Wardroom toasts of the day

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  1. Guns

    Guns War Hero Moderator

    As we know them

    • Monday - Our Ships at sea
    • Tuesday - Our Men
    • Wednesday - Ourselves (as no one is likely to concern themselves with our welfare)
    • Thursday - A bloody war or a sickly season
    • Friday - A willing foe and sea room
    • Saturday - Sweethearts and wives (may they never meet)
    • Sunday - Absent friends

    As the Second Sea Lord would like us to know them

    • Monday - Our Ships at sea
    • Tuesday - Our Sailors
    • Wednesday - Ourselves (as no one is likely to concern themselves with our welfare)
    • ‚ÄčThursday - A bloody war or a sickly season
    • Friday - A willing foe and sea room
    • Saturday - Our families (although he was unclear if we still use "may they never meet")
    • Sunday - Absent friends

    Now before the old farts have a siezure the thinking is sound. Our Sailors as we now have men, women and even Welshmen serving. Wives and Sweethearts, well in this case it removes the obvious gender issue and more importantly I feel means the families as a whole get a mention and thought. After we do bugger them around a lot.

    Me? I think it is fine and can't see an issue.

    What about others?

  2. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Don't care, usually too socially confused by then anyway!
  3. Surely sweetheart is a unisex word?

    Is this seriously something on 2SL's desk? It would be a quality bite and I'm not sure if the 1/2 bottle of dodgy French wine I've just quaffed has made me fall for it!
  4. Monday. Do we have more than one Ship at sea?
  5. redmonkey

    redmonkey Badgeman Book Reviewer

    Fixed for you:D

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  6. Saturday - no mgore oing to visit that special Aunty anymore?
  7. Saturday - no more going to visit that special Aunty anymore?
  8. Do we have the ability to have more than one ship at sea at a time?
  9. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    What authority does 2SL have to try and change tradition by diktat?
  10. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    "Wives and sweethearts - may they never know they've met" as was once proposed....
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  11. Have these people no work to do?
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  12. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    To be fair, whilst we don't have many ships, we do have an adequate number of senior officers to address these burning issues, thankfully.

    The redundancies originally announced for Cdrs/Lt Colonels upward have thankfully been been shelved for the Naval service - heartening news to four and a half thousand squaddies yesterday.
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  13. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    What Stand still and Ninja said!!
  14. Never mind the toast of the Day, I've always used the universal toast which is applicable to All and every occasion. It is of course..................................."Up yer Bum":clap:
  15. As any flunky would say.
  16. For the rest of the uninitiated ... can someone explain clearly in less than one sylable ... what are you all going on about???????

    Confused .com!
  17. MGM, it's about what officers are told to say before they have a drinkiepoo, in the SR's mess it's generally "whose round is it".
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  18. Ahh! Gotcha!
  19. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    You are a generous marker.
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  20. My first post!
    I can see the logic for changing the Saturday toast, and a toast to "Our families" seems pretty reasonable.
    I can also, however, appreciate that some might be uneasy at the changing of tradition. Might there be a compromise with a response along the lines of: "May wives and sweethearts never meet" ?

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