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A Royal Navy officer has been fined £5,000 for forging the signature of an officer who complained against him.
Cpt Edwin Tritschler of RNAS Yeovilton was also given a "severe reprimand" and sentenced to a forfeiture of seniority by the court martial at Portsmouth.
Tritschler used computer equipment to copy Lt Cdr Christopher Bovill's signature on complaints documents, the court heard. He was found guilty of two charges but cleared of a third charge of forgery.
he Royal Navy's first new uniform in 70 years has been unveiled. The previous light blue shirt and trousers, known as Action Working Dress, or No4s, have been worn at sea ever since World War Two.
The navy describes the new darker blue version as "more modern, comfortable and fire retardant".
The crew of the Portsmouth-based HMS Lancaster are the first to wear it. They head out to the South Atlantic on Saturday on a nine-month deployment.
Following on from the OPV thread, what if anything can the RNR do to alleviate the RN manpower crisis? I am not thinking of constant deployments, or of trying to replicate the RN branch structure, but surely it should be possible to provide a pool of personnel for what might be turned general duties* aboard ships in UK home waters so that people can get harmony time or attend career courses?
I am thinking of things than would probably need totally rethinking the current RNR set up, but with up to a thousand new people being recruited.
* Surely Sea(Res) could do seamanship stuff, ships's...
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