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Offline Alastair

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Re: RM Deal Barracks
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2012, 16:40:25 »
Haven't seen that angle of the Barracks before, Shirley B - thanks for posting it. Just as an addition to what you said earlier, my uncle's close friend was on the Royal Oak when it was torpedoed. He said it was absolutely horrific and was lucky to survive.

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   Hi Alistair- youre welcome. Aye, the RO was horrific and tracically a lot of men died of their wounds after being rescued.
I am originally from Reading but moved up to the farNorth of Scotland 10 years ago. Every year I go across to Orkney and join in the Royal Oak memorial service where a few survivors attend and relatives of both survivors and those lost. We go out on a boat and lay wreaths by the Marker bouy along with memebers of the Northern diving group who change the ensign yearly and then present it in a small ceremony afterwards to a nominated person.
My other ties with Kent are my uncle (Kens brother) who lives at Lydd on sea and my cousin.
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It's marvellous that a memorial Ceremony is held every year. It's so important that the crew are remembered.

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Re: RM Deal Barracks
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2012, 00:47:42 »
Don't know what happened to them but you might find out from the RN Trophy Store: Fort Blockhouse, Haslar Road, GOSPORT. PO12 2AB.
Another potential address for information: RN Trophy Centre, Hardy Block, HMS Nelson, HMNB Portsmouth, PO1 3HH

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« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2012, 15:08:55 »
When Chatham Barracks closed the large carved plaques of RM and Admiralty crests form the Main Gate were removed and taken to Deal. The last time I saw them was on the outside wall of what I think was the NAAFI at Deal Barracks in about 1988(?) Does anyone know what happened to them after the closure of Deal?

Don't know what happened to them but you might find out from the RN Trophy Store: Fort Blockhouse, Haslar Road, GOSPORT. PO12 2AB.

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Re: RM Deal Barracks
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2012, 10:33:56 »
When Chatham Barracks closed the large carved plaques of RM and Admiralty crests form the Main Gate were removed and taken to Deal. The last time I saw them was on the outside wall of what I think was the NAAFI at Deal Barracks in about 1988(?) Does anyone know what happened to them after the closure of Deal?

Incidentally the aerial picture posted by Shirley B shows a colonnaded set of barrack blocks that appear almost identical to the old Melville Hospital at Chatham.

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Re: RM Deal Barracks
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2012, 21:14:06 »
Haven't seen that angle of the Barracks before, Shirley B - thanks for posting it. Just as an addition to what you said earlier, my uncle's close friend was on the Royal Oak when it was torpedoed. He said it was absolutely horrific and was lucky to survive.

Alastair
   Hi Alistair- youre welcome. Aye, the RO was horrific and tracically a lot of men died of their wounds after being rescued.
I am originally from Reading but moved up to the farNorth of Scotland 10 years ago. Every year I go across to Orkney and join in the Royal Oak memorial service where a few survivors attend and relatives of both survivors and those lost. We go out on a boat and lay wreaths by the Marker bouy along with memebers of the Northern diving group who change the ensign yearly and then present it in a small ceremony afterwards to a nominated person.
My other ties with Kent are my uncle (Kens brother) who lives at Lydd on sea and my cousin.

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Re: RM Deal Barracks
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2012, 19:07:50 »
There are some more pics of the barracks on this site.

http://royalmarinesbands.myfreeforum.org/about4511.html&highlight=

My brother joined as a Boy Bandsman in 1950 and was there , apart from overseas duties until the late 60s.

And this site shows how they kept some of the barrack buildings when it closed down.

http://www.d-j-ellis.co.uk/project/former-royal-marine-barracks-deal

Rather nice and rather expensive homes.  :)
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Re: RM Deal Barracks
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2012, 15:26:10 »
Haven't seen that angle of the Barracks before, Shirley B - thanks for posting it. Just as an addition to what you said earlier, my uncle's close friend was on the Royal Oak when it was torpedoed. He said it was absolutely horrific and was lucky to survive.

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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2012, 14:00:08 »
here is the barracks, my uncle has marked his block with an ex- he was 18 when he was here and 19 when he died

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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2012, 13:52:53 »
My uncle Kenneth Hall was a Royal Marine who lost his life aboard HMS Royal Oak in 1939 along with 883 others.
He was based at Deal Barracks and thought you may be interested in a a picture of him at the Barracks and a card he sent to my nan.

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Re: RM Deal Barracks
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2011, 13:41:40 »
The Cedars Doctor's Surgery is where the Coal yard was and the Swimming Baths were later.

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Re: RM Deal Barracks
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2011, 19:39:32 »
it's looking down the Strand at Walmer, towards Deal - you can just see part of the Castle behind the Coal Yard. On the right is where the Paddling pool is now.

Ah yes.....I hadn't spotted the Castle, thanks.  I thought I was further along.  :)
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 16:48:17 »
it's looking down the Strand at Walmer, towards Deal - you can just see part of the Castle behind the Coal Yard. On the right is where the Paddling pool is now.

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 16:43:21 »
i think its granville st, it leaves victoria rd. at a sharp angle just past the castle.

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Re: RM Deal Barracks
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 14:43:19 »
Am I looking in the right direction?  Those group of cottages running across the road at the bottom, look like the Coastguard cottages, are they?
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 14:08:33 »