RNARS London (HMS "Belfast") Group

Easter Activity Week 2017

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HMS "Belfast"

Monday, 17th Apr 2017 till Sunday, 23rd Apr 2017 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 2017

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

Navigator of EAW2017:

Sun 16/04/17 Arrival    Easter visit
Mon 17/04/17 London Victoria    Relax, freie Wahl oder BWO 1
Tue 18/04/17 Portsmouth and Gosport    RNARS HQ
Wed 19/04/17 Canterbury
Thu 20/04/17 London East End
Fri 21/04/17 AGM    Inspection by VIP
Social   Relax, free choise or BWO 2
Sat 22/04/17 West India Quay with Museum of London    Royal Arsenal Riverside
The Great Spoon of Ilford   
Sun 23/04/17 Ilford    Departure


Some impression to our Arrival and Easter Sunday, 16/04/2017.

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Flight from HAM to LHR with British Airways

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Some impression to Easter on Easter Sunday, 16/04/2017.


Happy Easter dear friends

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At Barclay's

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In memoriam GØTBD Terry
sk 2015


On Monday, 17/04/2017, we drove to Victoria station first to get the tickets for tomorrow.


Riding the subway is fun
and fast from A to B.

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Victoria station

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On Monday, 17/04/2017, followed a visit of the HMS "Belfast".


We reached the London Bridge

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Modernization of London Bridge station and Hays Galleria
Tooley Street

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HMS "Belfast" at its permanent berth on the river Thames

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Maren went aboard

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Welcome aboard HMS "Belfast"

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Maren met Abdel and Jorgen

Jorgen took us to BWO.

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Workplaces at BWO

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high ranking visit
Rod 2EØRPS, now as a supervisor

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Rod, Jorgen and Maren
had a look at the visitors

This ended our visit to the BWO of the HMSB. See you again on Friday.


Tuesday, 18/04/2017, was earmarked to visiting the RNARS headquarter (HQ) at HMS Collingwood.
First we drove to Gosport to meeting our good old friend Doug G4BEQ.

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London Waterloo
starting in a moment

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by train to the West

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A warm welcome
Doug G4BEQ und Maren DK9MOS


On Tuesday, 18/04/2017, now futher on to the RNARS headquarter (HQ) at HMS Colling-wood.

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Doug G4BEQ and Maren DK9MOS at the gate to RNARS HQ

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Radio operation and meeting friends at HQ

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A visit to Doug followed.

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Lou and Doug's home
with Joe G3ZDF

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Rolling home

Unfortunately back to London.


On Wednesday, 19/04/2017, we took a visit to Canterbury.

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We reached Canterbury by bus

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Welcome to Canterbury

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in front of the Cathedral

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Cathedral of Canterbury

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inside the Cathedral

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Tour of Canterbury

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After strengthening further city stroll

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Movement makes you hungry.

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small reinforcement

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along the city wall to the bus station

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Back to our hotel


On Thursday, 20/04/2017, we had a visit to East End in London.

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We reached East End by subway, the rest we walked.


Spital Fields

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Spital Fields market

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Further on to Brick Lane.

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Brick Lane

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Searching for Dinner

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'Aladin' found

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nice facility

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We enjoyed the Dinner

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We went on to the next subway.

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From Aldgate to Ilford.



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Valentines Park

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Continue past the hotel to Angelika.

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Visit to Angelika 2E1GDC
Our thanks for the nice evening.


AGM took place aboard HMS "Belfast" on Friday, 21/04/2017

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On to the AGM

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Coffee or Tea

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assembled members


Committee of the London Group

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discussions at AGM
among others Dave 2EØGLL and Joe G3ZDF, board member RNARS


VIP Cdr James Nisbet VR RNR
with Marc GØTOC


Inspection by VIP aboard HMS "Belfast" on 21/04/2017

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Inspection of London Group by VIP


Inspection of London Group by VIP Cdr James Nisbet VR RNR
here at Maren DK9MOS

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inspection successful


VIP Cdr James Nisbet VR RNR surrounded by London Group

Please follow us down to the social.


After the "stress" on 21/04/2017 we joined the Social in the wardroom of HMS "Belfast".

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After the "big stress" on 21/04/2017 we joined the BWO of HMS "Belfast".

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Our Saturday excursion started with a visit to West India Quay as well as a visit of the Museum of London on 22/04/2017.

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Drive to West India Quay

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West India Quay

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Continue to the Museum of London docklands.

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Museum of London

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our tour

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Museum of London
The Beatles - in the center

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Let's move on

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Museum of London

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We left the Museum

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Furtheron to RAR (Royal Arsenal)


Futheron to the Royal Arsenal Riverside at 22/04/2017.

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Royal Arsenal Riverside

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Woolwich market

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Royal Arsenal riverside

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Royal Arsenal pier

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Royal Arsenal

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London City Airport

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towards London

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Saturday evening we met Angelika at Great Spoon in Ilford for a common dinner on 22/04/2017.

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Short break at the hotel

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We met Angelika


Great Spoon of Ilford

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Maren, Angelika and Steven

Have a good night and till soon dear friends.


Our last day started with a stroll through Ilford on Sunday, 23/04/2017.

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Town hall

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Ilford station


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Bye Ilford. See you soon.

We went on to the airport.


Departure on Sonntag, 23/04/2017

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Waiting at Heathrow for departure

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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


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