YouAreHavingALaugh said:The initial point of my post was not that they had only been away for 6 weeks.
The point being made was;
Yes it is only six weeks so WHY do they want a flypast, 6 months fair enough.
It fits in with the we are a through deck cruiser and we are very special.
I and many others have encountered ex carrier ratings joining a FF or DD and then finding out what the real navy is really like without lots of manpower and stores.
I also know many that have joined carriers after many years of FF/DD and found out how easy it is on one.
I could go on and on.
But, carrier queens. Ha Ha they do not know what the real navy is.[/quote :thanks: ukel: Carrier Queens in the 60/70s had daily flypasts of some 50 aircraft :thumright: It was called "Hands to Flying Stations" :w00t: :thumright: