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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by Agent Orange » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:27 pm

As a very young 20 year old Sailor (on May 19 'The Day we entered San Carlos Sound)

I was upper deck sentry on HMS Intrepid the night and most nights come to think of it, HMS Antelope went down. I can remember the noise HMS Antelope was making, below the water line, after it was hit and on fire. Blood curdling I can tell you.
Was up on Deck, when she finally gave her last gasp of breath. Got a tear in my eye now, as I type this
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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by Tyrant68 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:46 pm

Thanks for posting Spud.
Have forwarded the link to a friend who was in the RN and fought in the Falklands
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You tread on the heels of many, till you come where the ways divide.

And one lies safe in the sunlight, and the other is dreary and wan, Yet you look aslant at the Lone Trail, and the Lone Trail lures you on....

....Bid good-bye to sweetheart, bid goodbye to friend, The Lone Trail, the Lone Trail, follow to the end.

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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by Redmurty » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:25 pm

Agent Orange wrote:As a very young 20 year old Sailor (on May 19 'The Day we entered San Carlos Sound)

I was upper deck sentry on HMS Intrepid the night and most nights come to think of it, HMS Antelope went down. I can remember the noise HMS Antelope was making, below the water line, after it was hit and on fire. Blood curdling I can tell you.
Was up on Deck, when she finally gave her last gasp of breath. Got a tear in my eye now, as I type this
RIP Shipmates
Ah you may of been Intrepid but I was Fearless :whistle: see boat crew on the Fearless chugging around san Carlos at night looking for naughty Argies on my lonesome with a big box of scarecharges (thumbs)

I took the 3 bomb disposal guys onto the Antelope and was sat under the bombs bouncing around in my nice little wooden boat whilst they check the unexploded bombs, never saw the poor bastards again

does not seem like 35 years ago

cheers Spud ;)
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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by Agent Orange » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:14 pm

Redmurty wrote:
Agent Orange wrote:As a very young 20 year old Sailor (on May 19 'The Day we entered San Carlos Sound)

I was upper deck sentry on HMS Intrepid the night and most nights come to think of it, HMS Antelope went down. I can remember the noise HMS Antelope was making, below the water line, after it was hit and on fire. Blood curdling I can tell you.
Was up on Deck, when she finally gave her last gasp of breath. Got a tear in my eye now, as I type this
RIP Shipmates
Ah you may of been Intrepid but I was Fearless :whistle: see boat crew on the Fearless chugging around san Carlos at night looking for naughty Argies on my lonesome with a big box of scarecharges (thumbs)

I took the 3 bomb disposal guys onto the Antelope and was sat under the bombs bouncing around in my nice little wooden boat whilst they check the unexploded bombs, never saw the poor bastards again

does not seem like 35 years ago

cheers Spud ;)
35 years passed by really fast. Am 55 in May and looking forward to a little pension boost (thumbs)
Ah the Fearless. Old ships too.
I nearly shot one of the seaboats on the first night. As I wasn't briefed properly, I was told to look out for anything moving in the water (those little two manned submarines things that the Argies were supposed to have)
If we saw something, to phone the bridge before we opened fire lol.
Next night a British submarine floated by!! Shat myself lol.

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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by boboneleg » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:28 pm

Nice one Spud.

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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by big al » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:41 pm

My thoughts are with you all.
God bless you.
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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by WIBO » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:19 pm

RIP....all who paid the ultimate price. Utmost respect.


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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by Redmurty » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:28 pm

Agent Orange wrote:
Redmurty wrote:
Agent Orange wrote:As a very young 20 year old Sailor (on May 19 'The Day we entered San Carlos Sound)

I was upper deck sentry on HMS Intrepid the night and most nights come to think of it, HMS Antelope went down. I can remember the noise HMS Antelope was making, below the water line, after it was hit and on fire. Blood curdling I can tell you.
Was up on Deck, when she finally gave her last gasp of breath. Got a tear in my eye now, as I type this
RIP Shipmates
Ah you may of been Intrepid but I was Fearless :whistle: see boat crew on the Fearless chugging around san Carlos at night looking for naughty Argies on my lonesome with a big box of scarecharges (thumbs)

I took the 3 bomb disposal guys onto the Antelope and was sat under the bombs bouncing around in my nice little wooden boat whilst they check the unexploded bombs, never saw the poor bastards again

does not seem like 35 years ago

cheers Spud ;)
35 years passed by really fast. Am 55 in May and looking forward to a little pension boost (thumbs)
Ah the Fearless. Old ships too.
I nearly shot one of the seaboats on the first night. As I wasn't briefed properly, I was told to look out for anything moving in the water (those little two manned submarines things that the Argies were supposed to have)
If we saw something, to phone the bridge before we opened fire lol.
Next night a British submarine floated by!! Shat myself lol.
could of been me you aimed at you barstool :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: could of been worse I think I killed a seal one night and I don't mean a special forces guy :blush: well it was all black and bobbed up and looked around :whistle:

It was a very close run thing Bob

Cheers Spud ;)
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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by Teflon Jnr » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:34 pm

My thoughts are with you all
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Re: For the ones that never came home

Post by moto al » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:00 pm

I'm very sorry you lost friends spud ,please , please . Don't get on your soapbox again. Stick too biking .Al
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