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Unit History: HMS Albion

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Memories of HMS Albion

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HMS Albion, in 1969

Written by taff pook

anyone have a photo of rugby team 1968 1969 on albion

HMS Albion, in 1965

Written by Bob Packer

Times spent on the old grey ghost in singers, and up through the malacca straights to borneo long hours watching the wessex fives,, come and go.Some great runs ashore, happy days.

Forces Reunited Forum Posts Involving HMS Albion

"Hi Roger the only Holy man we saw as we were in the middle of nowhere was I believe (long time ago) was a boat with 2 Marines and a Priest who came on Christmas Day 1962 I reckon from HMS Albion ( could be wrong ) and he brought a bottle of Teachers Whiskey for Lt John Skillern RM our Troop commander and then produced some mince pies and a lump of Christmas cake trouble was the Priest sat on the box so it was Crumbs,I’ll never forget that it could have been you as 1962 was not the best yr for..."
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"The pub I remember mostly frequenting was the Golden Fleece. Had many happy hours in there with my oppo Tug Wilson, HMS Albion. Does anyone remember Big Babs? She was in the Fleece most nights. I believe the Fleece was knocked down years ago. Best wishes to anyone who remembers it. Ted Heath Last edited by Antony Heath"
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"The Sun claims today that the Assault ship HMS Albionis to be taken out of frontline service, the Albion is less than 4 years old, and cost £500m to build. It is also the ship that TB inspected and stated to lift defence spending. A navy source stated "the cuts are drastic. Slowly sailors are having Navy life made unpleasant in the hope that most of us will resign" This is in the Sun and, I suppose, should be taken with a pinch of salt, but in recent threads I have mentioned the Falklands,..."
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"...the much faster MiG 15. Hawker Sea Hawk Designed by Hawker’s Sir Sydney Cam, the Sea Hawk F1 first entered front line service in 806 Squadron in 1953. Five Naval Air Squadrons equipped with Sea Hawk aircraft flying from the aircraft carriers HMS Albion, HMS Bulwark, and HMS Eagle, were called to give support to the Anglo-French excursion at Suez in November 1956. In the absence of Royal Air Force close support, (the Hunter Mk5 aircraft in Cyprus possessed neither the low level range nor..."
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"...the much faster MiG 15. Hawker Sea Hawk Designed by Hawker’s Sir Sydney Cam, the Sea Hawk F1 first entered front line service in 806 Squadron in 1953. Five Naval Air Squadrons equipped with Sea Hawk aircraft flying from the aircraft carriers HMS Albion, HMS Bulwark, and HMS Eagle, were called to give support to the Anglo-French excursion at Suez in November 1956. In the absence of Royal Air Force close support, (the Hunter Mk5 aircraft in Cyprus possessed neither the low level range nor..."
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