Staying out of Submarines

baby-tiff

Newbie
Hi all,

Got a small tiny question, hope this is the right place for it:

Anyone know how a baby tiff can stay out of a submarine draft?

I got no problems with general service but the thought of a submarine petrifies me, help.
 

andym

War Hero
Easy,just fail the Medical.It "might" be that you "cant " pop your ears,or have claustrophobia?Just a suggestion.Drop by your sickbay and ask a freindly MA just what the Medical entails then you might have a basis for a Plan.
 

dondon

MIA
baby-tiff said:
Hi all,

Got a small tiny question, hope this is the right place for it:

Anyone know how a baby tiff can stay out of a submarine draft?

I got no problems with general service but the thought of a submarine petrifies me, help.

Ah bless , :roll:
 

baby-tiff

Newbie
Thanks for those comments all.

i've got a follow up though, can we really request a transfer to the RAF / Army, or is that a bite?
 

slim

War Hero
Don't fight it, Go for it!
I'm an ex wafu but worked with submariners after I left the services. Finest bunch of men I ever worked and drank with. Worth going submariner just for the mates you'll make.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
I joined Boats in the '60's, in the same draft was a Scots lad who announced that He would not go into Boats but would fail the written exams.

He sat the exam at the end of the course and got 1 per cent for putting his name (correctly spelt) on the top of the blank sheet.

Result, a visit to the Commanders table, a fifty pound fine (think of what thats worth in todays money) and 14 days number nines to assist with his studying.

He was also told that if He failed next the next time around everything would be doubled and would continue to double each time he failed.

I think He got 98 per cent at the next attempt, I saw him a couple of years later and He was as happy a a pig in the mire., still in boats
 

bigbaddog

Banned
If you join your 1st boat as a Baby Tiff - you'll be in the JR's Mess for breakfast - get rated up and have your dinner in the SR's grot and probably end up in the Bunhouse as the MEO for supper. If the thought of serving with a bunch of very worthy people is not your bag - B&Q are advertising for trolley pushers.
 

Shakey

War Hero
I knew a POSA who got drafted to submarines and didn't see the funny side.

He ended up having 'coffin dreams', nightmares where he dreamt he was being buried or drowning and the like.

He got returned to General Service.
 
janner said:
I joined Boats in the '60's, in the same draft was a Scots lad who announced that He would not go into Boats but would fail the written exams.

He sat the exam at the end of the course and got 1 per cent for putting his name (correctly spelt) on the top of the blank sheet.

Result, a visit to the Commanders table, a fifty pound fine (think of what thats worth in todays money) and 14 days number nines to assist with his studying.

He was also told that if He failed next the next time around everything would be doubled and would continue to double each time he failed.

I think He got 98 per cent at the next attempt, I saw him a couple of years later and He was as happy a a pig in the mire., still in boats
In general they can spot some one working their passage pretty well, and have their ways of dealing with it. Like Janner I knew many pressed men, but very few ever tookthe otion f return to GS when it was offered. Probably the most effective way of getting out of it is to ensure yous shipmates in yur part 3 boat want rid of you, then you will almost certainly get the heave, but leave behind 100 blokes who think you are a c*nt.

I remeber a UC2 who tried to get of his bomber draft by claiming he was queerand the PV guys just laughed at him, got drafted anyway with his clearance too.
 
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