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Channel 5 TV, will be broadcasting a 4 part mini-series Documentary called “Warship” which will begin transmission on Monday 26th November.

The programme will follow daily life onboard HMS DUNCAN during a recent deployment. The ship is commanded by Commander Eleanor Stack Royal Navy, who is one of the few female CO’ s currently deployed on operational service.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
I thought it was a very good, entertaining and informative programme. Funny that it didn't show them alongside in Malaga, but maybe there will be no run ashores shown. Loved the 'secret'condom fairy! Not just a huge box of them at the top of the brow then...........

I reckon there will be a queues round the block at all the AFCOs this morning!
 

Dusty70

War Hero
Didn't show anyone relaxing in the mess though - perhaps still to come

That was what I really enjoyed on deployments - a few tinnys and a sing song/uckers/general banter and abuse/dits/black cats - tight knit group with your messmates
 

fishhead

War Hero
It had been edited well to cut out the boring passage routine bits which is understandable. Clearly some characters have been selected for special attention which was good as it showed young thrusters like the stoker having to get his hands dirty just to prove it's not all getting bronzy on the helo-deck.
Just one teensy weensy(almost nothing really)thing ruffled the feathers of this PSOF. When were bunks replaced by beds on board ship?
 

Bunts59

Badgeman
Who was the gadgie wandering about in posh ovies carrying a white handbag mincing about all over the place? All l could see was him getting in the way!! Oh, don't get me started on his feckin hankie lol !!!!!
 

Ballistic

War Hero
Who was the gadgie wandering about in posh ovies carrying a white handbag mincing about all over the place? All l could see was him getting in the way!! Oh, don't get me started on his feckin hankie lol !!!!!

Pay attention! :p;)
It was clearly stated that he was the EWO (Executive Warrant Officer).
The contents of his bag weren't mentioned though, but as they appeared to be in defence watches I could hazard a guess...
 

Bunts59

Badgeman
Please excuse my stupidity but WTF is an Executive Warrant Officer and what does he do onboard?? From what was shown all l could see was him walking round various areas of the ship but not actually Doing anything. Just to be clear l became an ex matelot in 89
 
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Please excuse my stupidity but WTF is an Executive Warrant Officer and what does he do onboard?? From what was shown all l could see was him walking round various areas of the ship but not actually Doing anything. Just to be clear l became an ex matelot in 89

EWO is the senior, senior rating on board and heads the rating corps of men and women, providing an admin, executive, pastoral and organisational link to the officer corps and Command. He replaces the Whole Ship Co-Ordinator and melds the upper roles of ChOps(M)(R)(S) (although they still remain on board) with the MAA and liaises with the Tech Warrants too. It's quite an important, involved role and you have to be everywhere, know everyone, know everything and anticipate everything too. You know pretty soon if you have a gash EWO because everything falls to a bag of shit pretty fast.

Shore Establishments have a BWO (Base Warrant Officer). Naval Commands (1SL and 2SL Subs and RM) have their respective 'Command' Warrants and the overall senior, senior, senior rating is WONS (Warrant Officer of the Naval Service). No one is higher than he or she.

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