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    Default Medals and promotions.

    As we do not have a section to celebrate your achievements on the Anchorage similar to the one which exists on the Drome where people hold parties in the mess I intend this to be a thread where we can announce our elevation up the chain of command and invite our fellow mariners to join us in the Wardroom for a wet.
    I will start the ball rolling on behalf of several medal recipients over the last month.
    Bligh.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I will start the ball rolling with Texas who has achieved the distinction of gaining his "How to" silver medal, being only the second person to be presented with this award.
    I therefore call upon all to join me in the wardroom for a few sippers and a hornpipe or two in recognition of this event.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Many congrats on the gong, well done that man, pass the Port .

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    Well done! Rare medal.

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    Many Congratulations, Texas! That is a significant achievement.

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    Well done mate

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    Salute

    You're an inspiration Jonas.

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    Thank you very much.

    I do try to follow in the footsteps of the great man that was the first to receive this prestigious medal, Rob himself. I will not be long winded but will end this speech by simply saying... cheers!

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    A belated award today to Bob, HMS Lidia for uploading more than 25 files.

    Bligh.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Congratulations! Well done, Bob!

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    This evening Comte de Brueys, Sven takes the chair with the award of his 100 rep points medal.
    Congratulations dear boy.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Congratulations Sven.

    Rob, I noticed you too have had a bit of a promotion, baron.

    Three cheers for Rob, huzzah,huzzah,huzzah!!

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    Indeed! Obviously received his baroncy for actions during Burns night!

    Well deserved, Sven!

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    It must have turned up yesterday shipmates. Baron Bligh of Skegness then. It being about the nearest bit of coast to Nottingham.
    Guess the drinks are on me then.
    To my State Cabin and splice the Main brace.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Many congratulations for your well deserved honour, Rob!

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    Thanks very much Dave.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Adouble for my friend Captain Kiwi today as he has passed the 50 rep mark, and also recieved a much delayed gong for the World Championships at Derby last October. How did I forget that?
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Congrats to you Captain Kiwi! Bang a gong! I think that’s a song.......

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    Congratulations!

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    And by the way, how do the 2 years and 1000 posts update to 3 years and 1500?

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    You let me know the milestone has been reached and I do something about it Jonas.
    Guess you will be buying as well then!
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Congratulations to Jonas who has just gained his delayed three years service medal.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Three cheers for three years.



    Congratulations Jonas.

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    Thank you!
    Let the port go all round.

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    Your very good health then sir, and confusion to your enemies.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Congratulations on your three years at sea, Jonas!

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    This evening Cptn Duff received a medal for "How to".

    Any Port in a storm eh Chris.
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    Did I hear Port mentioned ?

    Cheers chaps

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    Congratulations on your new award, Chris!

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    Congratulations, Chris!

    Where did that port go?

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    Thank you David and also Jonas.
    In reciprication a belated congrats to you Jonas on your gong for your three year medal, I have some catching up to do.
    I raise my glass to you sir

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    Daniel The mad Scot will be buying in the Wardroom tonight as he has just been awarded his first medal for a very nifty "How to."

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    We can also add Neil Union Jack to the party for hitting his 250 rep points today. Congratulations Neil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Daniel The mad Scot will be buying in the Wardroom tonight as he has just been awarded his first medal for a very nifty "How to."

    Bligh.
    An honor sir! Completely unexpected. Thankee!
    A bumper of the finest Claret for all! Or if you prefer, I do have a bottle of some 100 year old Skye single Malt, A dram for those who desire it.
    Last edited by The Mad Scot; 03-17-2018 at 11:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    We can also add Neil Union Jack to the party for hitting his 250 rep points today. Congratulations Neil.
    Bligh.
    And a Toast to Neil Union Jack!!! "Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
    Let me do the honor of filling your glass sir!

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    Congratulations, Neil.
    Well deserved for devotion to duty.
    A cider for Speedwell Lass, a West Country girl, don't you know.
    Eileen

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    Congratulations to you both!

    I never turn down whisky as long as it's of quality!

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    Well done, Neil.

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    Congratulations, Daniel and Neil, upon your medal awards!

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    Can we nominate others in this thread?

    I noted the midshipman medal. I would like to nominate Diamondback and Union Jack.

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    I am unaware of how that medal is granted Jonas. As a master and Commander yourself, you are senior enough to approach the Royal Hajj about this and ask him if you may put up your choices for award.
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    Am I to understand that you have to draw attention to yourself if you think you qualify? I want a shiny! I've been loitering here three years. Do I qualify?

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    Methinks that if you touted for this particular gong you would get a dusty answer Dobbs. If some member of standing in the community put you forward it would be considered. There are many medals where the criteria are straightforward and I can just check the records and award them.
    Others like the Midshipman medal need Keith's blessing. however, always feel free to ask me. If you don't ask you don't get, unless I just happen to notice when I am doing something else.
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    I will not bother the royal shark (haj in Swedish) in his time of troubles.

    I will on the other hand suggest that Dobbs was applying for the “one year of service and 500 posts” medal...

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    Thanks, Jonas.

    I saw the three years, and overlooked the 1 in front of the 5 for the number of posts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    Thanks, Jonas.

    I saw the three years, and overlooked the 1 in front of the 5 for the number of posts!
    Indeed Dobbs, and when I get access to admin again I will address your one year medal for you.
    This may take some time.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Thanks to an observation made by Cmmdre and now being able to access the Admin again it gives me great pleasure to announce the award of the three years service and 1500 posts to Dobbs.
    Well done sir.
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    Aaww, thanks Admiral! But isn't it supposed to be the lesser 1 year and 500? Not that I'm complaining, just didn't want more than was appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Thanks to an observation made by Cmmdre and now being able to access the Admin again it gives me great pleasure to announce the award of the three years service and 1500 posts to Dobbs.
    Well done sir.
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    Congrats Dobbs!

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    Congratulations on your medal, Dobbs!

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