I was wondering if anyone had any dits on when they had bumped into other matelots around the world. I was once flying back from Tenerife with the wife on a late flight when there was a small overheating problem on the flight deck and we had to do an emergency landing in Brest, France. After being chased down the runway by the ambulances and fire engine we were evacuated from the plane and forced to sit in an empty terminal building for an hour or so until we could be moved to hotels for the night. I got up for brekkie and took a short stroll around the town to have a look around, it was at this point I saw 3 guys crossing the road ahead of us and said to the other half how much they looked like 3 guys I know from Faslane, a bit odd but I thought nowt of it. On return to the hotel we waited for the lift, as the door open half the tactical weapons department from Victorious stepped out, it turned out the boat was on a visit to the town and were all staying in the hotel. I also have a oppo who took his family to Grand Canaria only to have his last ship turn up and fill all the pubs with old shipmates he had only just managed to get rid of.