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.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