RNARS London (HMS "Belfast") Group

Easter Activity Week 2015

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HMS "Belfast"

Monday, 06th Apr 2015 till Sunday, 12th Apr 2015 inclusive

The RNARS London (HMS "Belfast") Group held their usual yearly activity on board HMS Belfast. For this special occasion members travelled from many countries to be heard all across the bands worldwide with the call sign GB2RN. This is the amateur station which is situated in the bridge wireless office (BWO) on board the cruiser HMS Belfast.

EAW invitation 2015

A special QSL card will be printed to confirm all contacts.

Navigator of EAW2015:

Mon 06/04/15 Arrival and impression around HMS "Belfast"     Easter visit
Tue 07/04/15 RN Submarine Museum Gosport   RNARS-HQ
Wed 08/04/15 Relax, free choice or BWO 1
Thu 09/04/15 City   Tower of London
Fri 10/04/15 AGM   Inspection by VIP
Social   Relax, free choice or BWO 2
Sat 11/04/15 Borough Market   Trinity Buoy Wharf
Emirates Air Line and "The O2"   Relax, free choice or BWO 3
Sun 12/04/15 Royal Gunpowder Mills   North Weald Airfield
Mon 13/04/15 more HMSB stations    BWO 4   Departure


Some impression to our Arrival and Easter Monday, 06/04/2015.

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Our travel from HAM to LHR by British Airways

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flight impression

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Welcome to London

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from the airport to our ship

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HMS Belfast

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Horror installation

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An Easter visit, 06/04/2015, to the Barclay's is a must, it's always nice among friends.


Happy Easter dear friends

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Easter sunday at Barclay's
Angelika 2E1GDC and Steven 2E1TCX


Honorary Life President - London Group HMSB


Tuesday, 07/04/2015, will see a visit to Gosport, the Submarine Museum and the RNARS HQ at HMS Collingwood.

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London Waterloo

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to Portsmouth by train


Portsmouth harbour
final station

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a heartly welcome by Doug G4BEQ

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view to Gosport
with ferry and LS "Haslar Marina"

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looking back to Portsmouth harbour


Maren and Doug
friends on a ferry

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Falkland garden


Next station on 07/04/2015 will be the Submarine Museum here in Gosport.


Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Heartly Welcome

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Exhibition area

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submarine pioneers
John Philip Holland and Wilhelm Bauer

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nice impression
waiting for entry

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HMS Alliance
view into some chambers of the submarine

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control stations
(center) radio room

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more stations

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very informative exhibition
see you again later

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at Doug's home
harbour view from his balcony


Tuersday, 07/04/2015, was earmarked to visiting the RNARS headquarter (HQ) at HMS Collingwood.

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Doug G4BEQ and Maren DK9MOS
in front of RNARS HQ

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radio friends at HQ

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HQ working places

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thanks for first visit to HQ

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visits of interest tour

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at Doug's and Lou's home


On Wednesday, 08/04/2015, we went for exploring the ship. We found strange installations.

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horror installations


"Art" exhibition
by Hew Locke

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horror aboard

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visitors looked at the video information

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Quarterdeck to BWO


Some members of the London group arrived as usual on Monday, 08/04/2015. We had a lot to talk about since our last meeting and soon formed into little groups for some chit chat. We also met for our welcoming drinks.

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Visit to the BWO (bridge wireless office), the radio room of HMS "Belfast"

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activities at BWO
(on left) Maren and Alan 2EØVAV

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fun with Morse code to visitors and themselves
John MØJGR and Jo PAØVLA as well as Tom GØPSE

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many visitors
(on left) Carl GWØVSW and Vince K7VV (on right)


On Thursday, 09/04/2015, we joined a trip to the City of London. Our first stop was the Imperial War Museum IWM).

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Imperial War Museum (IWM)

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IWM impression

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Avionic department

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A "true" word


Next step was the City of London and having lunch.


Maren was dreaming

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Piccadilly Circus

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Fish & Chips

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Hamleys and more
toys paradise

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Oxford Circus

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Piccadilly Circus

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arround the Vauxhall bridge

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London Eye and MI 6


Wednesday evening 09/04/2015 was crowned with the now traditional visit to the Tower of London and the highlight of the evening was the Ceremony of the Keys. This special parade has been performed without fail every night for the last 600 years and marks the ceremonial locking up and handing over of the keys to the resident governor of the Tower.
The Tower has many fabulous sights to offer and the Crown Jewels of the Royal Family are just one of the many items.


Tower of London

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Tower of London
our group waited for admission

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start of guidance
(center) "our" Yeoman

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Tower of London
view arround


Tower of London
overview and facts

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Tower of London
all listen to the explainations

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Tower of London
details and way up

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Tower of London
night views

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Tower of London
via chappel to the wardroom (pub)


Tower of London - Wardroom
The evening concluded with a small refreshment in the Tower Wardroom which was strictly by invitation only.

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London Group members visiting the Yeoman Warders’ wardroom
- Tower of London -

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Tower of London pub
view to the bar - (on right) Maren DK9MOS, Rod 2EØRPS and Abdel Tirsatine

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Tower of London pub
our group enjoyed


HMS Belfast
a night view from the Tower Bridge to HMSB on our way home


AGM (annual membership meeting) aboard HMS "Belfast" on Friday, 10/04/2015

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Coffee and looking toward the AGM



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check-in and handing-out the passes
(from left) Ivor MØIMJ, Bob GØFEK and Gavin G6DGK


board of the LG
waiting for next step

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assembled members and local press


Honorary Life President Bob GØFEK

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reports of the board
Gavin G6DGK, John G1DJI, Tom GØPSE and Marc GØTOC


Inspection by VIP aboard HMS "Belfast" on 10/04/2015

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waiting for the VIP


VIP Cdr Bev Johns

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inspection of the assambled LG members by VIP

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well done
Please keep smiling !

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some chit chat
(links) Gavin and Giles Read, Radcom


have a look on us

for the social please down again


After the "stress" on 10/04/2015 we joined the Social in the anteroom of HMS "Belfast".

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Sodexo girls

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As last action back to the BWO on 10/04/2015. We're having EAW.

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action at BWO


Saturday, 11/04/2015 was the day for exploring. On first we joined the Borough Market at the London Bridge.

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from the ship to the market


Borough Market
new entrance

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Borough Market
delicious fish

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Borough Market
bread, cheese and sausage

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Borough Market
excellent tea

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Borough Market
Masala Chai

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Borough Market

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Join us to the next group visit


On 11/04/2015 we went for another group visit - now to the Trinity Buoy Wharf.

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on our way Marc GØTOC arrived

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Prime meridian
view towards Greenwich

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way to TBW


Trinity Buoy Wharf

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small refreshment at Bow Creek Cafè
(on left) Peter DL8BEL, Maren and Marc



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lightvessel 'Trinity House'
LS95 with onboard recording studio, (on right) Containercity


QSL card
clubstation of LEFARS

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Trinity lighthouse

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Trinity lighthouse
longplayer singing bowls

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Trinity lighthouse
inside and a view to Containercity
Marc and Maren went outside

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The Faraday Effect
permanent exhibition

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art and alarm buoys
along the river Thames


Next on 11/04/2015 we went for a ride by Emirates Air Line and a visit to "The O2".

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on the way to Emirates Air Line

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Emirates Royal Dock
entrance to the "Air Line"

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My Emirates View

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"fly" across the river Thames

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(on right) Thames barrier

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on the other side
well landed !

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up to "The O2"
(on right) Where's the Whale ?


The O2
main entrance

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impression inside "The O2"

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The O2


As a final of the first exhibition day 11/04/2015 we went for a Indian dinner, next to the Tower Bridge.

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as a thank-you to Marc GØTOC
delicious indian food

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HMSB at night
look arround

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See us tomorrow.


Today on Sunday, 12/04/2015, we took a next group visit to the Royal Gunpowder Mills.

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Royal Gunpower Mills
Have fun - enjoy your visit

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on the area

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clubstation GB2RGM
Marc, Maren and Hans-Jürgen had a look at


QSL card
clubstation of LEFARS

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history of Waltham Abbey Mills



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short break
Marc GØTOC, Hans-Jürgen DK9OS, Maren DK9MOS and John MØJGR

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more exhibitions

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live demonstrations

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modell of the Mills - grocery - on the area


end of the group visit
very interesting


Our last group visit on Sunday went to North Weald Airfield on 12/04/2015.

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at Wings Cafè
delicious food

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Marc was glad

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on and nearby the air field

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QSL card
clubstation of LEFARS

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The Squadron




Pub "The Norwegian Wing"

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Pub "The Norwegian Wing"
inside with exhibition

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another good time
reminding of old air force times


The last impression on Monday, 13/04*2015 around the ship. A successfull activity week drew to a close. - We had to explore more of our ship.

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more Horror installations


come aboard

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more Horror installations
at bridge too

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more Horror installations
at Op stations too

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view to our antennas

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look backwards and onside

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last Horror installations
bakery, sound reproduction room and butcher


On Monday, 13/04/2015 last but not least to the BWO.

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last action at BWO


Monday, 13/04/2015 was our last day and we departed via Heathrow towards our homes.

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"Good bye" to our Belfast
and travelling to Heathrow

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waiting for check-in

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Good bye


Our happy time with friends passed far too quickly. Sincere thanks to our hosts who made it possible again for all of us to have an unforgettable time.


Tower Bridge at night

London and HMS "Belfast": I shall return!

Responsible: Hans-Jürgen DK9OS, MF787 RN4636 LG609


LT last update: 14/07/2015  © dk9os