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nadger
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Especially for Shutter

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Re: Especially for Shutter

i particularly like 'dangle the dunlops'. Smiley
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Re: Especially for Shutter

nothing about the "golden rivet"  Wink
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Re: Especially for Shutter

One of my favourite terms is the 'Jesus Bolt' applied to a particular item on a helicopter.
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Re: Especially for Shutter

Thought it was referred to as Judas.
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Thanks nadger.... you can buy me a copy for christmas if you like... !  Cheesy
Probably still use quite a lot of pusser`s lingo, even though it must be almost 40 years since I left the mob.  Wink
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Re: Especially for Shutter

Shutters old vessel
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Is that HMS FOUDROYANT ? ( Ex - HMS TRINCOMALEE )  ?
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I thought you did your training on one of these  Wink
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Here we present a stunning image of The Impregnable training ship, Plymouth. This color photochrome print was taken between 1890 and 1900 in Plymouth, England.
The image shows The Impregnable training ship, Plymouth, England.

from Wiki, so is it Bulwark?
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On 27 September 1886, Impregnable was replaced by HMS Howe which was re-named HMS Bulwark as she became a training ship. The old Impregnable ended her days first as a tender to HMS Indus and then on 9 November 1888 she was re-named HMS Kent to be used as a hulk in the event of an epidemic. On that date, her name, Impregnable, was given to HMS Bulwark (the former HMS Howe), still serving at Devonport. Three years later on 22 September 1891, she was once again re-named, this time HMS Caledonia, and became a Scottish boys training / school ship moored at Queensferry in the Firth of Forth. She was sold for breaking up in 1906. Beginning with HMS Bulwark in 1886 until Impregnable moved ashore in 1936 and becoming a stone frigate in the process, every subsequent vessel that served in this ship's stead as a school ship at Devonport had been re-named Impregnable in her honour. The training school eventually closed in 1948.[
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Hey, Shutter's not the only ex-sailor here! I spent 25 years as a "fishead" (seaman specialist) and also wore a bone-dome flying helo's at sea.
We always felt we were superior to the "Crabs" (RAF) but got on better with the "Pongos" (Army).
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Never, ever, considered myself to be a sailor... (had/has "connotations")  Roll eyes
so always considered myself to be a "matelot"... right from the day I joined up...
I did not want to be a "dabtoe" or a "fishhead" or a "skate"... always wanted to be a "sparker". and worked hard to make the grade.
Glad to say I did  (although I did originally want to join as a Coder , but that branch had recently been embodied into the "sparker" and "buntin` tosser" world of Communications.
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Thought it was referred to as Judas.

Not so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_bolt ....although I can see the logic Smiley
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nothing about the "golden rivet"  Wink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_rivet
This is the clean version of what I heard  Grin
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Never, ever, considered myself to be a sailor... (had/has "connotations")  Roll eyes

"Hello sailor"  Wink
From what you've said before I guessed you were a sparks. But I reckon that if you make your living at sea, even if you are a stoker, you are still  a sailor (as opposed to a seaman).
Ah! semantics.....
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