worst run ashore

I awoke this morning,coughed,scratched,farted, checked my navel for belly button fluff, for my stuff a cushion campaign,and wondered about runs ashore,have you had a bad one?We sailed on HMS Bulwark Britains first commando carrier in 1960 for eighteen months commission in the far east,eighteen months note. In march we arrived in Homs north Africa,so into the boats we piled, what a god forsaken place ,nothing but gravel and sand,a few huts and a few arabs, that was it,we found a hut that sold drink,in no time it was sold out, so back to the boats,onour way back all these arabs arrived from nowhere,and began stoning us, it was anightmare, and scary,we got away from the shore witha coxswain i admire to this day,but the damage done to jack was horrific,bleeding heads and all sorts,tho iwas lucky and avoided getting hit, so not every port is a haven for jolly jack. do you have any memories like that?

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pots359v

Lantern Swinger
on the mighty peacock on the way back from darwin we stopped over at some god forsaken place, it was that bad cant remember the name of it.
the organised tours were to charcoal factories and road side markets! it did have one site of note and that was a place bang on the equator, you could stand with a foot in each hemispere.
we went out but were back by 9 oclockers coz there was no beer to be had or women to flirt with, then on the day we left full of cheer as we were getting out of there we ran aground on a sand bank! it got desperate and the lads were on about going in the water to dig/push us out it was the pits!
 
Stopped in Djibouti for water and a run, got so infested with flies in 2 hours that we ditched the idea and pulled out again, steaming round for a while with all upperdeck hatches open to get rid of them. Filthy stinking hole, was there once before with 50% suicide leave, just enough time for some of the lads to get ashore, have a beer, scrap with the frog legion, get mugged and back onboard. Nice!
 

sidon55

Lantern Swinger
Thats the trouble with skimmers. We met up with the Foriegn Legion at St Juan de Lurs just before they went off to Indo China and got wiped out. Great mob - got us out of a lot of trouble with the locals. Had a great affinity with submariners
 
Forgot to mention Brest, not a good run but managed to get monged anyway, hookers were pig ugly and V expensive. on our way back accross the bridge (very high bridge as anyone who has been there will remember) we saw a frog patrol boat underneath with the QM sat on the bridge fast asleep with his feet up on the console. A good oppo who shall remain nameless (but is a member of this site) bought a can of coke, and in a shot in a million managed to launch it from the bridge straight at the bridge window. Scared the living shite out of pascal, I think he had to change his pantaloons sharpish.
 

clanky

War Hero
creakin said:
for me it has to be cagliari. blooming place was shut, (or shall i say it seemed to be - no one about anywhere)

Have to agree, and include most places in Italy. They just don't seem to have the bar thing weighed off!
 
sidon55 said:
Thats the trouble with skimmers. We met up with the Foriegn Legion at St Juan de Lurs just before they went off to Indo China and got wiped out. Great mob - got us out of a lot of trouble with the locals. Had a great affinity with submariners

Fair comment mate, bet you didn't have any flies coming near the stench that came out of your boat eh?
 
QUEBEC, Canada takes a lot of beating, FROGS with attitude having been under the thumb of Pax Britannica and her off shoots for approaching 300 years. They were unhappy bunnies when three Type 12's from the Dartmouth Training Squadron turned up in their fair city. Wall to wall white caps and bell bottoms 90% of the locals were a tad annoyed and made it very plain to us they wanted us to Foxtrot Oscar ASAP.

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