MOD Plod on her tod rescues a Royal Navy bod

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So you can just get in a taxi and drive right into Portsmouth Naval Base without encountering a guardroom or any other ID checks?
How do you know there were no ID checks or Guardroom?
 
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How do you know there were no ID checks or Guardroom?

The driver was concerned at the sailor’s drunken state and spoke to Ministry of Defence police officers on his way out of the base.

That sparked a search for a man which ended in the rescue.


Hopefully the Policewoman, recieves a commendation.
 
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How did our inebriated chum get past the guardroom and into the main base in his taxi then?
 
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How did our inebriated chum get past the guardroom and into the main base in his taxi then?
It's really rather simples…

Taxi stops at gate, driver and passenger flash ID, gate gives the driver a vehicle pass and in he goes.
 
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It's really rather simples…

Taxi stops at gate, driver and passenger flash ID, gate gives the driver a vehicle pass and in he goes.
Christ, so there are all sorts of taxi drivers cutting around Portsmouth Naval Base?
 
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Christ, so there are all sorts of taxi drivers cutting around Portsmouth Naval Base?
You've never got a taxi onto camp before? It's not exactly the most shocking revelation to ever come out of defence, is it?

I've even heard wild rumours of Tesco delivery vans and even fast food deliveries being allowed onto camps.
 
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You've never got a taxi onto camp before? It's not exactly the most shocking revelation to ever come out of defence, is it?

I've even heard wild rumours of Tesco delivery vans and even fast food deliveries being allowed onto camps.
It was the late 90's when I was in and security was generally quite slack but they never let taxis or fast food deliveries past the gate - it used to really annoy the guard commanders on the night shift because they'd have to ring the Duty Room and tell us when our indian food had arrived.
 

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You've never got a taxi onto camp before? It's not exactly the most shocking revelation to ever come out of defence, is it?

I've even heard wild rumours of Tesco delivery vans and even fast food deliveries being allowed onto camps.
Stanley Fort in HK, the fecking bus used to come through camp!

Pizza deliveries at night were often stopped by guard, checked to see contents, if wanted inside guardroom, never it made it past gate!
 
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It was the late 90's when I was in and security was generally quite slack but they never let taxis or fast food deliveries past the gate - it used to really annoy the guard commanders on the night shift because they'd have to ring the Duty Room and tell us when our indian food had arrived.
Well you do now. In Tidworth VCP there is a list of approved Taxi companies that are allowed onto camp...
 
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There's a proportion of the Taxi Drivers (as well as some delivery drivers) in Pompey and Guzz who've completed the security checks required for unescorted access to the Dockyard. They hand their pass in when they drive in and get their pass back when they drive out.

It's not rocket science is it?
 

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Surprised no Pongo has picked up on the phrase 'military policeman' as used in the article.
 
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There's a proportion of the Taxi Drivers (as well as some delivery drivers) in Pompey and Guzz who've completed the security checks required for unescorted access to the Dockyard. They hand their pass in when they drive in and get their pass back when they drive out.

It's not rocket science is it?

this. Plus big dockyards are Big and dangerous and matelots are fat and lazy and get lost, makes sense

Unless AQ are developing a cockshell heroes branch I think its probably all been risk assessed
 
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There's a proportion of the Taxi Drivers (as well as some delivery drivers) in Pompey and Guzz who've completed the security checks required for unescorted access to the Dockyard. They hand their pass in when they drive in and get their pass back when they drive out.

It's not rocket science is it?

this. Plus big dockyards are Big and dangerous and matelots are fat and lazy and get lost, makes sense

Unless AQ are developing a cockshell heroes branch I think its probably all been risk assessed
 

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