SUBSIM Radio Room Forums


SUBSIM: The Web's #1 BBS for all submarine and naval simulations since 1997

Go Back   SUBSIM Radio Room Forums > General > General Topics
Forget password? Reset here

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-03-2017, 07:13 AM   #1
Onkel Neal
Born to Run Silent
 
Onkel Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Cougar Trap, Texas
Posts: 16,796
Downloads: 384
Uploads: 194


Default UK Nuclear submarine captain relieved of command

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-west-41474888

No, this is not April Fool. Mixing sub crews was a bad idea, obviously.

Quote:
A nuclear submarine captain has been relieved of his command after an alleged "inappropriate relationship" with a member of his crew.
The Royal Navy captain is being investigated following the allegations, which involve a female member of crew.
The BBC understands the captain of the submarine HMS Vigilant is at the centre of the investigation.
HMS Vigilant is a Vanguard class submarine based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane in Argyll and Bute.
It is one of four British submarines armed with the Trident ballistic missile system.
The Royal Navy has confirmed an investigation is ongoing but said it had not had an impact on current operations.
A ban on women serving on board submarines was only lifted in 2011.


Quote:
In 2014, the first female commander of a frontline warship in the history of the Royal Navy left her vessel amid claims she had an affair with a shipmate.
Commander Sarah West has left the ship while an investigation is under way
Commander Sarah West, who denied the relationship, was "removed from command" of the Type 23 frigate HMS Portland and re-appointed to another post.


We really don't need this kind of distraction on the most dangerous vessels in the world.
__________________
.


My work will never be done, because people will always need to subsim
Onkel Neal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 07:20 AM   #2
STEED
CINC Pacific Fleet
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: England the land of fish and chips
Posts: 24,547
Downloads: 83
Uploads: 48


Default

Sex maniacs!

Drink more strong black coffee and keep your pants on.

Joking aside this always was a bad move probably done to keep the PC police happy.
__________________

Last one to leave the UK no need to turn the lights out the council has beaten you to it.
STEED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 10:03 AM   #3
Mr Quatro
Admiral
 
Mr Quatro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2,086
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

at least it was a female
__________________
pla•teau \pla-ˈtō, ˈpla-\ noun
a relatively stable level, period,
or condition a level of attainment
or achievement

Lord help me get to the next plateau ..


Mr Quatro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 10:39 AM   #4
Jimbuna
Chief of the Boat
 
Jimbuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 250 metres below the surface
Posts: 122,385
Downloads: 48
Uploads: 11


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Quatro View Post
at least it was a female


Now I know the true meaning of 'hot bunking'
__________________
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Oh my God, not again!!


GWX3.0 Download Page - Donation/instant access to GWX (Help SubSim)
Jimbuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 10:58 AM   #5
Aktungbby
Gefallen Engel U-666
 
Aktungbby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: where I'm at presently
Posts: 12,618
Downloads: 18
Uploads: 0


Default Steve McQueen as Jake Holman:

"Well 'shoot' something"
__________________
"Only two things are infinite: The Universe and human stupidity; And I'm not too sure about the Universe..." Philip K. Dick
Aktungbby is online   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 12:45 PM   #6
Nikita
Electrician's Mate
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Under the sea
Posts: 140
Downloads: 115
Uploads: 0
Default

A sub is too narrow and... well...
Nikita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 01:18 PM   #7
Skybird
Soaring
 
Skybird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 26,245
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

...
Skybird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 01:28 PM   #8
Aktungbby
Gefallen Engel U-666
 
Aktungbby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: where I'm at presently
Posts: 12,618
Downloads: 18
Uploads: 0


Default

Makes one wonder if the first Lady Marine combat-officer's platoon of Y-chromosome Myrmidons will keep a straight face when ordered to 'fix bayonets'....
__________________
"Only two things are infinite: The Universe and human stupidity; And I'm not too sure about the Universe..." Philip K. Dick
Aktungbby is online   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 03:26 PM   #9
Platapus
Rear Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 14,578
Downloads: 63
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aktungbby View Post
Makes one wonder if the first Lady Marine combat-officer's platoon of Y-chromosome Myrmidons will keep a straight face when ordered to 'fix bayonets'....
Unless there was something wrong about the bayonets, it would be hard to keep a straight face if given the command to fix bayonets.

Now if the command were to affix bayonets that would be more serious.

Bur really, when was the last time we actually affixed bayonets in combat?
__________________
abusus non tollit usum - A right should NOT be withheld from people on the basis that some tend to abuse that right.
Platapus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 03:40 PM   #10
Aktungbby
Gefallen Engel U-666
 
Aktungbby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: where I'm at presently
Posts: 12,618
Downloads: 18
Uploads: 0


Default the battle of Kakaran village, Helmand.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Platapus View Post
Bur really, when was the last time we actually affixed bayonets in combat?
In September 2012, Lance Corporal Sean Jones of The Princess of Wales's Regiment was awarded the Military Cross for his role in a bayonet charge which took place in October 2011. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-19755107
A a pragmatic training thing; http://prairiepundit.blogspot.com/2010/09/fix-bayonets-command-to-strike-terror.html
Quote:
In the Marines we first trained with padded pugal sticks, then moved up to the real thing. In the pugal stick competition I was matched up with a guy who had been a defensive tackle at Ohio State. He was taller and probably outweighed me by a 100 pounds. With my first parry I swung the lower end of the pugal stick and struck him on his left knee. He crumple to the ground and the match was over. The lesson there is that it is not just the bayonet end of the rifle that is used in the attack.
__________________
"Only two things are infinite: The Universe and human stupidity; And I'm not too sure about the Universe..." Philip K. Dick
Aktungbby is online   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017, 02:55 PM   #11
lesrae
Geek :)
 
lesrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Somerset, UK.
Posts: 917
Downloads: 25
Uploads: 0
Default

And now the Jimmy's gone too... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...onship-female/
__________________
DOLPHIN 38
lesrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017, 03:21 PM   #12
Bleiente
Sonar Guy
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 375
Downloads: 132
Uploads: 0


Default

Quite honestly, you should finally get the power of nuclear weapons to the British. They are only a provincial village after leaving the EU. They have forfeited all rights to power and represent a potential danger.
__________________
Ralles RealModPack V1.3 for SH4 V1.5

Zum Glück bin ich verrückt...
Bleiente is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 08:11 AM   #13
Jimbuna
Chief of the Boat
 
Jimbuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 250 metres below the surface
Posts: 122,385
Downloads: 48
Uploads: 11


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lesrae View Post
Is this 'The Love Boat' then
__________________
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Oh my God, not again!!


GWX3.0 Download Page - Donation/instant access to GWX (Help SubSim)
Jimbuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 08:14 AM   #14
Jimbuna
Chief of the Boat
 
Jimbuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 250 metres below the surface
Posts: 122,385
Downloads: 48
Uploads: 11


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bleiente View Post
Quite honestly, you should finally get the power of nuclear weapons to the British. They are only a provincial village after leaving the EU. They have forfeited all rights to power and represent a potential danger.
Now that's a bit rich coming from someone from a country with such a historical background over the past hundred or so years
__________________
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Oh my God, not again!!


GWX3.0 Download Page - Donation/instant access to GWX (Help SubSim)
Jimbuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 09:39 AM   #15
STEED
CINC Pacific Fleet
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: England the land of fish and chips
Posts: 24,547
Downloads: 83
Uploads: 48


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimbuna View Post
Now that's a bit rich coming from someone from a country with such a historical background over the past hundred or so years
Well put in a polite way jim.
__________________

Last one to leave the UK no need to turn the lights out the council has beaten you to it.
STEED is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1997- 2017 Subsim