how did it start for you ?

Am curious to know which story book gave you that first tantilising glimpse of the briny when you were a child - whose writing made you want to go down to the sea in ships. How were you first inspired on your chosen (even if later discarded) path ???????
 
No book enticed me either, just loads of photos of foreign ports (and lasies :wink: ) and many sea dits from my old man (now 85 years young).

Still regret leaving when I did :( sometimes...
 

jossman

Badgeman
Born with a caul over my head (fact), so I had to follow superstition. Truth is that the Royal Tournament and the Rememberance Festival at the Albert Hall had a big hand in it plus the fact you could leave school at 15 and join as a boy. Now that was a big incentive. I also greatly regret going DxP after 15 years. :cry:
 

dondon

MIA
Always wanted to join from about the age of 10 , had all the pamphlets from Gunner House in Newcastle , joined Raleigh in March 1971 , & have mostly been in Guzz ever since , left in 1995 , :?
 

caterer

Midshipman
No idea why I joined - Think it was my calling.... Walking around London one rainy day and ended up in the recruiting office - 4 months later I was ambling around Raleigh with some GI shouting at me!
 
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