royal navy

  1. Seaweed

    Home Waters (1914-1918) Cdr David D Bruhn USN(Retd) & Lt Cdr Rob Hoole RN(Retd)

    'Dawn off the Foreland - the young flood making/Jumbled and short and steep - 'Black in the hollows and bright where it's breaking -/Awkward water to sweep. '"Mines reported in the fairway,/"Warn all traffic and detain. '" 'Sent up Unity, Claribel, Assyrian, Stormcock, and Golden Gain."'...
  2. Seaweed

    After Jutland by James Goldrick

    Rear Admiral Goldrick brings to the story insights as a seaman that no landsman could possibly achieve, and is able also to draw on his own Command experience. He is no mean researcher, as shown by his extensive references and bibliography. Consequently what we get is a truly comprehensive...
  3. Seaweed

    Mr Midshipman VC by Quentin Falk

    'They were not rated too young to teach, nor reckoned unfit to guide When they formed their class on Helles' beach at the bows of the "River Clyde"' Kipling, 'The Scholars'...
  4. NotNickCarter

    New release

    Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2NaulbM Amazon USA https://goo.gl/Y4czwT
  5. M

    AET experiences

    Hi, I’m in the process of joining and training to become an AET I was just wondering is the travel really limited or is it just not by ship, any ex or serving WAFU fancy sharing there experiences abroad? Thanks.
  6. D

    FAT's advice

    Hi, I've recently applied for the role of a RN pilot and have just sat my Initial Recruitment test which I managed to pass thankfully. I'm currently just trying to research as much as I can about my upcoming FAT's and what areas you can actually revise for. I'm aware that S/D/T calculations are...
  7. R

    Resettlement Opportunities - Engineers

    Hi All, I wanted to take this opportunity to first of all thank everyone for their service. Secondly, to see if I can now offer a helping hand. I work within the commercial building maintenance industry and assist a huge amount of Ex-Forces (Most frequently Navy) Engineers find their next role...
  8. JackFH

    ETWE training

    Hi all, I have recently swapped from WS to ETWE and am now waiting for my new dates for HMS Raleigh and my PRNC. I am wondering if anyone has anymore in depth knowledge of ETWE training at HMS Collingwood I have seen the basics but just wondered if anyone had anymore knowledge on it so I know...
  9. JackFH

    WS or ETWE!!!

    Hi all, I am currently at the stage of the PRNC and have applied as a warfare specialist, my careers adviser rung me the other day asking if i would like to become an engineer as I have the score for this branch I said I would think about it.... I need your help do I stay as WS or change to...
  10. L.L1878

    HMS RALEIGH 17th June

    Got me start date for Raleigh 17th June for WS Just lookin to see if thers anyone else on here who starts around that time, prnc 7th May aswell
  11. JackFH

    PRNC

    I have recently passed my PJFT and am now waiting for my dates for the PRNC. I have read numerous threads about the PRNC and watched various videos on it but every one has a different specification on what the swimming test includes...... I have seen that the swim test is just the 50m swim...
  12. JackFH

    PJFT PACE !!!

    Hi all, I have my PJFT next friday and im looking for some help on what pace to run to achieve certain times... For example what would the pace be if i wanted to hit 10mins 30 seconds (Not aiming for that time just wanted to work off of that pace) The help would be very much appreciated!! J
  13. J

    Watch Recommendations

    Can I get any recommendations on watches to buy for HMS Raleigh, basic training please? Thank you.
  14. J

    Need answers! :/

    Hi I'm just about to go to Raleigh in a few weeks and need the following questions answered: 1) Are showers at HMS Raleigh private? 2) Do you get ANY leave for the duration of your Phase 1 training? 3) How many persons in one dorm? Any answers would be hugely appreciated! Thanks.
  15. Subsunk

    British Destroyers and Frigates – the Second World War and After

    A welcome re-publishing of Norman Friedman’s landmark study, this book comes at a timely moment for anyone who follows British defence procurement, and in particular, naval procurement. Matelots of my generation tend to shake their heads at the woes sustained by current MoD procurement...
  16. Seaweed

    Through Albert's Eyes by A Bentley-Buckle

    A Special Entry cadet from Ampleforth in 1939, following his cadet and midshipman's time ABB (1921-2010) volunteered for Special Service - so secret he could not be told what that was - and became a Beachmaster in an RN Commando group, first off the lead landing craft to control our landing in...
  17. Seaweed

    Enigma by David Balme

    '.. as important a strategic victory as .. Midway .. or .. Stalingrad' (John Winton) On 9th May 1941 the destroyer HMS Bulldog, escorting Atlantic convoy OB318, forced to the surface U-110. As the U-boat's surviving hands were hustled below, Sub Lt Balme boarded the the submarine, and searching...
  18. Seaweed

    Morse Code Wrens of Station X by Anne Glyn-Jones

    If you can't take a joke you shouldn't sign on .. The author passed up an Oxford place to do her bit in 1940. Post-war she did go up, read PPE, and added to her wartime achievements, becoming, by turns, an actress, researcher, and published author. While only just released, the genesis of the...
  19. Naval_Gazer

    Lest We Forget - The Minesweepers

    During the First World War, 44,000 Royal Navy personnel and nearly 15,000 Merchant Navy personnel died at sea. Over 500 Royal Navy ships, including 214 minesweepers, and 3,000 British flagged merchant ships and fishing vessels were lost, many to mines. When the Armistice was signed at the 11th...
  20. 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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