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Any regrets from joining the silent service?

Regrets (submariners only!)

  • Wish i joined surface fleet

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SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
I was quite lucky - went to lots of 'ports'. On an S Boat, as I was, you escorted a carrier, even if it had gone on fire and couldn't make it!! (Global 86!!), so San Diego, San Francisco, Pearl Harbour (spelt correctly!!) we even went through the Panama Canal. Surfaced before you ask etc etc.

Had lots of jollies, loved 'em all. Only regret was not actually surfacing under the ice, as we were supposed to - can't say more than that!!
Also Faslane, Guzz, what more can you want! :lol: :lol:
 

waveyourflag

Badgeman
SONAR-BENDER said:
I was quite lucky - went to lots of 'ports'. On an S Boat, as I was, you escorted a carrier, even if it had gone on fire and couldn't make it!! (Global 86!!), so San Diego, San Francisco, Pearl Harbour (spelt correctly!!) we even went through the Panama Canal. Surfaced before you ask etc etc.

Had lots of jollies, loved 'em all. Only regret was not actually surfacing under the ice, as we were supposed to - can't say more than that!!
Also Faslane, Guzz, what more can you want! :lol: :lol:

sounds nice, id like to be a logistics officer(submarine) when i leave 6th form :)
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
None whatsoever. Only places I never made it to was the Far East and the Pacific, other than that jollies all over the place.
 
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white_mafia

Guest
Should never have left the Tiptoe in 68 to be a skimmer. Great days.
 

angry_mac

War Hero
Not being a submariner I shouldnt really comment, but having worked with a lot of submariners in Gib and Northwood, I have met a lot of disenfranchised submariners, more so than their surface colleagues. But if you are wishing to join as an officer you will get to experience surface vessels prior to submarines during your IST phase at Dartmouth. If you want operational stability(ability to plan your life) and extra money submarines are for you, but have no illusions, submariners earn their extra spends twice over.
 

billyk

Newbie
i would go skimmers first, i was a guzz based boat and their brilliant plan was to deploy east of suez for 9 - 12 months with our jollies being in Diego Garcia sleeping on a yank base to save money for hotels and subsistence. so majority of time on sneaky ops and then the delights of tents. no visits for families either, strange though if WE DO go to somewhere nice for the token standover we normally get senior officers coming out to visit so they can let us know about how they are looking after your welfare! at least the 6 months i did in Afghanistan we could phone home and send email home.
 

Deeps

War Hero
I regret leaving boats to join the army, but I still have my Dolphins on my Mess dress to remind me how good I was.
 
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