Beginning to be a sailor (CP46/Jan 74) Ganges & Raleigh

Here is the complete reproduction of a recruiting booklet published by the RN in January 1974 (brochure CP 46) concerning entry as ratings into the mob. It has numerous photographs of both HMS Ganges and HMS Raleigh (as it was then).

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dondon

MIA
Re: Beginning to be a sailor (CP46/Jan 74) Ganges & Rale

The memories , quite enjoyed reading that booklet "AAC", cheers mate,
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
Re: Beginning to be a sailor (CP46/Jan 74) Ganges & Rale

Excellent AAC, thank you.
Brings back many happy memories of Raleigh - particularly the second movement of the "unfix". The SLR may have been a bit iffy as a weapon, but it was superb for drill, and during my time as an instuctor in the sixties, with a good class you could get some outstanding drill with sound effects to match! Although I trained with the Lee-Enfield and an 18 inch bayonet which at 16 topped me by about four inches, and was nearly as wide! Wasn't introduced to the SLR until I was a 3 badge PO.

Do you think they'll extend the recruiting age to 72? Imminently?

Happy, Happy days!

2BM
 
Re: Beginning to be a sailor (CP46/Jan 74) Ganges & Rale

Reminds me of when I was a POMA at Ganges assisting a certain Surgeon Commander with new entry medicals in the Annexe. The poor little blighters had to stand before the MO with just a towel around them and I would say "drop the towel, turn your head and eyes to the right and cough!" For some, this was too many things at once and they became confused. Anyroadup, one day the MO says to me "tell me PO, why do we get them to drop the towel?" Somewhat bemused, I replied that it was so that we could check for un-descended testes. "No, no, no" he said."It's so that we can make sure that they haven't sent their sister instead of them!" Those were the days.
 
Re: Beginning to be a sailor (CP46/Jan 74) Ganges & Rale

wardmaster said:
Reminds me of when I was a POMA at Ganges assisting a certain Surgeon Commander with new entry medicals in the Annexe. The poor little blighters had to stand before the MO with just a towel around them and I would say "drop the towel, turn your head and eyes to the right and cough!" For some, this was too many things at once and they became confused. Anyroadup, one day the MO says to me "tell me PO, why do we get them to drop the towel?" Somewhat bemused, I replied that it was so that we could check for un-descended testes. "No, no, no" he said."It's so that we can make sure that they haven't sent their sister instead of them!" Those were the days.

The naked in a towel only inspection was carried out after all leave periods.
The mess would stand by their beds a Surgeon acompanied by a MA or QARNN would march up and down the mess and we dropped our towels and spun around. Mainly I think to make sure we had not come back with scabies or similar.

One Paddy Mc++++ of Drake 39 mess 1961/2 was rigged like a donkey. Well a few bits of very soft porn etc managed to get Paddy into a state of excitment just before the short arm inspection. Doc reaches Paddy who drops his towel, he had stuffed the partialy erect member between his legs. As he turned up it popped. Nurse steps smartly forward smacks bell end with pencil saying, "Dirty little man" and the procession proceeded.

Nutty

I can produce if required both the culpit and 6 or 7 witnesses. This is not a black leopard.
 

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