LCVP "Foxtrot 8"

LCVP "Foxtrot 8" Page run by friends/supporters of the Falklands landing craft “Foxtrot 8”, now seaworthy & based in the historic dockyard Portsmouth, UK.
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12/02/2024
If you find yourself stuck for something to do, here's an idea 🤩
21/01/2024

If you find yourself stuck for something to do, here's an idea 🤩

Fifteen years ago Mr Needam’s question was answered. Very many thanks to Steve G for the trip down Memory Lane 😁🤩
24/11/2023

Fifteen years ago Mr Needam’s question was answered. Very many thanks to Steve G for the trip down Memory Lane 😁🤩

FOXTROT 8 was delighted and honoured to play it’s part in the committal of the ashes of a former shipmate and “Class of ...
10/09/2023

FOXTROT 8 was delighted and honoured to play it’s part in the committal of the ashes of a former shipmate and “Class of 82” Surgeon Captain Dougal Whyte Royal Navy this week.

04/09/2023
25/06/2023

Another scorching day!🔥

Remember it’s free to enter Boathouse 4 and the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard site. Just ask for a heritage quarter pass at the visitor centre!

Steve W, always manages to capture her best side 🤩
24/06/2023

Steve W, always manages to capture her best side 🤩

Need a diversion for the children?? Come and have look.
26/04/2023

Need a diversion for the children?? Come and have look.

A little treat for “Flashback Fridays,” thanks to the RM Historical Society. I am sure it features "Ard as Nails” Gen Si...
31/03/2023

A little treat for “Flashback Fridays,” thanks to the RM Historical Society. I am sure it features "Ard as Nails” Gen Sir Stuart Pringle at the beginning.

A Royal Marines recruitment film showcasing the training and work of the Marines with a dramatised commando raid on a fictional radar station in Norway captu...

On this day twenty years ago (30 March 2003) we lost “Big Chris” Maddison, KIA (Killed In Action) whilst serving onboard...
29/03/2023

On this day twenty years ago (30 March 2003) we lost “Big Chris” Maddison, KIA (Killed In Action) whilst serving onboard an LCVP from 9 Assault Squadron Royal Marines. He is fondly remembered by all who where fortunate to know him and his name lives on in the replacement LCVP, NOVEMBER MIKE. One of only two landing craft in service to have a name rather than number, the other being LCU FOXTROT JUILET.
RIP
PMPT

More than a few LCVPs were put back together in here 😁
16/03/2023

More than a few LCVPs were put back together in here 😁

Throwback Thursday!

Photograph of the boat repairs being undertaken in Boathouse 4 in 1986📸

You can even see the safety walkway blocked out round the outside of the workshop floor, something we still have and use today!🦺

Another Wenham classic😁
02/01/2023

Another Wenham classic😁

Another red letter day in the Falklands. It is Battle Day commemorating the Royal Navy’s defeat of the German fleet in 1...
08/12/2022

Another red letter day in the Falklands. It is Battle Day commemorating the Royal Navy’s defeat of the German fleet in 1914 off Port Stanley; however, today was also the unveiling of a plaque by the members of Naval Party 8901 and Falklands Islands Defence Force marking their valiant defence of Stanley in 1982 against vastly superior Argentinian invasion force.

Steve A Wenham does it again, F8 and VIC 56
26/11/2022

Steve A Wenham does it again, F8 and VIC 56

Today we travelled to Bertha’s beach to pay respects at the FOXTROT 4 memorial with some legends of 1982; Rear Admiral L...
14/11/2022

Today we travelled to Bertha’s beach to pay respects at the FOXTROT 4 memorial with some legends of 1982; Rear Admiral Larken (then Captain HMS FEARLESS), Commodore Clapp (Commodore Amphibious Forces), Major General Nick Vaux (Commanding Officer 42 Commando) and Lt Colonel Guy Sheridan (Land Forces Commander - Recapture of South Georgia).
After lunch they were invited to answer questions from personnel currently serving in the Falkland Islands.
If one lesson was to be learnt, be prepared to be flexible and independent when the plan goes astray and the comms go down.

Was privileged to be here in the Falklands for Remembrance and the return of the 1982 veterans and their next of kin. Af...
13/11/2022

Was privileged to be here in the Falklands for Remembrance and the return of the 1982 veterans and their next of kin. After a service at the Cathedral, the platoons and standards marched to Stanley’s Cross of Sacrifice in front of the cemetery, where wreaths were laid.
As the veterans platoon drew level the crowd burst into applause just for them, a nice touch in return for their service and sacrifice.

His Majesty King Charles III has been announced as Captain General Royal Marines on the 358th Anniversary of the Corps.I...
28/10/2022

His Majesty King Charles III has been announced as Captain General Royal Marines on the 358th Anniversary of the Corps.
In a personal message to the Royal Marines as they mark their 358th birthday today, The King said:
"It is the greatest possible pleasure to assume the role of your Captain General. I am exceptionally proud to follow in the footsteps of so many members of my family over the last three and a half centuries, all of whom held the role with a deep sense of admiration.
The Royal Marines have a distinguished and unparalleled history, both on land and at sea. I draw immense inspiration from your courage, determination, self-discipline and a remarkable capacity to endure in the most extreme environments.
I feel greatly honoured to become part of the Corps Family and very much look forward to meeting many of you in the near future. In the meantime, this comes with my heartfelt and special wishes for a very happy 358th birthday.
Per Mare, Per Terram."

Steve A Wenham going the extra mile to capture our best side again
27/10/2022

Steve A Wenham going the extra mile to capture our best side again

On this day in 1805…..Now a Corps Memorable Date
21/10/2022

On this day in 1805…..
Now a Corps Memorable Date

☀️ Pontoon Open Weekend☀️Come on down to Boathouse 4 on the 22nd and 23rd of October to come and have a look around our ...
15/10/2022

☀️ Pontoon Open Weekend☀️

Come on down to Boathouse 4 on the 22nd and 23rd of October to come and have a look around our operational boats 10-16:30

❗️This is our last Pontoon Open Weekend of the year so make sure you come down and see us!❗️

⭐️Our operational boats will be open for you to have a look around

⭐️F8 will be running 20 minute trips at £10 per person (Pre-book in advance to avoid disappointment by emailing [email protected] or book on the day with a Visitor Host)
⏰Times: 13:00, 13:40, 14:30, 15:00 & 15:30

⭐️MGB 81 will be taking passengers out for an hour boat ride with individual tickets available to purchase on Saturday the 22nd of October at £100 per person (Pre-book in advance by emailing [email protected] or book on the day with a Visitor Host)

⭐️HSL 102 will be taking passengers out for an hour boat ride with individual tickets available to purchase on Sunday the 23rd of October at £75 per person (Pre-book in advance by emailing [email protected] or book on the day with a Visitor Host)

⭐️Our volunteers will be on hand to help you come aboard our boats and answer any questions you have

⭐️Vic 56 will be available to explore and she will also be in steam alongside

We can’t wait to see you!

We are delighted that Andrew B, has very generously allowed this page to post his amazing pictures of F8 in action at th...
28/09/2022

We are delighted that Andrew B, has very generously allowed this page to post his amazing pictures of F8 in action at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.

Apologies to anyone who turned up at weekend hoping for a trip, but F8 had relocated with her “stable mates” (MGB81 & HS...
20/09/2022

Apologies to anyone who turned up at weekend hoping for a trip, but F8 had relocated with her “stable mates” (MGB81 & HSL102) to the Southampton Boat Show. There’s still time if you’re quick, otherwise normal service will resume on completion 😁

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