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 Post subject: Pay day
PostPosted: 07 Aug 2007 23:47 
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One day out east on the Eagle, we were working down the fridge flats
bringing up the meat and dairy produce to hoist up to the beef screen.
Being very cold down there I was working in shorts and a duffel coat.
Suddenly I realised it was time to muster in the hanger for pay, so I
rushed back to the mess to get a cap and NO.8 shirt. After being in the
queue for ages I finally made it to the pay desk. One of the supervising
officers was looking at me with a sick sardonic smile. "Come here Pork
Chop" he said in a voice like Prince Charles. "Is your name really Pork
Chop?" Unbeknown to me on my faded name tag some one had written
Pork Chop in large letters. That Prick in his puffy voice really drawed
it out and made me feel a right pratt. I found out later in Mombassa
that Prick was discharged for committing an unatural act on another.
Couldn't have happed to a more deserving person.


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What your saying Harry is he like a bit of Pork but not the chop eh!


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One of many) of the abiding memories of my "short but colourfull 24 years in the "Mob" was the totally false "affected"
accents that about 75% of the residents of the wardroom seemed to insist on using :?

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Had it's uses tho! in foreign parts they stood out so much that even the locals realised it and that us peasants were nothing to do with them! We got the grippos they had to pay (Ok they had better runs? but ours were natural and free(ish) and you could make a prat of yourself and get away with it - after all you were only a low class rating and expected to be like that Yep had it's uses :wink:


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Y'know SW there is a good measure of truth and logic in what you say
On one ship I was on (which shall remain nameless to protect the guilty)
The Pilot (Flight Commander - not Navvy) sometimes used to come ashore
with me and a couple of my mates from the Chiefs mess
cos he felt he could trap a more "regular"type of bird with us rather than
the "hooray Henrietta" type that were attracted to Officer class

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The bit I like was that at times you were expected to perform, the dafter the better, they loved it!


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 Post subject: Dits and Back Cats.
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Hi all.

I think the worst of these were if they were born with a country dialect [spelling is wrong.lol.] Say Scots, Country Yorkshire, Geordie, Belfast, "TORPOINT" that sort of accent, and they tried to put it on for the wardroom.

It used to make me shudder, and of course everyone took the piss out of them by repeating certain words they mispronounced just as they were passing you in a flat or as you let them through a hatch or something, I used to think they were hilarious, poor wee chip on their shoulders want to be *astards.

However fair play to some of them , on some ships if they didn't speak as though their tongue was too big for their mouth, then a lot of the other horficers didn't really take them into their, cl-eek, noticeable sometimes with Engineering, Gunnery, both Ban g Bang and TAS Gunners, and the new mechanicians when they came in.The worst for it were the type of Lieutenant, who got to look after some part of ship or other that he knew fcuk all about. Like taking over the Tas, or the Radar or the Gunnery parts of ships, it wasn't only the Chiefs and PO who, had to cover up their fcuk ups, even the younger guys sometimes knew better than they did.

Well that's my story and I'm sticking tooit.

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Standard routine though in any armed service - in any country in the world!

The Senior Officer says DO

The Junior Officer looks the part, but DOESN'T TOUCH a DAMN THING

The SNCO knows how to Do IT and Instructs accordingly

The JNCO takes charge of the actual event and does (under the watchful eye of the SNCO)

And the rest (call em what you like) DO

As long as it stays like that there's no problems, unfortunately there comes the odd junior officer who things he knows better and trys to take charge of the actual evolution - DISASTER (occasionally the newer JNCO trys to do without first checking with the Senior and it goes much the same! the older JNCO knows the score and is normally about to become a SNCO soon anyway! so gets away with it!)


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 Post subject: Dit's and blackcats.
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G'day all.

Yes S/W, you hit it on the button mate, that how the Andrew was the best and the biggest Navy, in the world.

The Andrew was carried along on the broad backs of fcuking idiots like us yins :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

We did enjoy doing it though didn't we, even if we didn't realise it at the time.

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Enjoyed it because we believed in what we were doing!

It's only in later life that you realise the awful truth! It's no use and nobody gives a fcuk anyway! But untill then as far as you are concerned it is the most important thing in the world! :lol: :lol:


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