RN Divers being slagged off on Arrse

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Watched the TV report, Why does a RN WO Diver need to wear Camouflaged Clothing while looking for bombs in Felixstowe?

It does not appear to me to be either a combat zone or a place where you need to be camouflaged.

Nutty
 
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Used to tender Navy divers when in Pembroke in the 70s (JSBDS / DEODS in those days) - all they seemed to do was go on jollies to the States, and then claim for 'equipment lost on operations' when there ;) - odd thing was they always appeared to be in US combat boots/parka etc :scratch:
 
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Nutty said:
Watched the TV report, Why does a RN WO Diver need to wear Camouflaged Clothing while looking for bombs in Felixstowe?

It does not appear to me to be either a combat zone or a place where you need to be camouflaged.

Nutty
Quite right Nutty. One should always wear No.1s for bomb & mine disposal.

 
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Nutty said:
Watched the TV report, Why does a RN WO Diver need to wear Camouflaged Clothing while looking for bombs in Felixstowe?

It does not appear to me to be either a combat zone or a place where you need to be camouflaged.

Nutty
Cos like all Corkheads he wants to look well hard.
 

the_matelot

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Nutty said:
Watched the TV report, Why does a RN WO Diver need to wear Camouflaged Clothing while looking for bombs in Felixstowe?

It does not appear to me to be either a combat zone or a place where you need to be camouflaged.

Nutty
I think Divers do a cracking job (I'm only a recreational diver myself) but it does amuse me with what they wear sometimes. Bless 'em though....
 
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the_matelot said:
I think Divers do a cracking job (I'm only a recreational diver myself) but it does amuse me with what they wear sometimes. Bless 'em though....
And have you seen the REDE (army divers) lads dressed up just to go to scran...... like an airsoft convention. How can you spot a REDE at Bovisand on a weekend? He's the one in the bright yellow t-shirt under a 20ft high banner with "REDE's are f**in nails", on it, with a loudhailer in case you're blind.
 

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Ships_Cat said:
sgtpepperband said:
Bufffer Two Zero... :roll:

(Actually he does exist... Sandy, anone?) :wink:
SPB, do you mean the bloke that had his :duckie: tats removed for "selection", drove a Calibra turbo.....
Weeelll, I wouldn't like to say. :wink: But I know his car was stolen and used in a hit 'n' run on Southsea seafront, resulting in the death of a young woman. Who's Dad happened to be a Senior Naval Officer. When Dad learned that the car was owned by a matelot he was gonna lynch him - until he found out it had been stolen and wasn't being driven by "B20"... 8O
 

the_matelot

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clanky said:
I wonder how much money we could save by making every tawt who chooses to wear CS95 unneccesarily wear the correct naval rig.
Never mind that-just think of all the money we could save by removing unnecessary badges from CS95! An AB now has a RN tactical flash on his right shoulder, a Royal Navy Nametape on the right breast, a Royal Navy Epaulette on his chest and a Royal Navy beret.

Err, how many bloody hints do you want for someone to guess what service we belong to???

Mind you, some pongos still can't figure out what rank a PO is and salute me still! :D
 
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sgtpepperband said:
the_matelot said:
...Mind you, some pongos still can't figure out what rank a PO is and salute me still! :D
Too bloody right - Senior Service, innit?! :thumright:
That used to happen to us when I was in the ROC..... the Chief Observer's badge seemed to confuse the pongos who thought the wearer was a senior ossifer. :biggrin: Nice eating in the Ossifers Mess though! :)

An ROC Chief was the equivalent in rank to a naval PO....... though obviously lacking the gravitas of that esteemed rank.
 

5dits

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Re: RN Divers being slagged off on Arrse (CONT)

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The story continues, still cant find it, they have brought the WO(D) in now, he has probably given the boys the "good news" about no weekenders till the bomb is found!
 

wave_dodger

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the_matelot said:
Never mind that-just think of all the money we could save by removing unnecessary badges from CS95! An AB now has a RN tactical flash on his right shoulder, a Royal Navy Nametape on the right breast, a Royal Navy Epaulette on his chest and a Royal Navy beret.

Err, how many bloody hints do you want for someone to guess what service we belong to??? :D
Thats the whole point - when recent UK civil incidents have utilised RN personnel dressed in CS95 (because its more practical) - the powers that be (and the people involved) were dis-chuffed that they were branded "Army" because they were wearing CS95, so now all three Services have their own TRF's and Tag strips so that Joe Public can differentiate.

For my money CS95 is 100% better than 8s any day - more practical and there is an endless supply of it - couldn't give a monkeys about the colour/camouflage pattern.
 
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