Really good site which brought back many memories. I served for nearly seven years on the old Ark Royal (The REAL one) as an Aircraft Handler, so the name is a powerful one for me. I also served for two years onboard one of this Ark Royal's sister ships but the experience was largely a 'let down' after the old Ark. Happy days though...great site...well done to all concerned.
Friday, 05 June 2015 13:46
AB (M) 6E1 Mess, served on her 87-90. Best three years of my life, loved every minute on her especially Outback 88!!
Michelle (Thompson) Harper
Thursday, 21 May 2015 20:27
Hi not sure if this is just for officer :-/ My Dad Billy Thompson helped build the Ark Royal and i no it was 1 of his most proud moments of his life being part of building it. Same feeling when the queen mother shook his hand. I remember it being docked and being allowed aboard to av a look. I felt so proud my dad was part of such a special warship The news of it being decommissioned saddened me fond memories for us all.
Monday, 11 May 2015 12:55
I was in the Commissioning Guard in 1985 . Does anyone have any pictures of that Guard from the Hangar
Peter Scouse Waring
Saturday, 04 April 2015 18:48
Was WE onboard 1986 to 1990 some wonderful times
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 10:05
Some great memories - served on Ark 85-86.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 13:16
Good ship for me. Picked it up in Wallsend, and left in mid 89. Happy days!
Sunday, 15 February 2015 23:57
Good website thank you. I was one of the Caterers working on the fridge flat from 85 to 87. Not my best time 1000 bags of spuds every store ship
Peter Mitchell (pratt)
Saturday, 17 January 2015 16:00
Personally for me, not the best time I had in RN, personal crisis undiscovered until 1996. However, great site, great pictures, and hope it brings many good memories to those who served...regards..Pete 1984 (walker yard) - 1988
Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:01
Good luck in your chosen career Jake and thanks for the comments.