As I'm sure you're aware Thingy from your time at HMS Ganges and many years with the Fleet, the answer the Newbies would get if they asked some of their questions to a serving rating would be a lot harsher than those they get on here.....er, no hold on thats just not right somehow is it?
If they're daft enough to ask without reading/searching the Official RN/RM site and or the information they've already got from the AFCO they should be grateful to receive. :muhaha:
I'm afraid I tend to concur with NZB, if they don't like the replies they get on here, they're gonna f***in love the ones they actually get in the messdeck or a training establishment. Its all part of being wet behind the ears, you ask bone FQs, you get ripped to shit, you grow a thick skin and don't take it so personal or you go dripping to the Bish that the other boys and the Staff think you're a bit unbalanced and possibly without a clue or common dog. Older lads tend to zip it and hoist in the pearls of wisdom a bit better, the sprogs make complete arses of themselves but hopefully learn in the process, no-one holds it against them, its hard to grow up in public, more so in a messdeck or barracks.
As for the Ganges shite, give it a rest, my dad reckons it was a 'kin picnic compared to some places he was, no-one at Ganges beat him half to death with a belt and at least they fed him there.