The Second
HMS Manchester Association
ROGUES' GALLERY

Part 5


1990 continued....
Corinth Canal
Crossing the Line Ceremony - 90
CPO Ruffus "Nobby" Clarke as Neptune & Jack Frost as the Doctor.  The whole event was kindly sponsored by the Dining Hall Party (DHP), as can be seen emblazoned onthe bucket!
Crossing the Line Ceremony - 90
Chaos ensures as one rating does not wish to take up Neptune's kind offer to cross the line.  Note Steve Swaine in his posing pouch in the background!!
Diego Garcia - 1990 - US Navy's SR's Mess L to R - a Yank, Simon Marriott, Waffoo Abi Hirji, Nick Athawes, another Yank.  Nick got the worse for wear, during and after this run ashore - found at side of the road at 0300 next morning.  However the 2 Yanks pictured washed and pressed all his clothes and brought them back onboard the next day!!  He went back that afternoon with the rest of his locker!!  Nice guys the Yanks.  I bet that the NSF on the left-hand Yanks hat stands for Naval Special Forces!  (Nah! Naval Stores forever!!)
Diego Garcia - 1990 at the US Navy's SR's Mess.  The fun just goes on and on as the Manchester's SR's piggy back team warm up!!  On top Al "two beers" Denham, Nick Athawes and an under pressure Dan Daly takes the weight!!
Emirates Golf Team - 1990  Jeff Lindsay, Nick Athawes & Andy Green prepare to split the fairways at the world famous Emirates golf course - at the time the only grass course in Dubai and the Gulf.
Hope Hospital visit - October 1990 - The then Chief's Mess Charity - Sel Patch, Sligner Wood (The Tall) kneeling, Slinger Wood (the samll), Knocker White, Jeff Lindsay, Kev Viggers, Jay Muir (back), Nick Athawes & Mike Smith.  The young lad at the front was passing and requested to be in the photo, he sadly later passed on and a special presentation was made to his father during our next visit in 1991.  This picture formed the centre piece of that presentation as the lad had always talked about the day he had met the navy.  I know that we, in the CPO's Mess, never forgot the brave boy.

"it was working earlier Chief"  Nick Athawes attempts to unravel the weird and wonderful world of Olympus gas turbines.  Mind you he almost looks like he knows what he is doing.  Just don't pull the red lever as it makes all the noise go away!!
Mike Till Run - 1990 Nick Athawes at full tilt-ish during the race, around the upper scupper.  PTI Nick Stoogley in attendance and your friendly neighbourhood dabbers keep time.
Alan Ivison, Errol, Dan Daly, Keith Woolven & Slinger - Mess Run Gib 1990

Alan, Keith, Dan & Sam McKeown - Gib 1990

Chief's Mess Dinner - China Town Restaurant, La Linea, Spain 9th March 1990
Chief's Mess Dinner - China Town Restaurant, La Linea, Spain 9th March 1990
Ian Poulter & Rufus Clarke
Chief's Mess Dinner - China Town Restaurant, La Linea, Spain 9th March 1990
Ian, Andy, Chris, Taff E & Nick (with passport)
Chief's Mess Dinner - China Town Restaurant, La Linea, Spain 9th March 1990
Ian, Rufus, Keith & Nick (with passport)
Chief's Mess Dinner - China Town Restaurant, La Linea, Spain 9th March 1990
Robbie, Abi, Knocker, Sam, Kev with Nick's passport!
Chief's Mess Dinner - China Town Restaurant, La Linea, Spain 9th March 1990
Robbie, Chris, Nick (with passport), Andy, Lennie & Ian
After the Chief's Mess Dinner - La Linea, Spain 9th March 1990
Sam, Alan, Dan & Keith
Sam, Keith, Knocker, Kev & Alan - Naples, Italy - March 1990
Phots courtesy of Alan Ivison
Phots courtesy of Nick Athawes
Rogues Gallery 1 82 - 85 - Page 2
Rogues Gallery 1 82 - 85 - Page 3
Rogues Gallery 1 82 - 85 - Page 4
Rogues Gallery 2 86 - Page 1
Rogues Gallery 2 86 - Page 2
Rogues Gallery 3 87 - 88 - Page 1
Rogues Gallery 6 91 - Page 1
Rogues Gallery 6 91 - Page 2
Rogues Gallery 6 91 - Page 3
Rogues Gallery 7 2000
Rogues Gallery 1 82 - 85 - Page 1
Rogues Gallery 3 87 - 88 - Page 2
Rogues Gallery 4 89 - Page 1
Rogues Gallery 5 90 - Page 1

Rogues Gallery 4 89 - Page 2
Rogues Gallery 3 87 - 88 - Page 3
Steve Mourby, Pip Piper, Doss Living and Red at Napoli's football ground
Phots courtesy of Red Snape