Perhaps you missed the smiley , and the comment "wobbly moment discipline wise"? Especially, as Mutiny, is a nasty emotive word, which I don't think the Navy used. Especially as the men concerned are being offered counselling, as opposed to a Court -Martial.
I wouldn't like to be stuck in a sardine can with thousands of tonnes of water outside. As far as I'm concerned, it takes a special breed to even get into one of the damn things in the first place.
Some of us were offered a trip in Superb when she made her run back to the UK . Not for me thank you very much
It takes a special breed, and 9.80 (ish) extra a day, rising to 17 quid depending on length of service. They can also get extra dosh for nuclear watchkeeping qualifications. To give an example of how this all adds up, I knew a CPOMEA who was pulling down 48k per year. That said, I still would not do it. They can spend up to 12 weeks at a time submerged, on the bombers.
Willing to be corrected on the precise pay, but it is broadly correct.
Not totally accurate, the're planning to axe it when your not doing the job for which the allowance is paid. I.E. the submariner pay would only be paid for the time you are at sea, para pay would only be paid when you are in an airbourne unit etc. How the bloody hell they are going to administer that i dont know. It sends shivers down pay clerks spines when i ask for LSSA to be paid correctly. No doubt they will put a 10 day qualifying period on it, like LSSA, and then start sending you on loads of 9 day exercises. Cynical, moi
But you have to bear in mind the fact that the Sunday Mail has a history of absolutely hating the RN having SSNs and SSBNs in Scotland. It's a pointless paper read by pointless (and pointy-headed) people.
As far as I can tell, this was absolutely not a mutiny. Having been dived in an SSN, I can tell you it's a weird unnerving experience at the best of times and that lot deserve their extra pay twice over. When TRAF hit the rocks it scared a lot of people (anyone see the photos?) on board and all 11 involved here were there at the time. Smelling diesel on a nuclear vessel would give me the shits even if the hull hadn't been trashed 2 years previously, so I don't blame them at all. Still, not great PR is it?
But you have to bear in mind the fact that the Sunday Mail has a history of absolutely hating the RN having SSNs and SSBNs in Scotland. It's a pointless paper read by pointless (and pointy-headed) people