Well said Nutty, I too was in at a time when most of these bases were there, at least some of us will have good memories.Nutty said:Fast approaching bucket kicking time I can only look upon this latest news with sadness and think that todays and any future Sailors will not enjoy the life I had.
With bases in Plymouth, Portsmouth, Chatham, Rothsyth, Faslane, Londonderry, Halifax NS, Sydney, Singapore, Trincomalee, Aden, Malta Gibraltar and Simmonstown. Plus many other facilities scattered around the world. Fleets in home and Far East waters, together with squadrons in the Med. South Atlantic, West Indies it really was "Join the Navy and see the World".
As sailors we we really were the blessed generation.
Dont forget to put the cat out and shut the dockyard gate :lol:noemis said:The RNR is still recruiting!
Weekends and 2 weeks Navy a year anyone? I'll reserve drill nights for JPA drips and drinking!
Does this mean the run ashore will be no more? No ships, no run ashore!
Seriously, our government, the whole lot MPs, Lords, civil service is morally bankrupt and can't see beyond their own pay and conditions and fat pensions. Trouble is, soon won't have an Army, Navy or Air Force capable of staging a coup!
I'll turn out the light shall I?