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    UGAS or University?

    Hello, Essentially I had been made PMU prior to even having an in person medical. I read up on everything, but figured that a lot of medical appeals regarding eczema (especially on hands, which is where I had it a few years ago) are usually denied but I submitted my appeal anyway. In the month...
  2. L

    Ways of communicating with family at sea

    I have applied for UGAS (MESM) and just wondering what communication with family/ friends is like onboard an Astute-class submarine. I know a little about the familygram one-way communication, but is there any other ways to keep in touch, such as internet access or emails?
  3. L

    Advice on whether or not to join as a submariner

    Hi, so initially I applied for the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (UGAS) but upon completing the psychometric test a Warrant Officer at the AFCO advised me on the Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Submariner) instead. Since doing more research about being a submariner I'm not too sure if the...
  4. T

    naval deployment

    Hi, I have applied to the royal navy When it gets to deployment do you get to choose or request what ship you want to be deployed on? thanks
  5. M

    Question Regarding Time Spent Ashore As a Submarine LO

    I'm currently considering a career as a logistics officer within the submarine service and while I did find some of the answers I was looking for, the question of how much time I will be spending ashore after training hasn't been answered... As a submarine LO, will I be serving onboard a...
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    Main differences between the Subs and the surface fleet?

    Hello, I'm 16 and im just about to join the navy as a weapons engineer (not submariner). I have an induction about the submarines on the same day as my medical, and I'm giving it a lot of thought. As well as the pay, what big differences are their between the subs and the surface? Like, how...
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