Discussion in 'The Quarterdeck' started by Stirlin, Oct 2, 2015.

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  1. Thanks, Stirlin. And thanks, Ninja, for a hugely impressive account.
  2. It was up in the gallery about 2 years ago with a much shorter written comment , then as now I put it in the forum for all to read , as NS says he hopes it does not put off any potential recruits , he could be out of a job ;).
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  3. Nice one Ninja.
    Very good indeed.
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Cheers. I posted it on ARRSE with the intention of recording it as a bit of Naval history/work in progress.

    There are those on record who believe such things should not in any way be linked or associated with the modern Navy or indeed recruiting, hence the reason for not posting the article itself on Navy Net:

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  5. you say in the piece it reaches a much bigger audience on ARRSE as can be seen by the response , one comment , I think it was ATG , explaining what the Naval equivalent of 'F**k this for a game of soldiers' when tackling hot acetylene bottles could be ROMFT but not relevant today as T , 'the 12' is no more , we used the version 'Roll on my f*****g time ' in the 3 ships I served on . S'pose ' time' version could be relevant but Jack of today probably has others.
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  6. Trainer

    Trainer War Hero Book Reviewer

    Do he mean me? Was just biting if he do x
  7. Posting it on here could have been fun though. I could just imagine one of the questions to Ninja, "What kind of iron did you have onboard?" ;)
    Actually Ninja, what kind of...................
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  8. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Thanks for posting it Nina, very interesting, I didn't know Stokers could write.

    What sort of wood are the wedges made of, do they shape them with or against the grain?

    Well done mate, a very good insight from someone that has been at the coal face.
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  9. Another good one to express disappointment or a retort to try to stop the brown adrenalin leaking down your leg is ..... '' F***ing shave off ''
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  10. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    The title 'stoker' is a legacy one. No coal or shovels were involved.
  11. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Where does "shiver me timbers" fit in?
  12. When the gallon of mead and pint of rum is still not enough :(
  13. An excellent telling of how it really is to be under fire on a RN frigate. Thank you Ninja.
  14. He gave me a virtual slap on ARRSE for calling him Nina!
  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    ;) I doubt anyone noticed.
  16. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Did you do it on a weekday? You know Nina is a weekend thing, though the stockings and sussies are always on under his rig.
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  17. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Tsk, I sent those photos in the strictest confidence.
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  18. What? The ones on Tumblr?
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  19. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    This is true, no fossil fuels were shovelled, nor dolphins harmed in the writing of the thread.

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