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Quoting: Dave Whitfield "Golden Rivet" Murray, don`t tell me that you fell for that,was that when you hitched a lift with the senior service---when I said a "lift" I should have said transported-----in all my 20 years I never saw a fallout on the mess decks---we all had to live together for long periods in confined spaces,and ashore we always looked after our own.
If i had been ashore with Navy boys i would have "Looked after my own" David but i was fortunate to have served with the elite Force, the R.A.F. so never had to worry about Shirt Lifters or Uphill Gardeners.
If I was mortally wounded and no anaesthesia was available, apart from rum or laudanum, and someone called Hardy was holding me while my life was slipping away, I might say something along the same lines except instead of asking for a kiss I’d probably say something like ’keep your grubby hands off my missus when you get back to Pompey’.
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Quoting: Arthur(Roly) Rowsell
Being as you are more Senior to me David......I agree with you most heartedly......Sir!
Welcome back Dave and just laugh when WW 3 breaks out.
Lifes to short to worry about those who stir the pot, so ignore and enjoy.
Up spirits and George is back as well
I’m always amused by the thoughts of those of the damp persuasion claiming to have exclusive rights to mateship due, they claim, to long periods confined at sea. I presume that didn’t include all those Captain Pug-wash’s who battered the proverbial seven shades out of each other in Bugis Street on a Saturday night, while providing entertainment for we winged warriors.
Or the fact that Navy Shore patrols always outnumbered those of the air force ’elephant trackers’.