Royal Navy in the public eye

Had the opportunity last night for a rig run into central London. Two of us in No1s attended a doo and then wandered round and had a couple of beers. A few strange looks but nothing nasty. Lots of comments on the fact the RN aren't seen out and about. I think we should do more of it. What do people think?
 
I agree with JC. The comments are right though, one sees more foreign naval officers in uniform along Whitehall and in Westminster than RN matelots. Might I make a small suggestion for good PR: the straight one wear blues and the unstraight ones wear whites! :wink: :grin:
 
Well I was on the tube in my 3's heading home after RNR. Yes mentioned no negative comments, the odd stare. If we are not seen about most people will forget they have a Navy and therefore see no reason to fund us properly.
 
Always_a_Civvy said:
I agree with JC. The comments are right though, one sees more foreign naval officers in uniform along Whitehall and in Westminster than RN matelots. Might I make a small suggestion for good PR: the straight one wear blues and the unstraight ones wear whites! :wink: :grin:

AAC it's not our job to advertise....it's up to you to find out!
 
I think a lot of it has to do with the occasion - if its an official do then (in my experience) JR's will put rig on, but the average JR isn't going to wander about in uniform for PR.
You see a few at lunch time racing out of victory gate for lunch or to gunwharf cash point- but thats about it..........................................

Having said that some of the best runs I've had have been "rig runs" whether
foreign or UK based!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:
 
brazenhussy said:
I think a lot of it has to do with the occasion - if its an official do then (in my experience) JR's will put rig on, but the average JR isn't going to wander about in uniform for PR.
You see a few at lunch time racing out of victory gate for lunch or to gunwharf cash point- but thats about it..........................................

Having said that some of the best runs I've had have been "rig runs" whether
foreign or UK based!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:

Quite agree Brazen - should wear the rig for a reason. Just think we need to do it more often......you had your chance!
 
brazenhussy said:
I think a lot of it has to do with the occasion - if its an official do then (in my experience) JR's will put rig on, but the average JR isn't going to wander about in uniform for PR.
You see a few at lunch time racing out of victory gate for lunch or to gunwharf cash point- but thats about it..........................................

Having said that some of the best runs I've had have been "rig runs" whether
foreign or UK based!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:

There isno doubt that the uniform can have what one could describe as a positive effect. Mind you I think the days are long gone when Jack could do a 'Rig Run' in the East End and get pissed and alnighters for nothing just for being in the rig. Even in the sixties a woman would buy jack a pint just to touch his collar for luck. And of course all the nice girls love a sailor.

All in all with all the concerns about public image letting jack out to get pissed in the rig is fast becoming a NO NO.
 
ianthesmudger said:
brazenhussy said:
I think a lot of it has to do with the occasion - if its an official do then (in my experience) JR's will put rig on, but the average JR isn't going to wander about in uniform for PR.
You see a few at lunch time racing out of victory gate for lunch or to gunwharf cash point- but thats about it..........................................

Having said that some of the best runs I've had have been "rig runs" whether
foreign or UK based!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:

Quite agree Brazen - should wear the rig for a reason. Just think we need to do it more often......you had your chance!

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
but then i would feel as rough as u !!!!!!!xxxxxxxxxx
 

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