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  1. yeah I remember having that one. There was another one I remember from around that time that was in the in the form of a comic book. I would have been around 15 / 16 at the time and could have probably quoted the recruitment brochures word for word at that time. You really had to move your arse to find information n those days.
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Fairly sure this is the brochure that sold the job to me in 1981.

    How times have changed.
  3. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    You're all fucking liars.

    You were pressed.
  4. I only remember one brochure when I first went to the Recruiting Office (as it was on them thar days) in Croydon. Saw the branch that interested me, went and had a chat with the recruiter (my Dad came with me as I was 15), sat the RT and the rest, as they say, is history :) ( and not ancient history before anyone says it!)
  5. That brochure would have only been available to me if I had of had a delorean.
    It was 15 years in the future when I joined.
    The slogan they were pushing at us was "Join Britain's Modern Navy".
    It's not something I will easily forget.
    Once during a period of what I saw as mega green rubs and sin-of t'fuck I handed in to the Joss a request form.
    You remember how the started, something like:-
    To see divisional Officer in order to see commanding officer for the purpose of,
    Joining Britain's MODERN Navy.
    I got three days 9's for frivolous requesting, wasting the joss's time.
    MAA Guest. aka Gestapo.
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Only slightly and one should never push back.
  7. Velociraptor control rating.
  8. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Pushing back is polite.

    Looking over your shoulder and licking your lips is just plain gay.
  9. Jeez you say that like it's a bad thing.
  10. I think I've got Alzheimer's ... I can't ever remember even looking at at brouchure when I joined up ... went in with my mate who was joining as an RO ... went over to Pompey Careers Office, told the recruiter I wanted to join as an MA and that was it ... sat the RT test, Medical etc and 9 months later I was on a train for Raleigh!
  11. The recruiting poster that clinched it for rummers

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    Sure it wasn't this one??????????????????
  13. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I thought it was this one;

  14. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Recruiting stuff in COLOUR! Blimey!
  15. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Two's up...
  16. 3 elder brothers already in the mob so no need for any steenkin brochures.
  17. Ninja they can't have changed that brochure in years coz it was the one I got joining in 88:glasses7:
  18. wal

    wal Badgeman

    Not only were there no brochures there was not even a recruiting office in my backwoods. I cut out the little advert in my Father's new paper and it was not the Times either.
  19. .




    Finknottle (long before he was 'turned'.)


    1915 - Rather fussy about ages on entry,
    but the EAs topped the pay-scale

    1914 - 1918 - Fodder for the Fronts...

    <<...Just prior to the fighting on the Ancre, the division received a new commanding officer after Major General Archibald Paris was wounded, Major General Cameron Shute, appointed on 17 October 1916.

    General Shute had an intense dislike for the unconventional "nautical" traditions of the division and made numerous unpopular attempts to stamp them out.

    Following a particularly critical inspection of the trenches by General Shute, an officer of the division, Sub-Lieutenant A. P. Herbert, later to become a famous humorous writer, legal satirist and Member of Parliament, penned a popular poem that summed up the feelings of the men of the RND[Wiki]:

    The General inspecting the trenches
    Exclaimed with a horrified shout
    'I refuse to command a division
    Which leaves its excreta about.'

    But nobody took any notice
    No one was prepared to refute,
    That the presence of shit was congenial
    Compared to the presence of Shute.

    And certain responsible critics
    Made haste to reply to his words
    Observing that his staff advisors
    Consisted entirely of turds.

    For shit may be shot at odd corners
    And paper supplied there to suit,
    But a shit would be shot without mourners
    If somebody shot that shit Shute...>>
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