lsadirty said:Remember that there were a lot of ex-diesel submarineriners who didn't want to be part of the initial start up of "Bomber Command," even in Vickers: one couldn't get a compassionate discharge as his mum's sole means of support, hadn't served long enough to go D by P, so applied to be classed as a conscientious objector. Was gone by lunch time the same day, down to Blockhouse, and a civvy before stand easy the next morning. Didn't make the papers, but it was "negative publicity", so nobody but the few in Barrow ever heard about it. At least he missed the first boring patrol...............
We were not ex-diesel submariners in 65/66/67 etc cos we still had diesel boats. In 65 at Blockhouse volunteers for boats, about 70% in them days had a choice Diesel or Bomber Queens the 30% non vols got drafted to Bombers.