'Spin Me A Dit' - Navy Anecdotes & Memorabilia

 

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Amusing Anecdotes From Life In A Blue Suit!

The names have not been changed because the guilty are just that!

 

Dit:    Pussers Slang for a story whether told verbally, written (book), or movie.
          

 

To 'Spin a Dit' is to tell a story whether serious, funny or sad.

 

Navigate through these humorous pages of 'Life in a Blue Suit'. All these incidents actually took place. Whilst my memory is sometimes a little clouded by time the substance is correct as I remember it to be. This section is dedicated to an old mate of mine Craig 'Charlie' Mumford, a Navy Gunner,who, sadly passed away a few years ago long before his time was due.

 

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Above From left: 'Windy' Hill, 'Stones' Graystone, 'Charlie' Mumford, 'Rick O'Shea - a weekend at the Hiroshima Peace Park and A-Bomb Museum (in background), Japan. Sipping a cold tinnie of Kirin Beer and of course O'shea eating as usual, this bloke would bite the crutch out of a low flying duck! HMAS Derwent Far East Deployment 1978.

 

Spinning Dits is a big part of Naval life.  In times of utmost boredom and hardship during lengthy, uneventful periods at sea, it was what kept you entertained, and was vital to morale.

 

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In The Gunnery Messdeck - HMAS DERWENT 1978. Dedicated to Bruce Jackson (left in photo)

 

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3 'Foxhole' Gunnery Mess of HMAS STUART Up Top 1974