Highlight! : Pay! I got
a. RN Pay
b. Canadian Pay [Canadian Bonus]
c. LOA [Local overseas Allowance]
d. Hard Layers [for our cramped living conditions]
e. Submarine Pay
f. Canadian Child Allowance when back home in the UK,
one received nothing for the 1st child.
g. Subsidised liquor - so many bottles per month of
wines/spirits - a NATO perks at virtually half price.
We did far too much sea time. The Canadians controlled us
and they had an insatiable appetite for anti submarine warfare [ASW]
exercises both RCN and RCAF.
The winters were harsh, beyond belief sometimes. The
summers were pleasant and warm and it was a good draft to this