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I'm not a submariner but work a lot with them. Most of what I've just read sounds like inflated grumpiness.
Checking of bags on board? You're already in a high security base not joining a boat in Weymouth.
References to Vanguards bump - all subjective second hand gossip. If I were a CPO having been on board would I big it up to make it sound cooler to the sprog?
Sewage/system failures - that's why we have engineers on board, shit happens on big complex machines.
Following on from the OPV thread, what if anything can the RNR do to alleviate the RN manpower crisis? I am not thinking of constant deployments, or of trying to replicate the RN branch structure, but surely it should be possible to provide a pool of personnel for what might be turned general duties* aboard ships in UK home waters so that people can get harmony time or attend career courses?
I am thinking of things than would probably need totally rethinking the current RNR set up, but with up to a thousand new people being recruited.
* Surely Sea(Res) could do seamanship stuff, ships's...
Was thinking of joining the navy as a tactical warfare specialist on a submarine but wasn't sure how often you get out a submarine?
I also heard something about American subs stopping in the sea to allow everyone to go for a swim but wasn't sure if it was the same for the Royal Navy.