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September 14th, 2018, 2:16 pm #4571

How many sailors does it take to change a lightbulb?  (Sorry, could not resist).
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September 15th, 2018, 2:06 am #4572

RAN = 1
RN   =  3
USN = 7
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September 15th, 2018, 7:45 am #4573

Phoenix04 wrote: RAN = 1
RN   =  3
USN = 7
How dare you. There is a very good reason for 3 men to do this job, to comply with the EU Health and Safety rules it states. One person to change to bulb, one person to hold the ladder, and one person to hold the person holding the ladder. Obviously the RAN have no concern for personel safety, absolutely shamefull.

The sooner you join the EU the better. : )
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Joined: July 16th, 2015, 9:17 pm

September 15th, 2018, 4:25 pm #4574

I thought it was: how many sailors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Ans: sailors don't screw in light bulbs, they screw in hammocks.
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:19 pm

September 15th, 2018, 7:26 pm #4575

Three sailors working unsupervised?  With that number one may be able to read and write and another able to make a phone call.  Best have a Killick at least supervise the intellectuals.
Get to seven and you'll need an officer to apply leadership.  That'll keep the lights out for a week or so, when he goes away for the weekend and somebody living in fixes it illegally.
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:19 pm

September 15th, 2018, 7:30 pm #4576

Oh dear.  Not sailors at all if I read it aright.  Officers, and two of them engineers.  Good job the loggie would have prevented them getting too many resources to "fix" the car.
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September 16th, 2018, 5:27 am #4577

ChrisPat wrote: Oh dear.  Not sailors at all if I read it aright.
Sigh - they are members of the Royal Navy, and are assigned aboard a vessel of the Royal Navy.

Therefore, they are sailors by two different qualifications!
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:19 pm

September 16th, 2018, 2:29 pm #4578

RNAS - Really Not A Sailor.

If sailors might include or exclude officers try the many meanings of Rifleman and rifleman.
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"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster himself."

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Joined: April 12th, 2009, 6:07 pm

September 16th, 2018, 6:28 pm #4579

Reminds me of a sea story from my last ship, where a newly reported USN Academy grad supposedly took issue in the wardroom with the CO calling officers 'sailor'.

According to our Divo the Ensign was 'cordially and politely' reminded by the CO that "you're a ****** crew member on a ******* ship at sea, which makes you a ******* sailor no matter the color of your uniform, same way anyone in the Army is a ***** soldier".
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
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September 17th, 2018, 3:10 am #4580

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