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Regulators

crusher said:
Hi Guys, now come on, not all regulators are bad lmao, they are now called service police, to answer the original post, you have to be qualified for leading hand in your own specialised branch, then if have been really good you may be selected for training.

I rem when i was working for the buffer in HMS Drake, we were asked to go down to the regs. office, the WO wasn't an easy ride. I needed to go down the bank and sort a few things out, he requested that I needed to have a signed letter from the bank saying I had an apointment, problem being I couldn't get out of work to get the letter, his reply was;

'Guess your not going then'

Bloody catch 22 huh!
 
Jenny_Dabber said:
crusher said:
Hi Guys, now come on, not all regulators are bad lmao, they are now called service police, to answer the original post, you have to be qualified for leading hand in your own specialised branch, then if have been really good you may be selected for training.

I rem when i was working for the buffer in HMS Drake, we were asked to go down to the regs. office, the WO wasn't an easy ride. I needed to go down the bank and sort a few things out, he requested that I needed to have a signed letter from the bank saying I had an apointment, problem being I couldn't get out of work to get the letter, his reply was;

'Guess your not going then'

Bloody catch 22 huh!
And they wonder why people dont like them?????
 
whitemouse said:
Jenny_Dabber said:
Regulator's training still at HMS Excellent or has it been moved??

What happened to 'Temeraire' - didn't that used to be the Reggie training school ?

Temeraire was always the Club Swingers' School in my time - in Pitt Street for many years - the 'Baths' are still there, for some reason....... suppose it makes a convenient traffic 'island' for the one-way system.
 
Geoff_Wessex said:
whitemouse said:
Jenny_Dabber said:
Regulator's training still at HMS Excellent or has it been moved??

What happened to 'Temeraire' - didn't that used to be the Reggie training school ?

Temeraire was always the Club Swingers' School in my time - in Pitt Street for many years - the 'Baths' are still there, for some reason....... suppose it makes a convenient traffic 'island' for the one-way system.

Thanks - the years have blurred the little grey cells a bit - I do recall it now.
 
The Five Most Dangerous Things in the Royal Navy

An AB saying "I learned this in RALEIGH..."

A Petty Officer saying "Trust me sir..."

A Lieutenant saying "Based on my experience..."

A Captain saying "I was just thinking..."

A Regulator saying "No, honest, when I'm out of uniform I'm just the same as you lot..."
 
the_matelot said:
They're no longer at Whale Island. They're now at MOD Southwick Park (aka Dryad) along with the Military Police and RAF Police.


I bet that place is a barrel of laughs.....Talk about a snake pit![/quote




Oh my god what one thought that one up? It beggars belief that one place can contain such low life can you imagine the conversation? Silence all day
 
Came across several decent ones, Whilst in Gib had fistycuffs with a LA AH, we were picked up by the gib police. We had our story sussed as well as witnesses to say we were messing about & the cops were ott.
While waiting shore patrol crusher came in & said you're getting stitched up lads, they are charging you with criminal damage & several other charges. He phoned the ship & gave them the story.
The charges got dropped if we paid the local £200 (100 each as compensation)
One of Hermes reggies at ships ball in Naples did a streak, went down with jack but not the yanks & the joss.

I cant think of a bad one at Gannet as they had to live in the jnr rates accom etc, Best was one of the lads shagging the RPOs missus when he was on duty everyone knew except him.
 
PompeySailor said:
The Five Most Dangerous Things in the Royal Navy

An AB saying "I learned this in RALEIGH..."

A Petty Officer saying "Trust me sir..."

A Lieutenant saying "Based on my experience..."

A Captain saying "I was just thinking..."

A Regulator saying "No, honest, when I'm out of uniform I'm just the same as you lot..."

The two most dangerous things in the world are

Any member of the RN, Royal Marines excepted, with a gun which is not bolted to the deck.

Any Commissioned Officer with a map or chart.

Nutty
 
Nutty said:
PompeySailor said:
The Five Most Dangerous Things in the Royal Navy

An AB saying "I learned this in RALEIGH..."

A Petty Officer saying "Trust me sir..."

A Lieutenant saying "Based on my experience..."

A Captain saying "I was just thinking..."

A Regulator saying "No, honest, when I'm out of uniform I'm just the same as you lot..."

The two most dangerous things in the world are

Any member of the RN, Royal Marines excepted, with a gun which is not bolted to the deck.

Any Commissioned Officer with a map or chart.

Nutty

Remembering the chart reading skills of RNR officers on President at the beginning of the 1990s I couldn't agree more. And what of the modern generation who routinely use digital charts? :roll:
 
I always remember the Joss coming into my mess gobbing off about being the senior chief on the ship.

Having reminded him of the killick reg who opened the door at the Captains table when I was promoted to CPO he quitened down.

He further hushed when the Pres of the mess reminded him that "in the mess we are all equal - and Tiffs are more equal than others" !

Basically, the regulators of old tended to be the failed something elses and rather than accept defeat and leave the service they opted for brain removal and the regulating branch

Nuff said !
 
CheefTiff said:
I always remember the Joss coming into my mess gobbing off about being the senior chief on the ship.

Having reminded him of the killick reg who opened the door at the Captains table when I was promoted to CPO he quitened down.

He further hushed when the Pres of the mess reminded him that "in the mess we are all equal - and Tiffs are more equal than others" !

Basically, the regulators of old tended to be the failed something elses and rather than accept defeat and leave the service they opted for brain removal and the regulating branch

Nuff said !

When they left the Service, were they given their old brains back or did they get new ones from the ships stores? :lol:
 
NozzyNozzer said:
CheefTiff said:
I always remember the Joss coming into my mess gobbing off about being the senior chief on the ship.

Having reminded him of the killick reg who opened the door at the Captains table when I was promoted to CPO he quitened down.

He further hushed when the Pres of the mess reminded him that "in the mess we are all equal - and Tiffs are more equal than others" !

Basically, the regulators of old tended to be the failed something elses and rather than accept defeat and leave the service they opted for brain removal and the regulating branch

Nuff said !

When they left the Service, were they given their old brains back or did they get new ones from the ships stores? :lol:


Nozzy I can assure you they would join Plod and the Brain was kept in store in its jar until they moved into the CID when it was replaced.

Nutty
 
Something totally outlandish now.... I have something to say FOR the Reg Branch......

It's always been taken as read that people become Reggies because they are not too clever in their own branch, so become Regulators/Patrolmen. The truth is that they still had to be passed for Leading Rate in their source branch before they could transfer. I'm assuming this is still true. It was also the same for PTI. They may not have seen a long term future in their own branch (though, realistaically, most could, in time, have gone on to PO/CPO) but I still can't see the attraction of the Reg Branch - and anybody who wanted to keep a low profile and have a quiet career is definitely heading in the wrong direction if they think they'll get that as a LReg/RPO/MAA
 
CheefTiff said:
I always remember the Joss coming into my mess gobbing off about being the senior chief on the ship.

Having reminded him of the killick reg who opened the door at the Captains table when I was promoted to CPO he quitened down.

He further hushed when the Pres of the mess reminded him that "in the mess we are all equal - and Tiffs are more equal than others" !

Basically, the regulators of old tended to be the failed something elses and rather than accept defeat and leave the service they opted for brain removal and the regulating branch

Nuff said !

And I always thought tiffies were Engineers who happened to be in the Royal Navy and were given a rank in line with their qualifications. Not a Chief Petty Officer who happened to be a Engineer and certainly not a Sailor.

NUFF SAID

Nutty
 
Sounds like we're wandering off-topic a bit now, but one of the most annoying things I experienced in the last few years of my time was the introduction of the "Charge Chief". Having risen to about as far as I could expect by the age of 36 - a CRS - suddenly I wasn't one of the most senior SRs onboard, although as a "B13" Chief I'd been selected for CPO - not just 'advanced'.

Suddenly I found myself 'asking' for maintenance to be done on equipment, rather than expecting the POWEM(R)/CWEM(R) allocated to Comms to liaise with me. I couldn't go direct to them for a job that needed sorting out because I had to request it to be done via this new level of 'management'. I'd effectively been demoted, and the new "Charge Chiefs" were quick to suggest that they were "senior" to me. It was the beginning of the end as far as I was concerned.
 

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