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Fleet - what fleet

avoiding_action said:
The Clyde is a real gin palace. The JR's are all in 2 man cabins with their own on-suite. And its all crome and mirrors not pussers fittings!

A new trial is about to start with rotating ships companies.

A T42 is having it's whole crew changed over to keep it on station in the SA

A T23 is having a Gulf patrol extended and the crew rotated bit by bit on-station.

And there's a third experiment but can't rermber the details.

This in a C-IN-C Fleet priority to see if it works. Save wasting time rotating the hulls.

Copying the Yanks again!

Aren't you warming the bell on this one a bit? I have yet to see the briefing notes making this public.
 
Maxi_77 said:
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I have a little rubber dinghy with an outboard I might be prepared to paint grey and sell for the right price.

Peter

Be more use than a 45 - we'll take it. I'll just go & ask CDP for the dosh.....bugger - I knew there was a flaw in the plan!
 
Not_a_boffin said:
Maxi_77 said:
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I have a little rubber dinghy with an outboard I might be prepared to paint grey and sell for the right price.

Peter

Be more use than a 45 - we'll take it. I'll just go & ask CDP for the dosh.....bugger - I knew there was a flaw in the plan!

I might be prepared to lease.......

Peter
 
Asst_Ed said:
sootblower said:
Aren't you warming the bell on this one a bit? I have yet to see the briefing notes making this public.

It's imminent...

I realised that having seen some briefing notes. I suppose that is what RR is for. Its all rumour 'till they publish and be dammed. I wonder if they will go public just before the main summer leave period starts and Parliament stands down?
 
I think the crew swop for the 42 is going to happen as I was informed of this by a guy who is on one of the two 42's involved in the swop. Could just be a NAAFI buzz of course, but can see no reason why he would have told me if it was not being talked about?!?
 
Maxi_77 said:
Not_a_boffin said:
Sootblower & AA - the trouble with forward basing is that it will inevitably lead to further cuts in the DD/FF force. One of the assumptions used in sizing the DD/FF force is three ships per directed task - mainly based on the work-up, deploy, return, leave, AMP cycle. The thrust of the manpower experiments is actually to see if they can demolish this assumption, thereby getting away with fewer hulls and then looking good for cost-saving. Normally, you wouldn't argue with doing things that way, but the "fleet" is now so small you have to wonder where it would stop.

I have a little rubber dinghy with an outboard I might be prepared to paint grey and sell for the right price.

Peter

As for the dinghy - Me too, I also have a 30 foot Yacht berthed in a Cinqe Port which could also look nice in grey for the right price !
 
brigham600 said:
I think the crew swop for the 42 is going to happen as I was informed of this by a guy who is on one of the two 42's involved in the swop. Could just be a NAAFI buzz of course, but can see no reason why he would have told me if it was not being talked about?!?

I saw similar in a DGLF blurb sheet a few months back. I was impressed that all modern warships must be identical and don't have individual oddities. So you work-up in same of Class and then whisk off to your appointment, en mass. The fact it's got a different name to the one the ship's company gelled together in doesn't matter, apparently. No doubt, if it is found to matter, there could be a plan to take the work-up ship's name with you and the returning Company could bring the old name back for the duty FOSTer. Hey! do you think I could get a GEMS for that?
 
So its back to the old days,GS commission,F Service commission,2 and a half years .and 18 months, come home pay off and recommission,so whats new about that?
 

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