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"Im not the only gay on this ship" - Focus apology

#1
It is good to see that the MoD's own in-house brand of toilet paper hasn't let its standards slip since I left.


It appears to have been hoisted by its own PC-obsessed petard. How about an apology for printing constant drivel that would shame Pravda?

From the Mirror:

http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/...not-the-only-gay-on-my-warship-name_page.html

I'M NOT THE ONLY GAY ON MY WARSHIP

Jul 17 2005

Navy chief's sex broadside

Exclusive By Rupert Hamer Defence Correspondent

A ROYAL Navy officer who claimed "I'm not the only gay on the warship" has landed MoD chiefs in hot water.

Lieutenant Commander Craig Jones, 36, penned an article for the Ministry's magazine Focus about being gay on board HMS Fearless.

He claimed that he had requested a private meeting with the ship's captain to complain about anti-gay views on board.

In the article, which used the catchphrase from TV's Little Britain in a headline, Lt Cdr Jones wrote: "I told him that when he stepped on to the flight deck that he needed to bear in mind that his third in command was gay.

"I said I was not the only gay man out of the 500 in the ship's company. He was possibly embarrassed. I probably had a face like thunder. I was fired up."

Now the magazine, which is distributed to all MoD staff, has issued a full apology because Lt Cdr Jones's comments imply that the captain and crew were anti-gay.

The magazine's editor says in this month's edition: "Unfortunately we did not check our story before publication. We entirely and unreservedly apologise to the commanding officer and the ship's company for any inaccuracies in the report and for our failure to check the story before publication."

The comic line "I'm the only gay in the village" - uttered by Little Britain star Matt Lucas's Welsh character Dafydd - has become a common jokey phrase in the UK.

The alleged incident between Lt Cdr Jones and his captain followed the lifting of the ban on homosexuals in the forces.

Lt Cdr Jones claimed there had been an earlier meeting among officers implying that the change of policy was unwelcome. After that meeting he confronted the captain, telling him he was gay and was not the only one on the ship.

A Whitehall source said: "The problem was that the article implied that the captain and some crew were homophobic so the editor of Focus needed to put the record straight.

"It has caused a certain amount of embarrassment among senior civil servants - but also a great deal of amusement with Little Britain fans!"
 
#2
strewth mate! bit strong :D but hey your opinion and fair do's.

Just one thing to think of tho mate, and I'm not saying this to cause a fight or anything - but remember that there have always been, and always WILL be homosexuals in the Armed Forces and you have NO idea who is and who isnt unless they actually tell you.

Don't let it blinker you as to their professional abilities within the Forces mate. At the end of the day, gay straight black white or green with purple spots, if that person saves your life you'll not give a shit what their personal life is about.

Hugs, Vik xxx
 
#3
I am sure some of the batty boys would quite like to grip your shit and perhaps pus your stool in for you.

The forces are here to protect society and democracy. That does not mean whe have to be a cross section of society or be a democracy!!

Dave
 
#5
HMS Fearless = landing shiptype boat = full of marines. Therefore not the only "Gay" on the warship, I wager.

However, I will accept criticism if I am wrong, but wasn't HMS Fearless retired in 2002 to be replaced by HMS Albion?? So when was he on board??
 
#7
Many years ago, the Booties on the Fearless used to have a sort of gronk-board at the entrance to the mess, whose only purpose was to scare off sensitive young naval officers doing evening rounds.
Alledgedly it was covered in cut-outs from hard-core gay porn mags; it had cum-shots, pearl necklaces, insertions, soixante-neuf, you name it. 8O

I don't know if its a true dit, but it should be..
 
#9
Seen some great gronks boards,including Fearless,but no gay cuttings,just pure unadulterated filth(polaroid)mind you,some of the gronks did have a strong resemblance to the male of the species(even recognised a couple)Also,I wonder if the aggrieved naval pig meant poop deck,not flight deck.Poop Deck=chutney bar in Fort Lauderdale,Florida. Luv ya.
 
#10
bernoulli said:
Many years ago, the Booties on the Fearless used to have a sort of gronk-board at the entrance to the mess, whose only purpose was to scare off sensitive young naval officers doing evening rounds.
Alledgedly it was covered in cut-outs from hard-core gay porn mags; it had cum-shots, pearl necklaces, insertions, soixante-neuf, you name it. 8O

I don't know if its a true dit, but it should be..
Well I remember getting a brief from a CPO when I first embarked on Fearless (in Fearless?) which included the warning to stay out of a certain companion-way (great name come to think of it) during "stand-easy" in case we saw something we might feel obliged to report! Could have been a wind-up for baby Pongo officers? All I'll say is that part of ship was known as the Gulch, as in "Gobbler's Gulch"!!
 
#11
This thread reminds me of the Rusty B [HMS Bulwark] in the Far East when RM Battalion Gp were embarked and a young army officer rang on the internal ships phone system and said 'I want Maiwand' [145 Maiwand Commando Battery RA]. Unfortunately he rang the stokers mess by mistake and you can imagine the reply he got to his high pitched voiced request !!!!!!!! A true story btw.
 
#12
As far as I know Fearless was stuck up Gosport harbour a while ago Goatbag. Jones was recently on Fleet Staff ´down the pit´ fnar, fnar so the story sounds at best ancient if not boll0cks to boot.

Navy poofs need to get back in the locker.
 
#13
Devilishdave said:
I am sure some of the batty boys would quite like to grip your s*** and perhaps pus your stool in for you.
The forces are here to protect society and democracy. That does not mean whe have to be a cross section of society or be a democracy!!
And only heterosexuals can protect democracy. Obviously :?
 
#14
Poison dwarf wrote
And only heterosexuals can protect democracy. Obviously
Sexuality shouldn´t be an issue. Alas the profile gay rights and issues in HMAFs are getting and the time devoted to the ´íssues´ is just one of the many things that detracts from ´war fighting´ and the preparation for the same.

I once thought brown hatters could do no harm to the Forces if they continued to keep their heads down. I think I was wrong.
 
#15
goatbagthedruid said:
HMS Fearless = landing shiptype boat = full of marines. Therefore not the only "Gay" on the warship, I wager.

However, I will accept criticism if I am wrong, but wasn't HMS Fearless retired in 2002 to be replaced by HMS Albion?? So when was he on board??
HMS Fearless was still running. The plan was to get rid of fearless and ocean but Albion proved to be a pain in the butt. Like being gay is a big thing! Pist!!! Just look at 3 para!
 
#16
Maybe the Naval officer who has such a problem with "anti Gay" attitudes should have never joined, what is he a crusader for gay rights? People who join an organisation in order to change it to their fashionable tastes should fcuk off. Gays will always be there but this tosser is of course demanding that everyone conform to HIS attitude.






Poofter
 
#18
Anya1982 said:
Like being gay is a big thing! Pist!!! Just look at 3 para!
Surely you mean "3 Para mortar platoon and formation gentleman's dancing squad"??

If the smilies were up and running, there would be a twisted smile right...there!
 
#20
Who really gives a fcuk if someone gay. What I object to is the entire equal rights marches and the entire ram it down your throat p1ss (excuse pun) about how happy you are. Token gay on every programme from corrie to big brother.

If a let's celebrate we’re hetro march was announced it would be banned in case it upset the sensitive people.

I don’t give a flying fcuk if you’re gay or straight, can you do the job? Yes? You’re hired. No, you’re fired
 

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