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sledgehammer

Badgeman
Get yer hand orf me leg.
Hi folks, another newbie to have a go at. An ancient mariner who was put ashore early. It were the guns you see, too bloody noisy for a start. Did 10 years on proper ships and shore establishments. When the grandchildren show me how to work this thing I'll fill in my details.
 
Welcome to the RR cybership. Enjoy meandering through our virtual messdecks, but please keep that sledgehammer hidden or you might get volunteered for de-icing the cyberfridge.
 

sledgehammer

Badgeman
Thanks for the intro. Somebody put me on this net and i couldn't get off. when the details turn up you'll see i'm on the Isle of Wight.Ex pusser,old enough to have tasted the tot.
 
ET(WE)Pooley said:
hello.....

can i ask u a question did u sleep on hammocks..


haha only messin...

Welcome aboard oppo. Like you I am a SOB left over from the Cold War. Some of the moderators get all tender and hurt when us 8 badgemen bang on about the Golden days of the 50s/60s/70s when we had both fleets and a Empire/Commonwealth of overseas bases to go to. If you are a TROG then Ganges is referred to as the G-Spot outside the History page again they get all bitter and twisted because they had to go to Raleigh.

AAC is our resident civvie and conscience with access to vast amounts of research material.

Nutty

PS Pooley after 3.5 years in the mob 2.5 years sleeping in ahammock I had to join submarines to get a bunk. Then, being the OD, I shared it with the spuds, gash bins and a Mk 8 torpedeo.
 
Welcome to the madhouse, have fun.

Peter

PS Pooley, I slept in a hammoch too, they were quite common in my days. We even had classes on how to rig and stow them.

Peter
 

PussersMuddle

Midshipman
Welcome aboard Sledgehammer.

You're only a day newer than I am. Some of these threads have had me in stitches already, and a lot of memories brought back too.

Fill yer boots.
 

sledgehammer

Badgeman
Thanks guys for inviting me in. Not often the reg. branch gets invited anywhere ha ha. Yes, I slept in hammocks and fell out drunk as well.when I joined the ships were made of wood and the men were made of steel, nowadays it's the other way round.
 
sledgehammer said:
Thanks guys for inviting me in. Not often the reg. branch gets invited anywhere ha ha. Yes, I slept in hammocks and fell out drunk as well.when I joined the ships were made of wood and the men were made of steel, nowadays it's the other way round.

Its was a long time ago, I will forgive you for being a Reg if you will forgive me for being a scabby sludgemariner.

My picture shows me ready for Captain S/M's Divisions at Dolphin

Nutty
 
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