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    Eyesight after acceptance

    Hi all, I have a place at Dartmouth in the coming months as a pilot, I have passsed everything and am absolutely over the moon about it. However in my eye tests I passed the required standards by the skin of my teeth. I am now slightly worried that a year or two into my training I will be...
  2. Seaweed

    The Royal Navy's Air Service in the Great War by David Hobbs

    Commander Hobbs, after service as a Fleet Air Arm pilot with several hundred deck landings to his log book, for many years ran the FAA Museum at Yeovilton, and has published several works on naval aviation. He is thus exactly the right person to compile this history of the RNAS' gestation and...
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    Accelerated Apprenticeship Training

    Hi there, I'm new to this forum and was wondering if someone would be able to provide some information regarding the training pipeline for an Accelerated Apprenticeship in Air Engineering as the information shown on the Royal Navy website does not go into much detail. I would like to know...
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    Advice wanted: Offered Observer but always had Pilot as my first choice

    Good Afternoon all Sorry its a bit of a long one but thank you for the taking the time to read this thread I'm sure this has been an issue for many aircrew hopefuls before me, however I'm just looking for some fresh and sound advice (with the minimum level of bias if possible) from people...
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    Full Observer Training Pipeline

    Hi there, I have my Navy SIFT interview in just over a week, so have been researching the Royal Navy and all of the current deployments/equipment. However, while I nearly fully understand the training given at BRNC, the information out there regarding training afterwards is very conflicting. I...
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    History Of The Aircrew Branch

    Myself, and some other Aircrewman have been tasked with putting together a presentation on "the history of the Aircrewman branch" After many hours of searching, and a trip down to the FAA museum, we still have minimal information on the whole subject. Any help would be appreciated, whether...
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    Wafu's

    Any wafus still actively on here, what's it like actually qualifying as a lad? I'm a part 4 at the moment and I know it "gets better" but does it?
  8. Seaweed

    Naval Policy Between The Wars by Stephen Roskill

    Si vis pacem, para bellum : Captain Stephen Roskill is one of the foremost twentieth century naval historians. This is a welcome Seaforth reprint of the two volumes (1919-1929 and 1930-1939) which emerged originally in 1968 and 1976. It includes a foreword by Corelli Barnett, also a name to...
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    Find details of relative service number FX749013

    Hi My uncle served in WW2 as AM FX749013 FAA. My cousins (his children) live in the USA and wanted to get his service records. Unfortunately John Barnes their father (my uncle) disappeared in the USA 40 odd years ago. He has not been heard of since. It was believed he died at some point as he...
  10. effitilljointhenavy

    Aircrewman - FAT's still required?

    Hi all, When I began my application to join the Royal Navy as an Aircrewman back in April, the joining process instructions included the Flight Aptitude Test's (I believe they were to come after the PJFT). However, looking now on the Official Royal Navy website at the role description and...
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    Royal Navy Aircrew Eyesight

    Hi Everyone I am in the process of applying for the Royal Navy as a pilot This is my eyesight Distance unaided: Right 6/7.5 Left 6/6 Distance aided 6/3 in both Colour perception perfect/ CP1 I do not wear glasses as with both my eyes together I see 6/6 and have no problem reading anything. Can...

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