When you left the mob !!

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Rumrat said:
Polycell said:
Rumrat said:
Polycell said:
Sorry it upset you bumbat. I suppose you only being a dog watch leaving the mob meant diddly squat.

Define dogwatch jack, and if you dont like the banter why post.
A dog watch is one of two watches between the hours of 16:00 (thats 4 o'clock in the afternoon bumbat) and 18:00 the second dog watch is 18:00 (thats 6 o'clock in the evening bumbat) and 20:00.
The idea of these watches in the RN was to break up the watch keeping cycle so that RN personnel never got the same watches two nights on the trot.
I love your 'banter' bumbat, your postings are always filled with quick witted humour, intelligent comments, information, and pleasant dialogue always a joy to read.
In your case a dogwatch, Bumbat, was to indicate that you did minimal time in the mob, thats of course if you did actually serve.
So now shot me down, Bumbat and tell me you are still in the mob having completed thirty years! :wink: :wink:


They sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, and the highest form of education.

You succeed at the first and fail on the second.
You posted 1960/1984...so lets see 24 years. Guess what if you go look for mine its the same time different dates. 1965/1989 so now we have compared our d*cks an established you are old and grumpy, why did you take umbridge? Any matelot I know would take it as banter.
Its not my fault that you are old and grumpy live with it. If you can't stand heat get out the galley, but in any event chill.
Personally I don't give a rat's asre if you like or dislike my posts, I thought the site was owned by Good/Bad CO'S. :wink:

:p :happy1: Short timers
 

Rumrat

War Hero
WreckerL said:
Rumrat said:
Polycell said:
Rumrat said:
Polycell said:
Sorry it upset you bumbat. I suppose you only being a dog watch leaving the mob meant diddly squat.

Define dogwatch jack, and if you dont like the banter why post.
A dog watch is one of two watches between the hours of 16:00 (thats 4 o'clock in the afternoon bumbat) and 18:00 the second dog watch is 18:00 (thats 6 o'clock in the evening bumbat) and 20:00.
The idea of these watches in the RN was to break up the watch keeping cycle so that RN personnel never got the same watches two nights on the trot.
I love your 'banter' bumbat, your postings are always filled with quick witted humour, intelligent comments, information, and pleasant dialogue always a joy to read.
In your case a dogwatch, Bumbat, was to indicate that you did minimal time in the mob, thats of course if you did actually serve.
So now shot me down, Bumbat and tell me you are still in the mob having completed thirty years! :wink: :wink:


They sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, and the highest form of education.

You succeed at the first and fail on the second.
You posted 1960/1984...so lets see 24 years. Guess what if you go look for mine its the same time different dates. 1965/1989 so now we have compared our d*cks an established you are old and grumpy, why did you take umbridge? Any matelot I know would take it as banter.
Its not my fault that you are old and grumpy live with it. If you can't stand heat get out the galley, but in any event chill.
Personally I don't give a rat's asre if you like or dislike my posts, I thought the site was owned by Good/Bad CO'S. :wink:

:p :happy1: Short timers

Can't be asred, he's just a boring ******who bores us all to death with his astounding knowledge.
Whether we want it or not.
I've been talking to norway Chris for weeks about the time we served together then brainbox comes along and says "If you did ever serve".
My invisible friend :roll: 8O
:twisted: :evil: :wink:
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Rumrat said:
WreckerL said:
Rumrat said:
Polycell said:
Rumrat said:
Polycell said:
Sorry it upset you bumbat. I suppose you only being a dog watch leaving the mob meant diddly squat.

Define dogwatch jack, and if you dont like the banter why post.
A dog watch is one of two watches between the hours of 16:00 (thats 4 o'clock in the afternoon bumbat) and 18:00 the second dog watch is 18:00 (thats 6 o'clock in the evening bumbat) and 20:00.
The idea of these watches in the RN was to break up the watch keeping cycle so that RN personnel never got the same watches two nights on the trot.
I love your 'banter' bumbat, your postings are always filled with quick witted humour, intelligent comments, information, and pleasant dialogue always a joy to read.
In your case a dogwatch, Bumbat, was to indicate that you did minimal time in the mob, thats of course if you did actually serve.
So now shot me down, Bumbat and tell me you are still in the mob having completed thirty years! :wink: :wink:


They sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, and the highest form of education.

You succeed at the first and fail on the second.
You posted 1960/1984...so lets see 24 years. Guess what if you go look for mine its the same time different dates. 1965/1989 so now we have compared our d*cks an established you are old and grumpy, why did you take umbridge? Any matelot I know would take it as banter.
Its not my fault that you are old and grumpy live with it. If you can't stand heat get out the galley, but in any event chill.
Personally I don't give a rat's asre if you like or dislike my posts, I thought the site was owned by Good/Bad CO'S. :wink:

:p :happy1: Short timers

Can't be asred, he's just a boring ******who bores us all to death with his astounding knowledge.
Whether we want it or not.
I've been talking to norway Chris for weeks about the time we served together then brainbox comes along and says "If you did ever serve".
My invisible friend :roll: 8O
I wonder if he would run through the other watches as well for the sake of all you other idiots who didn't know when your watch was. :twisted: :evil: :wink:

And on every boat I've been on (all SSN's) we split the forenoon watch (back aft are 1in3) to fit in with scran and Fwd's 1in2 watchbill.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
sparkerbuntingnowcis said:
Just to be pedantic, it's the Last Dog, not the second dog.

No no no, your shattering my life, I trusted that man to help me walt my way into the RNA.
Dream .............gone :wink: :)
 

Waspie

War Hero
Back on track!!!! :wink:

I was discharged at Nelson after 24.5 years. Left civvies at CPO's mess for my getaway!

Handed in all my kit back, ID to scribes. Had what I was informed the usual, Commodore is unable to see any one today, (read - everyday).

Returned to CPO's mess minus ID card to be told by the muppet at the reception desk that I couldn't come in as I didn't have my ID card. :evil:
After finally convincing the individual of my circumstances I was allowed to get changed and go. Hurray!!!!!!

Only to get to the car park and find an illegally parked ticket pasted over my windscreen. Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

The last 8 hours was definitely the worst.

I spent the whole drive home wondering what the last 24 years had all been about, I was just a number.

Happy memories of ships and mates, but that last eight hours put it all into perspective. No one was interested in me as an individual just that I returned what I had borrowed for the previous years.

ROMFT arrived, civvie street - here I was!
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
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Polycell said:
pugfrom83 said:
Just read a post about someone going outside handing in their I/D card to a dissinterested killick writer got me thinking.

I was once a killick writer on a discharge section. I was amazed at the absolute lack of interest by the CO and Senior Naval Officers at people going outside. Many of the guys going out had done 22. Only for the last person in the mob to see them off to be me (whoops maybe see them off is a bad choice of phrase but you know what I mean). I actually gave a f*ck and spent half my time badgering DO's to give these people a decent set of Cert Quals etc. The one that will stick in my mind is the WO that had done 34 years having joined at 15. This guy was in tears. I always used to offer to let the person leaving cut up their I/D card if they so wished. To some it was a joy and to others they didn't really give a sh1t. This guy asked me to wait until he left to do it and when I asked if he wanted a photocopy for a momento he nearly kissed me. Although he had had a leaving chat with the old man. I really don't think it would have been too much trouble for either him or the CDR to escort said WO to the Main Gate on his final day. But his last memories of the mob would be some killick scribes that he had never met, wishing him good luck. Although the resettlement package is vastly improved nowadays I do feel the leaving routine (unless it has changed recently) leaves a lot to be desired.
Well said Scribes totally agree. This has been my whinge for years.
I left after completing 24 years and thought I was treated shabbily.
I joined Victory barracks Monday morning and that my demob routine would take four days. W, cos there was about ten of us, were given a routine to do. We used to use some grotty office that was being used as a table and chair store as a sort of meeting place whilst doing our various routines. At dinner time on day one we were told to bugger off and report back Tuesday morning to continue our routine. At standeasy a PO writer came in and asked what we had left to do routine wise. Most of us had very little to do we had seen the quack had our teeth looked at returned a pair of eights etc etc. He then said if we finished our routine at dinner time we could piss off. Whoopee me thinks another make and break but no he meant piss off for good.
So at about eleven o'clock we all mustered in our make shift office when the PO scribe appeared he took our ID cards and said OK foxtrot oscar, what foxtrot oscar. Is that it then scribes said I. Yep, what no fanfair or Royal Marine guard or band to play us out? Nope. Yea gods and small fish 24 flaming years and it ends like this.
By 11:30 I was in the Ship Leopard as a Strawberry Mivvy all alone in a big bad world of wonderment and wicked people ready to rip us off and no one to protect us.




Ah yes, and then it REALLY went downhill when you started working for BigAndExpensive!! T45 rocks! :lol:
 

Guzzler

War Hero
Good thread this.

My farewell chat with the Commodore said it all really - I was smack in the middle of emotions on leaving - neither heartbroken at going nor bitter and twisted. It was a career I enjoyed, but had ceased to be a way of life after about 5 or 6 years to me.

I'd been working with the RNR at Raleigh for my last year and it was a 'blank week' as far as courses went so nothing much happening. Bimbled down to the UPO, handed everything in, received a handshake from the killick writer which I thought was a nice touch and just went home (all of a mile). Only slight emotion was on walking past New Entry. Having been over 18 on entry it was almost exactly 22 years since I'd been in there bulling my boots for the first time.

Down the pub that evening:

Barmaid: Left today then 'guzzler'?

Yup.

Cider?

Please.

Odd, but not unpleasant feeling. I felt more a sense of freedom than one of being cast out into the big, bad world.

When I left 'again' after 4 years FTRS it was a different matter. Bloody Chicksands - hated the place. Just left. Didn't want goodbyes, leaving run or anything.

Six months of dossing between jobs was worth it to get away from that dump.
 

Polycell

War Hero
SONAR-BENDER said:
Ah yes, and then it REALLY went downhill when you started working for BigAndExpensive!! T45 rocks! :lol:
Oh yes and all those trips to Zurich and Norfolk buying guns.
Hows the scuba diving shippers?
 
we all "expected" something but the vast majority of us got fcuk all. In retrospect your just another number/face/old fart leaving.
Do you think tho that pusser should be a little more gratefull if you have done your full 22, (not including boys time etc etc), or should you be just thrown out as tho youve done 9/12/15 or PVR.
It was a real let down for me, not being based at an Air Station per se, But MASU at Fleetlands and really the mess at Sultan was all spanner *******, who did have some animosity at us from Deadloss.
Just a few beers with some lads, (even my old team , lead by someone I didnt like and vice versa, "had"to go back to work at 1).......from the other teams , with my Warrant who I joined up with.

I think we all expected a bit more maybe compassion, especially after ALL that time in!
 

Mad-Doc

Badgeman
Left after my 22 from Faslane. Unable to have the usual leaving chat with the Commodore as his dairy was full for that fortnight.
Did the leaving routine in the morning however, had to wait until the MOD Civil Servant returned from his lunch to hand in my ID Card.
He took great pleasure in cutting it up in front of me. I actually found it quite emotional watching the [email protected]@d destroying the card after all the effort in keeping it safe, or looking for it in a panic after a heavy runashore!
 
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