In the 1950s I was a Royal Navy Clearance Diver and trained with the Special Boat Squadron who were mostly ‘Bootnecks’.
The following tale circulating on Rum Ration the Navy Net brought back those days. Well it made me laugh! I was asked why I chose to train with the Royal Marines instead of the Paras.
I said I have pretended to be a Royal Marine on nights out on three occasions and slept with three of the world’s most beautiful women as a result.
I pretended to be a Para once and I still can’t get the guy to stop calling me!”