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Submariner sent home as not fit for duty.

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He will obviously face some punishment for his misdemeanour.
The Navy was known for rum, the lash and sodomy. The free rum ration is gone and corporal punishment was banned decades ago so that only leaves one option for the poor sod.
 
The Guardian newspaper have recently thought of the chicken, they had an article pointing out that fried chicken is racist.

The Guardian a newspaper?.

Every day a schoolday....
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
He will obviously face some punishment for his misdemeanour.
The Navy was known for rum, the lash and sodomy. The free rum ration is gone and corporal punishment was banned decades ago so that only leaves one option for the poor sod.

And here comes the firing squad...

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The Guardian newspaper have recently thought of the chicken, they had an article pointing out that fried chicken is racist.
Did he have water melon too?
 
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
What shall we do with the drunken Sailor?
AAaaaa what shall we do with the drunken sailor?
Er-leigh in the morning?

Put him charge of a nuclear missile
Put him charge of a nuclear missile
Eating KFC until its fissile
Er-leigh in the morning
 
Put him charge of a nuclear missile
Put him charge of a nuclear missile
Eating KFC until its fissile
Er-leigh in the morning

Heave-ho and home to Blighty
Heave-ho and home to Blighty
Heave-ho and home to Blighty
Er-leigh in the morning
 

Himmler74

On ROPS
On ROPs
His wife was killed in a car crash, he was seriously injured.
 
I went and checked the story and its astonishing really... Of course to get it out of the way, back in my day we could hold our liquer and I once ran a surprise practice CFT before the scheduled run, after returning from a nightclub and about 2 hours kip under my belt and after breakfast the surprise was sprung and still managed it (but 20 year olds are warriors).

But given the position this fella holds, it does raise some serious questions. Is it routine to eat BBQ chicken after a skinfull ? a quick concrete sinking fry up from the cookhouse was enough for the old and bold types.

An original recipe KFC meal is one of the best hangover cures out there.
 

Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
The comments section seem to imply the Mail is making a big thing about nothing but it does seem that there are disciplinary issues on this boat.

Is it just the Mail being its usual self or is there a serious underlying issue here?
It’s cursed I tell you, cursed.
 
Wherever the curtain/s were, the court martial board clearly believed that:
  • the curtain/s obscured the bridge windows from the officer of the watch as she sat behind them.
  • the officer of the watch had little to zero situational awareness as she sat behind the curtain/s she had drawn.
  • she knew that hiding herself away behind the curtains was wrong by virtue of:

and

resulting in


Drawing the curtain/s cost her £4k, earned her a ‘severe reprimand’ and possibly as a brucie bonus, a permanently stalled career. Mind you, you’d wonder why the navigating officer and bridge lookouts (whatever they are called) allowed the ship to get so close to another vessel without alerting the O.O.W. Stitch up perhaps?
couple of points, one tiny, one a bit more substantial.

1) I doubt she was sitting anywhere - standing maybe. On a T23 if you're on the bridge you're not sitting down unless you're the captain, steering, or on the radio.

2) ships have one navigating officer. Normal jogging on the bridge is the OOW, QM and BM (lookouts to you). If the Navs is off watch then the Navs isn't there. The Navs will also be in the watch bill so you can have the Navs as OOW but not all OOW are Navs. The whole point of being OOW is that for your watch you are executing the nav plan and keeping the ship safe. The point of having the chart table up there (which she was misusing) is so that the OOW can put a fix on every 6/12/whatever mins (changes according to where you are, how confined the waters are, etc). It's totally normal as OOW to be behind the curtains with your back to what's going on, and putting a fix on the chart. Time can also pass very quickly while you're doing it. However, disappearing behind there to draw up pilotage charts is fairly brave.

You'd ideally hope the QM and BM would be on the ball, but we've all had scary moments where they haven't been... question mark over what the Plot was up to down in the Ops Room though. There are a few people who would have to have screwed up here, although the tone would be very much set by the OOW.
 
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Appalling behaviour! The man's a Naval officer, not an airline pilot for heaven's sake!
Which is why it was fried chicken eaten by hand and not roast swan garnished with sparrows’ tongues spoon fed by a nubile virgin from a 4’ diameter gold platter*.

The chav.

*Reality: unidentifiable greyish rubbery thing surrounded unidentifiable greenish slurry, cold in the middle, welded to the tin foil tray and just shy of the temperature of the surface of the sun on the outside. Swimming in grease. Served by a disinterested and slightly overweight lass who doesn’t look her best at 0300, on a wet plastic tray, eaten balanced on your lap with plastic cutlery that shatters when you try to cut the food that generally has the resilience of depleted uranium. The label says something like “poulet Mediterranean, medley of spring vegetables, pommes glacé”.

A complicated clearance will come in from ATC half way through this gourmet experience and you’ll tip the lot in your lap trying to find a pen.

The mini Baby Bel “cheese board“ will roll out of sight behind the rudder pedals and be recovered by engineers 5 years later when the aircraft is next in for deep maintenance and returned to the caterers, given a wipe with a damp cloth and returned to service.

That’s why airline pilots drink.
 
An original recipe KFC meal is one of the best hangover cures out there.
Isn't it traditional to consume said meal, immediately after the pub and in civvies ? then grab a couple of hours kip, before a full english and visit to toilet..... Turning up for duty with the meal, means he must have gone out again dressed in uniform, already reeking of booze and then returned to his duty raises so many questions and surely someone must have noticed he was hammered when leaving the ship again.
 
I love that 'sailors defied orders to go to strip clubs, bars and restaurants '.

They were ordered to go to these places and stayed at home????

Puffs!
We were made of sterner stuff in our day. We obeyed orders and left no section of sidewalk unstaggered over. :salut:
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arfah

LE
“TalkRadio hourly news are reporting that a senior RN officer has been sent home* after trying to access the nuclear missiles on an RN submarine.”

Clearly out of his depth!
 
Which is why it was fried chicken eaten by hand and not roast swan garnished with sparrows’ tongues spoon fed by a nubile virgin from a 4’ diameter gold platter*.

The chav.

*Reality: unidentifiable greyish rubbery thing surrounded unidentifiable greenish slurry, cold in the middle, welded to the tin foil tray and just shy of the temperature of the surface of the sun on the outside. Swimming in grease. Served by a disinterested and slightly overweight lass who doesn’t look her best at 0300, on a wet plastic tray, eaten balanced on your lap with plastic cutlery that shatters when you try to cut the food that generally has the resilience of depleted uranium. The label says something like “poulet Mediterranean, medley of spring vegetables, pommes glacé”.

A complicated clearance will come in from ATC half way through this gourmet experience and you’ll tip the lot in your lap trying to find a pen.

The mini Baby Bel “cheese board“ will roll out of sight behind the rudder pedals and be recovered by engineers 5 years later when the aircraft is next in for deep maintenance and returned to the caterers, given a wipe with a damp cloth and returned to service.

That’s why airline pilots drink.

Looxury!



We had it rough. Had to run down gazelle on't savannah and rip out throat wi' teeth if we wanted a warm meal...

Either that or MREs left on the dashboard to decongeal in the blazing 45 deg heat (inside cockpit temps over 50 deg).
 
His wife was killed in a car crash, he was seriously injured.

Who, the chap in question?
Very tragic if so.
Should he be in charge of Nuclear weapons? Capt Ramius?
 
In my Father's Day as an ex WW2 pilot with a fledgling Middle East airline the starting point was the Reverse Thrust Cocktail delivered by the trolley dollies at the appropriate time.
That was just dying out when I started 24 years ago although we usually waited until the thing was shut down.

Fags out the window and window shut by 50 knots on the take off roll lasted a bit longer and a crafty tab on the flight deck longer still.

A smoke on turnaround in the back galley just about survived for another 10 years until some Nicotine Nazi had a moan and the cold, dead hand of HR descended once again. Now you’re not allowed to smoke at any time in uniform on pain of dismissal.

All hail the Fun Police.
 

philc

LE
Who has not wanted to do this.
 

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