Things to say to the chaps on Ark Royal

TheIronDuke

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#1
Ark Royal is coming back to her birthplace on the Tyne, before being carted off to the knackers yard. Me and Posh Bird and some of our chums have been invited aboard for pink gin and some old chat from the sailors who sail her.

None of us have much experience around Jolly Jack Tar types. One of me Uncles served on a Corvette and Posh Bird went a bit pink when sailors were mentioned, but I love her so I didnt push it.

I appeal to the NAAFI for amusing bon mots, what might amuse the sailors. Apart from "Hello sailor. New in town?" Obviously.

I thought "Nice boat".
 

jim24

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#2
" God you Matalots were lucky to be affiliated with the best regiment in the British Army"
 

Wordsmith

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#3
Ark Royal is coming back to her birthplace on the Tyne, before being carted off to the knackers yard.
A sister company in a group I used to work for had the contract to break up the 70's vintage Ark Royal. Bankrupted them.

1) The ship was stuffed full of asbestos.
2) It's not easy cutting through an armoured deck to get at all the high value metal underneath.

Opps.....

Wordsmith.
 

Guns

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#5
Ask about the Golden Rivet.
 
#6
'Gosh, what a big boat. Think of all the aircraft you could get in here. Here. Here. Here.........'

See, that was an echo. 'Cos they have'nt got any aircraft. And you're in a big, empty space. 'Cos there's no aircraft. And no money to buy some.

Trust me, they'll smile at that one.
 
#7
Was just wondering your grace, merry quips and bon mots are all very well, but can you swim?
 

TheIronDuke

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#9
Not even fish swim in the Tyne if they can help it. Its not nice in there
We have salmon up the Tyne I will have you know.

But I have thought of this. My small enamelled lapel poppy has a black centre. The camera is linked to a mobile phone-like device in my inside pocket which transmits to a series of SIM cards every 30 seconds. One cannot be too careful around sailors. I may wish to relieve myself at some point, and I have heard the 'Golden Rivet' story.
 

TheIronDuke

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#14
I shall be up that way this weekend, when will she be there?
She is there now. Open to the public 10.00am - 3.30pm Sat and Sun. She's at Northumbria Quay in North Shields. The Harrier GR9's will jump off for the very last time when she leaves the Tyne. Not dry eye in the house.
 

jarrod248

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#15
She is there now. Open to the public 10.00am - 3.30pm Sat and Sun. She's at Northumbria Quay in North Shields. The Harrier GR9's will jump off for the very last time when she leaves the Tyne. Not dry eye in the house.
Oh right will go have a look I'll be in south shields. Won't be able to go inside I'll have the dog with me.
 
#16
"So what are you going to do now that you've been made redundant?"

Breaks the ice at parties.
 
#17
Mention my name then tell them you want a go in the barrel. They'll love you. Repeatedly.
 
#19
Any young lady is welcome to ask to see the inside of the Olympus Module, it was my oppo's favourite shagging place on the Manchester, I prefered my office.

Failing that turn up with a pair of skis and a woolie bobble hat a la Eddie the Eagle and ask where the ski jump is.
 

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