GUESTBOOK ARCHIVE 04

 
Name. :   Frank Silverman
Dates on Christmas Island. :   July 1963
Service if applicable. :   US Navy
Please enter your comments here, :   USS Gurke DD-783 had a beer party on the island. We were in some cove with, I think I remember, a large wooden spool in the water. We partied on the beach until we dusk then headed back to Gurke. I remember that I climbed a palm tree and fell out of it an
EMail address. :   claypiper@yahoo.com

Name. :   ROBERT GASKIN
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1962
Service if applicable. :   US NAVY
Please enter your comments here, :   I WAS NOT STATIONED ON THE ISLAND BUT ABOARD THE USS GURKE ( DD783 )NAVY TASK GROUP JTF-8, I REMEMBER THE TEST VERY WELL, AND I WAS ON THE ISLAND TWICE ON A SHIPS PARTY. OR OUTING HE HE HE, MANY FOND MEMORIES, GOOD LUCK AND A GOOD SITE THANK YOU.
EMail address. :   RASK35@AOL.COM

Name. :   Dennis Pangburn
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1962 Spring/early Sum.
Service if applicable. :   U S Navy
Please enter your comments here, :   Greetings from Napa, California, USA. Great web site! I hope more "Yanks" will offer contributions. Dennis
EMail address. :   pang-1@prodigy.net

Name. :   Timothy R. Brown
Dates on Christmas Island. :   None
Service if applicable. :   USN Retired
Please enter your comments here, :   I served aboard the USS Reclaimer (ARS-42) from 1991 through 1994 at which time we decommissioned her. Nice to see something about her.
EMail address. :   brownt@ramcell.net
Web site? :   www.angelfire.com/ego/timbrown

Name. :   Bob Culver
Dates on Christmas Island. :   
Service if applicable. :   US Navy
Please enter your comments here, :   I served in the US Navy from June 1943 thru June 1946. I was never on Christmas Island but spent most of my time in the Pacific, enjoying the pleasant pleasure cruise and the wonderful Typhoons.
EMail address. :   Torpedoman@alltel.net

Name. :   Les. Eldridge
Dates on Christmas Island. :   Spring & Summer of 1962
Service if applicable. :   United States Navy
Please enter your comments here, :   This is really a nice trip down memory lane. The short time I was there was really bad duty. We were short of Enlisted Staff aboard the USS Reclaimer ARS-42. I was just a Storekeeper Seaman SKSN at that time and we were really overworked. 
EMail address. :   Sparrowthebird@aol.com

Name. :   William Phipps
Dates on Christmas Island. :   June 1962/ off and on
Service if applicable. :   US NAVY
Please enter your comments here, :   I first have to commend those that spent 12 months on the Christmas Islands! (WOW) My recollections are us trying to get closer to the atomic blasts than the Russian ship operating in those waters with us.
EMail address. :   williamaphipps@aol.com

Name. :   Eric Whittle
Dates on Christmas Island. :   N/A
Service if applicable. :   33EOD RE & DGSB CCF
Please enter your comments here, :   Well done Chatty! didn't realize you had the talent!!!!! Keep it up mate it's bloody great. Will try to get the stories and piccys from that shot away RAF type that was there.
EMail address. :   spike@whitt88.freeserve.co.uk

Name. :   Joe Mullinix
Dates on Christmas Island. :   Spring - Summer 1962
Service if applicable. :   SN USN USS Munsee
Please enter your comments here, :   I sincerely appreciate the apparent work that has gone into this website. It really brought back some memories for me and took me back to Munsee and fond memories of my shipmates. Thank you so very much.
EMail address. :   cbbcqe@aol.com

Name. :   John Robinson
Dates on Christmas Island. :   December, 1956 - November, 1957
Service if applicable. :   RAF
Please enter your comments here, :   Communications
EMail address. :   ROBBYGOLF@AOL.COM

Name. :   John Curtis
Dates on Christmas Island. :   Nov '59- Nov'60
Service if applicable. :   RAF Police
Please enter your comments here, :   I was on the Island during the run down and the move to Port London. Was one of 4 RAFP with very little to do. Was actively involved with the Christmas Island radio and Go- carting. Is there anyone out there who went on the Go-cart trip against the Yanks
EMail address. :   john_curtis @lineone.net

Name. :   Tom Liddle
Dates on Christmas Island. :   Dec 57- Dec58
Service if applicable. :   Royal Signals
Please enter your comments here, :   I enjoyed my time on the island, and saw 5 tests in Operation Grapple. Met some good mates, including some Yanks while on leave in Honolulu. Happy days. Now in B.N.T.V.A. Good Luck
EMail address. :   tom@liddle38.f9.co.uk

Name. :   Mal. Robjant
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1959 - 1960
Service if applicable. :   Royal Engineers
Please enter your comments here, :   Great site, brought back many memories (mostly happy!!) I was billeted at both the Main Camp and at the Port with 73sqn.
EMail address. :   m_robjant@hotmail.com

Name. :   ALISTAIR RADLEY
Dates on Christmas Island. :   NOV '57- NOV '58
Service if applicable. :   ROYAL ENGINEERS 59 ROAD & AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION SQD
Please enter your comments here, :   WOULD LOVE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME
EMail address. :   FITTONS@AOL.COM

Name. :   Dan Cooper
Dates on Christmas Island. :   N/A
Service if applicable. :   N/A
Please enter your comments here, :   Hi Please help - I am trying to find a picture of the SS Charlton Star which took my stepfather Brian Price (from Birmingham) from Southampton through the Panama Canal and onto Christmas Island around 1956. Maybe you were on board??
EMail address. :   bloopster@mac.com

Name. :   Bob Jones
Dates on Christmas Island. :   Jan '58 to Oct 58
Service if applicable. :   38 Engineer Regt
Please enter your comments here, :   Any of my old pals out there. Went out on the Dunera and performed in the skiffle group
EMail address. :   bob@5ainsdale.freeserve.co.uk

Name. :   Jimmy Gwilt
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1958 / 59
Service if applicable. :   Royal Engineers.
Please enter your comments here, :   Gets better every time I log on Peter. Glad to see the USA Vets on the web site
EMail address. :   Jgsapper@ntlworld.com

Name. :   Peter Bendall
Dates on Christmas Island. :   
Service if applicable. :   
Please enter your comments here, :   I was on Christmas Island through the Grapple X and Fanning Island through the Grapple Y. I was in the RAF and I was relief projectionist part of the time at the Cinema. I also spent weekends at the South Pacific Airlines
EMail address. :   bendall@t-online.de

Name. :   Brian Roberts
Dates on Christmas Island. :   DEC.56-SEP 57
Service if applicable. :   RAF
Please enter your comments here, :   Gobsmacked on seeing this site. very well done indeed. 'employed' as wireless op in JOC & on Malden. Did few trips in Shackletons as air signaller
EMail address. :   brian@3l1t3.com
Web site? :   3l1t3

Name. :   Karl Lake
Dates on Christmas Island. :   
Service if applicable. :   
Please enter your comments here, :   A friend of Group Captain Hubbard pilot of the first H-bomb Valiant. very impressive site that tells of a very important part of British history and one that should never be forgotten!!
EMail address. :   karllake@tiscali.com