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This weekend marks her 80 birthday,there are a number of events on the Ship to celebrate her birthday. Meet the veterans learn how to do your name in Morse, flags etc.Learn her history. I would like to go but think won't be able following my op.The event is free,but you still need to pay to go onto the ship

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  • grendel changed the title to HMS Belfast

On the Canal du Midi, I became good friends with a retired admiral, who was the last commander of HMS Belfast when she was still in commission. On a cruiser, the commander is the 2nd in command.

As such, he took part in the last salvo of 6 inch guns to be fired in the Navy.

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Last time I saw her I was putting out a warehouse fire a few hundred feet away during the first firemans strike. There is a famous picture of the first fire crews with Belfast in the Background,  as we all wore ww2 Tin hats, so it looked like a blitz photo. We also put out their fire engines as a wall fell on them....(no one injured)

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