I know I shouldn't judge but getting divorced to use up your leave period seems a bit extreme.I actually know where you are coming from. RN though, not RFA. On one draft I accrued a shed-load of leave, which on paper looked fantastic. I was recently divorced, so did loads of stuff...... but then found there was a lot of leave remaining.
Long story short - couldn't wait to join next draft!
Yeah, but you can only run so far!Surely you get runs ashore with the RFA ?
Generally wish for more :-D- its suprising how quickly the phonecall comes around asking you to join ship again!Hello, I'm just curious, what do current RFA do with their 2/3 months of leave?
ah , fair enough i get your drift.Yeah, but you can only run so far!
Normally people stick to the area within an hour or so of the port. Which on a Caribbean Island means you have seen the lot, however if you are talking about the US it means you have barely left the dockyard gates and there is a lot more country to see!
Could not have put it better myself sv , KT is a wonder never to be forgotten.Best experience I enjoyed during leave was in Singers in '69, when we had 14 days "station leave". Three oppo's and I took 2 two-man canoes up the Jahore river from Singapore to Kota Tinggi (sp??), hacking out space in undergrowth and camping out overnight on the river bank. Until you've tried sleeping in the Malaysian jungle, with all the associated wildlife when you not sure what's making all those strange noises, you haven't lived! Fortunately "Pusser" sent a lorry to pick us up from Kota Tinngi and returned us to civilisation.
I have to say that the Malaysian people we encountered in the tiny kampongs along our route were wonderful, and we were welcomed with open arms - a kindness I'll never forget.