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Author Topic: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .  (Read 2364 times)

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H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« on: February 12, 2013, 08:00:24 PM »

and who is docking at the liner terminal on thursday ,,?H M S Illustrious  ,none other       this is on the river mersey Liverpool .
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 11:04:16 AM »

yes Dave its free as well ,an i,m goin  r  u  ,with me latest camera ,,if they let me .cant see any problem nothing new is der ,and i know one of der lads down below ,watched him come up the ranks from sea cadet ,h m s sultan ,to were he is now two striped e r a ..
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 08:49:45 PM »

Illustrious  arrived in  style .

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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 08:56:48 PM »

Great action shot of that Seagull, pity that boat is in the background  {-)

Any more pics?

Dave
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 09:14:18 PM »

Hi Dave here's another  minus  the  seagull.   
 
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 10:32:11 PM »

Lovely pics Bowwave! I served on "Lusty" in '82 and again '83 - '85... albeit as Squadron personnel, rather than ships company, but had some fantastic times on her.
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 11:26:25 PM »

Very strange.

As a student at Newcastle University, I witnessed her (from a vantage point near North Shields) setting off for the Falklands in late '82 (? I think ?)

Earlier, they'd been an open day for people to wander around the ship. I was in the queue, behind a family with young kids. One of the children had asked his Dad "will it cost anything to go onboard?", to which his father replied "I bloody hope not - it's already cost me hundreds to build the bloody thing."  :}

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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 07:46:27 PM »

Thanks for putting those pictures on ,very good ,better than mine ,took mine from Everton hill in the park it was quite full ,big telescope job too ,what a great welcome she got ,made up .lock up y,daughters .
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 08:22:52 PM »

Given up trying to get on the blinking things, last time the queue was past Blackpool    %%  if only my Grandfather was still alive.. <:(

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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2013, 12:33:24 AM »

I still think you missed your calling Dave(Norseman)you should be in research with MI5 or the CIA (wonder if this remark draws the spy networks)I have never seen anybody that can find information like you do, I wish I had that kind of skill. Mick B. (now waiting for the knock on the door)
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2013, 07:10:10 AM »

i was sat waiting to tip my load of scrap on the dock and watched her coming in hope iam in the same place when she goes back out i might get some pictures then instead of sitting there opened mouthed and forgetting to take the pictures %% %%
 
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2013, 10:45:20 AM »

Illustrious still look good  O0

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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2013, 11:45:29 AM »

Definately a brilliant shot .thanks .
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2013, 11:59:56 AM »

You are very welcome happy to oblige
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2013, 12:15:01 PM »

One more

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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2013, 01:42:07 PM »

Well worth the effort....took about a hour to get on, which was not bad considering the amount of people, plus we were entertained by the Royal Marines Brass Band.
Cool to be standing on a bit of history.

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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2013, 03:16:32 PM »

A great historical photo that years from now the grandsons will be asking all sorts of questions. Mick B.
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2013, 03:19:56 PM »

and another guy from Wavertree ..Just shows you eh ,town was packed early this morn ..what a day to remember for those lads on this vessel .
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2013, 08:07:07 PM »

Not only will the grand kids, but me as well..... :-)



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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2013, 02:04:18 PM »

I was really hoping to get down there today but work has stymied that plan.  8)

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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2013, 06:40:16 PM »

I   have never seen so many people waiting to go aboard a single warship, amazing . I was told that over 10000 went aboard on Saturday  , I  can only guess the number for today. 

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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2013, 07:28:48 PM »

Lusty is always popular, I have been aboard a couple of times at Portsmouth.
 
And of course she is now the last survivor of her class.
 
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2013, 09:34:06 PM »

Well at least you got a real close up look at her, but how much did it cost ?. Mick B.
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Re: H M S Illustrious to the river mersey ,LIVERPOOL .
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2013, 10:07:22 PM »

I got a caution!
 
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