THAT'S HIM AWAY

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
Time in Saudi (actual) 15:30
Time in UK 13:30
Just had a call from the wife, that my Son Scott is now on the train heading for Plymouth. ETA 17:30 ish. Four tonne truck? to H.M.S. Raleigh. That's him in the Mob boys. 8)
 

Squirrel

Lantern Swinger
good choice, he's not going to have a drama getting decent paid work when he leaves with something like that behind him. Not that I profess to be an expert.
Best of British to the lad.
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
Don't think there would be much use for an Old X Big OD,
however, one thing I am intersted to find out is the first three on his offical number. Watch this space.... 8)
 
Best of luck to him - in 5 weeks time that will be mine going in - making my old man feel very old. Poor kid is having non stop dits and well meaning advice at the moment - think he will be relieved to go so that Dad will give it a rest!
 

dondon

MIA
My youngest daughter Claire joined the RAF 2 years ago, so proud at her passing out parade at Keogh Barracks , so best of luck & good fortune to Scott , 8)
 
Mine joined up in March and as someone said on here I think he was glad to get away from me and my old dits...In My Day etc etc !!

But when he passed out from Raleigh I thought I was going to burst from pride,so whatever it takes please ensure you get your ass down for the passing out parade.Brings back all the memories of Ganges when they started to play Hearts Of Oak.

Off to Collingwood on Oct 6th for the passing out parade of sorts when he completes his ET(WE) Course
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
Just back in from offshore. Called the wife and she tells me that all his kit has been issued. He has signed the dotted line and he is loving it. He was talking to his mother a few nights ago and had to sign-off quick as it was ten-thirty and he had to go to sleep.
But all is well so far....more as it happens. 8)
 

brigham600

War Hero
sandygib said:
Best of luck to him - in 5 weeks time that will be mine going in - making my old man feel very old. Poor kid is having non stop dits and well meaning advice at the moment - think he will be relieved to go so that Dad will give it a rest!
Your old man is very old. I remember him very well from our Penelope days. "Pete the Knife" :lol: :lol:

Best of luck to Scott by the way. Bet he will be loving it.
 
sandygib said:
Best of luck to him - in 5 weeks time that will be mine going in - making my old man feel very old. Poor kid is having non stop dits and well meaning advice at the moment - think he will be relieved to go so that Dad will give it a rest!
Just remember sandy, your son will be doing just the same to his son in 20 odd years time... you just wait and see!
 
Tas-ape said:
Time in Saudi (actual) 15:30
Time in UK 13:30
Just had a call from the wife, that my Son Scott is now on the train heading for Plymouth. ETA 17:30 ish. Four tonne truck? to H.M.S. Raleigh. That's him in the Mob boys. 8)
Hi,

How are you finding the locals where you are? (opsec/persec not-compromised of course)
I spent just over 11 years out there with BAe, training them, doing the job etc. Enjoyed my stint, well paid too,
:)
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
Started out here in the early eighties. Seen a lot of change particularly with the "New Generation" but all in all not too bad. Now working for the state oil company Aramco, and as I am very fond of saying ......it's far better than a Giro. Roll on 2011 - Endex. 8)
 
Tas-ape said:
Started out here in the early eighties. Seen a lot of change particularly with the "New Generation" but all in all not too bad. Now working for the state oil company Aramco, and as I am very fond of saying ......it's far better than a Giro. Roll on 2011 - Endex. 8)
Same here. 83 - 94 with RSAF in Riyadh, previously in Dhahran.
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
Dhahran ain't changed much. Dammam is about the same, but Al-Khobar has had a major re-fit. Remember the road from the old airport, (Yes they got a new one, it's only a bigger shed than the old one) well they have all been re-laid into a three laner on both sides. Big American type, over priced Malls every where. Lots of shiny shops.
Do you remeber the Al-Shullah mall in the middle of Crow-bar well that was burned to the deck a few years ago......suspected Insurance job???
If you ever ventured North to Ras-Tanura (Nasty-Rasty) it's a bigger mess than twenty years ago. It just seems to get worse.
I am based, whilst inshore, about two-hundred and forty kliks North in a place called Tan-a-jib, which is about another two-hundred klicks South of Kuwait. Another shit-hole totally isolated. But as I said previously it's better than a Giro. 8)
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
PS: I know that this acronym is probably a security designation but what does opsec/persec stand for??

Cheers 8)
 
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