Was in Nelson the day before release, in civvies when I was stopped by a Fleet Joss who said I needed a haircut, I explained I was going outside next day...his reply was '' Just not your day today is it'', even took me into the admin block and told one of the RPO's to ensure my hair was cut before release.... :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
We managed to brain the MAA on the Argonaut whilst setting up to dress ship one of the ends slipped before it was attached we did cry out
'B E L O W' but he just stopped and looked up and the shackle and swivel hit him right on the forehead.
We spent a long time trying to prove our innocence in that it was an accident and not deliberate, if it had been deliberate we would have probably missed 99 times out of a 100.
There seemed to be a slight grudge against the comms mess after that.
I served at Pompey Patrol in '69 with Scouse Gandy when he was a L/Reg, he is in Spain running a bar. Ben Nevers is back at sea as a civvy security officer on fanny boats. FMAA Tom Wilkinson is in his 70's and extremely well. He attends every reunion in Pompey.
If anybody wants to know where any others are, gimme a shout. I always knew we were extremely popular especially when rail warrants and leave passes were needed.