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Drunk matelots arrested

Old 12th Sep 2018, 19:57
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
My.....how the "offended crowd" react to a bit of frolic during a good run ashore by some sailors.

Folks....no one got killed or maimed.....and we all know that Sailors and Demon Rum can be a very volatile mixture.

Stand the Miscreants up before the Captain....tell of their Sins...and let him get a Pound of Flesh from them each.....then tell them to go forth and Sin no more.

After all....do we want Sailors and Marines that will not scrap?
No,no,no...don't for a second think that HM Forces are there to use violence to achieve political aims - they are there to ensure that every station, ship and base has a Rainbow flag flying out front and has achieved a quota.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 20:27
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From any perspective, not Gentlemanly behaviour, but I guess the "fighting forces" have been getting away with it for years.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 20:38
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The US Navy may. have no alcohol....but by Gawd we has our Ice Cream!
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 21:34
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The US Navy has also been known to partake in a few sherbets during a run ashore.
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 06:50
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Whilst I can see the attraction of gentlemanly behaviour - how would that have anything to do with the RN?
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 07:04
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Originally Posted by alfred_the_great View Post

The bit in bold? No they won’t.

At a guess, fines and leave, in a ratio that punishes appropriately - most likely leave for the most junior, fines for the more senior (as fines are related to daily rate of pay).
I was only speaking from previous experience. A similar incident happened during a deployment to South America (albeit 40ish years ago) where some ODs were brawling among themselves and the local Plod. One award of 56 days DQs, one Killick back to AB and various 9s and fines. Wasn't me though Chief, I was duty watch that night.

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