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Old 12 December 2006, 17:14   #31
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hi, there is a route I used to take which is interesting as you see the coast from Hbay to Margate, then out to the sand banks to see the seals, then the remains of Tongue sands naval fort (just the leg remains) then out 13 miles to knock john naval fort before heading across the shivering sands (like the ones on here) before running over to the windfarm and finally the shiveringsands group. From there we could go to whitstable for a bite to eat r nip home to Hbay etc.

Let me know if you are interested and I'll get some dates together etc .
I'll aim for a summer run and post it on the general interest section of the site in case anyone else wants to come along!

built 1943.
only the tops were armour plated as the percieved risk was air raid.
the 3.5s were anti aircraft.
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Bayblast have now increased their fleet of ribs. The very latest to be included is a Parker 900Baltic diesel rib. This rib is fitted out with jockey seats for 10 persons and the Neptune console which incorporates a front seating for two. This gives the flexibility to accomodate those who do not want to sit on a jockey seat. High speed is not the issue hence a single diesel installation. Delivery- in about a couple of weeks time and before you ask - this time we will deliver to Herne Bay by road
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built 1943.
only the tops were armour plated as the percieved risk was air raid.
the 3.5s were anti aircraft.
Google 'roughs tower' and 'Sealand'. It makes some really funny reading. I get images of Smashie and Nicey with molotovs...
Not sure I'd want to get too close to Roughs Tower because of it though. (unless of course I decided it was time for a coup)

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Lovely stuff. Looks a bit chilly though, and is that snow on the mountains?

Found a few more pics seeing as this is generating a bit of interest.

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He loves it. Gets him closer to the seagulls.
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They were featured in TV documentary not long ago . They showed a rib taking people out there who used to work on them .
One I remember was a DJ who used to work there when one was a base for a Pirate radio station .

Was that Mikes rib in the Tv program . ?
This was for the BBC "One Programme" last year.
The main man was Ben Snow (son of Peter)
The Rib was from Windrider at Ramsgate and I was lucky enough to be on the crew that day.
Was a long day but great fun.
We had the BBC crew and a rope access team with us.
Were there all day for about 3 mins of TV time.
Even managed to get my mug on the programme!

We also had Lance Oram from Dover Sea School with us.
He provided the second rib.
This was so the TV crew could get some high speed pass shots or what the termed the "Top Gear" shot!

Have been to the Forts many times now and now matter how busy the water is around them I always get an odd feeling when I am there!!!

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are you sure it was only 3 mins tv time , I seem to remember a lot more than that .
The dj fellow found the actual room where the broadcasts were made and there was still furniture etc left there . Then they looked at other parts where troops were living etc . Iam sure I remember an interview with old serviceman who had been stationed there . Could there have been another program where more of the footage was used ?
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Might have been a bit longer.
I have it on tape at home I will check.

That was def the show.
We had the DJ and the ex serviceman with us.

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Were there all day for about 3 mins of TV time.
They shot a bit of Inspector Wexford at the church opposite my house once, a wedding scene.

Film crew, actors, extras, catering van, flowers in the church. They were there all day.

When it came to be shown on the telly we gathered round with baited breath - two camera angles, 45 seconds on screen. Half the extras were not even the second shot!
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hi, there is a route I used to take which is interesting as you see the coast from Hbay to Margate, then out to the sand banks to see the seals, then the remains of Tongue sands naval fort (just the leg remains) then out 13 miles to knock john naval fort before heading across the shivering sands (like the ones on here) before running over to the windfarm and finally the shiveringsands group. From there we could go to whitstable for a bite to eat r nip home to Hbay etc.

Let me know if you are interested and I'll get some dates together etc .
I'll aim for a summer run and post it on the general interest section of the site in case anyone else wants to come along!

built 1943.
only the tops were armour plated as the percieved risk was air raid.
the 3.5s were anti aircraft.
Hi Mike

I'd love to come along only i dont have a boat at the moment as i know your aware, if you need someone to carry the bags or hold a rope on that nice shinny new boat of yours give me a shout oh and almost forgot, thanks to Swifty i'm now supposedly advanced at this boating thing too.

See you down the French

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