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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:15 am

    Here's a few pictures from the AMS archives. These are scanned images of the actual 35mm photographs taken back in the early 80's.

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    Bernie Wood preparing his Type V11 for action at the very first show we did at Gosport Sub Museum. Behind him are Rick (don't know his surname?) and Terry Chamberlain, the man who acted as go-between and did all the organising for the show.
    The boats in the foreground are Stan Robinson's SLEC Gato and my SLEC USS Patrick Henry.


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    Gosport Show again, I think I'm right in saying that this photo was taken by Fred Ellis from the deck of HMS Alliance, and shows where we put the pool out. X-24 can be seen being refitted to the right of the picture, and I think that's Holland 1 further over.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:23 am

    This shows a few of the boats that were in action at the AMS SubSail at Derby, back in 1987.
    In the foreground is one of Harry Fox's elastic powered subs, next is Bernie Wood's Darnell Biber and the rest I can't identify, apart from Bernie's Darnell Type V11 6th from left.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:29 am

    Here's another SLEC Patrick Henry, this one was owned by Stewart Bennett, he came all the way down to Derby from Newcastle for the day. I'm unsure of who owned the U boat behind Stewart's boat.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:40 am

    Another of Bernie's boats...this one is HMS Stoic(P231), a heavily modified Darnell S class. One of the very first boats in the AMS to incorporate a gas powered diving system. I believe the photo was taken at Ardingly Show in Sussex, if my memory is correct.
    This boat won Bernie a Silver Medal at the MEE Exhibition in 1988(I think it was)


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:01 am

    These photos are scans from Radio Control Model Boats magazine, and show the five page spread the magazine published on the first AMS show at Gosport.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:18 am

    My moment of glory...these are photocopies of 35mm stills, given to me by Meridian TV. Back in 1987 they did a video shoot of my SLEC USS Patrick Henry, plus a spot on the six o' clock news, and the local Evening Argus newspaper did a centre spread photo shoot at the same time. The tv company hired the Prince Regent swimming pool in Brighton for the day, and I had to sail the PH as directed whilst a cameraman in full diving gear sat on the bottom of the pool. In order to prove to the viewing public that the boat was actually submerged, my daughter(then aged fifteen)had to swim underwater in the pool with the boat, so I was trying to sail to the director's orders, avoid a collision with the cameraman and keep an eye on where my daughter was, all at the same time.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:14 am

    The little grey cells have failed me on this picture, I haven't a clue who owned or built this, but it was a lovely model.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:25 am

    The following two pictures are of my old SLEC Patrick Henry showing off her static dive. I believe this was the small pool up near Bernie's house, but I'm not sure.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:11 pm

    This is Brian Stevenson's totally scratchbuilt Skipjack at Gosport, one of the most reliable subs I had ever seen at the time. Brian made everything for this boat, from the fibreglass hull through to the dive system, and all the electronics inside it. To the left is Tom Andrew's scratchbuilt X craft and to the right is my SLEC Patrick Henry.

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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:43 pm

    Way back in the early 80's a tobacco company ran an advert on tv depicting two young lads with a powerboat terrorising some ducks on a lake. A man sits, smoking his pipe, and obviously gets annoyed at the noise interrupting his peace and quiet...he picks up a transmitter, flicks a switch and fires a torpedo from a lurking model sub and blows the power boat to pieces. Cue music and voiceover..."Nothing should disturb that Condor moment"

    The following six pictures are from that advert...


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    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:07 pm

    With regards to photo number two, I just would love to say that it was taken by me :shock: but I can not, I did not become a member until Jan 1990.

    It was the second Gosport meeting that I organised that I climbed up onto HMS/M Alliance so that would be some time about 1997/8 :lol:



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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:40 am

    Great photos!
    I am planning to scratch-build a Skipjack and enjoyed looking at Brian's scratch-build.

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