphries, Vince Nugent, Keith Thompson, Fred Barnes, Maurice Mann, Bob Pacey,
Middle Row L-R Keith May SOG 'D', Ernie Marriott, Bob Cook(Armament Clerical Officer (RiP)), Tony Gascoigne, Peter Stock, Andy Stirling, Ron Hoole, Jamie Muchie, Rory McCray, Ian Doolan, Ian Thompson, Martin Glannville, Mike Day, Roger Bowen, Bill Mackenzie, Jim Wood,
Back Row L-R Chris Saunderson, Mike McEllihinney, Colin Welsby, Des Rodgers, Nick Cole, Graham Swinnerton, Steve Walker, Mike Ainley, Andy Crawford, Jerry Hodge, Stuart Needham, Tom Wallace, John Cook, Alan Malpas, Robin Jones.
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2/O(E) Nick Tucker892 viewsFort Austin Christmas Day 1993, thoroughly out of rig. That cummerbund would never fit now!Kickstart
O Boat MCR.888 viewsL to R, Andy Sinclair, John Sinclair, 'Fergie', Protection Officer, Richard Foot, Stu Murry, Mel Whatmough.4 commentsdindanlo
Steve Edney885 viewsCape Verde Is 2008Mick Spear
Tidereach 1965 860 viewsAlec Forsyth, Maxie Clements and ...1 commentschoff
Mick Spear and Jerry Sharpe859 views2 commentsMick Spear
BMH Nurses Tidereach 1965, Singapore857 viewsRoger Simms 2nd Off, Terry ? 3rd EO, Roger Blackman JEO, Bob Gilston 3rd EO, RHS: Mike Jameson Eng Cadet.3 commentsgiglamps
The Butterworths & Ian Finlayson853 viewsResurgent 1975finners
Steamies Reunion851 viewsPlymouth 2007choff
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.
A Leaf Boat in the Gulf836 views Stuart Peters. ....Mike Kitchen ... Eric Hambling, Roy Malkin, Bob Allan, ...4 commentschoff
Captains Lamb and DRew836 views@ The National ArboretumALC2
Steve Griffin, Steve Oatey, and ?832 views Fort Austin MCR, South Atlantic 1983, pulling units! 1 commentsAlperian
Resource, main switchboard guest list.831 viewsWhen the junior ranks of the electrical dept went on standby in Resource there was a centre consol with a piece of lino like stuff set into the desk. Over the years bored staff found if you turned over the lino it had been signed by previous electrical staff. We were always getting left in the switchboard as no one would remember to tell us standby was finished...!!!
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At sea ,booze up with the officers of the RN helicopter. July 1968831 viewsKen Morton acting the goat covered in name tags.2 commentsReg Barrett
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