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    Re: Celestial Navigation in the British Royal Navy
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2020 May 5, 00:55 -0700

    Potential “Astro” navigators in the RN are given a lead-in session in the Planetarium at Chichester, England. Before lockdown, I was able to assist. Funny how technology evolves. Nearly 6 decades ago I was teaching the RN how to fly Vampire jet fighters.  Brian Walton

    Good gracious Brian.  Do the RN Navs still do that trip?  We did that trip from Gaydon in back in 1967 or 68.  It was somewhere important, I can’t remember where, in morning, the Law Courts in the afternoon, and the London Planetarium just after they shut in the evening.  It was all part of our general education.  Another time they took us down a working coal mine with a paddy train, blokes hewing coal, and a shower afterwards, not a museum coal mine. DaveP

       
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