We were good little boys, Lingyai! 8O We just got punished for doing just about anything. I was a bit naughty in doing a bunk, and suffered for it. As for the fluffy slippers, teddy bears, being tucked up in bed and being read bedtime stories by Chiefy, we all expected that in the Annexe as a matter of course! It was a terrible shock/disappoinment when we were doubled outside in our PJs/birthday suits for talking after lights-out (with excitement) on our first night :wink: :lol: I suspect we'd have fared better had we joined at 16 rather than 15 year old. What age did you join at Lingyai?Lingyai said:You bouys must have been badly behaved to warrant that amount of stick.... it is only navy training not bloody spetsnatz or navy seal stuff. Can't expect fluffy slippers and instructors tucking you in at night, Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another.
I think HMS Ganges was a RN training establishment - though it did feel a bit like borstal at the time!Streaky said:Are you sure it was the Royal Navy you were in?