Do we really need a Royal Navy ????

Handler

War Hero
Whats missing or not there anymore ?----Well the Gulli Gulli men with their compressed cardboard suitcases-----The recycled Rum Fanny's-----The Orchard Hotel----The Trocadero----Tiger tops in Raffles---- Tampax mansions-----Ronnie's bar at Halfar----catapulting dummy loads in Pompey harbour-----Telfer's meat pies at the gate snack bar----- Baron Strangling in Brighton----Minesweeping in the China Fleet Club-----The Kai boat---and the Goffa boat too------For exercise --rig the crash barrier----The queue of those Squeezing up outside the S/Bay-----Paludrin before scran-----Gib rabbit runs on the way home----and lots of other things.
 

Deeps

War Hero
Charlies hole in the wall at Gibraltar

Joannas (Royal Navy School of dancing)

Learning about being a sprog by having a mess square pit when the
killick of the mess is having an all night call round.
 

herbertlott

Midshipman
It seems like someone employed a coloured blind tailor since i joined up EG: Killocks hooks, used to be red, now gold
Wrens badges used to be blue, now gold
Hazardious duty life jackets used to be green, now blue
Steaming Bats, used to be black, sometimes brown!(brown, i ask you!)
Caps, used to be white, now dirty (or is that just the youth of today??)
Royal Navy, now pink and fluffy
 

F169

War Hero
The Army would be missed and the army didnt move the continent of Australia 500 miles to ensure the navy carrier project (CVA 01) didnt come to fruition!
 

DingDong

Lantern Swinger
I can not believe that this idiot thread has been posted at all.

In the current climate, with Service fighting service for resoruces, any form of information, quote or even post on a seemingly harmless site like this will be used.

Deeps, you need to grow up. I was reminded on another thread that posts should be relevant, this thread is in no way relevant nor helpful to 1SLs cause.

We are fast approching a situation where the inter-service rivalry will turn into pure inter service hatred. And that will only serve to distance us from the public who already question why their taxes are spent on fighting conflicts they neither care about nor wanted in the first place. These sites have a habbit of spilling over into the press and the media.

The Future of our own service should never be taken as a joke, nor flippantly commented on. We have existed for well over 400 years, the relevance of the Navy based on historical grounds alone proves the need.

I am utterly disgusted with your blatant disrespect for those who currently serve in times of financial hardship, I am disgusted by your utter disregard for those who have fallen on behalf of the country in conflicts past and who will fall when we next find ourself fighting on behalf of the country.
 
We need more COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICERS to help little old ladies cross the street in safety.

When not required they can be used as litter pickers ie broken beer bottles, wine bottles, beer cans, takeaway cartons. An endless job but somebody has to do it!!

You cannot expect the youth of today to pick up the crap they leave behind can you. After all they will be so pissed out of their small skulls to even know what planet this is. The poor things!!
 

F169

War Hero
DingDong said:
In the current climate, with Service fighting service for resoruces, any form of information, quote or even post on a seemingly harmless site like this will be used.

The Future of our own service should never be taken as a joke, nor flippantly commented on. We have existed for well over 400 years, the relevance of the Navy based on historical grounds alone proves the need.
DingDong - my surprise was that it was in Lil's. I cannot remember a year in the past 35 when the Services weren't competing for funds. Unfortunately the politicians wised up many years ago and got rid of our individual secrataries of state, who would fight the good fight in the House. The Royal Navy has been around for over 700 years not 400.

We live in a democracy and it would be a good thing if there were to be a full scale national debate on the future of the Royal Navy to highlight why the Service is essential to the future existence of the nation. I do not know whether T200 was used to positively promote the future present RN - I hope it was.
 
F169 said:
DingDong said:
In the current climate, with Service fighting service for resoruces, any form of information, quote or even post on a seemingly harmless site like this will be used.

The Future of our own service should never be taken as a joke, nor flippantly commented on. We have existed for well over 400 years, the relevance of the Navy based on historical grounds alone proves the need.
DingDong - my surprise was that it was in Lil's. I cannot remember a year in the past 35 when the Services weren't competing for funds. Unfortunately the politicians wised up many years ago and got rid of our individual secrataries of state, who would fight the good fight in the House. The Royal Navy has been around for over 700 years not 400.

We live in a democracy and it would be a good thing if there were to be a full scale national debate on the future of the Royal Navy to highlight why the Service is essential to the future existence of the nation. I do not know whether T200 was used to positively promote the future present RN - I hope it was.
In reality there have been naval forces in the UK since around 600AD, but their effectiveness and funding and royal/government support has waxed and waned many times over that period. A Royal Navy properly constituted with reasonable funding and administration has only existed since the Glorious Revolution. Up till the Stuarts it was generally a PFI system that operated on a very ad hoc basis.

As for a reasonable debate in this country as to the value of a navy, forget it, if any polititian believes he can get an extra few votes by giving defence money to any other part of the budget he/she will promise it away faster than you can say 'half a tot'.
 
I agree with those who think this perpetual divide and rule thing is tedious. Why don't we stop buggering about and get really professional. If privatisation and contractorisation is so good, why don't we contractorise Parliament. No more voting for gob skite politicians; vote for the Company that we want to run the place. Cross in the box; KPMG, McKinsey, BAES or even bloody Haliburton. The successful contender could take on the Civil Service on TUPE terms for their term in power and they could have the option of hiring their competitors as Consultants.
 

Deeps

War Hero
Ding dong the thread is in Diamond lils, Its a piss take ffs .If it was in CA then yes your comments are valid.But its not .Please read the thread header before you start telling me to grow up .
 

Deeps

War Hero
Any more serious posts on this thread and I will bin them to CA .This is the place for ''Tom Foolery,Buffoonary,[email protected]@taking and sense of humour.Thats why its called ''Diamond Lils'' get it!
 

safewalrus

War Hero
Bring back "letters of marque" then we could all be privateers! have your own ship and shoot the fcuk out of the Queens enemies, and get a share of the profits! I like the idea (of course you would only attack profitable ships that were unarmed but the goverment has already shown us the way on this!

fancy making a profit - me me me Even Mr Brown wouldn't complain as long as he could tax it!
 

Deeps

War Hero
Surely by reading most of the posts one would realise there is not one ounce of seriousness about this thread.If we cannot have a giggle in Daimond lils where can we?Personally I think the RN should be used purely to escort immigrants into uk and the RM used to furnish houses for said immigrants.What do you lot think?
 
ENOUGH FFS, i think i mentioned earlier that there is a Serious thread somewhere on this sort of thing, read the first post, this is Diamond Lils, christ theres enough trouble with CA and Quarterdeck with posts being moved around, now the do gooders are starting in here, comment about how RR and ARRSE are trawled by top people. Read what RR is for, this site used to be great, now its turning to shit, is there no humour out there anymore.

And Lamri you plonker please explain why 24 years is wrong, we , or i wont laugh at you.
 
Fuck off Pig, you crossed the "having a laugh" line with your quip about only pongos doing any fighting. Go and joke with the parents of those non-pongos that are now dead
 
So you cant explain, and no i was not having a laugh about soldiers fighting at all, so either answer the question or look like the idiot you are.
 
I have a Niece in Iraq, and a Nephew with the Marines in Afghanistan, so dont give me any shit about having a laugh. Bits were put in as if we didnt have a Navy, if you cant see that then tough, as for being an arsehole i wont disagree with you, but if i were asked why i thought that 24 years was wrong, i would explain my reasoning, this you obviously are not able to do, hence your remarks.
 
Think its gone "just a little" bit past me trying to have a laugh with someone who left so long ago now about time served, don't you? You are not funny hig, especially seeing as you have family serving with the ROYAL Marines in Afghanistan. Shame on you.
 

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