Sunday, September 16, 2007

Monday 10th August 1936

Left the works 5.20, feeling dirty, sticky and tired. Just caught the 5.45. First time since Bank Holiday. Had a cup of tea, washed, put a clean pair of bags on.

RNVR 8 o’clock. Made out a request form for transfer to VS and got it ok’d by the focsle officer, Lieunt. Sketch. Sat in the canteen (luxuriously) with a cheese roll and a glass of beer. The only thing I shall miss by transfer to VS will be rifle drill. Found the actual “Seamanship” rather disappointing. Footling about with tarry ropes. However, jolly glad I went to sea as a seaman, thus getting a taste of the roughest side!


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