HMS Ganges Mast 143 feet Ht


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hope this video works for everyone, its something I did in 1955 and seems hard to believe all these years later. It sure stirred my blood this morning watching the boys climbing that grand old mast. It was the centre piece of the Training School and probably the biggest challenge to over come. I never actually stood on the button but I did reach it and touch with my hand. I just could not muster the courage to climb on and stand. But what an amazing thrill it was and what pride I feel today knowing that was a part of my Naval training

God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to HMS Ganges Mast 143 feet Ht

  1. Mrs B Walker says:

    I recently heard ( don’t know how true ) of a young lad in East Kent. He was caught doing some minor crime and given choice of joining Navy or Borstal. He chose navy but sadly died falling from mast. Is this true.I thought that those who climbed mast were well trained and capable of such a fear of bravery. Thank you. Barbara walker

    • irishroverpei says:

      Hello Mrs WALKER YOU CAN FIND ALL THE DETAILS ON THE WEB, JUST TYPE IN HMS GANGES MAST DEATHS. THERE WAS ONLY ONE IN 1928.

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