Originally Posted by Joe Fabulous
Same here mate. To be honest from what I have seen on recent RN docu's. The modern navy looks very light weight, and un-professional.
By the time I left in 92 the greenies were merging with the gunners & the pinkies were merging with the rest of the ops branch.
I stayed on in the RNR for another 7 years & by the time I got fed up with that the Navy was a shadow of what I remembered. The ex ops lads seemed to struggle with the more technical tasks & the ex techies were pissed off at spending full watches doing the old ops jobs. Everybody seemed to be stretched too thin.
Even the direct entry tiffs have gone now.