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Runs ashore and the submarine service

Dusty70

War Hero
Went there loads of times as a skimmer, anchor and boat transfer every time.
And then fuel at a bigger sh*thole Campeltown - remember that dump - the local yobs wanted a fight one night - they got one..............................
 

Sumo

War Hero
You might just get to go here :


I did a ten week loan draft there.
Ten weeks! In the Bahamas!
For free!
Also had to suffer weeks ashore , in the Yank naval base, and paid subbies to live in their accommodation, such an hardship. out of bed, eat then down to beach bar, after evening scran into there night drinking hole 1000fathoms club? if my mind is working as it was to full of duty free rum at the time?
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Also had to suffer weeks ashore , in the Yank naval base, and paid subbies to live in their accommodation, such an hardship. out of bed, eat then down to beach bar, after evening scran into there night drinking hole 1000fathoms club? if my mind is working as it was to full of duty free rum at the time?

The T. F. C.
Gawd.....I'm having flashbacks.
Also - every Sunday, my job was to ram raid the PX for alcohol/cigs, get my arse to the helo pad and get in a US chopper for a mad suicidal flight to Nassau to deliver said contraband to BritNavAt/RNLO who'd be waiting in his motor on the airfield.
Free day in funky Nassau before thundering back to Andros at hundreds of miles an hour ten feet above the clear blue sea.
'Twas the loan draft from heaven.
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
...... Also used to do night rides round AUTEC base rounding up stray dogs with my American lunatic buddies, and there were lots of packs of feral woof-woofs on base I can tell you.
Humanely put down by the sick bay rangers otherwise the dog population would've gone berserk.
 

Sumo

War Hero
The T. F. C.
Gawd.....I'm having flashbacks.
Also - every Sunday, my job was to ram raid the PX for alcohol/cigs, get my arse to the helo pad and get in a US chopper for a mad suicidal flight to Nassau to deliver said contraband to BritNavAt/RNLO who'd be waiting in his motor on the airfield.
Free day in funky Nassau before thundering back to Andros at hundreds of miles an hour ten feet above the clear blue sea.
'Twas the loan draft from heaven.
I remember a rum and coke, loads of rum splash of coke, coke more expensive than rum. After a few no longer remember?
 

PedlarP

Lantern Swinger
I've been there twice on SSN's, anchor out and Boat Tx in.

Was there on Swiftsure in the mid 70's. Some here may recall "let go the anchor" and we did indeed let it go...all the way to the bottom. Turns out it wasn't connected in the chain locker before undocking from the Faslane AFD.
 

fishhead

War Hero
Was there on Swiftsure in the mid 70's. Some here may recall "let go the anchor" and we did indeed let it go...all the way to the bottom. Turns out it wasn't connected in the chain locker before undocking from the Faslane AFD.
I reckon you know more than you're telling us.
 

Union Jack

Lantern Swinger
And then fuel at a bigger sh*thole Campeltown - remember that dump - the local yobs wanted a fight one night - they got one..............................
As did the T-boat skipper who took an unrequited fancy to the local lady whose fisherman husband returned early, found the skipper lurking at his front door and decked him, thereby creating a sufficient diversion to allow the leading stoker from the skipper's boat, who had been much luckier than his skipper, to make a swift exit from the back door!

Allegedly, the leading stoker was one of the first to commiserate with the skipper about his black eye.....

Jack
 

mick1199

Badgeman
The T. F. C.
Gawd.....I'm having flashbacks.
Also - every Sunday, my job was to ram raid the PX for alcohol/cigs, get my arse to the helo pad and get in a US chopper for a mad suicidal flight to Nassau to deliver said contraband to BritNavAt/RNLO who'd be waiting in his motor on the airfield.
Free day in funky Nassau before thundering back to Andros at hundreds of miles an hour ten feet above the clear blue sea.
'Twas the loan draft from heaven.
Class reading some of these dits! Gives a young lad a real reason to want to join the Navy!
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
I too was unfortunate enough to have been sent to Andros for several weeks carrying out the PARIS Mod trials. Sadly my island idyll was frequently interrupted by flights to Ft Lauderdale, Canaveral and other places. Used to have to use the various hotels' happy hours in order to eat.....
 

Sumo

War Hero
I too was unfortunate enough to have been sent to Andros for several weeks carrying out the PARIS Mod trials. Sadly my island idyll was frequently interrupted by flights to Ft Lauderdale, Canaveral and other places. Used to have to use the various hotels' happy hours in order to eat.....
One had to use happy hours to make the subbies go further, wouldn't want to spend ones own hard earned cash whilst sunbathing at the side of a pool with a crate on ice?
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Did have two stints on Illustrious as well. Part of WSM Team (Water Space Management). I'd been promised a few nights in Kiel at the end of one exercise, but when we got alongside - we were all ushered down the gangway into a coach, which was to take us back to Portsmouth.
Germany to Pompey in a fuckin' bus!
Ever seen Belgium at half three in the morning from the inside of an unheated rented coach?
No?
You lucky bastards.
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
I too was unfortunate enough to have been sent to Andros for several weeks carrying out the PARIS Mod trials. Sadly my island idyll was frequently interrupted by flights to Ft Lauderdale, Canaveral and other places. Used to have to use the various hotels' happy hours in order to eat.....

Fort Lauderdale Women's Ocean Rescue Squad. Worth drowning for.

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