Category Archives: macho

“Last Dog!”…

… you scream a muffled declaration through your facemask to the fire team clustered around you! This is the ‘GET READY!’ signal to the team, that you’re set to open the door.  Your pressed hard up against a steel hatch, … Continue reading

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Currently on the idiot box…

… there’s an advert for a “reality” show called Navy Divers.  It fair does my head in – just that advert, and just one particular part of it.  About three quarters in, this Instructor pipes up with something along the … Continue reading

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Of Warships and Women…

…“Women don’t belong at Sea” – or so I was told by some senior sailors, when I joined the RAN (Royal Australian Navy). Sadly – these men had very clear ideas as to what women were best at doing, and … Continue reading

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