849 'B' Flt '85 - '87 We had some excellent runs during this period, I've got a lot of good memories....... particularly an 18-day detachment to NAS Cecil Field, Florida in '87.
I remember the 3 guys off 820 who were killed, too, in a car accident while we were alongside in Ft. Lauderdale. A sad day indeed.
Sunday, 28 June 2015 04:07
5D1 mess radar op by the nickname of 'Dutchy' 1991-2
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:01
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