RNR Uniform

tommo

War Hero
soleil said:
tommo said:
I once got asked byt the skipper of the Anglesey to iron his civi shirt as his steward was on leave (we only had one on board being small ships). I gladly did iron his shirt and ironed an impressive union flag on the back.

He was so impressed he never asked me to iron his clothes again 8)

Did he comment on your artistry, Tommo?

Didn't comment he more grunted, especially after I switched his eppaulettes over so the loops were going the wrong way earlier in the day and changed his screen saver on the lap top.

:lol:
 

broadside

War Hero
tommo said:
soleil said:
tommo said:
I once got asked byt the skipper of the Anglesey to iron his civi shirt as his steward was on leave (we only had one on board being small ships). I gladly did iron his shirt and ironed an impressive union flag on the back.

He was so impressed he never asked me to iron his clothes again 8)

Did he comment on your artistry, Tommo?

Didn't comment he more grunted, especially after I switched his eppaulettes over so the loops were going the wrong way earlier in the day and changed his screen saver on the lap top.

:lol:

Fair game - if he couldn't take a joke he shouldn't have joined. I was once called to the bridge as a baby Subby whilst about 80nm offshore to take a shore telephone call - and fell for it!

Best trick I saw with epaulettes though was to put 2 left handed ones onto a shirt and then point out that the owner was going backwards - absolutely no way to fix it and the guy spent a hell of a long time trying to sort himself out before it dawned on him what the problem was.
 

paulb1912

Midshipman
8's(or 4's now) should have a crease down front and back of trousers same as all other trousers and shirt down sleeves same. To save yourself any "shiny" lines you should use a tea towel or cloth, I got one from woolies when it was open, brilliant bit of kit, nice and light and I use it for all my ironing..

Regards 4's most people dont use cloths on the creases, I do because I dont liek shiny lines and when im mob in the 90's used to get ulled up for it but never got into real trouble for it but still use cloth to this day on all my uniform including my greens as i like to look smart.
 

paulb1912

Midshipman
2_deck_dash said:
It doesn't matter how cack your rig is just make sure you have a big sharp bullshit crease across the back and all attention will be averted.

The "bullshit" crease, I heard a story once when a young AB that the only people who should have this was matelots who visited DQ's, dont know how true it was though
 

BirdsAffirm

Midshipman
The BS crease is axactly that and if you look like a scran bag in every other sense then it is BS that no one will notice!
Wash, dry and iron your clothes - one crease down each arm on your No 4s shirt or your No 3s shirts for that matter, one crease down the fron and one down tha back of your trousers.
Polish your shoes/steaming bats and if you don't know how to 'spit & polish' yet, you'll be taught soon enough.
And don't worry too much about not knowing everything about being in the Navy - no one else on this site does either and it doesn't do us any harm!!
 

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