The longest time ashore ( Culdrose or whatever)

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  1. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    Am compiling a list recording the longest period of time a Royal Naval Officer or rating has spent ashore as a proportion of his/her naval service.
    I currently have two 100 per cent's for officers having served over 30 years. 30 years and never once been to sea. Well!! Let me know.
    No names just details please.
    I've just heard that a WO at Yeovilton, retiring shortly, has spent the past 13 and a half years there.
    Where have all our taxes gone?
  2. Lamri

    Lamri New member

    Longest i've spent ashore was a total of 2 years at Sultan. But then I'm one of those matelots who likes to go sea-to-sea and didn't join up to be a barrack stantion. :)
  3. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    Good fer you me ol' mucker. Otherwise, presumably you'd have joined the army. I seem to remember Sultan as Siskin
    but 2 years there Sultan or Siskin would have been enough for me, and you. Well done!
  4. agrippa

    agrippa New member

    been in 14 years. 2 years training, 1 year teaching at Raleigh, Now on LFS. All the rest in Sea Billit.
  5. Karma

    Karma New member

    Ashore where? I'm sure those currently in Afghanistan or Iraq don't consider it too much of a waste of taxpayers money (Beyond the obvious issue of UK PLC being there at all). I wonder what those who spent time shoreside in Sierra Leone , the Balkans, Georgia, Cambodia etc over the last years might imagine?

    Presumably legacy WRNS?
  6. navyeo60

    navyeo60 New member

    Much like Nutty, between '60 and '72 I had 16 weeks at Raleigh and throughout my time I had courses for RP Basic, Navigators Yeoman, and RP2 at Dryad. Total time ashore 1 year 2 months the rest at sea mainly East of Suez. It's what I joined the mob for though so no complaints. :thumright:
  7. PINCH

    PINCH New member

    Just checked on my SC's non sea appointments/drafts 105 months in total in 35 years. 35X12 = 420 months 1% of full time = 4.2 months 105 / 4.2 25%

    Not too bad really
  8. exile1

    exile1 Badgeman

    The only sea time I did after 1962 was brown-bagging it..from the Sub Andrew right thru the alphabet to HMS Zulu............Oh, and the Star Ferry of course!
  9. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    Good for you. Not sure what LFS is but my taxes well spent on you and yours. Say, 10 years or more of your time in the Andrew at sea . Now that's what you joined the navy for. It's the 10 years or more ashore I'm detailing.
  10. higthepig

    higthepig Supporters - GCM

    Good fer you me ol' mucker. Otherwise, presumably you'd have joined the army. I seem to remember Sultan as Siskin
    but 2 years there Sultan or Siskin would have been enough for me, and you. Well done!

    H.M.S.Siskin was the School of Aircraft Handling up to about late 56 or early 57 I believe, I did my Training there although we lived at Daedalus Lee- on - Solent.
  11. creeper

    creeper New member

    I heard of a CPO on another forum who did his full 22 at Yeovilton and never went to sea, he did something with helicopters and rivets (not the golden kind)
  12. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    Now submariners are in a different class. I hold, and have always held, the greatest admiration for those who carry out duties beneath the sea that most of us cannot even imagine. Whatever my criticism of today's navy might be it does certainly not apply to Submariners.
  13. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    What is the point of it all?
  14. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    Are these soldiers or sailors you're referring to What on earth are sailors doing ashore in Sierra leone? (a country I know well)
  15. Karma

    Karma New member

    RN of course, given that was the context of your question. Or am I expecting too much, for that to have been understood?
  16. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    What are Legacy Wrens pray? The only WRNS I came across wouldn't have known what Legacy was. Legover-- Now that's different. Most would have known
  17. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    Now now, Kindly refrain from superiority. Sailors ashore? Doing what?
  18. brazenhussy

    brazenhussy Supporters - GCM

    EXCUSE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????
  19. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    Hitherto, we trained the Iranian navy at HMS Ganges. We trained the Japanese navy at HMS Excellent and elsewhere. We are training Zimbabwe Cadets at Sandhurst. Why?
  20. bumblebee

    bumblebee Banned

    I fear we are sharing different planets. If it's money-- Then we had all better walk the streets. Principles? None

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