Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

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.
 

Brains

Lantern Swinger
Always_a_Civvy said:
Join the Navy, feel a man... then they realised it was attracting lots of gays... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Is that one for real? Really? Hahahahahahahahaha
 
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!

 

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:
 
Here we go then this Gunner has a at least 15 inches between his legs, lucky little dabtoe.



I would be on top of the world with a weapon like that. None of the silly little 4.5 inches that modern day matelots have. I suppose they get chucked out at the Medical if its over 4.5. inches.

Nutty
 
Brains said:
Always_a_Civvy said:
Join the Navy, feel a man... then they realised it was attracting lots of gays... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Is that one for real? Really? Hahahahahahahahaha

Amazingly it is...obviously whoever coined it had NO idea of the double entendre!... then again, maybe they did :wink: :lol:

I think they should re-run it in the gay press... Whose for a soap on a rope?
 

Slop_Jockey

Badgeman
higthepig said:
Does anyone remember the "Fly Navy" car stickers in the early seventies, I had one but no car, how sad is that?

Lots of the them stickers were about - - even the cooks had one

"Cook Navy Sail Navy" With a cartoon of a fat cook... was around in the mid 1980's
 
Deckhead_Inspector said:
I had one that said "Ships with Everything" about 1980.

I do recall 'Submariners do it deeper' ; another was '........ do it in waves' - or something very similar.

:smile:
 

sulzer

Lantern Swinger
The FLY NAVY sticker was brought to UK by a pilot who had done on an exchange with the USN in the early 60s. Others copied!!!
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Stirlin New RN recruiting ads...... Made in the Royal Navy. Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 47
chieftiff Royal Navy Recruiting Drive Current Affairs 27
MoD_RSS Statutory Instrument on Royal Navy Police enforcement powers MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Red letter day for Royal Navy in Scotland MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Royal Navy warships monitor significant Russian presence close to UK waters MoD News 0
MoD_RSS World-class autonomous minehunters to protect Royal Navy MoD News 1
AccessHeritage Royal Navy's Use of The Infernal Machine History 19
MoD_RSS Royal Navy warship sails into Arctic Circle for High North operation MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Royal Navy concludes first joint exercises with Egypt MoD News 0
N royal navy medical appeal alcohol Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
MoD_RSS Royal Navy seizes over 450kg in the largest methamphetamine drug bust in the Middle East MoD News 0
soleil FB: National Museum Of The Royal Navy: 215th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Trafalgar History 2
soleil FB: Royal Navy And Royal Marines Charity - Hosting Your Own Trafalgar Night/Pickle Night Dinner History 2
soleil Express: "Submarine Sparks Panic In Scotland As Onlookers Mistake Royal Navy Exercise For Fire" Submariners 2
sampost Jubilee Sailing Trust announces pioneering collaboration with the Royal Navy Sports and Adventure Training 2
soleil Royal Navy Recipients In The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020 Current Affairs 2
soleil FB: Royal Navy And Royal Marines Charity: World Uckers Championship 2020 The Fleet 1
soleil The Times: "Life On The Ocean Wave: The Royal Navy Photographic Awards" The Fleet 1
soleil BBC: "HMS Queen Elizabeth: On board The Royal Navy's New Aircraft Carrier" The Fleet 0
MoD_RSS Royal Navy seize £160 million worth of drugs in the Caribbean MoD News 1
soleil NWE Mail: "Barrow Built Submarine Becomes Inaugural Winner Of A New Royal Navy Commendation" Submariners 2
soleil New Badge For Trainee Royal Navy Submariners Submariners 18
M Royal Navy interviews Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
D Royal Navy Handymen The Fleet 21
B how to find service number royal navy Site Issues 7
soleil P. News: "Royal Navy's HMS Sultan Forced To Cancel Popular Fireworks Due To Covid-19" Bases / Shore Est 4
H Royal Navy Push up standards Joining the Royal Navy 5
D Both parents in the Royal Navy Joining the Royal Navy 1
soleil FB: National Museum Of The Royal Navy - On This Day - Sir Thomas Sean Connery Was Born History 3
MoD_RSS DIO completes state-of-the-art gym for Royal Navy MoD News 0
soleil Somerset Live: Royal Navy 'Legend' Still Flying After 50 Years And 9,200 Hours In The Air The Fleet Air Arm 2
T Application process-Royal Navy Joining the Royal Navy 8
T Fitness Test Royal Navy Joining the Royal Navy 15
soleil FB: Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity - Black Tot Day - 50th Anniversary History 11
MoD_RSS Glen Mallan jetty refurbishment to support Royal Navy’s surface fleets MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Stena Superfast VII and Royal Navy submarine report published MoD News 0
soleil Royal Navy International Air Day - Online - Saturday, July 11th 2020 The Fleet Air Arm 2
N Royal Navy Drugs Policy Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 36
T What is the contract of service for the royal navy rating? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
soleil Portsmouth News: "Royal Navy flyers Land On Pitching Postage Stamp Deck | Nostalgia" The Fleet Air Arm 14
soleil FB: RMRN: Take A Look Around HMS Holland I, The First Submarine To Be Commissioned By The Royal Navy Submariners 0
C RFA or Royal Navy? Older applicant Joining the Royal Navy 36
Z Royal Navy triage call Submariners 5
MoD_RSS Royal Navy joins NATO allies on major maritime exercise in the Baltic Sea region MoD News 0
B Royal Navy Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
soleil Portsmouth News: "34 Great Old Photos Of The Famous Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes" The Fleet 1
soleil Sun: "Royal Navy Submarine Crews Face 14-day Quarantine To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak" Submariners 7
soleil Portsmouth News: "Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Prince Of Wales To Carry Out Investigation After Flooding Onboard" The Fleet 16
soleil Scuba Diver Mag: "Heart of Oak – On Board The Royal Navy’s HMS Richmond" The Fleet 0
soleil YT: Royal Navy - An Interview With F-35 Pilot Lt Cdr Stephen Collins, Call Sign Lothar The Fleet Air Arm 1
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

Top