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Matthew Spence

HMS Westminster 1/350 1994 Type 23 Frigate F237

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Fantastic work!

 

Looking at all the photos brings a silly question to mind: did the Lynx have a name? I mean, I know that HMS Brazen had a Lynx called the Brazen Hussy, ans ISTR that HMS Broadsword had a similarly-named helo (but I can't remember what it was known as), so did HMS Westminster? And if it did, what was it called -- the MP? 😁

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15 hours ago, Tarkas said:

so did HMS Westminster? And if it did, what was it called -- the MP?

Abigale of course! Or 'Abi' for short. 😁

 

Actually, I wouldn't have a clue. This just came to me and I couldn't help myself. Sorry everybody. Regards, Jeff.

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On 1/29/2020 at 8:01 PM, Tarkas said:

...did the Lynx have a name? I mean, I know that HMS Brazen had a Lynx called the Brazen Hussy, ans ISTR that HMS Broadsword had a similarly-named helo (but I can't remember what it was known as)

Lots of Lynx flights gave their aircraft a name, and it only sometimes had a link with the ship’s name.   Broadsword’s was known as “Danny Boy” [Where Eagles Dare reference] & Gus [ship’s international callsign was GUUS] at different periods of my time.  Boxer’s were Jake & Elwood while she had a 2-cab flight.  Avenger’s was Purdy.  Can’t remember the name of Battleaxe’s, but it was something politically incorrect about Mothers-in-Law...  Alacrity’s was Gonzales for a time (as in Speedy Gonzales)

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On 05/02/2020 at 13:28, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Boxer’s were Jake & Elwood while she had a 2-cab flight.  

That was the 1988 Operation Armilla deployment when I was the Flight Observer.  Originally they they were going to have the strapline "on a mission from God" underneath until our Chaplain refused to conduct the naming ceremony unless we painted that bit out!  So the paint was literally still wet when they were named.

 

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I can't find a photo of Jake.

 

BRAVE's cab 1990-92 was the F.B.I., short for "flipping big Indian".  It had an alternative meaning but I won't go into that here!

 

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I fear we're getting a wee bit off topic!

 

 

Edited by Chewbacca

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