Royal Navy recruiting slogans

Brains

Lantern Swinger
So now we have "Life Without Limits", we've had "The Team Works" and the not-very-steely "Be Part of Something".
I think it was "See the World. Differently" when I joined up.

What other recruiting slogans have we had over the years?
Which do you think are the best, and worst, of the bunch?

I've heard tales of some dire ones, but don't know whether they were genuine or just naval myths...
 

the_matelot

War Hero
Moderator
Ready to take you on. And on. (1997/8 I think)

The laughable James Bond one in 1997-Feared by his enemies, adored by his nation, trained by the Navy.
 
Can't remember the campaign that got me. I think it was just a small ad in the Daily Mail saying something about joining the RN, so I thought I'd give it a go. That was in 1985(!)

However, staying loosely on topic, how about commissioning a 6 part soap opera, set on a fictional T23? It'll do wonders for recruitment, and it'll go on and on for years, just like Corrie or Eastenders!

Think of all the varied storylines you could have; fighting, sex, breaching the code of conduct, messdeck tension etc etc.

It could be set entirely in Portsmouth using RN people as extras. Call it something like, ooh I dunno, "On The Waves"?

Oh, hang on a minute . . . .

TD

Seriously though, anyone know where I can get the CD?
 

dixie_gooner

Lantern Swinger
TattooDog said:
Can't remember the campaign that got me. I think it was just a small ad in the Daily Mail saying something about joining the RN, so I thought I'd give it a go. That was in 1985(!)

However, staying loosely on topic, how about commissioning a 6 part soap opera, set on a fictional T23? It'll do wonders for recruitment, and it'll go on and on for years, just like Corrie or Eastenders!

Think of all the varied storylines you could have; fighting, sex, breaching the code of conduct, messdeck tension etc etc.

It could be set entirely in Portsmouth using RN people as extras. Call it something like, ooh I dunno, "On The Waves"?

Oh, hang on a minute . . . .

TD

Seriously though, anyone know where I can get the CD?

You can get it on Amazon, one of the lads ordered it whilst we were away.
 

andym

War Hero
Says it all really!

alltogether.jpg
 

Slop_Jockey

Badgeman
TattooDog said:
Can't remember the campaign that got me. I think it was just a small ad in the Daily Mail saying something about joining the RN, so I thought I'd give it a go. That was in 1985(!)

However, staying loosely on topic, how about commissioning a 6 part soap opera, set on a fictional T23? It'll do wonders for recruitment, and it'll go on and on for years, just like Corrie or Eastenders!

Think of all the varied storylines you could have; fighting, sex, breaching the code of conduct, messdeck tension etc etc.

It could be set entirely in Portsmouth using RN people as extras. Call it something like, ooh I dunno, "On The Waves"?

Oh, hang on a minute . . . .

TD

Seriously though, anyone know where I can get the CD?


Forget that awful TV show - real navy what a load of rubbish....
Heres a proper video of real sailors doing the real job not a bunch of crap actors
Ok its from 1976 on board HMS Ark Royal a real Aircraft Carrier not the little version we have today.

Sailor
 
andym said:
Says it all really!

This looks like a recruiting poster from the end of the Chinese Boxer Rebellion - and 'No' I was not there...!!

As for the Ark series, I remember a lot of us in the 70s taking the pee out of it, stating that the real navy wasn't like that (though probably seriously hacked it wasn't our ship !) - it didn't do Rod Stewart any harm either, particularly when they re-ran it and then did the followup.
Even now I can sing along with the theme - after a few wets of course :wink:

:smile:
 
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