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    Another landing craft pen

    From this:

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    Comes this. Very pleased with the finish as there was a lot of rot in the oak frames.

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    Well done very nice.

     
     
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    Hi Nick, would there be any history/provenance to the landing craft. Nevertheless, a good looking pen.
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    That looks lovely

     
     
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    Love the colour in that, another very nice pen with great history
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    A lovely pen Nick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittswood View Post
    Hi Nick, would there be any history/provenance to the landing craft. Nevertheless, a good looking pen.
    Kelvin
    Hi Kelvin.
    I am making three fountain pens from old timbers of Foxtrot Eight for the museum in Portsmouth. The landing craft helped Royal Marines liberate the Falklands and is now enjoying a fresh lease of life running tourists around Portsmouth Harbour.

    Foxtrot Eight was one of four smaller landing craft used by Portsmouth-based assault ship HMS Fearless to ferry commandos and their equipment ashore at San Carlos in May 1982.

    After long and fruitful service, Fearless was broken up a decade ago but two of her landing craft were saved as museum pieces.

    One Foxtrot Seven, used in the evacuation of crew of stricken frigate HMS Antelope sits outside the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney as a monument to landing craft crew.

    Foxtrot Eight was donated to the historic dockyard where she could be seen floating in the Mast Pond between Action Stations and Boathouse No.4.

    With the latter building brought back to life as a centre for small boat building thanks to 6m of investment, the facilities exist to bring F8 back to life.

    This is her now.
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    Fantastic history to a well deserved pen. Well done Nick.
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