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Bombers

Topstop

War Hero
What a bunch of insular, deadly dull, self important, boring bunch of weird freaks ever to sail a single sea!

The highlight of the day is seeing who has the most exotic biscuits for the middle watch. Don't get me wrong there is some cracking people on them, but the whole atmosphere is dominated by queenie lifers who've never been further than Coulport.

**** the argument about maintaining the UK's place at the top table. These boats should be binned on the basis they're a waste of money and a disgrace to submariners.



Dont beat about the bush, tell us what you really think. :)
 

Rigsby

Lantern Swinger
Coulport is a good jolly and you can always catch a bus home if you feel homesick.

I spent some 2 years (on and off) in 184A (i think that's it's number but it was some 20 years ago) at Coulport

i never saw a bus go by once and nor did i ever see the sun shine either :)
 

flymo

War Hero
Give me a break, it's a hard habit to break after 22. I can only wonder what it would be like if you had spent that time on a bomber.

I had to volunteer for boats for a better chance of getting redundancy in 96. I was all pysched up to go Boats - bombers just in case. I doubt if I could have handled the smallness of an S-T boat.
 
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lsadirty

War Hero
Did one patrol on RESO (the first in 68 and was bored shitless. Then somebody offered me a way off, which I took with both hands. Spent the next 10 years in SM 3 and 2, doing NATO shoot'em ups, those trips that never happened and 6 weeks day running from St Croix. And I never thought about Coulport once.
 
Coulport was not a draft for the faint hearted and directly led to me submitting 18 months notice. Bitter? I go to the pub for that now.
 

LujonSA

War Hero
I spent some 2 years (on and off) in 184A (i think that's it's number but it was some 20 years ago) at Coulport

i never saw a bus go by once and nor did i ever see the sun shine either :)

Single-decker blue things with Royal Navy painted on the side. They went to the married patch via Faslane, which meant two cigarette smuggling checks in one bus journey. You thought you had got away with an extra five fags over the allowance leaving Coulport only to be found out at the south gate; what-a-bummer.
 

Polycell

War Hero
What a bunch of insular, deadly dull, self important, boring bunch of weird freaks ever to sail a single sea!

The highlight of the day is seeing who has the most exotic biscuits for the middle watch. Don't get me wrong there is some cracking people on them, but the whole atmosphere is dominated by queenie lifers who've never been further than Coulport.

**** the argument about maintaining the UK's place at the top table. These boats should be binned on the basis they're a waste of money and a disgrace to submariners.
Yea gods 'witsend' you only just realised that? I could have told you that forty two bleeding years ago!! Bloody things full of prima donnas and weirdos!
 

Polycell

War Hero
I had to volunteer for boats for a better chance of getting redundancy in 96. I was all pysched up to go Boats - bombers just in case. I doubt if I could have handled the smallness of an S-T boat.
What about the 'smallness' of diesel boats ................oops sorry none left!!
 
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