Pls tell me 1 thing that made joining the RN worthwhile!

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  1. Mindy

    Mindy New member

    Basically, everyone has at least one story about THAT moment when you think "yeah, so glad I joined!" (I realise that this is a very wholesome, severely edited version of the language that would actually be used in one's head or out of one's mouth!)..... what was yours? :rambo:
  2. stirling2

    stirling2 Banned

    First draft to Singapore 1968, money for old rope.
  3. Waspie

    Waspie War Hero

    Just one. I can think of loads. 18 years old in the Far East wine women and song as the record goes!!!!

    Equally I can think of many bad memories but they are outweighed by the good ones.
  4. NotmeChief

    NotmeChief Banned

    Besides the Far East, (newby says 'wheres that'), all that loverly pensh now I'm hundreds of years old. Couldn't survive without it.
  5. Drakey

    Drakey War Hero

    18th Birthday in Bermuda (fantastic)
    21st Birthday in Portsmouth (not so fantastic)
    12 months in Hong Kong (best time of all)
    Weekend/leave periods
    There are lots more..........
  6. Guzzler

    Guzzler War Hero

    Pension I suppose.
  7. (granny)

    (granny) Banned Book Reviewer

    A day at Ocean Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. But the story is 1010 words long. Doubt if it will fit on this site!
  8. tommo

    tommo War Hero

    One thing??? I've got a few.

    My first foreign port Hamburg.
    My first ship
    My first time firing a rifle
    My first time firing 20mm
    My first time deployment
    My first run ashore (anywhere in the Navy)
    My first pay packet from the mob
    NTG2k Global Deployment.
    The Far East
    Being Boat Coxswain on Fish

    The list is endless
  9. jesse

    jesse War Hero

    The far east, runs ashore and up the line.It was the bits in between that I didnt go much on.
  10. andym

    andym War Hero

    Well it cant have been the VAST amount of Seatime i did,so it must have been the ability to inflict pain and discomfort on Senior Rates and Officers!
  11. Jimmy_Green

    Jimmy_Green War Hero

    Pull up a bollard and I'll spin you a dit...
  12. supermario

    supermario New member

    Having my 18th Birthday in Hong Kong, absolutely brilliant.


  13. NZ_Bootneck

    NZ_Bootneck War Hero

    Finding the Golden Rivet on the Massive.
    Every meal a feast every payday a fortune.
  14. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    A nice suit.
  15. Lamri

    Lamri New member

    First time I went to Brazil.
  16. ex_Yeo

    ex_Yeo Midshipman

    The redundancy money when I left.

  17. lsadirty

    lsadirty War Hero

    Realising that I was working and living with a bunch of blokes who would would share their last fag/wet/quid/clean civvy shirt with me, would risk a kicking to save me from one, and knowing I'd do the same for them. Never found it in civvy street.
  18. NZ_Bootneck

    NZ_Bootneck War Hero

    Via the beauty salon? Surely a sailor needs all his bodily hair?
  19. anglichanin

    anglichanin Badgeman

    Being given 7 days 9's the day before entering Fat Stan's Disco for 5 days !!!!
  20. Black2Blue

    Black2Blue War Hero

    Was it a cashmere one from Vietnam for £70?

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