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Old 22 January 2014, 08:30   #11
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Yep, we like to remind them we are Senior Service and also we get paid more than an infantryman.....probably cos we dont just need to know how to run towards bullets!

That's funny seeing as the infantry are on the higher band of the army pay scales so get paid the same as you navy cake or in most cases get paid more seeing as they are willing to do a job worth doing instead of mincing around in flares in a 5 year old boys sailors uniform
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Old 22 January 2014, 08:43   #12
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That's funny seeing as the infantry are on the higher band of the army pay scales so get paid the same as you navy cake or in most cases get paid more seeing as they are willing to do a job worth doing instead of mincing around in flares in a 5 year old boys sailors uniform

See...I told you it was easy to get them to bite...I rest my case
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Old 22 January 2014, 09:58   #13
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Then you have the sbs which have the massive ribs with twin 250/300's on the back of there ribs and they have also have a assortment of other toys as well
Yes, they are fun (and no, I have never worn the uniform).
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Old 22 January 2014, 12:04   #14
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Yep, we like to remind them we are Senior Service and also we get paid more than an infantryman.....probably cos we dont just need to know how to run towards bullets!
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Old 22 January 2014, 12:21   #15
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...those stealthy things will only be used by SBS....
Slightly off-thread, but did the SBS bin their 'very slender vessels'? They always looked a potent craft.
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Slightly off-thread, but did the SBS bin their 'very slender vessels'? They always looked a potent craft.
Only what a dirty civvy was told , but if you are talking about the wave piercers yes, due to insufficient load carrying capability. I was also told that there was an 'incident'.
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Old 22 January 2014, 12:48   #17
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The navy operate with Atlantics, seariders Arctics etc etc but a lot of them now are inboard diesels with jet drives and are crap.....And yes I have a lot of personal experience on the subject as I have to work with this lot all the time as I'm part of the Army's Maritime contingent and have to carry out exercises with the navy and marines all the time
Go on then, i'm bored and so i'll bite.... "they operate with..." Atlantics (didn't realise they used Atlantics), Seariders and Arctics (outboards) so you must mean Pacifics (?) with inboard diesels and Jets.....but why crap?

On our Pac 24 I find the Jet very manouverable, the diesel perfectly powerful (440HP), the hull very /extremely capable....and whilst it will only do 35 knots, will do close to that through most stuff.... what's not to like
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Old 22 January 2014, 13:55   #19
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Awesome ribs Neil I want one of those front mounted guns for Imogen, where can I get one from
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