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How long did you serve?

How long did you serve?


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If you buy a copy of BR1938 Naval Ratings Handbook (still got mine...anorak :) ) it's all in there, but found this on the web if it helps.

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Godfrey Dykes website has a section on it, google Godfrey Dykes and kit muster and all will be revealed.

Most of the above I got issued with at Ganges, stand fast duck trousers, hammock, lifebelt and greatcoat. Stuff I got issued but not on there was AGR, and sports clothing (shorts, T shirt, plimsolls). also 2 pr black boots (1pr rubber heeled, 1 pr leather heeled).
 
No beret in the early '60's
No beret early 70's, I think they came in around 1975. I was on the rusty B, they were issued and worn with much hilarity, if you can imagine fat 3 badge AB's looking like Benny Hill's Fred Scuttle character, that was them :)
 
No beret early 70's, I think they came in around 1975. I was on the rusty B, they were issued and worn with much hilarity, if you can imagine fat 3 badge AB's looking like Benny Hill's Fred Scuttle character, that was them :)
Sept 74 berets first issue
 
1975 general issue in the fleet then, as I was deffo at Pompey, which was when the Rusty B base port changed from Guzz.
When we first arrived at the Grad class leader tried to get us all to buy a second cap as we looked odd amongst all the cap wearers
 
3rd Jan 75 to 5th May 97, more good times than bad, never had a crap shore draft (FOST FMG x2, Yeovilton, CinC Fleet Foxhill, RM Poole x2) and varied sea time (Phoebe, Amazon, Stena Inspector / NP2010, Brave, Herald, NP2010 as leaving gift from Drafty - cheers tw*t!!). Amazing runs ashore, amazing oppos, still in touch with one since 1991 post-Gulf, he got me into playing bad golf....lol!!!! Would I do it again? You bet!!!
 
I did 36 years all up including Boys' Time in both the RN & RAN. Last 31 years in Boats, all Oberons, last few years involved it Tests & Trials on NU Ship Collins.
 

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