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thinking of becoming a submariner

ConnorMcDougall

Midshipman
hi is ther anyone that can tell me a bit about being a submariner to give me an idea what the job is like and how they feel about being on a submarine ???
 

R12_CV

Lantern Swinger
Speaking of which.... watching a top filim right now on C4 about a submarine in ww2. But why paint 'em pink..??? :D
 
R12_CV said:
Speaking of which.... watching a top filim right now on C4 about a submarine in ww2. But why paint 'em pink..??? :D

Oddly enough, it seems to have started with Mountbatten:

Mountbatten Pink
Mountbatten Pink, also called Plymouth Pink,[1] is a naval camouflage color, a shade of mauve, invented by Louis Mountbatten of the British Royal Navy in autumn 1940 during World War II...

Submarine Camouflage Schemes
...But submarine camouflage is not a new phenomenon. During the Second World War (1939-1945) the standard camouflage scheme for British submarines operating in the Mediterranean was light and dark green and some were even painted pink...

Underwater, reddish shades rapidly lose their colour and meld in with the background more easily. Special Forces vehicles used in the desert have often been painted pink, too: Mobility Troop - SAS Land Rovers

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SAS 'Pink Panther'[/align]
 

TomO

Badgeman
ConnorMcDougall said:
well i am having a good think about it and i cant choose between being a chef, a seaman specialist or a supply chain logistician.

Connor, do you have any experience in any of your three choices ?

TomO
 

R12_CV

Lantern Swinger
Naval_Gazer said:
R12_CV said:
Speaking of which.... watching a top filim right now on C4 about a submarine in ww2. But why paint 'em pink..??? :D

Oddly enough, it seems to have started with Mountbatten:

Mountbatten Pink
Mountbatten Pink, also called Plymouth Pink,[1] is a naval camouflage color, a shade of mauve, invented by Louis Mountbatten of the British Royal Navy in autumn 1940 during World War II...

Submarine Camouflage Schemes
...But submarine camouflage is not a new phenomenon. During the Second World War (1939-1945) the standard camouflage scheme for British submarines operating in the Mediterranean was light and dark green and some were even painted pink...

Wow, cheers for that NG. 8O
It was actually a flippant Q question in response to the film I was watching this afternoon 'Operation Petticoat' (Cary Grant).
 
R12_CV said:
Wow, cheers for that NG. 8O
It was actually a flippant Q question in response to the film I was watching this afternoon 'Operation Petticoat' (Cary Grant).

I guessed that but I got a devilish kick out of playing it straight and demonstrating that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. :)
 

TomO

Badgeman
ConnorMcDougall said:
The thing is I am having second thoughts about it. So i was really concidering the supply chain logistician. :!: :)

Stick with what you know best Connor, you will get an excellent trade,good advancement opportunities and a more varied scope of employment on release from your naval commitments.

The lads used to crack up at my Siouxette Duph menus.

TomO
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Seeing as you're considering joining up as a Crabmariner, you clearly haven't thought about it enough... :shock: :wink:
 

fishhead

War Hero
sgtpepperband said:
Seeing as you're considering joining up as a Crabmariner, you clearly haven't thought about it enough... :shock: :wink:
Steady on Sarge not all of us are/were pretty enough for GS.Out of sight out of mind.
 
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