Docyard security

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  1. It can be too easy to get in sometimes, but there is no excuse for letting someone through with no form of ID and no right to be there. Eventually, the MGS is going to issue a "halt or I fire" command and a journo is going to be feeling the hot end of a round up his/her arse. Nice to see they get all holier-than-thou when some of their get taken out by car bombs in Iraq as well, relegating the story of the soldiers to a byline story. Some journos I have a lot of time for, the others I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire.
     

  2. http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006250101,,00.html

    Once again the rag who supprts our troops shines through. If you can't find any news make some!!

    Did he get to look at what Joe and Josephine Public look at on a Navy Day outing.

    Video equipment was smuggled on board would that be a mobile phone I am a thinking??

    Pity he was not given a good welcome by some bootneck then it would be a civil human rights thing compo case. "OUR MAN WAS ATTACKED AND BADLY BEATEN BY A THUG WEARING A UNIFORM IS THIS THE WAY TO TREAT THE PAPER THAT CARES FOR IT'S COUNTRYMEN AND WOMEN"
     
  3. The Scum is great - editor is a thug who beats their partner and keeps it off the front page (then again this was Ross Kemp's missus that gave him a pasting), and they employ a journo who was implicated in the suicide/murder of his wife (the Scum lawyers put it all down to the stress of his job reporting on a TUC conference). They employed Garry Bushell as well, who I knew many years ago in the Oi!/Skinhead era.

    The Scum is great, held in massive contempt by the Armed Forces, and leaves the worst newsprint transfers on your arse of any national newspaper.
     
  4. The Current Bun got it right for us - when we were on the front page as HMS NOOKIE is was one of the most accurate pieces of reporting ever. The only thing missing was the names. They even gave the CO time to comment before they went to print.
     
  5. Come on guys,
    We all know that Modplod are only good at spotting jack trying to get away quick for the train at weekends. :lol:
     

  6. Can you remember what they were like if you just had one blue liner to many on nights leave? It was more like committing a capital offence.
     
  7. Yes - but there were post boxes in the Dockyard and still are. Not that anyone is advocating posting ciggies home.....
     
  8. Yep! even though I didn't smoke a lot, they still searched the grip.

    I even had one modplod try to have me for taking sheets & pillowcase home for dhobying - accused me of not having a police pass, didn't believe me that it was issued part of the kit :?

    Also one in Chatham yard who wanted to run me in for having a biro type pen in my pocket on full show - and who would not accept that it was part of my job, as a Dusty, to carry it as a tool of the trade!
    There was also a certain modplod Sergeant in Chatham who had a beehive in his bonnet about the caterers who were purged in the 70's for fiddling, and was always targetting any jack wearing the star badge coming into Pembroke from the yard.
     
  9. Bit out of date chaps, MOD Police aren't responsible for gate security at Dockyards, it Ministry Guard Service (MGS), lets face it if every pass was checked by touch then the centres of "Guzz" and "Pompey" would be more grid locked than they are normally.
     
  10. I can remember missing a plane at Glasgow in the late 80’s because the Ba$tards stopped me and took all my kit out to search for gawd knows what. They took ages because they were doing traffic control and made me sit in the back room until they had time to deal with me. They certainly didn't find anything incriminating and since I'd missed my train and later my plane I was bloody furious. To his credit the OOD chewed them out when he found out.

    As far as the Sun is concerned in my personal opinion the reporters are all spawned from hell. Duplicitous Bastards one and all; they talk of loving the Services but never miss a chance to screw us royally.

    The really story is that whilst highlighting our security weaknesses, they’re also doing a lot of the legwork for the terrorist fraternity. I wonder just how good they’ll feel about themselves when they’re responsible for handing the blueprints over and people die as a result.
     
  11. No I think if you check the gates in Guzz, that some are guarded by both (sometimes the plod is armed) St Levin’s & Drake for sure.
     
  12. Armed Modplods ? - sheesh, best you don't give 'em lip guys !!
    And people used to split their sides when the Supply department went range training :lol:

    Oddly enough I toyed with the idea of trying for mod when I completed service, but instead tried the Met, got politely turned down and ended up in Saudi for about 12 years - a lot more money (and tax free) and less hassle in those days.
     
  13. [quote="whitemouse
    I even had one modplod try to have me for taking sheets & pillowcase home for dhobying - accused me of not having a police pass, didn't believe me that it was issued part of the kit :?

    Also one in Chatham yard who wanted to run me in for having a biro type pen in my pocket on full show - and who would not accept that it was part of my job, as a Dusty, to carry it as a tool of the trade!
    There was also a certain modplod Sergeant in Chatham who had a beehive in his bonnet about the caterers who were purged in the 70's for fiddling, and was always targetting any jack wearing the star badge coming into Pembroke from the yard.[/quote]

    I remember the case of an officer who was stopped leaving Faslane and a pussers torch was found in the boot of his car, Captain S/M was ever so pleased whe his scipper sent him a copy of the first page of his standing orders which clearly said that officers were expected to carry a torch at all times.

    Peter
     
  14. Just to be differeent.

    Me and my oppo were escorted from the SR Mrss HMS Drake to the Main Dockyard Gate whilst attending the SA Reunion (2003?). Some security alert. At this point we were abandoned to our own drunken devices. MOD plod tok us under their wing and made the tea while two others organised a cab.

    Walked out into the road, waved their HK Auto Rifles at a passing cab who agreed to take us to our pits in the Fleet Club, like he was goin to say NO. He was also required to inform MOD Plod of our safe delivery. This he did while gulping down a tot of pussers in the Fleet Club, being an ex-stoker.

    MOD Plod good on yer if any of you are reading this, Ta lads.

    Nutty

    PS whilst in the mob, never stopped
     
  15. I have always found the majority of the MOD Plod to be okay. The ones in Guzz are very friendly (perhaps too friendly judging by recent events according to the currant bun!)

    I was once stopped by one at Unicorn gate whereupon he searched my bag and found a pen. I told him that being an RO, it was my duty to carry a pen at all times. He told me that I was to return to my ship and leave said pen on board. I promptly ambled over to the nearest bin and lobbed it in, right in his view. He was not amused and I just smiled sweetly at him as I wandered out towards the train station.

    Back to the original story though. Surely this reporter should also be investigated for blagging/forging his way into Her Majesties dockyard and onto the OCEAN. As someone else has alluded to, wish one of those 'super booties' had got hold of him, turned him upside down and generally smacked him about a bit.
     
  16. Levers_Aligned

    Levers_Aligned War Hero Moderator

    And yet still, when the pipe, "Daily Editorials" is made, Jack will happily swan down the gangway and buy the ******, because of the tits and sport.

    It's still policy to keep the Armed Forces politically stupid. The readership in here of the Sun, the Sport and other such shit is witness to that.

    Levers
     

  17. Could not agree more, the sport bit not really unless you class football and horse racing as the sum total of sport.
     
  18. I don't say all modlpods were the same, but I did also meet one who was exRN who really had a chip on his shoulder - he was also based in Chatham, might even have been a chum of this Sgt who had the thing about Supply bodies.

    But continuing on with the 'cleaner' story - I'll scan the bun on occasions (usually when one of my staff leave it out), but has anyone else noticed that they report 'exclusives' a day or more after everyone else :?:
     
  19. Traveling down to Northwood last week when I recieved a call from my brother. He told me to read the extract on page nine of the Sun as it would be of interest to me (Being in the Prince Andrew and all). I stopped off and purchased said newspaper and to my horror recognised the person on the ID card (The card that the journalist got his hands on). It was my uncle who works for ocean clean, and I doubt if he lost his ID card. This guy would sell his own kids for a bit of cash!!!!!
     

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