Affililiation to Boats

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  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!
  2. Boats? Que?
  3. ok frigates ships,big floaty things!
  4. My boat. A real boat not a ship.

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  5. Byeway Open to All Traffic BOAT
  6. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    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.
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  7. Boats is what you takes to when the ship sinks.
    So I was told.
  8. I once saw a 38 Bty stollie with "scroteboat" painted on the side.
  9. Is that a Norman ? what engine?
  10. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    More to the point, why is he allowing that small orange boat to shag Norman from behind?
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  11. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    That brown boat is so shagging your boat, and your boat is loving it.

    boat shagger.JPG
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  12. 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.