New Ships For The Royal Navy

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  1. Details have been released regarding Britain's next generation
    of fighting ships: the Royal Navy is proud of the cutting edge capability of thefleet of Type 45 destroyers.
    Costing £750 million, they have been designed to meet the needs of the 21st century; in addition to state of the art technology, weaponry, and guidance systems, the ships will comply with the very latest employment, equality, health & safety and human rights legislation.
    They will be able to remain at sea for several months and positively bristle with facilities. For instance, the new user friendly crow's nest comes equipped with wheelchair access. Live ammunition has been replaced with paintballs to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut down on the number of compensation claims. Stress councillors and lawyers will be on duty 24hrs a day, and each ship will have it's own onboard industrial tribunal.
    The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and balanced in accordance with the latest Home Office directives on race, gender, sexuality and disability. Sailors will only have to work a maximum of 37hrs per week in line with Brussels Health & Safety rules even in wartime!
    All bunks will be double occupancy, and the destroyers will all come equipped with a maternity ward and creche, situated on the same deck as the Gay Disco. Tobacco will be banned throughout the ship, but cannabis will be allowed in the mess. The Royal Navy is eager to shed its traditional
    reputation for 'Rum, Bum and the lash'; out goes the occasional rum ration
    which is to be replaced by Perrier water, although sodomy remains this has
    now been extended to include all ratings under 18. The lash will still beavailable but only by request.
    Condoms can be obtained from the Bosun in a variety of flavours, except Capstan Full Strength. Saluting officers has been abolished because it is elitist, it is to be replaced by the more informal 'Hello Sailor'.
    All notices on boards will be printed in 37 different languages and braille.
    Crew members will no longer be required to ask permission to grow beards or moustaches, even the women.
    The MOD is working on a new 'Non specific' flag based on the controversial British Airways 'Ethnic' tailfin design, because the white ensign is considered to be offensive to minorities. Sea Trials are expected to take place soon, when the first of the new destroyers HMS Cautious, sets out on her maiden mission it will be escorting boat loads of illegal immigrants across the channel to ports on the south coast. The ship is due to be launched soon in a ceremony conducted by Captain Hook from the Finsbury Park Mosque who will break a petrol bomb over the hull. The ship will gently slide into the water to the tune of 'In the Navy' by the Village People played by the Royal Marines. The Prime Minister said that 'While the ships reflected the very latest of modern thinking they were also capable of being up graded to comply with any new legislation. His final words were 'Britain never, never waives the rules!'

  2. Feck the last post mate how feckin true, still remember when you had to pull the ringpulls of your three cans a day at the NAAFI to make sure you wern't hoarding any or was that just BRISTOL in 77.
  3. Blimey, I remember that, though IIRC it didn't survive the end of the refit...
  4. Must have been hard in our Navy then. When the beer ration first started we drew our two cans, opened (pre ring pull) on both sides with the old triangular can spanner, paid cash, and supervised by the duty RPO, and numerous other bodies ---------- BUT we also still drew our tot in those days!

  5. Are you taking the piss? Hello/good morning sir/maam
    is not to be abolished. Hello Sailor is only to be permitted in the Netherlands Navy That's true . In our tradition bound navy- Hello you handsome bugger Sir Give us a kiss - is still to be an accepted form of address. Hello you gorgeous hunk Maam give us a grope is to be discouraged unless addressed to a female officer. Get your facts right .

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