RNARS London (HMS "Belfast") Group

Easter Activity Week 2016

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HMS "Belfast"

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.

Navigator of EAW2016:

Sun 27/03/16 Arrival and Easter
Mon 28/03/16 Relax, free choice or BWO 1
Tue 29/03/16 RNARS-HQ
Wed 30/03/16 HMS Belfast - history   Tower Bridge   SOHO   Carnaby Street
Thu 31/03/16 Hampton Court Palace   Gabriel's Wharf
Fri 01/04/16 AGM   Inspection by VIP
Social   Relax, free choice or BWO 2
Sat 02/04/16 HMS Belfast - explore
Sun 03/04/16 Departure


Some impression to our arrival and Easter at Easter sunday, 27/03/2016.

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Flight from HAM to LHR with BA


Happy Easter dear friends

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Easter at Barclay's


In memoriam GØTBD Terry
sk 2015


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.

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

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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

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Radio activity and friends at HQ

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Doug G4BEQ will be surprised
with Easter greetings card, Remember-DVD and a special bottle.

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Doug G4BEQ was presented the U-Boat pin

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Impression of RNARS-HQ

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Sorry, but now back to London.


Wednesday, 30/03/2016, we learned some history of HMS "Belfast".

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HMS "Belfast" - permanently moored at the river Thames

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From the launch till opening to the public for the first time

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Peter and Maren


At high noon on 30/03/2016 we visited the Tower Bridge and her exhibitions.



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Visit of the Engine rooms

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popular photo motives
Wedding pictures on the Tower Bridge

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The amazing glass floor
a famous tourist attraction



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Graphic impression of the Tower Bridge

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Views arround and thru


Later on 30/03/2016 we went for a visit to a part of London - Soho -

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A beautiful place


As a day closer of 30/03/2016 we treated for a visit to Carnaby Street.

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Thuersday, 31/03/2016 was earmarked for a daily trip to Hampton Court Palace.

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Now to the inner circle of the palace.

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A little refreshment


Hampton Court Palace - The Gardens

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Nursing of Gardens and tourning fishes


A nice view



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"Wild" annimals, but tamely


Another view to the inner circle of the palace.

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Whine bunker, shop and workshop


glacing faces

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Oven, herbs and kitchen

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Grill and biscuits

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fish court

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master carpenters court



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Gardens with flowers



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Explore the Maze

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A visit to the Royal Kitchen Garden.

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The Royal Kitchen Garden


Now we leave the area of Hampton Court Palace

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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.

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Visit and first impression

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On Friday, 01/04/2016 the AGM took place aboard HMS "Belfast".

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Coffee and AGM

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Assembled members


Committee of the London Group

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Who's who ?

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Treasurer in action
Had you all payed your subs ?


Inspection by VIP aboard HMS "Belfast" at 01/04/2016

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Inspection of the London Gruppe by VIP Cdr Bev Johns



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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".

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Dave G4JBE and Nick OE8NIK
(on left) met after a long time.


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Action at BWO


Saturday, 02/04/2016 aboard HMS "Belfast".

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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.

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Warten in Heathrow auf den Abflug

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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 time.


Tower Bridge at night

London and HMS "Belfast": I shall return!

Responsible: Hans-Jürgen DK9OS, MF787 RN4636 LG609


LT last update: 01/07/2016  © dk9os