Hello All

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by 292138, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. 292138

    292138 Guest

    Any others here who "swing the lamp?"

    Just about worked out this PC lark, with a LOT of help from the young 'uns.......Hope to chat with you all.......on anything really!
  2. Hugh

    Hugh New Member

    Welcome aboard! Always happy to "swing the lamp" and look foward to your postings. Feel free to tell us a little about yourself and your interests if you wish.

  3. CTNana

    CTNana Active Member

    Well I've googled "swing the lamp". I wasn't sure what it meant and wondered if 292138 was your phone number! I hope you are ex navy and if so what does the expression mean?

    Welcome aboard. These people are awesome!!!!
  4. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Dunno but am now seriously worried about what lamp it is he's swinging.

    Welcome to the forum numbers. Any questions about posting or anything just shout out and we'll help.
  5. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Sounds to me like telling a long winded yarn!
  6. Hugh

    Hugh New Member

    Sailors telling yarns - never! :)
  7. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    it comes from the old military thing about what action to take when someone starts telling war stories.

    1) Put on Tin Helmet
    2) Pull up a sandbag
    3) Swing the Lamp!
  8. ratt

    ratt Guest

    welcome aboard

    welcome aboard
    it is a great place enjoy your stay
    best ratt
  9. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Welcome mate, hope you enjoy it here.
  10. 292138

    292138 Guest

    Thank you and hello again...

    It might be useful too clear something up here:

    At times, there will be two of us writing posts here, myself (292138 is/was my service number) and Junior (lets call him '53'..his age!) as I am an old codger who has failing eyesight and arthritis in every joint! '53' owns the computer and allows me to play with it if I'm good.........

    Right, both '53' and I are ex-Navy. He with the 'Andrew', me with the merchant service. I was ( *swing that lamp* ) a mere lad who saw service on deep sea recue tugs between 1943-47 as a 'greaser' on HMRT Destiny and later HMRT Goodwin. '53' is ex-Fleet Air Arm and saw his service firstly at HMTS Ganges as a mere lad and then with HMS Ark Royal and HMS Eagle, as a fireman.
    Hope that clears things up and I ( and 53) look forward to chatting some more, but its time for breakfast now and he's cooking it, so later folks.
  11. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Welcome 292138, senior and junior :)

    I look forward to hearing some great yarns from both of you of your service years.

  12. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Deep Sea Rescue Tugs? Looking forward to the stories!
  13. Nostalgair

    Nostalgair New Member

    Welcome aboard!


  14. Hugh

    Hugh New Member

    Looks like me and 53 have something in common: both of us served at HMS GANGES both served on HMS ARK ROYAL.

    I served on two Merchant Navy vessels so have that in common with you albeit much later on - I am younger than 53.

    Good to have Navy - both Royal and Merchant - on the site. Swing that lamp!.

  15. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Well then, welcome to you both!
  16. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Ooooooooooh hello sailers!
  17. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Did I just hear the clink of scotch tumblers? :becky:
  18. CTNana

    CTNana Active Member

    I think that was the lamps!!!!
  19. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member


    ...and the tinkle of glass as they crash together knowing Hugh after several snifters or 10. :becky:
  20. 292138

    292138 Guest

    Lol! "Splice the mainbrace", Hugh mines a Pussers!!

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