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ivorthediver
24-07-2009, 19:28
Having not been the in the Navy did you ever get any time off other than leave please

TrotOneLower
24-07-2009, 20:22
Having not been the in the Navy did you ever get any time off other than leave please


No. Nope, not. Apparently now you can get compassionate leave if your cat takes a flyer out of the bedroom window.

qprdave
25-07-2009, 02:11
Leave in harbour is normally given to the Non Duty watch and the non-duty part i.e. If 1st Port is duty watch then Starboard watch and 2nd port have leave from the end of the working day about 4.15pm to 07.45 the next morning.

Likewise for week end leave. If 1st port is duty watch Sat and Sun. 2nd port is duty Friday. That means that long weekend leave will be granted to the Starboard watch from Friday about 16.15pm to 07.45am Monday. 2nd Port will ne granted short weekend from 12.00pm Sat to 07.45am Monday

Watchkeepers leave will vary to which routine they are working.

Blue Card men. As they don't have duties as such. The can go ashore if they are not required. (Butcher, Laundryman, Gunners Yeoman, TAS Yeoman, Navigators Yeoman to name a few)

If the ship is on a visit then a make and mend with leave can be granted to the non-duty watch with the non duty part granted leave at the usual tie after work.

When a ship is deployed to the Med/Far East the ship normally goes into tropical routine where the ship's company start work earlier (say 6.00am) and finish work at around 1.00pm when leave will be given.

If the ship is on a long deployment Station Leave might be given. In Singapore most of us stayed in HMS Terror without the ships routine and could go ashore whenever we wanted. Some go up country where there were places that you could stay.

On the Hermes, before we left Plymouth for the States, we booked tents and when we reached Norfolk, Virginia we were allowed ashore as soon as the ship docked for a week. We called them Expeds.

All leave really is down to the Captain and Heads of Departments and it depends on the workload that the ship has.

ivorthediver
25-07-2009, 05:42
Thanks Dave It sounds a little better than I expected to hear , and can understand why trips to the far east were popular

ivorthediver
25-07-2009, 05:44
No. Nope, not. Apparently now you can get compassionate leave if your cat takes a flyer out of the bedroom window.


Thanks Trot, what about wayward Bulldogs do they count ?