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In Mourning

Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by Caversham, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    On this day in 1970 the daily tot was ended in the RN. A very sad day for all, including those RMs who were either ships detachments, or embarked forces.
    Afternoons were never the same!

    Alan
     
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  2. Johnny_Anonie

    Johnny_Anonie Moderator

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    By the standard of some of the posts on here I’d suggest some are keeping that tradition alive :D

    Every Christmas just before we went on leave we had to have Gunfire.

    Normally served by a clearly drunk OC and WO2 armed with a norgie container and a ladle at sunrise.





     
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

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    As always, I'll be drinking a wobbly coffee in recognition of the demise of the tot.

    I didn't join until more than a decade later, but don't see why, on today of all days, I should alter my daily lament. :)
     
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  4. CHUB!

    CHUB! Careers Adviser

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    A decade later are you sure? :confused:
     
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  5. Ninja_Stoker

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    Oi.
     
  6. Nurse75

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    My hubby was Royal welsh and they always had gunfire on 1st March st davids day... my son was born on that day ..... never really saw a sober dad for a few birthdays
     
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  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    Not the first time I've heard a Mum say that. :)
     
  8. Illustrious

    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

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    Beaten to the punch! I heard a rumour that @Ninja_Stoker pass out 'photo' was a painting and that he did his first tot of rum with Hannah Snell, but thems just rumours o'course!
     
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  9. Johnny_Anonie

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    I heard a rumour that @Ninja_Stoker ‘s first posting was to HMS Noahs Ark.
     
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  10. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    Just a few phots that were around at the time:

    TOT2.jpg
    TOT1.jpg

    Alan
     

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  11. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    This is a better one of the cartoon:

    TOT3.jpg
     
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