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Old 19-05-2017, 18:06
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At what point in history and why did the Irish come in for this uncalled for ridicule.
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Old 23-06-2017, 14:50
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On a recent visit to a Association of RN Officers reception held at Dartmouth College , there were in attendance several trainees, who we were encouraged to talk to. They were very serious young men. After a chat finding out about their training & future prospects, I was asked about my RN career, it caused a stir when asked which ships I had served in. I named, a Battleship, two aircraft carriers, one cruiser, four destroyers/frigates, & three depot ships . I think the trainees were a bit surprised by the number & variety . I felt sorry for them that a lack of ships & places visited now are so sparse.
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Old 23-06-2017, 17:21
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Two Fleet carriers
Two Commando carriers
Two destroyers
One frigate
One survey ship.
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Old 23-06-2017, 19:31
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Five ships in fourteen years! Unheard of for most Scribes. Did the Jossman make a blunder?
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Old 23-06-2017, 21:47
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Well Alick you obviously didn't love your figgy duff or pusser's peas and you never said good morning to the chief.
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Old 23-06-2017, 21:55
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Armed Forces day is tomorrow here in Great Britain, (did you see what I did there? I called our country Great Britain not Britain) and as usual I shall be flying my white ensign from my porch roof for the everyone to see. Sadly it is a sign of the times when folks passing my cottage stop and ask why I am flying it. It gets worse: some people even ask me who the flag represents. Worrying isn't it?
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Old 23-06-2017, 21:57
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Johnny like all good janners I know that those words should be
"How I love my tiddy oggie and I love my figgy duff and I always say good morning to the chief."
...just sayin' is all.
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Old 23-06-2017, 22:39
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Yes Jan but did you ever meet a matelot old and grey while walking through the dockyard in a panic?
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Old 24-06-2017, 08:12
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Not that I recall Johnny not even when accommodated in Jago's mansions!
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Well Alick you obviously didn't love your figgy duff or pusser's peas and you never said good morning to the chief.
Well, Johnny, being a Guzz rating I have always loved and revered the tiddie oggy and the figgy duff and I ALWAYS say Good Morning to the Chief. Good morning, Chief!
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or as we said it, "GOOD MORNING CHIEF"
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On a recent visit to a Association of RN Officers reception held at Dartmouth College , there were in attendance several trainees, who we were encouraged to talk to. They were very serious young men. After a chat finding out about their training & future prospects, I was asked about my RN career, it caused a stir when asked which ships I had served in. I named, a Battleship, two aircraft carriers, one cruiser, four destroyers/frigates, & three depot ships . I think the trainees were a bit surprised by the number & variety . I felt sorry for them that a lack of ships & places visited now are so sparse.
Forgot the Survey ship, Hecla.
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Old 12-11-2017, 15:28
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Do they still serve Manchester tart for lunch (or dinner as we called it) after Saturday morning rounds?
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Good point, Keith!

I asked the Chef, who said, "**** 'em! Give 'em rice!"
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