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Morning all - quite a day yesterday - Mrs T and I (see foto) went to our Grandson James passing out parade at HMS Raleigh - he is now a "new style" Accelerated Apprentice Greenie (sort of cross between a Direct entry Tiff, a Tiff Apprentice and a Mechanician Apprentice items in italics for the benefit of any RN vets on here :) - James is Following in the footsteps of his Dad - he was a artificer and both of his Grandads - I was a Chief Petty Officer Mechanician (the other Grandad was a submariner - now sadly departed) - I'm a very proud Grandad!!!(y)

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A lovely photo...congratulations to James... and the proud grandparents..
Best of luck with your career..
Andy

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Congratulations to James!
Initial training in any of HM Forces ain’t an easy ride!!

I know the pride in witnessing a Passing Out Parade. Watched my own grandson at a P.O.P. at a rain-swept Harrogate. Alas, he never continued in the Army and left :(.

Congratulations also on a proud family history in the Navy.

James
 

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My mate from work was there also to see his son pass out yesterday. I recommended him for a career in the RN as an ex Mechanician myself (disrated to Artificer in 1983!! you'll know what I mean @Teuchter !!) Are you a fellow MSM recipient?
Edit - close up shows BEM I think?

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Good luck to your grandson. Is that a BEM or an MSM you're proudly displaying there? along with a LSGC? I have an interest in medals and like to keep learning.

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That's fantastic news and a great family picture too.

Well done indeed(y)

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I love to see family traditions!
Good luck to James and you must be very proud grandparents !
A lovely photo to cherish. Thanks for sharing with us .
 

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Excellant stuuf.
With all them tiffs in the family im guessing jam jars are scare:D
 

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Out if curiosity...whats the service number start with these days?

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That’s cool,,, good for him!!! Great career in front of him!!

Great pic as well, your looking fresh grandad!!

Thanks Ian - brush up not too bad for a 75 year old - haven't grown up yet though!! :)
 
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I have been caravanning for 32 years but in 2014 I have"gone over to the dark side"
Good luck to your grandson. Is that a BEM or an MSM you're proudly displaying there? along with a LSGC? I have an interest in medals and like to keep learning.

Colin

BEM :)

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I have been caravanning for 32 years but in 2014 I have"gone over to the dark side"
Out if curiosity...whats the service number start with these days?


That I don't know Bungy - I will check up with James though - mine was 052***

Belay that - just checked his is 302**** - an extra digit to mine! - but then again I am officially an old fart!! to be fair mine was issued in 1959! :cautious:
 
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I have been caravanning for 32 years but in 2014 I have"gone over to the dark side"
My mate from work was there also to see his son pass out yesterday. I recommended him for a career in the RN as an ex Mechanician myself (disrated to Artificer in 1983!! you'll know what I mean @Teuchter !!) Are you a fellow MSM recipient?
Edit - close up shows BEM I think?


Spot on XRN - BEM it is - I narrowly avoided being disrated to tiff as I left, still a Mechanician, in March 83 after 24 short but colourfull years in the Andrew!! :)
 
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How proud you must be! And thank you for sharing your good news when there seems to be rather a lot of gloom about.
 
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What a shower of Sprogs you lot are.
I did Mechs Course in 1963 (Mech 20R Class)
Left the Andrew in 1972
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Just missed out on the medals due to always being at sea .
What happened to the seven horizontal creases in the trouser legs of the uniform?

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The Tiffs use to call us 'Retreads', and we had to remind them that Mechs worked to a tolerance of to the nearest 'thousanth of an inch', but they only worked to a tolerance of to the 'nearest ship'

Must be Tot Time.
 

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Congratulations, I passed out from Raleigh in 1969 , my mum and dad came down for the day, was a proud day for all, a very different place today, all wooden huts back then , some of the best days of my life, good luck to him.

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many many years! since I was a kid
congratulations, a day to cherish and look back on when you get old
 

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Congratulations a passing out parade is a very special day. I hope there were a few tears?!

Wishing him all the best in his deployment.

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Lovely photo. Congratulations from a fellow Hampshire funster!

My nephew is in the Navy, down at Culdrose.
 
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Well done, brought back some memories. Our daughter started at HMS Raleigh in January 1997 and went on to helicopter maintenance at Culdrose and a deployment on the Lustybus and Fort George
 
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Lovely photo. Congratulations from a fellow Hampshire funster!

My nephew is in the Navy, down at Culdrose.

HMS Seahawk - RNAS Culdrose holds a special memory for me! :D

I went to Culdrose in December 1962 with 848 helicopter squadron when we returned to the UK on HMS Bulwark from 18 months in the Far East, whilst at Culdrose in 1963 I met a lovely 21 year old "Wren" (y)

And married her in 1964!! :)

That is her with our Grandson and me in the photo - we will have been married 54 years on August the 1st this year - if we don't fall out before then that is!! ;)

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