Happy Or Not Happy - Royal Navy

Are you glad you joined the services (honestly)

  • No, wish I had done something different!

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D3AN

Midshipman
Hello all,

Just wanted to start a poll to see who was happy in their choice of joining the services... Greatfully appreciate your time and responses..

Dean

MOD: Edited poll for you! I am unsure of this topic, will see if it goes ok. If not it will be deleted.
 

harryaitch

Lantern Swinger
D3AN said:
Hello all,

Just wanted to start a poll to see who was happy in their choice of joining the services... Greatfully appreciate your time and responses..
Dean#
Joining the real navy after the Ganges stint was a great pleasure. :D Travelling around the world on the grey funnel line at the age of 17 was a great experience.I left after 12 years because the navy was running out of ships and the empire was getting smaller.A great time,with great mates,would do it all again. 8) (except the ganges bit) :roll:
 
. Joined jan 56 left july 79,iwould do it all again,iwould have signed on if id been able to but not in those days,a fifth five was a rare thing,and i still love naval company even tho my son is achief tiff on boats,having worked with the RAF for many years before i retired.......nuff said


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xxspikexx

Lantern Swinger
more than happy with my choice only reason i left was the prospect of standing on the main gate for 5 to 7 yrs noo ships or promotions available recommend it to anyone and do it all myself again great life great mates served 75 to 89
 

ORACLE

Badgeman
1963 to 1973. Would do it all again, plus the extra. Not just for the Pension, but ain't there some rubbish jobs and 'workmates' (won't call them Oppos) in civvy street?
Could be living in the Med now! 8) :wink:
 
harryaitch said:
D3AN said:
Hello all,

Just wanted to start a poll to see who was happy in their choice of joining the services... Greatfully appreciate your time and responses..
Dean#
Joining the real navy after the Ganges stint was a great pleasure. :D Travelling around the world on the grey funnel line at the age of 17 was a great experience.I left after 12 years because the navy was running out of ships and the empire was getting smaller.A great time,with great mates,would do it all again. 8) (except the ganges bit) :roll:

I would agree entirely with this, especially the comment on Ganges!* :lol: Great way to travel at the taxpayers expense! :D Free kitting out (well that used to happen), regular meals (even at Ganges when you were allowed to have them, negative the rubberized eggs :roll: for breakfast), comradeship and an oversized family (the Andrew). In my view the comradeship beats a battleship anytime :lol:

*crying oneself to sleep, homesickness, doing a bunk and getting flogged - apart from THAT it was OK.
 

MightyCrash

Badgeman
Lovin it! Joined in 97 so pretty much a Sprog - but all in all not a bad life - embrase the change and ride the waves and everyone loves it deep down!
 

the_matelot

War Hero
Moderator
Joined in '97, branch changed in '02, got my PO's last year, cracking on with a OU honours degree.

If I were to do anything different, I would've shagged that wren chef who retraded to mem (sarah o......) when I had the chance to do so in Pier Cellars during basic @ Raleigh......
 

PompeySailor

Lantern Swinger
Enjoyed the first 12-15 years or so, then not really enjoyed it - too many erosions of terms and conditions, too many changes in how we work. Been misemployed too often, and pension trapped to be honest. Took me a couple of years to realise until I got my finger out and got an OU degree and started to make it work for me. Final year now, the last two years have been great, but I have the benefit of looking at it as a means to an end. Lots of good people still in, but there are some tossers that I would not lob a lifesaving float to if they were drowning in the bath.

Would I do it again? Possibly.
 
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