I have created this forum to discuss issues specifically relating to JTEs (what my pongo friends call Boys' Service), though this will of course be mystifying to modern RN personnel, who I understand can be ABs at 16?!? (Some mistake surely?). I want to start off with a question to those of you who were at HMS Ganges in the late 1960s. I have a friend who was an inmate there from 1967-68 as a Junior Stoker, living on the Short Covered Way. I was asking him about his experiences of the Laundry and discovered that he only remembers going there twice :? , to wash sheets. He thinks he and his messmates may have done their dhobeying in the Mess. Before you reached the steps on to the Polished Deck there were the heads on the left, I recall, and something on the right, possibly the showers? Was it done here perhaps? My friend was a skimmer/target so I doubt they were undergoing the pre-Submarine Dhobeying Course (SuDs :wink: ). Could it have reflected less rigourous standards for JMEMs or Short Covered Waymen, or were JROs just expected to maintain much higher standards than everybody else (as the Elite)?