Rosie,rosinacarley said:Can you make the text bigger? My sight is not what it used to be!
Thanks for that 2BM. It reflects the fact that the last NN I read was in the, er, 1980s (well, apart from their special G Spot edition ).2badge_mango said:Tugg was on that as soon as the girls went to sea Steve. Lovely one in the early nineties - Jack and his oppo cackling about hopes of "trapping" in next port of call - Jenny comes in with "I won't have any trouble", or words to that effect.Always_a_Civvy said:The bit I liked seeing was Jack cartoons with lasses featured in them. How novel!
I'm afraid to say that I'm in agreement mate. NN isn't known as the Pompey Propaganda for nothing.Stillabunting said:Since the Navy News is not aimed at serving personnel, (who wants to read massive articles on Type 42, Ocean et al......we serve on the bloody things), most serving personnel would not pay for it anyway, it only gets read by the majority because it comes down the mess decks free (or around the offices/messes/WR for barrack stantions!). From my observations most matelots flick through it to see if there is anyone they know, have a quick look at the Swap Drafts and the 2-6 page (one of the few usefull regular articles) and then leave it in the heads.
Having served with the Army and had the pleasure of reading Soldier there is no comparision, it contains articles which can and do cause debate, in my memory I cannot remember seeing any article criticle of the Senior Service or the pathetic decisions that are being made by our political masters that are undermining the RN. The NN will not be popular with serving matelots (of the thinking variety) until it has true journalistic freedom and does not just spout the political party line from our lords and masters.
These days there are more pages devoted the the RNA, Seacadets (and I am not denigrating these worthy organisations in any way but the NN should do what it says on the tin and print NAVY news) and Adverts than to the balanced reporting on what is happening to the Navy.
Well lets hope they are a bit better looking now, than in my time in, and no need for the proverbial paper bag. :wink: :wink:the_matelot said: