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In fact the one that the civvies use at Aberdeen for North Sea training was far worse. Worse than the new RN one at Yeovilton. Chilled salt water for one thing, waves, and wind courtesy of movie fans. And in the dark.
Still reckon the submarine escape trainer would have had the edge. Just out of interest if the directing staff/ divers saw someone bottling it and not breathing out how did they deal with it. ? Stop them. ? Punch them in the guts.?
My ex crewman ran the VL dunker and I watched a bunch of rock apes in there one day. Totally bottled it. The divers could grab someone by the scruff of the neck and pull them in to the air bubble at the back of the module if need be.
All changed for North Sea training now unfortunately.

The water work for your BOSIET is pure vanilla. No waves, no darkness, staff divers in the water to pull non-swimmers to the side once they have evacuated the chopper. Only 4 trainees at a time in the cab.

I know elf n safety says you have to be careful when you do training but talk about setting people up to fail!

Reality is 19 seats in a typical offshore helo, crammed in like sardines and if you had to escape and weren't by the window you would be getting kicked black and blue by the person getting out of the window. As for non-swimmers, they would panic like mad as you don't get staff waiting to escort you to the liferaft it were to happen for real.
 

Sumo

War Hero
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It is with great sadness that I have to inform everybody, if you haven’t already heard that my immensely courageous husband has passed away earlier this week surrounded by much love. I couldn’t be prouder of my beautiful man.

The funeral will take place on Sat 6th July @ 10.20am @ Peel Green Crematorium, 716 Liverpool road, Eccles M30 7LW.
Afterwards @ The Clubhouse (formerly Boysnope Golf Club)
Liverpool road M30 7RF

There is also a tribute site; simon-rowlands.muchloved.com for anybody wanting to make a donation towards brain tumour research in memory of Simon (Taff)
My beautiful husband has gone to sea, forever.

Many Thanks
Mandy, his loving wife
Xx

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Dusty70

Lantern Swinger
Any of you lot seen these - bit expensive but ..........

 

skyvet

GCM
Any of you lot seen these - bit expensive but ..........

@Dusty70 ........ I treated myself to a model of Sealion (S07) a while back, and can vouch for the authenrticity of their model makers. From the time of my original order, they were in constant contact, and kept sending me updates on the progress of the build along with photo's. You're right that they are a bit pricey, but a nice reminder of my sundodging days, and a "once in a lifetime" purchase, so worth the outlay. The finished model came well packaged, and was completed with a brass plaque inscribed with the boats name etc. Although they're an American company, I'm pretty sure the model was made in Thailand or somewhere similar. If you want to make the financial outlay, I'd totally recommend them.
Photo of my model available on request ..................that is all :)
 

Jacobus

Lantern Swinger
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It is with great sadness that I have to inform everybody, if you haven’t already heard that my immensely courageous husband has passed away earlier this week surrounded by much love. I couldn’t be prouder of my beautiful man.

The funeral will take place on Sat 6th July @ 10.20am @ Peel Green Crematorium, 716 Liverpool road, Eccles M30 7LW.
Afterwards @ The Clubhouse (formerly Boysnope Golf Club)
Liverpool road M30 7RF

There is also a tribute site; simon-rowlands.muchloved.com for anybody wanting to make a donation towards brain tumour research in memory of Simon (Taff)
My beautiful husband has gone to sea, forever.

Many Thanks
Mandy, his loving wife
Xx

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
Handsome young man. It strikes me it’s never the scrotes that go in that fashion. Just the decent hands.
Life is one shit sandwich on occasion. The tribute site is worth a look. And a donation
 

fishhead

War Hero
New on the BBC website, Russia: Fire kills 14 aboard research submersible.

It is always a disaster when any submariners are killed in the course of their duty RIP
However elements of this report do not ring true to me and perhaps the Ruskies are being economical with the truth.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
It is always a disaster when any submariners are killed in the course of their duty RIP
However elements of this report do not ring true to me and perhaps the Ruskies are being economical with the truth.
Agreed, it is sad.

However (from the bold) we need a 'sarcastic Nooooooo' button.
 

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