You do get beer on aT boat, but no-one drinks at sea (at least when I was on Trenchant in 1990) and I cant see things will have changed
As a part 3 beer should be the last thing on your mind, you will only be allowed in the mess for meals and the odd break until you qualify
umm have i missed something, where else can we stow them, We are dry at sea, thats the mess general consensus not a rule, but when we pull in to a base or a Jolly or whatever we still need to stock the fridge up in the hotel .... and some bin bags can drink when duty, and there is always the Channel Night,,,,, :tp: :tp: :tp: :tp: :tp: :tp: :tp: :tp:
Channel nights are by my experience are a thing of the past, which not a bad thing - the crew hammered during the most constrained navigational time ahead.
They are in frowned upon to say the least.
Booze + reactor x ammunition x high pressure systems x submerged = accident.
In my opinion those who do not drink at sea have got it right. Plenty of time to destroy the bars in the next port of call.
The RN has moved on, for the worse in some cases, but in regards to drinking the better I think.
Oh course some idiots do.......and it is not nice having them next to you when things go wrong. Instead of support they become a handicap.