Weve just rescued a Landing Craft

#1
Thought you chaps might be interested in this story. Yesterday we rescued some army types from a landing craft.... read about it here.

Thanks
 
#2
and WTF is a 'Laning Craft'????

can you hook them all together for a network? :wink:
 
#3
/me claps - GJ!

never work with children, animals or squaddies at sea :roll:
 
#4
Laning Craft ?


This ???


 
#5
Ah...duly corrected...humble apologies!

For what it's worth, it appeared to be a sea going vessel of sorts with a rather unfortunate hole in the bow!

Thankfully they were all fine.
 
#7
I like the comment about the Super Bootie Service at the bottom-good work the RNLI...
 
#8
Or perhaps load the beer coolers and BBQ at the back next time?
 
#9
BiscuitsAB said:
Ok which muppet left the front door open?
:)

The RLC strike again. I bet the lads at Marchwood wanted to keep it all quiet as well.
 
#11
Mr_Deputy said:
RNLI....if you saved a chief executive of a major company or say, the police....would you come on their websites and say "hahah what a tw4at we've pulled your chief exec/chief constable out of the briney"
I would! It's just banter mate.


T C
 
#12
lifeboatjohn said:
Thought you chaps might be interested in this story. Yesterday we rescued some army types from a landing craft.... read about it here.

Thanks
great the RNLI post a link that they did their job

shall we go to their website with links of war pics so they can see why their families sleep safely in their beds?
 
#13
So RNLI can't have a bit of friendly banter now? I thought the end comment showed it was tongue in cheek?
 
#14
Mr_Deputy said:
RNLI....if you saved a chief executive of a major company or say, the police....would you come on their websites and say "hahah what a tw4at we've pulled your chief exec/chief constable out of the briney"
With respect, there was no hint of humour or pointing the finger of blame in my post, quite the opposite, I make a point of commenting on how you guys normally sort things out yourselves. I also make a point of saying on the blog that we never, and I mean that - never, point the finger of blame at people. Indeed, I think I use the phrase 'shit happens'.

However, none of that changes the fact that this is newsworthy and I thought perhaps might be interesting to you guys. I in no way intended to cause offence. I apologise if I have.

For what it's worth I sort of straddle the fence having spent 8 years in the Navy, much of that time in the submarine service.
 
#15
No need to apologise LBJ , people forget the dynamite job the RNLI do, sometimes in the most appalling weather, and they've lost a few people doing their job too.

Welcome to Arrse , even if you are a filthy Matelot :D
 
#16
I don't think it is the role of the 'Emergency Services' to gloat over the people they have to assist. How many of their 'customers' actually get engineers to the stricken craft, make running repairs and make their way home under their own steam?

It's also a bit of a snub, after describing all their local military and the fact that despite their number they don't require much help, he comments...

Sometimes they have been know to assist us in searches and other rescue situations.
Isn't that a little understated? RAF and RN helicopters have been covering that part of the world long before the Coastguard, as have the Nimrods and before them Shackletons. How short memories are.
 
#17
lifeboatjohn said:
For what it's worth I sort of straddle the fence having spent 8 years in the Navy, much of that time in the submarine service.
So why stop the RLC/Marines in their attempt to form their own 'Submarine Service'? :D
 
#18
LBJ, good on yer and your mates.
 
#19
i am upset that sport and pastime have let the army down

Capt Pete Mar*** were u on that boat?
 
#20
Good work, lifeboatjohn. With a name like yours you were always destined for that line of work...

As for you whining bastards who can't hack a bit of banter, the RLNI is a charity made up of volunteers who work in some unspeakable conditions. Unsung heroes, if you like. I'm more than happy for them to come on here show us what they're up to, especially if they're rescuing wayward loggies.
 

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