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A credit to the Naval service..

Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by Ninja_Stoker, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    A Royal Navy recruit had the surprise of his life when his mum turned up for his passing-out parade, after a fellow trainee paid for her flight from the Caribbean.

    Recruit Quaci Crosby was among the latest group of trainee sailors celebrating the end of their 10-week basic training at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall on Friday.

    He had no idea his mum, Althea, would be among the group of families and friends invited to the parade. Unknown to him, his classmate Recruit Cameron Hawes, had secretly paid for and organised his mum’s flight so she could be there for her son’s big day.

    Full story: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2019/june/17/190617-reunion-raleigh

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  2. Collieryboy

    Collieryboy Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2013
    Fair one, that really is lovely. Probably the most appreciated money he's ever spent. He's given two people memories for life of a proud day.
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    A very generous deed. Apparently he ended-up paying about half and the rest of the class (troop) paid the rest.

    Very often, overseas recruits cannot afford to go home for main leave periods - flights can cost £1000+.

    What I've seen is recruits & partners/parents of those in Royal Marines recruit training, "adopt" those who would otherwise be left on their own at CTC and take them into their UK home instead.

    For me, that is the true face of what the Armed Forces are all about.
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  4. MumtoRM

    MumtoRM Moderator

    Jan 13, 2014
    A lovely and very generous gesture!

    Hoofing effort!
  5. Dvv63

    Dvv63 Veteran Contributor

    Aug 12, 2017
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    Now that's what you call good friends.
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