As a 17 year old in training it always used to amaze me how many fellow trainees at HMS Mercury would get caught smuggling blue liners out on weekenders. Everyone would have to muster in the drill shed prior to catching the transport into Petersfield, every week without fail someone would get caught by the Reggies with a shitload of them in their grip!!
CDR (E) on Fife action station/defence watch station was HQ1 so down to him to make the pipe ''One all round'', wardroom made a hat out of BL's at XMAS for him to wear. He was very pleased and proud of this hat and came down 3Q to show it off, came in the mess square (uninvited), stood to attention and pointing to his hat...''One all round''....the mess in unison...''Fuck off''.....he did smartish.
Would that be the Chief wren from Vernon. remember when she shut up shop just before the Chief Sailmaker was served. When she came back from lunch he had made an oversized pair of canvas knickers which he nailed to the slops door. She was a miserable git