Affililiation to Boats

#1
Just wondered if this still happened with regiments?


A few fellow Coldstreamers and myself joined HMS Brilliant anchored off Cowes in the 90,s and spent a few weeks onboard escorting Brittania round the british isles!

not sure why we were affiliated but it was the done thing and most regiments had "Mother ships"

p.s. It was very messy! ffs those Navy PO,s can drink!
 

TheIronDuke

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#7
I had a deep affiliation with a couple of cigarette boats on the Algeciras to Baba en Ceuta run back in the 80's. I called them 'Shadowfax The Invisible Flier' and 'Useless Oil Spewing Fucking Bastard Piece of Shite' (Shitbag for short). All was well until the Spanish customs got budgies. They would try to knock off the outboards with guns. It was a right laugh for a while until one of the Croatian lads got pissed off and shot a budgie with a handgun so the Spanish helicopter sunk my fucking boat.

I re-named the first boat 'Never Let A Dago By', sold it and moved into property development.
 
#8
Boats is what you takes to when the ship sinks.
So I was told.
 
#9
I once saw a 38 Bty stollie with "scroteboat" painted on the side.
 
#14
Right chaps, in the Senior Service a boat is a submarine. Everything else is a target, sorry, ship.

Now, back on thread. I have had several ships which were affiliated to 'gangs of soldiers' and suchlike. I can remember that on ANTRIM our affiliated Regiment was the Royal Irish Rangers and we usually had one playing the pipes standing on the gun turret when we entered Portsmouth.

When you have an affiliated Regiment/Battallion/Whatever or gang of soldiers, we get them onboard and they drink all our beer and fall asleep, then we go to them and they take us out and let us play with big drivey things and GUNS!

Matelots with guns, whatever next. But it was always a good wheeze. I don't know if any of the current boats have affiliations - why not write a letter?*





* Those of a claustrophobic persuasion need not apply.
 

TheIronDuke

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#16
Right chaps, in the Senior Service a boat is a submarine. Everything else is a target, sorry, ship.
Fascinating. So if your ship is getting done up the arsehole by a weird brown canvas ship like poor Retd_crab's ship is being done in the above picture, what do you call that in the Senior Service?

Apart from 'Monday evening'?
 
#17
Fascinating. So if your ship is getting done up the arsehole by a weird brown canvas ship like poor Retd_crab's ship is being done in the above picture, what do you call that in the Senior Service?

Apart from 'Monday evening'?
Manouevres.
 
#18
Does every boat/target/ship/dinghy/frigate/carrier have its own golden rivet. With all the nigs trying to find the elusive winged deck pecker??
Ah, the famous 'golden rivet' tale. Best I ever saw (being electrical trade) was silver solder!

In fact, HMY BRITTANIA has got a golden rivet in the immaculate engine room.


Must be a Royal/Wardroom joke.
 
#20
Ah, the famous 'golden rivet' tale. Best I ever saw (being electrical trade) was silver solder!

In fact, HMY BRITTANIA has got a golden rivet in the immaculate engine room.


Must be a Royal/Wardroom joke.
Never heard of silver soldier, grandfather was a stoker many many years ago and use to tell me the wind ups they use to pull on royals etc


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