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Old 04 August 2004, 03:08   #121
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No need for anyone to get wound up, just fair thanks and respect for 'all' concerned, which is now happening. I must admit that as a memeber of the public I got a bit wound up when I kept seeing reports of 'the boat had achieved this and that in the past' and not one word of thanks for the rescue, but it does now seem very clear that there had been selective reporting by the media and this was no fault of the crew. It is now clear from the people in the know on here that the crew are very appreciative, which is nice to see and reassurance for the public that the bravery of the rescue crews was, and is recognised.

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Old 04 August 2004, 08:25   #122
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Glad to hear you are all safe and well. Well done to all including rescue personnel. Dont be put of I'm sure you'll all be back to "Try again".
Lets not forget that the Nimrod scrambled for this emergency, however it is very usefull "On The Job Training" Please do not take this the wrong way but, I'd much rather see a aircraft being used "for real" rather than exercise. Stirling job by all. Accident do unfortunatly happen, this was to 4 advetureres. Remember HMS Nottingham, "Profesionals" also run into trouble lets not malign the spririt of adventure, we all do it when we take to the water.

Glad of a safe outcome.


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Old 04 August 2004, 09:38   #123
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What positive thoughts Lurcher, Dave B and Ashbypower...hugely cheerful and cheering as a welcome home for 'Team Spirit'.

Soon the lads will be back and able to read all contributions and tell the story themselves. They're still quite moved by the whole experience. And they will have plenty to say about their rescuers I'm sure.

Deana you must be looking forward to seeing your dad, a little later than expected and minus some luggage but he impressed everyone he met in Ireland.

Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
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Old 04 August 2004, 10:44   #124
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Hi Kathleen. Actually, I'm not sure the next time I will get to see Dad because I live in Alberta. I was just home to Newfoundland for 3 weeks of holidays and left to come back to Alberta the same day Dad flew to England. It's always tough saying good-bye but it was even more so this time knowing the trip he was about to take. Thankfully they are all safe.
Someday I hope to get to England again (by air!) and meet some of the wonderful people Dad has met for the RIBbing world. Cheers!
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Old 04 August 2004, 11:08   #125
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I know I challenged Alan...

to keep the Cabin tidy, but a complete wash down was bit over the top

Needless to say, but I'm very happy all are safe.
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Old 04 August 2004, 12:05   #126
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Peter you will see Paul in one of the shots below, Jackeens is a nickname for us Dubs, some great pics of the ribraid in the gallery cheers Gavin
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Old 04 August 2004, 15:50   #127
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This thread is really going on and on. It's hardly world wide news, and you'd think by some of the comments on this forum that the Queen Mary II had gone down. I certainly feel that the emergency services deserve the heroism award, rather than this chap Priddy who from what I have learned about him needs to get an award for carrying a large chip on his shoulder.

He obviously wasn't paying proper attention, and needs to learn a lot more about going to sea, as I understand his previous ventures have also hardly been successful. I understand he had rather a tantrum over another Rib team beating him and winning a transatlantic record a year or so back.

I'm delighted of course that no one was hurt in this mishap, but I suppose we're all going to have to suffer endless tails of heroic deeds, where I think this forum is better suited to discussions of a more technical nature.

Perhaps this thread could be moved to another section, along with that rather tiresome one about two women driving a Rib around Ireland. Hardly a big deal, and again by the accolades being dished out you'd have thought they had caught Osama.

So lets have a little less attention-seeking from Mr.Priddy and his sycophants in the future please.
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Old 04 August 2004, 15:57   #128
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At the risk of being banned...

Blug, you're an ass. If you don't like the comments or topic for this thread, don't bother to read it! I don't usually bother to get into arguments with people who have nothing better to do than trash other people's endeavors. I DO make exceptions however, for those who trash my family. My father was a member of this crew and that now makes Paul, Kevin and Allan family too.
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Old 04 August 2004, 15:58   #129
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Old 04 August 2004, 16:04   #130
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