Vigilant back in the news

#41
I'm doing my interview in a couple days time to see if they'll accept me in the next round of officer intakes for the RN.

Made me giggle at first when I heard, remembering being asked the drug policy over the phone - maybe they're asking the wrong people? :p

That said, didn't laugh for too long after relatives and a few friends started flinging jokes around. Now, I personally can take a bit of flak, but it's sad to see an institution dragged so low by this. Coupled with the recent headlines on cuts and other *ahem* misadventures, makes the service seem more and more unprofessional. SAD.
 
#42
@Foxbar Sad indeed.

Human nature being what it is scandals feature in pretty most all walks of life (Royals/Parliament/Church/Forces usually top the lists) drawing flak & humour towards even the most innocent members of those institutions.

No doubt Investigations will turn over the full facts, 'measures' will be taken and 'lessons learned'.

Hurtful as it seems it ain't all bad, deal with it by keeping your own integrity intact and respond to the jokes with like-for-like: A strong & balanced sense of humour being an essential quality for anyone in a blue suit!



Oh, and the best of luck with your interview.
 
#43
It seems that there has been a complete breakdown in the command structure on Vigilant.

A lack of command and leadership from the very top has lead to poor behaviour from others.

Nine people being done for cocaine. I hope that they are not from the same department otherwise the statement that operational effectiveness has not been compromised would be a bit of a fib.

As for the prostitute. Ooh dear, $160 seems very expensive for the quality of the goods being purchased!
 
#46
Times have changed. In my day, if offered drugs we would have told them where to go and what to do when they got there. If someone was being led astray then his oppos would jump in to stop him being an idiot.

9 doing drugs suggests that they did not give a shit if caught. It is a quicker exit than 12 months notice and does not carry the stigma it once did.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#49
^Ah, but could one/some of them have had their drinkies spiked?

CDT results would be the same as if ingested voluntarily...

Just curious because 9 seems a huge number to be at it all at once...
I wish people wouldn't make these sort of comments when I've taken a mouthfull of coffee. It scalds the inside of my nose when that happens.

Every single positive cdt is a result of spiked drinks according to the unsuspecting "victim" testing positive. I'd love to know who these suspected altruistic drug peddlers are, what with the copious volume of freebies they distribute to visiting service personnel in the hope they'll become instantly addicted and create repeat sales.

I can see a flaw to their business plan.

In other words, the claims or propositions are utter bollocks.
 
#50
^Ah, but could one/some of them have had their drinkies spiked?

CDT results would be the same as if ingested voluntarily...

Just curious because 9 seems a huge number to be at it all at once...
I would imagine that morale onboard was pretty low due to the other goings on. I think this is more down the line of "What can they do to all of us? They cannot sack a whole department" erroneous way of thinking. Either that or they were after a quick exit from the RN.

I think the only drink spiked would be for the individual who paid for sex!
 

photface

Lantern Swinger
#51
Makes me wonder how long this has actually been going on and has it become a cover up culture on board?


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#55
It is nothing new FFS , I and many others were guilty of smokin dope and taking black bombers , yellow perils and such . Crystal Lounge/Joannas , Tricorn Club , The Fleece , upstairs at Marthas were some of the venues in Pompey where one could purchase gear , if caught it was 28 days in DQ's and sail on. Not reported then in the Red Tops as
it was not nooz.
 
#56
True. Locked up a few Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson lookalikes in RNDQ's back in the day
for being stoners. Did a stint as Victory Barrack Guard - so had to escort them to and
from, and some of them were Mark I Oddballs I can tell you.
 
#57
I have read the arrse thread on this topic and quite funny it is too. It also seems some blue suiters who inhabit the brown site have found reason to have a little gloat which is fair enough when your own part of ship is squeaky clean.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#58
I have read the arrse thread on this topic and quite funny it is too. It also seems some blue suiters who inhabit the brown site have found reason to have a little gloat which is fair enough when your own part of ship is squeaky clean.
If only that were the case.

As already stated on this thread, the current Army drugs policy sends out completely the wrong message.
 
#60
It is nothing new FFS , I and many others were guilty of smokin dope and taking black bombers , yellow perils and such . Crystal Lounge/Joannas , Tricorn Club , The Fleece , upstairs at Marthas were some of the venues in Pompey where one could purchase gear , if caught it was 28 days in DQ's and sail on. Not reported then in the Red Tops as
it was not nooz.
I'm starting to see where I went wrong!!
I just got pissed!!!!!
 

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