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Forum: Tankers 26th June 2019, 02:36
Replies: 28
Views: 2,536
Posted By tugger
I was in Abadan when they kicked the Shah out,...

I was in Abadan when they kicked the Shah out, Had to go ashore to let go the ropes, an Arab ran at me with a knife, but I ran the fastest and futherest, I went to school in Wales.
Tugger
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 29th April 2019, 02:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By tugger
It's a joke realy, there's the Chinese unloading...

It's a joke realy, there's the Chinese unloading masses of stuff in the UK, and embedded in all kinds of electronic gadgets that go into every home in Britain is god knows what and they are worried...
Forum: Health Issues 20th April 2019, 02:49
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By tugger
Got my left one done last year, went to the Dr...

Got my left one done last year, went to the Dr for my annual eyesight test for my driving license, [in Aus everyone over 80 must do it or no license} I had my glasses on,he said don't think you will...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 19th April 2019, 02:50
Replies: 426
Views: 61,131
Posted By tugger
In the 1980s, the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias...

In the 1980s, the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias used the word 'Manana' on UK TV. The host asked him to explain. He said," Maybe the job will be done tomorrow; maybe the next day, maybe the day after...
Forum: Health Issues 14th February 2019, 01:29
Replies: 20
Views: 6,667
Posted By tugger
My Wife didn't make it from her bed to the toilet...

My Wife didn't make it from her bed to the toilet in the hospital as well. Hope she doesn't read this.
Tugger
Forum: Wartime Memories 14th February 2019, 01:22
Replies: 43
Views: 8,895
Posted By tugger
In our little Welsh Village near Swansea I...

In our little Welsh Village near Swansea I remember sitting on the outside toilet when all of a sudden there was this roar I ran outside just in time to see two German Messerschmidt bombers going...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 28th January 2019, 01:30
Replies: 426
Views: 61,131
Posted By tugger
Sign Outside a funeral Home. Drive carefully,...

Sign Outside a funeral Home.
Drive carefully, "We'll Wait".
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 12th December 2018, 00:26
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By tugger
Hi John. A couple of years ago they caught two...

Hi John.
A couple of years ago they caught two young girls on a cruise ship in Sydney with about five suitcases full of cocaine, think they were sent for a long stretch. They also caught a Granny...
Forum: Stormy Weather 27th November 2018, 01:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,648
Posted By tugger
We Live opposite a school and every morning the...

We Live opposite a school and every morning the kids pull up three flags, Australian, N.S.W. State flag and the Aboriginal, for a while they were pulled up willy nilly, {Not a pun} then someone must...
Forum: Health Issues 15th November 2018, 01:32
Replies: 21
Views: 3,968
Posted By tugger
Thanks John. My wife has pain in her joints...

Thanks John.
My wife has pain in her joints while walking, she is healthy enough and was very active, fair enough she is in her 80s but that Hemp oil sounds like something she will give a go to,...
Forum: Ship & Port Webcams 9th November 2018, 01:20
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By tugger
Worst trip of my life going there back in 52, got...

Worst trip of my life going there back in 52, got washed overboard in a Hurricane on the way over,managed to hang onto a door handle of all things, then on the way back our cargo of pit props which...
Forum: Looking for Information on Shipmates, Ships, Family or Friends? 6th November 2018, 00:34
Replies: 7
Views: 2,467
Posted By tugger
Tremendous again Hugh, you have helped so many. ...

Tremendous again Hugh, you have helped so many.
Tugger
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 1st November 2018, 03:47
Replies: 426
Views: 61,131
Posted By tugger
Small boy got fed up as every time he was at a...

Small boy got fed up as every time he was at a wedding little old ladies used to jab him with a finger and say "Your Next."
So when he went to funerals he used to jab them and say,"Your Next'....
Forum: Nostalgia - Days Gone Bye 24th October 2018, 01:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By tugger
Hi Roger. As your number in 71 was R900850 and...

Hi Roger.
As your number in 71 was R900850 and my Dad's in 1917 was plain 934682 you can imagine what yours could have been.
Tugger
Forum: Nostalgia - Days Gone Bye 20th October 2018, 01:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By tugger
Hi Hugh. I suppose it could be many things, one...

Hi Hugh.
I suppose it could be many things, one could be Record No, It's odd how some simple thing gets lost in time
Tugger
Forum: Ship & Port Webcams 18th October 2018, 03:27
Replies: 36
Views: 9,377
Posted By tugger
After I packed up on the coast I worked for...

After I packed up on the coast I worked for Fletcher constructions in Auckland in the 60s we built the new [Then} container wharf, great job, among others.
Tugger
Forum: Nostalgia - Days Gone Bye 18th October 2018, 03:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By tugger
Hi Hugh. I can well see that they would have to...

Hi Hugh.
I can well see that they would have to have a change, as the front slot in the books would eventually have been to small, my Dad's number from 1917 is 934682 and with the increasing number...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 10th October 2018, 00:54
Replies: 426
Views: 61,131
Posted By tugger
Psychiatric Hotline. Hello welcome to the...

Psychiatric Hotline.
Hello welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline.
** If you are obsessive compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly.
** If you are co-dependent please have someone press 2 for you.
...
Forum: Say Hello 10th October 2018, 00:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By tugger
Welcome aboard John, enjoy. Tugger

Welcome aboard John, enjoy.
Tugger
Forum: Say Hello 10th October 2018, 00:33
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By tugger
Hi Robert. If you have the name of any ships he...

Hi Robert.
If you have the name of any ships he was on I could look them up in a book I have of all British ships sunk in the second world war, then if there, look up on the U-boat net to see if...
Forum: Shaw Savill 3rd October 2018, 02:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By tugger
On Rail transport I watched a program by Chris...

On Rail transport I watched a program by Chris Tarrent on the bullet trains in Japan, brilliant. Here's a country that was wiped out in the war; and yet has the best and fastest train service in the...
Forum: Recipes & Cooking 11th September 2018, 02:50
Replies: 37
Views: 13,317
Posted By tugger
Hi Rob remember it well during the war when we...

Hi Rob remember it well during the war when we could get it; but wasn't a keen grazer of it later. Not like Lamb shanks done in wine.
Tugger
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 11th September 2018, 02:44
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By tugger
They don't have actors with his charisma anymore,...

They don't have actors with his charisma anymore, today's so called actors could take a leaf out of his book.
Hope he finds a good part were ever he ends up.
Tugger
Forum: Health Issues 11th September 2018, 02:37
Replies: 40
Views: 7,727
Posted By tugger
Hi Lucy I know that most people who were jabbed...

Hi Lucy
I know that most people who were jabbed by Joe Louis suffered badly. But here in Aus the flue jabs are free for pensioners, my wife and i in our 80s have never had one; but all the people we...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th September 2018, 06:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By tugger
Hi Janmike First BTC tanker the Scout 51,then...

Hi Janmike
First BTC tanker the Scout 51,then Navigator 52 Piper 53 Captain 53 Guardian four trips 54
Builder 55 my last before taking off to NZ.
Tugger
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