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Pongos get a taste of life on board a warship

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Hope the Pongoes aboard HMS Ocean are taking their share of communal duties and not expecting Jack to skivvy for them.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
We had half the "Queens Regiment aboard the Aurora in the gulf in 68.
They corrupted ever so well and had all learnt about the captains table within weeks.
Darn good fellows. One chap pte Peglar was so natural at getting trooped with me, we made him an honorary matelot.
 

Blackrat

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
Hope the Pongoes aboard HMS Ocean are taking their share of communal duties and not expecting Jack to skivvy for them.

I hope the opposite. I hope they only things they are doing is wanking in their pits and skiffing the matelots cutlery.
 
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SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
.....We did special OPS exercises with SBS & SAS separate weeks at sea, to prevent big willey waving at each other......


We did one Ex trip with both sets onboard. They really kept on winding each other up - scarey!! It was a while ago, so maybe that's why you had seperate trips!
 

Sumo

War Hero
We did one Ex trip with both sets onboard. They really kept on winding each other up - scarey!! It was a while ago, so maybe that's why you had seperate trips!

Would be scary, one thing we submariners agreed on was both sets of specials had a very strange air of confidence about them, which felt like they could do anything they set their minds too, without ever having to say anything, to justify their projected confidence. our Ex was about mid 1990 ish
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Did SF running with both lots off Bermuda although only one lot onboard at a time. One SAS bloke was sat in the mess and said we must all be mad to be on boats, this from a bloke who'd just parachuted into the sea at night and then swum aboard using a fin entry!!! I've never met blokes who could eat so much, there was no chance of going round the bouy at scran time with them onboard!
 

Sumo

War Hero
Did SF running with both lots off Bermuda!

Typical you get Bermuda, we had Western Approaches, we practiced a fin entry, they come along side to broached fin whilst we are underway, jump from dingy into flooded bridge/Fin, (in the real world they would sink their dingy) then broach until upper lid above water line, 3 -4 specials squeeze into tower airlock and shut upper lid, dive then open lower lid to let them out. Brave, nuts or special????
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
The annoying thing about the Bermuda running was we had to spend 10 days alongside and our hotel didn't have a bar....what's that all about! And as for the fin entries, definitely nuts but they enjoyed it.
 

Sumo

War Hero
The annoying thing about the Bermuda running was we had to spend 10 days alongside and our hotel didn't have a bar....what's that all about! And as for the fin entries, definitely nuts but they enjoyed it.

No Bar! Hope you found somewhere else to spend your subbies
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
The drinking dens of Hamilton took care of the subbies, what was left over went on carry-outs as the rooms had a large fridge in them :)
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
I flew back to the Falklands in the back of a Herc wiv' a load of Ghurkas and other soldiers once, and spent the entire flight up to and including Ascension Island, kipping in the back of a caravan that the Crab-types had loaded for a certain Mrs Thatcher to reside in when she got there to say BZ to everyone. Nice caravan it was too - but the in-flight dinner was a load of poo.
 

Ark Royal

Newbie
For those of us ignorami around, could someone please explain what a fin entry is? I'm assuming that is is entering the submarine via the fin while under way, but could someone please give more details?
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
For those of us ignorami around, could someone please explain what a fin entry is? I'm assuming that is is entering the submarine via the fin while under way, but could someone please give more details?

With a question like that as your first post, I reckon it will be a resounding NO!
 

Stirling

Banned
Did SF running with both lots off Bermuda although only one lot onboard at a time. One SAS bloke was sat in the mess and said we must all be mad to be on boats, this from a bloke who'd just parachuted into the sea at night and then swum aboard using a fin entry!!! I've never met blokes who could eat so much, there was no chance of going round the bouy at scran time with them onboard!

With what they get up to on ops 'eat every meal as if it's your last' is probably the order of the day.
 
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trelawney126

War Hero
For those of us ignorami around, could someone please explain what a fin entry is? I'm assuming that is is entering the submarine via the fin while under way, but could someone please give more details?
There is nothing secretive about a "Fin" entry at sea. Quite simply there are two methods, the first is the simplest as the diver has an abundance of oxygen as he/ she uses a snorkel device about fifty to one hundred feet in length, the second is the self contained diver who uses the oxygen tanks.
the divers, after completing their mission, swim underwater at a predetermined distance and depth using an underwater type of Tom Tom GPS. The boat detailed to pick up the divers follows them and scoops them up into the forward torpedo tubes, feet first. Hence the term " Fin entry" as the divers wear swimming fins. Proper SBS / SAS chaps can be identified by a code written in indelible coloured ink on their Fins.
should the diver miss he can use the rear tube, if he can swim fast enough to catch the boat up. I do know of several divers who have managed to "Catch the boat up" which proves that it can be done.
I do hope this clarifies the situation for you
 

Rumrat

War Hero
There is nothing secretive about a "Fin" entry at sea. Quite simply there are two methods, the first is the simplest as the diver has an abundance of oxygen as he/ she uses a snorkel device about fifty to one hundred feet in length, the second is the self contained diver who uses the oxygen tanks.
the divers, after completing their mission, swim underwater at a predetermined distance and depth using an underwater type of Tom Tom GPS. The boat detailed to pick up the divers follows them and scoops them up into the forward torpedo tubes, feet first. Hence the term " Fin entry" as the divers wear swimming fins. Proper SBS / SAS chaps can be identified by a code written in indelible coloured ink on their Fins.
should the diver miss he can use the rear tube, if he can swim fast enough to catch the boat up. I do know of several divers who have managed to "Catch the boat up" which proves that it can be done.
I do hope this clarifies the situation for you

I always thought a fin entry was when one submariner slipped his oppo a fin ($5.00) to ram his rear poop tube. I didn't realise they could get their feet in as well.
Suppose with their little cocks they would need to.:evil2:=)
 
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