Category Archives: Mates

It was big, it was beautiful…

…and it sat upon four timber pallet racks – dressed up with a bright red bow! It was four pallets of military issue toilet paper and as far as we were concerned, the Thai port of Sattahib had never looked … Continue reading

Posted in Emergency, funny, Humour, life, Mates, Preparation, RAN, rediculous, Royal Australian Navy, Ships stores, Toilet, Toilet paper, Warships, work, yarn | 1 Comment

Do you know…

… what an IED is? It stands for an ‘Improvised Explosive Device’. this is a weapon of choice by insurgents in places like Iraq and Afghanistan – not to mention a whole swag of places where people fight a ‘dirty’ … Continue reading

Posted in Ambush, ambushed, Family, fear, IED, Mates, Mateship, Military, people, War, wife | 1 Comment

Many years ago…

…I discovered these shirts. Thanks to the Mighty Battle Tanker and the RAN, a visit to Thailand introduced me to a wonderful new world and I fell in love with two things; Pad Thai and these bloody shirts! Since 1993, … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Bloke, Blokes, bulldust, Camouflage, Loud Shirts, Mates, Mateship, people, Uniform, work, yarn | 3 Comments