{}

Jacks Corner

a Chance for a few old Salts to Cackle

 

It is currently 24 Oct 2017 04:52

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 19 Sep 2017 14:54 
Offline
User avatar
 
Commodore Commodore

Joined: 01 Dec 2006 20:53
Posts: 20479
Location: South West England
So you've got a ticket to Ryde eh?


But I don't care . . . . . . nice place actually!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 19 Sep 2017 19:40 
Offline
User avatar
 
Lt Lt

Joined: 19 Feb 2009 21:35
Posts: 11596
Location: COALVILLE LEICESTERSHIRE
yes 85 pound return, bit steep , southampton to cowes.


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2017 11:56 
Offline
User avatar
 
Commodore Commodore

Joined: 01 Dec 2006 20:53
Posts: 20479
Location: South West England
Scenic route eh? Why not the 'cat' Pompey Harbour to Ryde Pier! . . . . OK so it's one of the most expensive ferry routes in Europe mile for mile (I believe the Gosport ferry is
THE most expensive with Pompey Harbour to Ryde coming second!)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2017 12:02 
Offline
User avatar
 
Commodore Commodore

Joined: 01 Dec 2006 20:53
Posts: 20479
Location: South West England
or it was when I was driving the damn thing - Real Seafaring - Ryde to Pompey and back 15 minutes each way except when the tide was out and then it was 20 minutes round the fort - mind you that was in the old cats - Lady Patricia and Lady Penelope (Mountbattens daughters God bless 'em)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2017 19:22 
Offline
User avatar
 
Lt Lt

Joined: 19 Feb 2009 21:35
Posts: 11596
Location: COALVILLE LEICESTERSHIRE
i first went on a seacat there in 1967, i think it had just come into use..took my mam and dad across when i was living in portsmouth and at whale island..


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2017 15:27 
Offline
User avatar
 
Commodore Commodore

Joined: 01 Dec 2006 20:53
Posts: 20479
Location: South West England
I thought a Seacat back then went zoom and was controlled by a . . . . . wait for it . . . . . Gunner!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 25 Sep 2017 18:59 
Offline
User avatar
 
Lt Lt

Joined: 19 Feb 2009 21:35
Posts: 11596
Location: COALVILLE LEICESTERSHIRE
and what a gunner i was.. :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 25 Sep 2017 23:23 
Offline
User avatar
 
Commodore Commodore

Joined: 01 Dec 2006 20:53
Posts: 20479
Location: South West England
So I heard, admittingly most of it was from you! I was a pretty good gunner as well actually, only I wasn't a gunner! Interesting!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 26 Sep 2017 19:57 
Offline
User avatar
 
Lt Lt

Joined: 19 Feb 2009 21:35
Posts: 11596
Location: COALVILLE LEICESTERSHIRE
so you acted as a gunner, where I WAS A REAL GUNNER,,you could never imagine the thrill one got from sitting between them barrels as they went BANG BANG..the shakes you got from hearing them words check, check, check,, and when that stop loading, stop loading came through and you empted them two barrels, well that was better than any jump you ever had...


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: ST LUCIA
PostPosted: 30 Sep 2017 12:55 
Offline
User avatar
 
Commodore Commodore

Joined: 01 Dec 2006 20:53
Posts: 20479
Location: South West England
Might have been better than any jump YOU had sonny boy, but to me telling the gunner to stop loading, stop loading and all that Chess stuff about Check Mate from the Control team - US, now that was power, never mind the little boys shoving powder, wads and ball (shot, including chain shot, that twere fun that were) down the muzzle of the gun! Mere cannon fodder they were. As an OA's mate I were there to help fix what youse gunners had broken! As fer right gun loader on a certin close range weapon, noisy but fun! Especially when you put the full locker of shells up the gun!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group