Glad weve now got the Navy on board - I can now ask all those questions that have been plaguing me for years
why dont ships have walls, floors, ceilings and toilets like all other normal places ???
is it true that above the bit you walk up to get on board has a sign by it t saying you can forget wine women and song - its rum bum and the gramophone from now on ?.
homosexuality didnt use to be an offence after three days at sea ?.
and that boats go under water while ships go on top ?
and finally - is it true that only women on board are allowed to buy tampons after a boat had to return to port because male matelots on board had bought all the tampons and thrown them over the side ????
Great site lads, well done. I've been waiting for something like this to come along. I miss the old banter.
I have passed it on to the publisher of the newsletter for the HMS Courageous Society and it will be coming out in the next week or aso. Hope that bolsters the numbers and gets the dits going for you a bit more.
I thought there were four types of vessel in the Andrew:-
Submarines, targets, concrete aircraft carriers (TEs) and bottled ships, the latter forming the bulk of the modern fleet: they're cheap, look impressive through a telescope (even more impressive through a microscope), float, and if half filled with vodka, could repel the Russian Fleet without a single cannon ball being fired from our flagship, HMS Victory.
And forget the gramaphone = it's rum, bum and baccy. Well it was in my time