9 years, 3 RFR. Seems ages ago now, best part of my life, still miss the life but glad I`m not serving at sea with the bliddy wrens.
I have a dit in a similar vein, a mate serving on a carrier and some systems or other went down. When the ops room was asked who could run a GOP, she put her hand up - the only RNR and the only girl!siggy63 said:Joined in 1980 as a naval communicator and left in 1990 just as the OM Branch started to filter thru. Back in as RNR from 1991 to 1993 and again from 1997 to 2000.
Whilst at sea as RNR I had the honour of the RN OM(C) (communicator) wake me to read some flashing light with the USN ship who sent too fast for them and they didn't want to wake the PO OM(C).
Sort of rings a bell , last 5 years I was only in for the pension , but so glad I did it , though I seriously doubt if I'd like to be in now , :roll:Morse said:BUT...How many who when they were in, couldn't wait to get out, and now that they are out, WISH that they were back in again.
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gizawetofyagoffaskin said:11 years (then 5 years on reserve status, obliged to keep enough kit to look tidy were I to be called up). The ex wife had given me a choice - her or the Mob. I made the wrong decision and we were divorced within four months of going outside.
Recently saw that one of the guys who was also a SLUT onboard Minerva and then went on to do the same Sub's course as me, was the skipper of Richmond. Another guy who was deputy class leader when I was class leader at Raleigh, and who turned up at Dartmouth at the same time as me is currently skipper of the Endurance.
Leaving was not one of my better decisions. "If onlys" can be a bugger.
Nah, ball, dog & basket me, mate!dunkers said: