RNARS London (HMS "Belfast") Group
Easter Activity Week 2016
Monday, 28th Mar 2016 till Sunday, 03rd Apr 2016 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 2016
A special QSL card will be printed to confirm all contacts.
Some impression to our arrival and Easter at Easter sunday, 27/03/2016.
Flight from HAM to LHR with BA
Happy Easter dear friends
Easter at Barclay's
In memoriam GØTBD Terry
Some members of the London group arrived as usual on Monday, 28/03/2016. 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.
Visit to the BWO (bridge wireless office), the radio room of HMS "Belfast"
Impression around HMS "Belfast"
View from HMS "Belfast" to Tower Bridge
Tuesday, 29/03/2016, was earmarked to visiting the RNARS headquarter (HQ) at HMS Collingwood.
Doug G4BEQ and Maren DK9MOS
in front of RNARS-HQ
Radio activity and friends at HQ
Doug G4BEQ will be surprised
with Easter greetings card, Remember-DVD and a special bottle.
Doug G4BEQ was presented the U-Boat pin
Impression of RNARS-HQ
Sorry, but now back to London.
Wednesday, 30/03/2016, we learned some history of HMS "Belfast".
HMS "Belfast" - permanently moored at the river Thames
From the launch till opening to the public for the first time
Peter and Maren
DL8BEL and DK9MOS
At high noon on 30/03/2016 we visited the Tower Bridge and her exhibitions.
Visit of the Engine rooms
popular photo motives
Wedding pictures on the Tower Bridge
The amazing glass floor
a famous tourist attraction
Graphic impression of the Tower Bridge
Views arround and thru
Later on 30/03/2016 we went for a visit to a part of London - Soho -
A beautiful place
As a day closer of 30/03/2016 we treated for a visit to Carnaby Street.
Thuersday, 31/03/2016 was earmarked for a daily trip to Hampton Court Palace.
Now to the inner circle of the palace.
A little refreshment
Hampton Court Palace - The Gardens
Nursing of Gardens and tourning fishes
A nice view
"Wild" annimals, but tamely
Another view to the inner circle of the palace.
Whine bunker, shop and workshop
Oven, herbs and kitchen
Grill and biscuits
master carpenters court
Gardens with flowers
Explore the Maze
A visit to the Royal Kitchen Garden.
The Royal Kitchen Garden
Now we leave the area of Hampton Court Palace
A last view from the Thames bridge to the Palace
An evening visit at 30/03/2016 to Gabriel's Wharf at the river Thames.
Visit and first impression
On Friday, 01/04/2016 the AGM took place aboard HMS "Belfast".
Coffee and AGM
Committee of the London Group
Who's who ?
Treasurer in action
Had you all payed your subs ?
Inspection by VIP aboard HMS "Belfast" at 01/04/2016
Inspection of the London Gruppe by VIP Cdr Bev Johns
Marc G0TOC, VIP Cdr Bev Johns and Hans-Jürgen DK9OS
Please follow us down to the social.
After the "stress" on 01/04/2016 we joined the Social in the wardroom of HMS "Belfast".
Dave G4JBE and Nick OE8NIK
(on left) met after a long time.
Action at BWO
Saturday, 02/04/2016 aboard HMS "Belfast".
Inside the ship
Maren DK9MOS at the bridge
Dreaming of "old" times
Sunday, 03/04/2016 was our last day and we had to departure.
Warten in Heathrow auf den Abflug
Our happy time with friends passed far too quickly. Sincere thanks
to our hosts who made it possible again for us all to have an unforgettable
Tower Bridge at night
London and HMS "Belfast": I shall return!
Responsible: Hans-Jürgen DK9OS, MF787 RN4636 LG609
last update: 01/07/2016 © dk9os