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Pongos get a taste of life on board a warship

I loved this. Welcome to normal messdeck life on board a warship:

Daily Star 5 Aug 2012 said:
...One 20-year-old private told us: “There’s 30 men in my room. It’s a tiny space about the size of a caravan. “It’s like living on a submarine. There are three bunk beds on top of each other, there are no windows and it gets sweaty."

..."The boat is really cramped. There’s 700 Army staying on the ship and 400 crew. These are conditions soldiers and marines live in when they are at war or on an operation – not covering big event security.”

One squaddie said hundreds of soldiers were squashed into around 20 “emergency” rooms.

Another soldier from Yorkshire said he was in one of the bigger rooms housing 30 men but he added: “It is like a can of sardines. You’re below deck in a steel box where there’s no daylight.”

Last night Major Paul Horton, second-in-command of the Venue Security Force, said: “My men and women have been well looked after by their Royal Navy hosts. All my soldiers accommodated in HMS Ocean have the same facilities as the sailors, soldiers and Royal Marines who are used to deploying for up to seven months at a time. It has taken us all a bit of time getting used to living in a ship but, as a short-term solution, the accommodation, food and recreation facilities are certainly up to scratch.”

What a load of pansies.
 

WreckerL

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How would a pongo know what it's like living on a submarine?

I think he's a gayer.
 

Blackrat

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Book Reviewer
Hang on a minute. Let's put this into perspective. Us army chaps are used to space and don't like being crammed in like sardines you know. It takes a special type of person to be able to spend months in those conditions day in, day out. Full respect to the Navy for being able to go to war in those conditions and boo to this chap for making himself sound like a poof.

I hope he gets stick when he gets back to his FOB off the chaps. That's if he can hear them, what with all the incoming and all that.
 

Flagdeck

War Hero
I thought Perce would be used to confined spaces and limited personal hygeine facilities...........after all, don't they live in trenches or summink......I used to be mesmerised by tales of yore by Harry Patch. :salute:
 
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cúnt

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Yeah, sorry about that lads- all that closing with the enemy and killing him has made us fussy sorts.
 
I thought Perce would be used to confined spaces and limited personal hygeine facilities...........after all, don't they live in trenches or summink......I used to be mesmerised by tales of yore by Harry Patch. :salute:

More importantly how gash is their ship recognition, that's bulwark or Albion in the picture not ocean!
 
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cúnt

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More importantly how gash is their ship recognition, that's bulwark or Albion in the picture not ocean!

Why should we bother remembering the exact type of public transport provided mate? so long as we get there in one piece with all our ammunition it's good enough for us :-D
 

tiddlyoggy

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Book Reviewer
They're very funny on the Clyde, when you embark them they're gobby as you like; they suddenly get very quiet when you get outside of Mare Harbour and either vom or sleep or both. Respect though, they sleep anywhere. The deck of the SR's scullery seems to be quite a choice spot.
 

(granny)

RIP
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Visualise.....HMS Bulwark, 63/64, taking a load of Pongos to Borneo. 1st day at sea their first Tot. 2nd Day no one showed at the Rum Issue for their mess. On investigation I was told...'it's ok, we still have some left from yesterday'. From that moment they became Jacks best friends. Well, you know how Jack likes to help his friends out.
 

Guzzler

War Hero
I read exactly the same dit about a load of crabs on here or ARRSE only a few days ago.

What a coincidence!
 

Sumo

War Hero
Just as well its not heaving about in a force 8 or more. Then they would have something to wing about.

Would that be voming pongo on the racks, shaken not stirred?


How would a pongo know what it's like living on a submarine?

We did special OPS exercises with SBS & SAS separate weeks at sea, to prevent big willey waving at each other, neither set of chaps complained but both said we submariners were nuts and a very special breed to live in a tin can, and do what we did for a living.
And as visitors they had one of the biggest rooms onboard to live in, as we submariners always treated our guests the same, regardless of rank or service.
 
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