The fastest handover in NATO

girthsmith

Lantern Swinger
#1
I have just found out that my relief joins an hour and a half prior to my release from HMS Nelson into the big bad civvy world!

How comprehensive is that going to be then? Has anyone had a faster one than that? Everyone on the planet ALWAYS complains they got a gash handover but I have a funny feeling the guy relieving me could have a good point!!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#2
Maybe Drafty has cottoned-on to the fact that everyone always blames their predecessor for any shortcomings identified, no matter how long the handover.

This way, both can blame a third party (Drafty) instead of each other.
 
#3
*Panther mode on* My relief on Traf joined 6 months after I left and when I joined the boat, the bloke I relieved said "here's the PLR and defect list, I'm off" and that was that, about a 2 minute handover 8O *panther mode off*
 
#4
WreckerL said:
*Panther mode on* My relief on Traf joined 6 months after I left and when I joined the boat, the bloke I relieved said "here's the PLR and defect list, I'm off" and that was that, about a 2 minute handover 8O *panther mode off*
He must have spoken very slowly :wink:
 
#5
Guzzler said:
WreckerL said:
*Panther mode on* My relief on Traf joined 6 months after I left and when I joined the boat, the bloke I relieved said "here's the PLR and defect list, I'm off" and that was that, about a 2 minute handover 8O *panther mode off*
He must have spoken very slowly :wink:
Had to muster the porn stash first :)
 
#6
From the memoirs of an old Boatswain friend who is still a good run ashore oppo:

...The incredible evolution of two battleships exchanging their ships’ companies still baffles and amazes me to this day. I was just a lowly ordinary seaman at the time and knew little of the planning and organisation that was required. And so it came about that on a bleak and damp day, the Portsmouth Division HMS KING GEORGE THE FIFTH (KGV) steamed into Devonport dockyard and berthed adjacent to her sister ship HMS DUKE OF YORK. On looking back, it seems to me that a whistle was blown early the following day whereupon some 1,500 men from each of these mighty vessels picked up their kitbags, hammocks and other belongings then swapped ship and settled into virtually identical messes in time for lunch...
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#7
Naval_Gazer said:
From the memoirs of an old Boatswain friend who is still a good run ashore oppo:

...On looking back, it seems to me that a whistle was blown early the following day whereupon some 1,500 men from each of these mighty vessels picked up their kitbags, hammocks and other belongings then swapped ship and settled into virtually identical messes in time for lunch...
Then, after scran, another peep... :wink:
 

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