NAAFI

I served my 22 years in the Army then went straight into NAAFI working for them in Germany for ten years. I wore my Veterans badge on my uniform every day. During that time there where a high percentage of NAAFI workers who were also ex military.
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which one’s you?
 
In BAOR I remember that they would mostly be heading for the Zeebrugge ferry if USSR looked like they were actually going to do it.
You must be joking! With the Red Army’s reputation for ravishing absolutely anything with a pulse, Sweaty Debbie and her cohort of NAAFI slags would’ve been heading East as fast as their chubby little legs would carry them (slightly faster than a 432). Massed ranks of Stalin’s Organs would have been no match for the rampaging clunge of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute.
 
My grandad was in charge of a secret SOE NAAFI wagon in WW2, he crossed the Rhine in his wagon to spread fear and despondency across the reich when the Germans saw the prices and the low quality sandwiches with all the filling pushed to the front. General Montgomery arrived to award him the DFC ( distinguished frying cross ) but grandad told him to " fcuk off the NAAFI is closed ".
 
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My grandad was in charge of a secret SOE NAAFI wagon in WW2, he crossed the Rhine in his wagon and spread fear and despondency when the Germans saw the prices and the low quality sandwiches with all the filling pushed to the front. General Montgomery arrived to award him the DFC ( distinguished frying cross ) but grandad told him to " fcuk off the NAAFI is closed ".
Grandad wasn't Chinese by any chance, was he?
 
My grandad was in charge of a secret SOE NAAFI wagon in WW2, he crossed the Rhine in his wagon and spread fear and despondency when the Germans saw the prices and the low quality sandwiches with all the filling pushed to the front. General Montgomery arrived to award him the DFC ( distinguished frying cross ) but grandad told him to " fcuk off the NAAFI is closed ".
I seem to remember that during the 80’s the RTR used NAAFI pies as ammo in their Chieftains, another little known fact that helped win the Cold War, the Soviet’s wouldn’t of stood a chance against an armour piercing beef and onion!

foot note: The Chicken and Ham variety were used as Sabot rounds as the pastry often detached!
 
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One can imagine the screams as the sausage rolls tore through the hardened armour of the massed T-72s.
 
They are essentially seaborne naafi staff. I never served on a ship with a female one though. The canteen assistant would normally be messed in junior rates mess and manager ‘canman’ in either petty officer or chiefs mess. The Chinese laundrymen mainly slept in the ‘dhoby shack’- under the huuge ironing board.
I think a Chinese laundryman died during Falklands - abandoned ship but strapped his moneybags to himself first...he sank!
"F*ck Blitain", IIRC?
 

Tuffty

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i dont see why not as a civi employed by CRG on an FCO contract i received, out of the blue the Iraq Reconstruction Medal and Iraq/Op what ever its name was. That was in 2008/9. i believe all the FCO Staff and contractors received them
 
First photo I’ve seen here where I personally know all the people in it.


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The NID card on the poster is a good indication of when this photo was taken, pre 1952, as that is when NID cards were discontinued. I still have mine. Issued to my mother, with my details when I was born.....By the way,...how old are you?;)
 
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