Whats Love Got To Do With It?

thebigredman

Midshipman
Ok this is a question thats been bugging me for a while, what exactly is the policy in the royal navy when it comes to relationships? i mean what if i was to meet a lovely woman onboard, everything was going well etc, would i actually be able to go out with her as a couple?
 
There is indeed a no touching rule in force onboard all ships and submarines. In addition, all relationships are subject to the social code of conduct which requires the CO of each unit to assess whether any relationship is detrimental to the Operational Capability of that unit. Strict, but we're an armed force, not a dating agency!

That's not to say of course that there isn't lots going on that we don't know about...
 

Black2Blue

War Hero
Puss_in_boats said:
There is indeed a no touching rule in force onboard all ships and submarines.

Are you saying you could have a gay relationship in the RN?

I imagine plenty touching goes on, on the sly. IMHO and from my experience of serving relationships within the Army, it's never a good idea. Or maybe just because my unit only had females attached as clerks and REME personnel there were never enough to go around and I am just jaded!

To be honest I am more concerned with what will happen to my relationship (16 odd years) and my relationship with my daughter if and when I get into the RN.
 
The RN does not discriminate against homosexuality. The rules apply to everyone equally in this respect. What happens to your relationship is entirely down to you - you should be used to separation given your previous experience.
 

Black2Blue

War Hero
Sorry, the point I was trying to make was that I am unsure of the inner workings of ship and shore postings and free time related to these.

Not in any way saying I want to be part-time as I fully accept being away for months on end as part of the job, however it has to be hard on any relationship aside from my, their or anyone else's history. I guess this is just something all parties have to come to terms with.


Thanks for bringing me up to speed regarding homosexuality. I was not aware of this.
 
B2B,

You've got the right attitude towards time away, your free time will depend entirely on where you're assigned and what the programme is at any given time. Sorry to be vague, but that's the reality of the situation at the moment!
 

slim

War Hero
Black2Blue said:
Sorry, the point I was trying to make was that I am unsure of the inner workings of ship and shore postings and free time related to these.

Not in any way saying I want to be part-time as I fully accept being away for months on end as part of the job, however it has to be hard on any relationship aside from my, their or anyone else's history. I guess this is just something all parties have to come to terms with.


Thanks for bringing me up to speed regarding homosexuality. I was not aware of this.

Now if you wish to be accompanied apply for one of the frequent Poofter conversion courses. Once you have completed the course I am sure that you will many attractive partners on all Her Majesties ships. However this will be no help unless the guy you may now fancy has also done the course. be warned though I have heard that once you have accepted the course it can be a pain in the arse. :w00t:
 

Black2Blue

War Hero
Puss_in_boats said:
B2B,

Your free time will depend entirely on where you're assigned and what the programme is at any given time. Sorry to be vague, but that's the reality of the situation at the moment!

This was as I guessed mate, hence the question not being asked. Smaller force, more commitments and so on.

Take the rough with the smooth.

Maybe I should take another look at that "love on-board" theory :dwarf:

Can you explain to me what would happen in this scenario. Assuming that all training was passed, I get posted to a ship and start my deployment(?). Where do I live between Basic and Trade training? Assuming its common to join a ship once posted on deployment, would I be flown to the ship? Where do you live once this ship returns to home port? So many dumb questions floating around my head...

As you can see I am quite ignorant as to the RN way. Something I expect to be exposed whilst at the recruiting office on Thursday!


Thanks for the heads up Slim. I think that is one course I will not be volunteering for however.
 
As the guys at the office will know far more about your individual circumstances, I think it's best to leave these questions for them rather than me speculate and give you duff information.
 
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