How many countries did you visit while in the RN/RM?

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  1. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    How many countries outside UK did you visit during your service? To level the playing field, here's the rule: to count a country, you have to have spent the night there as part of your duty, either ashore or in a visiting ship.

    Thus I (modestly) exclude brief trooping flight stops in Libya, Lebanon, Turkey .. and hanging around off Egypt and Tristan da Cunha.

    You can count Malaya, Singapore and Borneo as three separate 'countries' - an arbitrary rule again, but otherwise the development of Malaysia and the S'pore taking its ball home would create confusion.

    If still serving, answer to date and hope for more.

    Add dits as inspired!
     
  2. The only places I did not have the pleasure of visiting were the Americas and Japan.
     
  3. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Norway
    Netherlands
    East Germany (before the wall came down)
    West Germany
    Denmark
    Sweden
    France
    Spain (Including all its Islands Canaries etc)
    Malta
    Bermuda
    Barbados
    Bahamas
    British Virgins
    Jamaica
    Portugal
    Italy (mainland/ Sardinia/ Sicily)
    Greece
    Corsica(I know it's French)
    USA (too many times to count)
    Canada
    Sri Lanka
    Malaysia
    Saudi Arabia
    UAE

    I think that's about it, unlikely to be anymore unless I get crash drafted before May! I've been on holiday to many of the places I'm missing, this is purely my work list.

    Edited to add some I forgot until I read below.

    Gib (how did I forget that!)
    Venezuala
    Cyprus
    Egypt
    Belgium
    Puerto Rico
    Azores
    Turkey

    There are probably more but those brain cells have been drowned!
     
  4. Have done rather well:

    Denmark
    Norway
    Sweden
    Finland
    Poland
    France (including Sardinia)
    Spain
    Portugal
    Monaco
    Italy (including Sicily & Sardinia)
    Germany
    Greece (including Crete, Corfu, Rhodes)
    Turkey
    Cyprus
    Gibraltar
    Israel
    Egypt
    Algeria
    Netherlands
    Belgium
    Djibouti
    Kenya
    Diego Garcia
    South Korea
    Singapore
    Malaysia (including Pilau Tiomen)
    Hong Kong
    Japan
    Qatar
    Kuwait
    UAE (Abu Dabi, Dubai, Sharjah)
    Oman
    Bahrain
    Pakistan
    Peru
    Panama
    Ecuador
    USA
    Falkland Islands
    Barbados
    St Kitts
    Martinique
    Montserat
    Virgin Islands
    Puerto Rico
    Acension Island
    South Georgia

    Think thats about it - I'm not complaining.

    Still serving although I probably won't go back to sea!
     
  5. Germany (East and West)
    France
    Italy
    Russia
    Romania
    Israel
    Gibraltar
    USA
    -Florida
    -California
    -Hawaii
    Venezuala
    Panama
    Canada
    Singapore
    China (Peoples Republic)
    Hong Kong
    Fiji
    Tonga
    Australia
    Mozambique
    Kenya
    Tanzania
    Jordan
    Malta
    Falkland Island
    Ascension Island
    Norway
    Denmark
    Aruba
    Barbados
    Curacao
    Jamaica
    Senegal
    Morocco
    Sardinia
    Turkey
    Malaysia
    Cyprus

    May be a couple I've forgotten in the dim and distant past

    Yeup!
    Greece
    Portugal
     
  6. Australia
    Bahrain
    Belgium
    Channel Islands
    Cyprus
    Djibouti
    Egypt
    Falkland Islands
    France
    Gibraltar
    Greece (mainland plus Corfu, Crete, Kythera, Rhodes)
    Isle of Man
    Italy
    Jordan
    Kenya
    Kuwait
    Malaysia
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Singapore
    South Georgia
    Spain
    Syria
    Thailand
    UAE
    Uruguay
    USA

    Some of these places on a seperate number of occasions and to different towns & cities.

    Edited to add a couple I'd forgotten.
     
  7. Gibraltar (lots)
    Crete
    Egypt
    Saudi
    Kuwait
    UAE
    Oman
    India
    Pakistan
    Djibouti (worst run x 2)
    Sir lanka
    West Africa
    East Africa
    South Africa
    North Africa
    America (East coast only)
    Canda
    All over west indies
    Gemany
    Holland
    Italy to death
    France
    Norway
    Sweeden
    Faroe Islands
    Channel Islands
    Greece
    Turkey
    Israel
    Falklands
    Ascension Island
    Singapore
    Malaysia
    Diego Garcia

    other which I have already forgotten
     
  8. I wrote a paper on Ascension Island's history for my higher English exams, and I also have a keen interest in other sub-artic and artic islands (especially South Georgia).

    I would be very grateful if anyone would be nice enough to spin some dits or tell of their tales in these places!
     
  9. New Zealand
    Papua New Guinea
    Singapore
    Malaysia
    Indonesia
    Phillipines
    Hong Kong
    Japan
    Guam
    UK - can I count Scotland and England as two?
    Denmark
    Netherlands
    Germany
    Canada
    USA
    Panama
    Mexico
    Fiji
    Tonga
    New Caledonia
    Solomon Islands

    Hong Kong and Guam were colonies of UK and USA respectively, therefore may not count as separate countries.
     
  10. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Being picky, I think HK & Guam count (along with Malta, Gib etc), but not Pearl as Hawaii is a state of the US. I make the rules up as I go along.
     
  11. mine were not very many
    Iceland
    Nederlands
    Belgium
    France
    Spain
    Gibraltar
    Italy(including Sicly)
    Trieste
    Malta
    Greece and Islands and Corfu
    Lebenan

    so not many
     
  12. Surely thats an Antartic Island?!
     
  13. Gib
    France
    Italy
    Turkey
    Morocco
    Scotland
    Sweden
    Malta
    Monaco
    Spain
    Sardinia

    They maybe a few more,but being on Bombers for 3 years, I couldnt tell you where they were and how long we stayed there for,but no longer than 8 weeks or so !
     
  14. Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands***!!!!

    ^_^;
     
  15. Italy (Rome,Naples,Trieste,Florence,Livorono,Taranto,Pisa)
    Cyprus (Famagusta)
    Gibraltar
    Bermuda
    Trinidad&Tobago
    Istanbul
    Denmark
    Hong Kong (thrice)
    Singapore (thrice)
    St Tropez
    Germany (Kiel)
    Malta
    Australia (Freemantle,Sydney,Melbourne)
    New Zealand (Auckland,Christchurch,Wellington,Lyttleton,Masterton,Gisborne)
    South Africa (Simonstown,Cape Town)
    Subic Bay (Olongopo)
    Japan (Yokohama,Hakodate)
    Pulau Tioman
    Isle of Man
    Guernsey
    South Carolina (Naval Base)
    Puerto Rico
    Crete
    Holland
    St Vincent

    Probably some more, but faded with the memory.
     
  16. Gib more time that I can remember
    Malta
    Sardinia
    US
    Pueto Rico
    St Thomas
    Virgin Gorda
    Brazil
    Hong Kong
    Phillapines
    Tangiers
    not a lot for 12 years but have done loads more out of the RN on buisiness.
     
  17. Grey Funnel Line
    Aden
    Australia
    Belgium
    Cyprus
    Egypt
    France
    Gibraltar
    Greece
    Hong Kong
    India
    Italy
    Japan
    Kenya
    Malaysia
    Malta
    Norway
    Shetland Isles
    Singapore
    Spain


    Since leaving th mob
    Antigua
    Aruba
    Azores
    Barbados
    Bora Bora
    Brazil
    British Virgin Isles
    Brunei
    Canary Isles
    Cook Islands
    Estonia
    Fiji
    French Guiana
    Germany
    Guernsey
    Latvia
    Madeira
    Monaco
    New Caledonia
    Oman
    Panama
    Puerto Rico
    Russia
    Sabah
    St Lucia
    Sweden
    Tahiti
    Tonga
    Trinidad
    USA ( East & West Coast)
    US Virgin Isles
     
  18. Malta
    Libya
    Cyprus
    Gibraltar
    Norway
    Denmark
    Hollad
    Sweden
    Portugal
    Spain
    Sierra Leone
    Brazil
    AscensinIsland
    Nigeria
    Angola
    South Africa
    Mozambique
    Maritius
    Malagasy
    Ghana
    Senegal
    Mauretania
    Trinidad
    Puerto Rico
    US Virgin Islands
    Bermuda
    United States
    Cay Sal Bank
    Jamaica
    Tobago
    British Guiana
    Barbados
    Grenadines
    Azores
    Greece
    Bahrain
    Muscat
    Oman
    Jebel Ali
    Sharja
    Dubai
    Abu Dabi
    Yas Island
    Daz Island
    Aden
    Singapore
    Hong Kong
    Malaya
    Borneo
    Thailand
    Maldives
    Persia
    Italy
    Austria
    Switzerland
    Germany
    France
    Ceylon
    Australia
    Phillipines
    [in order of visits/drafts/ops/postings]
    Both RN and Army .... some many times
     
  19. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    I got banned from 3, woops.
     
  20. 5 In 23 but being on Nuc`s I thought that was good

    Plus a lot more with all that SSP S/M :dwarf:
     

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