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Re: Mundane Military/SCA Overlap <was: My Thanks for the In

Poster: Michael Ford/HNS <Michael_Ford@notesgw.hns.com>

Good afternoon everyone,

Tadhg "Chuck Graves" <chuck_graves@mail.hq.faa.gov> writes;

>Tadhg carefully blows the dust off the Apocrypha SCA and turns to the Book of 

>And while on cruise in the Med, the Captain was told of the occasion of a 
lofty observer.

>Where upon, the Captain sent for his Marshall of SCA troops and commanded him 
to commence exercise of weapons.

>And there was a great noise upon the decks from the clash of glave, sword, and 

>Upon seeing this, the observer sent messengers to his leaders, being enemies 
of the Men of the Nimitz.

>And the messengers said unto their leaders, Verily they prepare for the 
gravest end. Even now, they train to battle us after a holocaust AND be 

>So are we told, how the Men of the Nimitz worked to preserve peace.

Having heard several versions of this story even before I was stationed aboard 
the Nimitz, I wanted to find out the truth, if any, about what was said to 
happen.  I asked several of the crew and  officers (including the Captain) who 
had been on board for as many as 4 years, if this or any version of the story 
was true.  To a man, the reply was, there is no way that the Captain would have 
allowed SCA fighters on the flight deck, much less at sea with a Russian bomber 
flying overhead.  The fact is that there would be some record, in the way of 
pictures, a log entry, a story in the Nimitz newsletter and most assuredly 
video from the flight deck cameras.  None of these things exist, because they 
didn't happen, my efforts to be allowed to have a fighter practice onboard were 
even nixed.  Though, I did get some interest from those I asked who thought it 
would be cool if it really did happen.  Sorry for debunking this story for 
those of you who liked it:^).  Have fun,

Sean MacKay
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