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Old 30 June 2005, 04:25   #31
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I thought the only role of the Marshalls was to stop people crossing the imaginary line.. And if they did, and refused to move, you could call up some people with real power..
As explained here the marshals formed an "outer security ring for the review fleet". Often there was not time to go through the procedure of approaching, stopping them, asking them to move and then calling for assistance. We are talking about fast moving boats here! And often the marshal RIBs were quicker than the nearest Second Tier boat! Our instructions were clear and we followed them. Hope that helps!
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Old 30 June 2005, 04:28   #32
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If I am wrong, and you were protecting the Naval Fleet and Liz from some form of terrorist attack, hats off to all the Marshalls..
Yep Tony, you are wrong. The Police, Navy and Marines were only there for show. They only had side arms and automatic rifles, us marshals were armed with constantly full bladders.
I fully expect all of us to recieve at least a Knighthood in the New Years Honours List for services to the Queen.
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Old 30 June 2005, 04:44   #33
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If I am wrong, and you were protecting the Naval Fleet and Liz from some form of terrorist attack, hats off to all the Marshalls..
Actually, without wishing to sound over-dramatic, in a way we were! At our briefing we were reminded about the USS Cole incident. Any of the boats we intercepted could have had suicide bombers on board! Would they think twice about shooting anyone who gets in their way?

I don't think we'll volunteer to marshal the next Fleet Review in 2032 or whenever!!!
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Old 30 June 2005, 04:47   #34
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Arise Sir Mark, it definitely has a ring to it..

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Probably the RN nobber in a 5.4m sea rider in the enterance to Pompey harbour. Still now he is safely back on board his ship peeling spuds for a living the Solent will be a safer place without his interference.
It was funny going through the harbour entrance watching him go back and forth as he tried to catch the ones going the fastest.. It was like putting a cat in a room with loads of meece, by the time the cat makes up its mind which one to go for, they have all legged it..
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Thats very clever of the Navy get the VOLUNTEER MARSHALLS to sacrifice them selves in the outer security perimeter in the face of terrorists. And then concentrate the Marines and Police into that area to sort it out . Well done again to the Volunteers for putting your life on the line for Queen and Country.
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Only doin' our job, sir/ma'am! (spoken in a cheesy American accent!)
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i had a great time kept myself to myself

no one tried to race me thank god

lets face it , for those people who only get out on their rib every few weekends. it must have been a great experiance to put there boat to work and see what its realy capable of .

and i enjoyed not being able to open the throttle , it made a real change to pooltle up and down , who says 300hp yammies are not ecomomic
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It was funny going through the harbour entrance watching him go back and forth as he tried to catch the ones going the fastest.. It was like putting a cat in a room with loads of meece, by the time the cat makes up its mind which one to go for, they have all legged it..


He then cut in front of us and dashed across to a large yacht that had tried to use the inner swashway at dead low water with predicable results. Unfortunately he drove round the back of the large RM rib trying to tow the yacht back into deep water and promptly got an ear full from said Royals as 3 tonnes of 28 foot rib with 400 hp reversed backwards.

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Well done again to the Volunteers for putting your life on the line for Queen and Country. ..........
We weren’t that brave we gave all the Dows a wide berth Des
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Thats us in the photo. Was it us you were refering to?
Sorry Mark - no not at all. I forgot to caption the photo.
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