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Old 20th Nov 2022, 05:20
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The one thing you Brits do exactly right is a full proper Breakfast including Beans).....less the Blood Sausage thing....shame ya'll never embraced Country Ham, Grits, Buttermilk Biscuits (American usage), and Molasses.

There is the American Breakfast as ya'll call it....and a real Breakfast done Southern style.

Hash Browns are not part of a proper American Breakfast either.....Home Fries done with Green Pepper and Onions are the standard where I was raised.
Shit on a shingle, omelette, hash browns and bacon, F’ing bacon.

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Old 20th Nov 2022, 05:23
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Lone.....if you ever get invited to a British BBQ....remember to bring your own meat and taters....as they only provide the charcoal briquets in the Webber.
Sas, did you ever get invited to the Italian Air Force camp for a meal while at the Mogadishu airport? They knew how put on a right proper meal.
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Cadets' Mess breakfast, 1968:
scrambled eggs, bacon, baked beans, sausage. Washed down with "orange" juice or the chocolate milk laced with bromine to keep the desires under control.
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laced with bromine to keep the desires under control
Well, that didn't work. ​​​​​​​
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Old 20th Nov 2022, 09:12
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Shit on a shingle, omelette, hash browns and bacon, F’ing bacon.

That’s not bacon. That’s what’s left after they’ve butchered proper bacon.
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That’s not bacon. That’s what’s left after they’ve butchered proper bacon.
When I go to my butcher, I ask for proper bacon, which they are only too happy to supply. Proper bacon fries in its own fat as opposed to faux bacon sold in supermarkets that releases so much water it stews before it fries. Not sure what that crinkly stuff in the picture above is, but no doubt crumbled up, it would make a pleasant addition to a salad.​​​​​

Returning to the original subject, I was surprised how poor the ship knowledge was on board a large US ship if what I was told is true. Our guide on a carrier was a Marine as he knew his way about. He claimed that the average crewman only knew their way from the brow to their bunk, from their bunk to their mess and to their place of duty. Can anyone comment if this is true?
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Given the fact that people in our local village have lived here for 30 years and didn't realise there was a full sports ground used every weekend in the perimeter it wouldn't surprise me at all
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Hash browns seem to have supplanted bubble and squeak on the traditional British board of breakfast fare.

Given the fact that people in our local village have lived here for 30 years and didn't realise there was a full sports ground used every weekend in the perimeter it wouldn't surprise me at all
During lock down I stopped for a socially distanced chat with a youngish active-looking couple with two small children on our local common which, together with adjacent public open land, occupies approx 6 sq miles... They'd lived in an adjacent housing estate, literally the other side of the hedge, for five years and had no idea this beautiful resource was right there... ​​​​​​​
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When I go to my butcher, I ask for proper bacon, which they are only too happy to supply. Proper bacon fries in its own fat as opposed to faux bacon sold in supermarkets that releases so much water it stews before it fries. Not sure what that crinkly stuff in the picture above is, but no doubt crumbled up, it would make a pleasant addition to a salad.​​​​​

Returning to the original subject, I was surprised how poor the ship knowledge was on board a large US ship if what I was told is true. Our guide on a carrier was a Marine as he knew his way about. He claimed that the average crewman only knew their way from the brow to their bunk, from their bunk to their mess and to their place of duty. Can anyone comment if this is true?
I believe that. Many moons back some American sailors took my family & I around the USS John F Kennedy - late 60s - early 70s when it was docked in Málaga. They wanted to show us the engine room, and had to ask some other sailors for directions to get there.
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When I go to my butcher, I ask for proper bacon, which they are only too happy to supply. Proper bacon fries in its own fat as opposed to faux bacon sold in supermarkets that releases so much water it stews before it fries. Not sure what that crinkly stuff in the picture above is, but no doubt crumbled up, it would make a pleasant addition to a salad.​​​​​

Returning to the original subject, I was surprised how poor the ship knowledge was on board a large US ship if what I was told is true. Our guide on a carrier was a Marine as he knew his way about. He claimed that the average crewman only knew their way from the brow to their bunk, from their bunk to their mess and to their place of duty. Can anyone comment if this is true?

Very true. Wasn’t that long ago that there were black and white no go areas. And even with my limited exposure to yank carriers we had a marine escort as we were informed we would probably get mugged for our RN rank tabs if we were to go walk about unadvisedly. They could have had mine had they asked !
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’heist’ internally. They never caught the perpetrators.
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That’s not bacon. That’s what’s left after they’ve butchered proper bacon.
Presumably the pistol is there to shoot the pseudo- chef!
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Hash browns seem to have supplanted bubble and squeak on the traditional British board of breakfast fare............
Whatever became of plain, old tater fritters?

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I assume we're supposed to rank these according to how likely they are to kill you?
I'm going toast (harmless) - egg (salmonella) - coffee (scalding) - handgun - bacon
I reckon bacon is still more dangerous than handgun in the US, despite the relative proliferation of the latter, on account of the non-universal healthcare system.
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Carriers are large...very large....and just as living in a City you only go to certain places that. you need to visit....work, home, shopping, the Doctor, Dentist, Library, Church or barber shop..

As there are sensitive spaces aboard....weapons storage, nuclear power plants, classified spaces and material....and for the Other Ranks....there is Officer Country that is out. of bounds

A large portion of the personnel aboard are not part of the Ship's Crew but are embarked Aviation Squadron personnel that spend their time on the Hangar Deck and Workshops or on the Flight Deck thus have no reason to "know" the Ship as do the "Crew".

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I assume we're supposed to rank these according to how likely they are to kill you?
I'm going toast (harmless) - egg (salmonella) - coffee (scalding) - handgun - bacon
I reckon bacon is still more dangerous than handgun in the US, despite the relative proliferation of the latter, on account of the non-universal healthcare system.

American coffee needs to be higher up the scale. Probably just ahead of the handgun and behind that bacon.
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I don't know when hash browns arrived in USA but in the year I spent there in the late 70 with some extensive travelling I don't recall coming across them. Hash brownies, yes - well, only verbally. They were legendary, and when I first heard of hash browns on a breakfast in UK I gawped at what I was hearing. Sorry, but where's the bubble?
A proper English (I hate the expression 'full English' - what on earth is an empty or half empty one?) has no beans or hb - leave alone saute potatoes or heaven forbid chips for a start - and fried bread and black pudding must at least be offered. Whole mushroom please, not horrid little bits of tasteless button ones. Bread is never deep-fried. Fried or devilled kidneys are an all-too rare and welcome addition.
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I’m sorry if you want to give your heart the total experience then you have to include fried potatoe scone and fried soda bread. Preferably in the aforementioned bacon fat. Although I suppose that then becomes an Ulster fry ? Still, the province is famed for it’s cardiologists
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Carriers are large...very large....and just as living in a City you only go to certain places that. you need to visit....work, home, shopping, the Doctor, Dentist, Library, Church or barber shop..
As there are sensitive spaces aboard....weapons storage, nuclear power plants, classified spaces and material....and for the Other Ranks....there is Officer Country that is out. of bounds
A large portion of the personnel aboard are not part of the Ship's Crew but are embarked Aviation Squadron personnel that spend their time on the Hangar Deck and Workshops or on the Flight Deck thus have no reason to "know" the Ship as do the "Crew".
I was under the impression that everyone on board had an allocated emergency role (damage control, fire fighting, first aid etc). How do they do that if they don't know their way around?
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My speciality: eggy bread, proper bacon and bread flash fried in tomato pips/skins.
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(Our nearest is ON THE UNDERTAKER'S OUTSIDE WALL!).
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I was under the impression that everyone on board had an allocated emergency role (damage control, fire fighting, first aid etc). How do they do that if they don't know their way around?

Not dissimilar from the RN. They know their own division or part of ship. In fact the only service that requires an intimate knowledge of the whole boat are the submariners. For obvious reasons. And even then the reactor compartments, and associated parts of the turbine compartments are out of bounds to non essential crew.
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