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1st June 2008

Another Blog from Dickie - Navy News

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All work and no play makes Jack (and Jenny) a dull boy (or, er, girl). Fun is an integral part of naval life. Let’s face it, you’re going to need a sense of humour to get along with 180 people in a tin can for seven months.

 

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23rd May 2008

The Flight Deck Isn’t Just for a Helo!

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You may think that the flight deck is just a place for the helo to land and take off.  That is obviously its main role but it also has another purpose.  It’s where matelots relax and have some well earned fun in the sun!

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This is one of my many `different` Rigs, this time at the Tug of War event on the flight deck.  It was awesome; everyone totally put 110% effort in, the two phots you can see on the right are from when the whole girls’ mess went against 5 of the Chiefs’ mess.  It was definitely a challenge the Chiefs won’t forget in a hurry.

15th May 2008

Dickie’s 1st Blog - Journalists Easy Life!!

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Journalists? Easy life. Swanning off around the world, luxing it up on expenses, topping up on your tan.

Yes, as one of Navy News’ reporting team, I do get around a bit. The Gulf. The Gulf. The Gulf. Faslane. Plymouth. The Gulf again.  A chance not to ‘do the Gulf’ was, unsurprisingly, seized with both hands, not least because I’ve never done a Med deployment. So thank you to the good ship Somerset for the invite.In five days aboard the frigate I learned more about NATO deployments than I had in a decade of writing about them from behind a desk in Portsmouth.

 

We could, of course, produce a newspaper based entirely on submissions from our ships and units scattered across the globe. But it wouldn’t be as good.