Detention Quarters

I went down for an interview at Vospers (who are now in Pompey Dockyard), walked past Deeqs and felt a shiver run down my spine.

I came close to a visit when I was in the Mob, one train of thought is that if I had gone in, I would perhaps still be in the mob (especially after reading some of the positive posts).

What happens now then? Does everyone go to the Colchester? What about minor offenders?
 
flyboy said:
Trooped_Again said:
I went down for an interview at Vospers (who are now in Pompey Dockyard), walked past Deeqs and felt a shiver run down my spine.

I came close to a visit when I was in the Mob, one train of thought is that if I had gone in, I would perhaps still be in the mob (especially after reading some of the positive posts).

What happens now then? Does everyone go to the Colchester? What about minor offenders?
If they're wrens (female sailors today) they are deprived of facial wipes for a predetermined period.Everyone else goes to Colchester
Not the facial wipes!! The [email protected]@rds!!

They'll be taking their iPods next..........(cue Iranian rants)
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Trooped_Again said:
I went down for an interview at Vospers (who are now in Pompey Dockyard), walked past Deeqs and felt a shiver run down my spine.

I came close to a visit when I was in the Mob, one train of thought is that if I had gone in, I would perhaps still be in the mob (especially after reading some of the positive posts).

What happens now then? Does everyone go to the Colchester? What about minor offenders?
If an offender is awarded detention he is conveyed to Colchester where he serves his time (less one third off with remission). Minor offences (e.g. lost ID card/minor absence, fail to attend at a place of duty, etc.) are punished administratively (extra work, additional musters, etc.) by the offenders' superior officer, depending on the circumstances, without the need to use the disciplinary avenue. Repeat offenders or more serious offences are investigated by the RN Police and are taken to Summary Trial by CO/XO/1L, who may award summary punishment on board. However, with effect from 4 Jun 07, everyone at Summary Trial is offered the opportunity for trial by Courts-Martial, regardless of the nature of the offence. Too soon to tell how many Accused persons have exercised this option... :roll:
 
sgtpepperband said:
Trooped_Again said:
I went down for an interview at Vospers (who are now in Pompey Dockyard), walked past Deeqs and felt a shiver run down my spine.

I came close to a visit when I was in the Mob, one train of thought is that if I had gone in, I would perhaps still be in the mob (especially after reading some of the positive posts).

What happens now then? Does everyone go to the Colchester? What about minor offenders?
If an offender is awarded detention he is conveyed to Colchester where he serves his time (less one third off with remission). Minor offences (e.g. lost ID card/minor absence, fail to attend at a place of duty, etc.) are punished administratively (extra work, additional musters, etc.) by the offenders' superior officer, depending on the circumstances, without the need to use the disciplinary avenue. Repeat offenders or more serious offences are investigated by the RN Police and are taken to Summary Trial by CO/XO/1L, who may award summary punishment on board. However, with effect from 4 Jun 07, everyone at Summary Trial is offered the opportunity for trial by Courts-Martial, regardless of the nature of the offence. Too soon to tell how many Accused persons have exercised this option... :roll:
Thanks for the response. I was trooped a number of times ans was always offered the option of Courts Martial, but after a warning look from the RPO (GOd bless his cotton socks) I never dared accept it.

Never got deeqs, but started to think 9's was a way of life!
 

SELJUK

War Hero
I knew a cookie boy on Swiftsure who got second class for conduct.......he said it was the worst punishment he'd ever done. Because of his attitude he was stood over several times.
In the end he realized that he wasn't going to win and the quickest way to get through it was to knuckle down and 'DO AS YOU'RE FCUCKIN' TOLD'. :bball: (play ball).
 

PINCH

War Hero
It was HORRIBLE. I escorted some poor soil into the place, I carried his Kitbag through the small gate in 1969, and Got a bollocking from some fat arsed Reggy. ITS 'IS BAG 'E WILL CARRY IT NOT YOU!. Stayed about 1 mininute and throught POOR SOD
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
PINCH said:
It was HORRIBLE. I escorted some poor soil into the place, I carried his Kitbag through the small gate in 1969, and Got a bollocking from some fat arsed Reggy. ITS 'IS BAG 'E WILL CARRY IT NOT YOU!. Stayed about 1 mininute and throught POOR SOD
Regulators didn't work at RNDQs, but were involved in conveying offenders there. However some SD(X)(Reg) officers have a Training Officer posting at MCTC Colchester, but not in a Regulating capacity.
 

PINCH

War Hero
thanks for that "I was too sh1t scared to see who was shouting" it could have been anyone, however; at that eary age every ones a REGGY.

Did 28 in TANGLIN Singapore in 1969, any one within the group there? Run by Pongos, and Knoe=wn as MCTC Tanglin. Told my Mother it was MOTOR CYCLE TRAINING CENTRE. Dad Kew better, and gave me BO!!cks

BIBO ERG SUM
 
As tufty mentioned in his original post, RNDQs is now the RM School of Music; the big gates are gone, but the glass is still on top of the walls and the cell block is still there. The trainees use the cells as individual practice rooms, and they keep the block in it's original condition (suicide nets and all).

If anyone happens to be in the dockyard and wants to have a look round for old time's sake, the staff seem OK about showing people round.
 

DancesWithJPA

Lantern Swinger
A mate of mine (now a POWTR) was the last guy to go there, it must have been in the mid-90's. He was thinking of getting a T-shirt printed...
 

tufty

Lantern Swinger
I haven't tried it yet but I've resurrected this thread to go along with the latest one on RNDQs
 
TattooDog said:
As tufty mentioned in his original post, RNDQs is now the RM School of Music; the big gates are gone, but the glass is still on top of the walls and the cell block is still there. The trainees use the cells as individual practice rooms, and they keep the block in it's original condition (suicide nets and all).

If anyone happens to be in the dockyard and wants to have a look round for old time's sake, the staff seem OK about showing people round.
Is that what they were for! I thought they were just there to catch all your kit when some bastard threw it out of the door of your cell, opps sorry, ROOM.
 

jockstrop

Newbie
The author of Red Sailor is, was, Patrick O'Hara. The bolshie matelots bible. Read it when it was doing the rounds in the Far East Fleet mid 60's.

No sea too rough, no muff too tough
 

jockstrop

Newbie
Re DQ's. The senior instructor (screw) when I did my 42 days in Oct. 64 was C/Sgt. Bishop who took over from Tiny when he retired. He used to shout, talk through the side of his mouth. He welcomed me when the gates closed behind me with the words, "That man there, report to me, pick up your kit bag - DOUBLE. How long are you here for"? A. "42 sarge" "Sarge, sarge, I'm a colour sergeant and whilst you're in here you call me sir, UNDERSTOOD"? A. "Yes sir". "How long are in for"? A. 42 sir". "42 days, months, years"? A. "Days sir". "Pick up your kit bag, double down to reception and lay your kit out". That was my initiation to Pompay DQ's. Memories of that place gives me nightmares.

No sea too rough no muff too tough
 
1 night in recess for getiing hammered and falling asleep at the door to Martines. Made a statement to the staff when \i could barely stand and they supplied me tabs before locking me up for the night. Woke up to the Oh my fackin god where am I. And a lot of sniggeering
 
Tas-ape said:
neil6814 said:
I did 28 days in 1953. Cell number Collingwood 95.
I'll never forget the cry; "Up behind your doors. Stand by. Out!"
Big Tiny was the Royal Marine Seargeant Major.
Well chew my carroty cock, that was my "Room" in 75. :twisted:
I think the American in question I remember under the Archway in Gib referred to my carroty ****-stick.
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
I posted on here a while back with my RNDQ experience. I have walked past there many a times. I wont go in - NO WAY PEDRO!! Christmas & NY 93/94 was enough.

I like the post about the now PO LOG (PERS) who was the last in Deeks. I wonder if he has that t-shirt printed yet? i might be elegable for one...thought???? It will be like getting that deployment t-shirt, i could do with a new one - HAPPY DAYS...AH!!!
 

ontherun

Newbie
:salut: I did 90 in 1969. We were completely cut off from the outside world. No radio, TV, newspapers - a screw would stand on a dias on Sunday morning and whiz thro' a paper. No visitors. Whilst I was in men landed on the moon, Brian jones (Stones) died - as did Judy Garland altho' I didn't know then who she was - much to chagrin of the screw who informed us. I actually served 83 days and spent time in the 'end cell' (solitary) a couple of times. In there you were served dry bread twice a day and only had the clothes you stood up in - no blankets - and you were expected to sleep on a piece of door-shaped wood. I was on bread & water for three consecutive days and spent five days in there in total.
Normal duties involved PE & rifle drill in the morning and the same two periods in the afternoon. The rest of the time you were locked up doing ropework in your cell. Then you couldn't buy yourself out after a few months - had to sign on for nine years - time starting when you were 18. I made a mistake and joined at 17. I was 'working my ticket.'
 
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