Deaths at HMS Raleigh

chrisredditch

Midshipman
A bit morbid I know but there are 2 stories that need confirming.

1 When I was doing basic in 1980 there was a story about a young rating who hung himself because all his family were wiped out in a car crash on the way down to his passing out. Now, Ive always took this as an urban myth but is there any substance to this tale.

2 January 1981, A trainee was made to jump into the Raleigh Pool and he died due to the shock!
 

andym

War Hero
I was in the mob in 80 and bever heard of these stories.Greybags might know he was drafted to Raleigh sickbay.
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
I have just read an article on the BBC archives. Personally I don't think anything should be printed here, as it names names and people might get upset. :(
 

dunkers

War Hero
Someone definitely did jump out a window - they now have stoppers on the windows so they can't be opened more than a few inches.

This is a very morbid thread...
 
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andym said:
Is that the one that the lad cut his throat and wrists then jumped out of a window?

Was that not a few yrs back? Around 2002 or something? but he fell out the window, those stoppers arn't really that safe you know!

However, rumour has it he landed on his arse and his spin shot straight out!
 
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Oh that would figure then, it was a tad bad. Poor guy wasn't allowed out to a family member's funeral without being back classed or something.

R.I.P.
 
Jenny_Dabber said:
andym said:
Is that the one that the lad cut his throat and wrists then jumped out of a window?

Was that not a few yrs back? Around 2002 or something? but he fell out the window, those stoppers arn't really that safe you know!

However, rumour has it he landed on his arse and his spin shot straight out!

It appears he took him own life. He was having problems keeping his kit tiddly and according to the BBC archives was up at all hours washing items of kit... Some practical help from his messmates might have made a difference, but who knows.
 
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