Twenty-four sailors from every walk of life, of every age and temperament, living literally cheek-by-jowl for week after week, away from family and friends sometimes for months at a time. All crammed in an elderly 40 metre metal hulled boat - in seas of all conditions with temperatures often in the 30's. It's a pressure cooker that can bring out the best, and sometimes the worst, in all of them - man and woman alike. It calls upon reserves of devotion to duty, tolerance, obedience and of course humour, way beyond that which most people possess. Written by
Did You Know?
Mathew Holmes character said he used to be a police officer, very interesting considering a previous role he played was a police officer in Blue Heelers See more
The patrol boat is flying the blue ensign which is wrong for a naval vessel. The R.A.N. flies the white ensign and has done since 1967. See more