GUNNERS TOO ARE HUMAN – PART V

I have recounted to you many tales about Gunners; an endless topic of mirth and bewilderment with me. Tha Gunner’s world in the Indian Navy is shaken sometimes whilst trying to keep pace with the technological changes; eg, when the Gunners shifted focus from guns to missiles and stole the thunder from the ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare) guys. The Army guys already know that we, in the Navy, don’t stomp our feet […]

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PLD AND SMALL EATS

The other two services are forever amused by how we, in the Navy, do things “the other way round”; for example, our wearing our ribbons and medals and saluting with our palms inwards. However, two things that have fascinated them are: PLD or Pre Lunch Drinks and Small Eats. The former came about due to our observing Make and Mend days on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The tradition goes back to days […]

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