No1 son Passed out

Pete_the_Knife

Midshipman
The fog was thin enough to see across the parade ground at Raleigh for the parade yesterday, not that there were many divisions mustered to see, sign of the times I guess.

Having not been near a military establishment since I left in '87 it was something of a step back in time for me and I must admit I felt fit to burst with pride when he marched out.

One thing training has done for him is to give him a good upright bearing and no longer drag his knuckles on the ground in typical teenager slouch.

Now I know that quite a few think the basic is a bit soft these days and in a few aspects I reckon it is, but they certainly do more on fitness than I ever did and the accomodation is absolutely dire compared to the huts we were in in the long covered way at the 'G' spot. Seems like a typical bit of late sixties/early seventies architecture, pile em high n pack 'em in tight. The messdeck layout was very cramped although their lockers were a healthy size almost double the size I expected. I could go on but its Crimbo soon and the bars open.
 

dondon

MIA
Pete_the_Knife said:
The fog was thin enough to see across the parade ground at Raleigh for the parade yesterday, not that there were many divisions mustered to see, sign of the times I guess.

Having not been near a military establishment since I left in '87 it was something of a step back in time for me and I must admit I felt fit to burst with pride when he marched out.

One thing training has done for him is to give him a good upright bearing and no longer drag his knuckles on the ground in typical teenager slouch.

Now I know that quite a few think the basic is a bit soft these days and in a few aspects I reckon it is, but they certainly do more on fitness than I ever did and the accomodation is absolutely dire compared to the huts we were in in the long covered way at the 'G' spot. Seems like a typical bit of late sixties/early seventies architecture, pile em high n pack 'em in tight. The messdeck layout was very cramped although their lockers were a healthy size almost double the size I expected. I could go on but its Crimbo soon and the bars open.


Well done to your son ,

like your signature by the way
:D :lol:
 

jesse650

War Hero
happy day all round.......I know my parents were....well....you could have towed them along with a piece of string after they'd seen me pass out.

tell him well done and crack on.....it only gets better from there on in!
 
Congratulations. I too like your signature! :lol: Are you going to post us some misty eyed piccies so we can see the transformation from ape to matelot?

Accomodation WORSE than the G-Spot! :eek: Really? Bloody hell, it must be bad. :(

Steve.
 

Pete_the_Knife

Midshipman
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Couple of photos for you as requested, hope they come out ok
 
As the very proud mum I have to say it was a fantastic day and well worth the wait and the worry. He didn't find it easy - got back classed a week on kit and personal organisation (no great surprise to us!) but stuck with it and came out with a good report. Back to Raleigh after Christmas for professional training and hopefully onwards and upwards.
 

safewalrus

War Hero
Who tied that bow in his cap tally!? What a beauty, surprised he got away with it but tha's yer modern navy for 'ee! Well done to the lad (and to 'ee me hansome for producing someone to be proud of!

Best of luck for the future!
 

Pete_the_Knife

Midshipman
Who tied that bow in his cap tally!? What a beauty, surprised he got away with it

Apparently the Instructor tied all their cap tallies, I was stunned, and even worse he must have used blunt scissors the ends were badly frayed. Not what I would call a tidly bow at all.
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
That's exactly what my Son Scott told me when he passed out several weeks ago.. Why....who knows. However, I bet you felt as proud as I did when your Son passed out. Best of luck to any young people with the balls to get off their bums and make a go of it. Well done to him! :wink:
 

Pete_the_Knife

Midshipman
Yep certainly was proud of him he did look the business out there, and at the end of it all he did the training and got through it all far better than wasting two years at college and still not knowing what to do with themselves afterwards.
 

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