Sun: "Woman To Run A Navy Warship For 1st Time Ever"

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  1. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  2. stan_the_man

    stan_the_man Banned

    I know I shouldn't say this, however, everything will be hunky dory for three weeks in every month bless her!! Good luck lass pushing the boundaries
     
  3. alfred_the_great

    alfred_the_great War Hero

    Stan, you're right, you shouldn't say that, mainly on the basis it's not the 1950s anymore.
     
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  4. Dredd

    Dredd War Hero

    "WRENS make up 10% of a ships crew? First time a woman has commanded a fighting ship, yet it goes on to say she has captained mine-hunters - are they not fighting ships? Sloppy journalism at it's best!
     
  5. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Lieutenant Commander Sarah West is to command

    Is this you ATG? If so congratulations
     
  6. tommo

    tommo War Hero

    Good luck to her as the big dipper of the Portland.

    Yes poor journalism with it's poor factual research as usual but hey ho.
     
  7. SEP86

    SEP86 War Hero

    Well done Sarah. Just the sort of person the RN needs driving its ships these days.

    On the journalism point, is it their poor research or our poor briefing, or both? Without all the sidetrack discussion about MCMVs being fighting ships, we all know that the first female DD/FF CO is actually quite a big thing, and instead of letting the Sun research it sloppily, why haven't we made something of it?
     
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  8. stan_the_man

    stan_the_man Banned

    So right mate and please believe me it wasn't a serious comment good luck to her, after all I have a daughter who is serving and what a wonderful example to her and others like her.
    When I failed the AIB back in 93 it wasn't through bias or my background it is because I wasn't good enough.
    So please come down from the moral high ground, on Ark in 2003 I had 25 girls working for me and with just a couple of exceptions they beat the lads hands down, and may I add we were at war!!
     
  9. Naval_Gazer

    Naval_Gazer Supporters - GCM

    As previously intimated, Sarah West has already commanded the minehunters Ramsey, Penzance, Pembroke and Shoreham. Her tenures included several Op TELIC MCM deployments in the Gulf.

    I take my hat off to her.
     
  10. stan_the_man

    stan_the_man Banned

    tenures
    I fcuking love that word
     
  11. alfred_the_great

    alfred_the_great War Hero

    Stan, wasn't having a go, just pointing it out ;)
     
  12. NZ_Bootneck

    NZ_Bootneck War Hero

    'kin 'ell Blobby will be gagging for it! Not only a female sailor but the Boss of a grey WarTaxi too.
    .....er,congrats Ma'am.
     
  13. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  14. kinross_special

    kinross_special War Hero

  15. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Well it was obviously an 'off' day; p'raps there was no news about Princess Diana to publish... :roll:
     
  16. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    From the Mail
    So that's what PWO stands for?
     
  17. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    From The Sun
    Anywhere? Is her middle name Fitzcarraldo?
     
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  18. kinross_special

    kinross_special War Hero

    Indeed. Defending Britain's listed buildings - worldwide....
     
  19. Gombear

    Gombear New member

     
  20. Joe_Crow

    Joe_Crow New member

    In fairness to the Mail, if you look for PWO as an acronym, it is easy to find the USNs Public Works Officer. What is not so easy to find is the fact that Pwo is the traditional navigators qualification, and we know how riddled Jack's vernacular is with words taken from other cultures.

    So, any DM journalists reading this, you may want to change your copy to reflect the actuality.
     

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