UK: Royal Navy Sailors Beat Warship to Plymouth

first_img View post tag: News by topic UK: Royal Navy Sailors Beat Warship to Plymouth View post tag: Warship May 9, 2013 Royal Navy sailors from Plymouth-based HMS Sutherland were given a heroes’ welcome when they won a race to beat the ship back to Plymouth from Scotland.The five sailors have raised more than £3,500 for the Royal Navy/Royal Marine Charity by not only beating the ship back to HM Naval Base Devonport by land, but also by completing imaginative tasks along the 833 miles, set by the ship as it sailed south.The triumphant team were given the charity challenge as a way of raising funds with the handicap of starting off without transport, phones or money and somehow surviving but still reaching their goal.They therefore, successfully used their survival instincts, wits, charm and leadership skills – all important attributes in the Royal Navy.Waiting on the jetty as the ship arrived this morning were Master At Arms Dean Latham from Salford, Manchester, age 38; Petty Officer (Above Water Tactical) Russell Simpson from Plymouth, age 34; Leading Chef Brad Morton from Castleford, age 25; Engineering Technician (Marine Engineer) Steve Weaver from Droitwich age 27; and Able Rate (Warfare Specialist) David Grey from Rye age 29.The five men were selected from the 180-strong crew for the event which began on Monday (April 29) while the ship left Scotland on Wednesday.They managed to impress enough businesses and individuals of the good cause they were collecting for to be given at least two vehicles for transport, all their meals and accommodation free of charge.Team member Petty Officer Russ Simpson, from Plymouth, said:“It’s great to be back in Plymouth and to have beaten the ship to Devonport. This challenge was one of the best things I’ve done in the Navy. We were thrown different tasks each day out of the blue, which added to the excitement and pressure.“We were constantly amazed and humbled by the generosity of the people we met on the way, both ordinary members of the public.“This was a daunting challenge to start with only a ruck sack with no money or credit cards to pay for accommodation or food and none booked ahead. We relied on the goodwill of people and businesses we met and the rose to the occasion.“It helped that we were doing this for the military. When people saw we were in the Navy and were raising money for people who need help in the Navy and Marines they were very keen to help us.’’He thanked among others, One Call Direct which donated a van, the Master Mariners, Taunton Race Course, FlyBe and Enterprise Rental, Costa coffee, Ron Dewdney pasties, Waterstones, Greggs Bakers.They had to prove all their tasks, one of which was to meet an MP – they met Helen Grant, Minister for Justice and Equality at the House of Commons.Additional tasks completed were a photo of them outside No’ 10 Downing Street, meeting the head of the Royal Navy (proven by leaving a specially struck ‘Sutherland Coin’ on his desk in his absence), meeting Lord Thurso (MP) of Sutherland and meeting a the first winning jockey and horse at Taunton Race Course on Thursday).[mappress]Press Release, May 9, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Royal View post tag: Beat View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defencecenter_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: sailors View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Sailors Beat Warship to Plymouth View post tag: Plymouth Training & Education Share this articlelast_img read more

There is a renewed push to sell the Hamilton home of once notorious businessman Christopher Skase

first_img36 Dickson Tce, HamiltonIT’S list of features is extraordinary, not least of which, that is was built by one of Australia’s most notorious businessmen, but that still hasn’t been enough to find a buyer yet for the Hamilton home once owned by Christopher Skase.The house, known as Bromley, at Dickson Tce, has now been listed with its third agency since July 2016.It is now owned by Dr Soo Hian Beh. It was bought in 2001 for $6.5 million. 36 Dickson Tce, HamiltonHis listing describes the home as a “lavish portrayal of an extraordinary era in Australian history’’.The 2759sq m estate is on Hamilton Hill. It has nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The opulent home on Dickson Tce in Hamilton is up for sale. Picture: Claudia BaxterThe nine-bedroom home was most recently listed for rent on realestate.com.au with an asking rent of $12,800 a week.Want to see more dream homes? Here is one we found earlier:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:30Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDream Home: Chandler01:30It is now listed for sale through Stephen Weber of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty through an expressions of interest campaign. Dr Beh is selling her opulent family home in Hamilton. Picture: Claudia BaxterDr Beh’s estranged husband, Sir Yii Ann Hii, is being pursued by the Australian Taxation Office which accused him of paying no tax between 2001 and 2009.He claimed he was not a resident at the time.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago 36 Dickson Tce, HamiltonIt has a circular staircase and an internal bell tower, the boundary fence of the home is made from one metre thick concrete and reinforced steel.Skase also famously had bullet proof glass installed in parts of the home.last_img read more