MGB 81

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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:00 am

A view of the Pom Pom armament before fitting - a very good imitation constructed by military apprentices at Bovingdon.
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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:38 pm

Here are a couple of images of MGB 81 sporting her new (March 2012) armament.
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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:16 pm

MGB 81 being lifted and moved prior to Hull repaint and mechanical check on Prop shafts (April 2012).

We are informed that she had not been pushed to attain her max rev's for two years
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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Thu May 03, 2012 2:20 pm

Looking splendid after her Hull paint job (May 2012), MGB 81 awaits the reinstating of her Hull pennant numbers.
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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Tue May 22, 2012 4:51 pm

Most recent news regarding MGB 81 can be read HERE.

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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:18 pm

After repairs to her 'P' brackets and having replacement propellors, MGB 81 on trials
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Re: MGB 81

Postby David Carter » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:23 pm

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MGB 81 alongside Medusa at Haslar Marina 10 November 2013

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Re: MGB 81

Postby David Carter » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:27 pm

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MGB 81 at Haslar Marina 10 November 2013 (Remembrance Day)

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Re: MGB 81

Postby johnk » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:08 pm

Hi there,

Many thanks for these pictures, great shot of 81 and Medusa,

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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:15 pm

Another fine shot of MGB 81 underway
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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:51 am

This is a recent clip from BBC News (22/12/2013). Unfortunately it may not be viewable to those outside of the UK.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25483778 if you can see it, best viewed full screen.

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Re: MGB 81

Postby CAM » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:34 pm

What types of projectiles shot from 2-pound "pom - pom"?

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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:55 pm

A beautiful shot of 81 returning from France after the recent D-Day commemorations (flying a White Ensign??)
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Re: MGB 81

Postby johnk » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:05 pm

Hi there,

Indeed, many thanks for this, great site and shot, only sorry, and I know discussed before, that perhaps she is going to be laid up now....

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Re: MGB 81

Postby Pioneer » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:07 am

A fairly recent shot of '81' off the I.O.W. (4th June 2015) on her way to France for the D-Day Remembrance celebrations.
Still going strong and now sporting a twin Oerlikon abaft the Bridge. - no mention of her being laid up just yet (fingers crossed!!)
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