Discussion in 'The Fleet' started by 21_Man, Mar 18, 2009.
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Is it still customary to salute the quarterdeck on boarding HM ships in this new Navee?
It tradition, if we never had tradition we would be Crabs that went to sea!!!!! Then tradition would be called "bad habits".
Oh no "Crab baiting again!!!!"
Not the quarterdeck, no, as that's normally a semi-enclosed bit under the flight deck. You only thing you'd be saluting is cigarette butts, stokers loafing and a QRMB.
As for saluting coming over the gangway, this has made a welcome resurgence in recent years. For most of the 90s, only officers (and FOST WOs) did it, but since about 4 years ago, everyone seems to do it, every time. Which is nice.
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