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Re: Ark Royal at Lairds [Re: pablo42] #621871
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There was also a previous HMS Eagle carrier - sunk on a Malta convoy in 1941 too....

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My old man worked on the 30's Ark as well, he liked pointing out the bow plates he worked on when he saw photos of it.
Sat in Claughto Rd with the rest of our school to watch the Queen Mother (or the Queen as she was then) go past to launch the 50s Ark. There used to be a Birkenhead lad, Kenny Dignam, who served on it in the 60s. I stayed on the small stuff.


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The Ark Royal (1st post) is the ship that was sunk during WW2, below the black and white pic, 50s Ark Royal in colour.

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the 3 ships have have recently been consined to the scrap heap where NOT BUILT AS ACTUAL AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. During the 70s when these ships where origanaly been ordered the LABOUR PARTY where in power and there doctorine would not allow aircraft carriers to be built so these ships where desighned and built as THROUGH DECK CRUISERS. This was to keep the LEFT WING of the Labour party happy.

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By the time building started, they had changed their title/role at least twice more.


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we got invited on board for dinner with the crew when we were working on the docks in Hamburg. we had no money and were starving. the crew and officers were on deck doing that Bosuns Whistle thing and all were standing to attention when something crashed into it. there was sailors going all over the place and action stations were called but no one seedmed to know what was happening,cheers j.c.

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Hi George

Did you know any of my brothers who worked there at this time? Angus (Gus Goodall) - a spark (his nickname was 'The switch board King) , Also my brothers Dennie, Roy (Engineer) , Donnie and Gordon (Engineer and Draughtsman)

I am now retired - and 78, living in France. I am trying to write up some family History and our lives in Huskisson Street area for my daughters

Any info you can give me would be appreciated - as I left 'home' over fifty years ago! I have just found the great site and busy working through various sections

thanks

Alan

PS do you have any photos? During my student holidays, I also worked on a Cable ship with Angus in the early 60's - I was a 'runner' You will know well what that very important job was!!!

PPS re the mass exit at 5pm - and the early morning start especially - I love to listen to a rack on Alan Price's record "Between Today and Yesterday" About Newcastle yards but the same sentiment "Oh its up in the morning and over the bridge, Darkness still over the day...
It brings tears to my eyes!

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Got a friend who is building a model of Ark Roayl 2, from the 1950's [as his brother served on it, just as the Harrier jump jets were coming out, they were called Kestrals then its] about 7 foot long and all scratched built just an awsome model, so far its taken him nearly twenty years in between building other models, and still not finshed it!

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Originally Posted by alangoodall
Hi George

Did you know any of my brothers who worked there at this time? Angus (Gus Goodall) - a spark (his nickname was 'The switch board King) , Also my brothers Dennie, Roy (Engineer) , Donnie and Gordon (Engineer and Draughtsman)

I am now retired - and 78, living in France. I am trying to write up some family History and our lives in Huskisson Street area for my daughters

Any info you can give me would be appreciated - as I left 'home' over fifty years ago! I have just found the great site and busy working through various sections

thanks

Alan

PS do you have any photos? During my student holidays, I also worked on a Cable ship with Angus in the early 60's - I was a 'runner' You will know well what that very important job was!!!

PPS re the mass exit at 5pm - and the early morning start especially - I love to listen to a rack on Alan Price's record "Between Today and Yesterday" About Newcastle yards but the same sentiment "Oh its up in the morning and over the bridge, Darkness still over the day...
It brings tears to my eyes!


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