royal navy

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. J

    Watch Recommendations

    Can I get any recommendations on watches to buy for HMS Raleigh, basic training please? Thank you.
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. tbfyb

    Extendable baton?!

    i was looking at the RN website and came across a picture of a warfare specialists kit. I get the use for everything but an extendable baton? There must be a use for it but I can’t think of one. Any ideas? https://goo.gl/images/8dyRyF
  15. C

    Advice/Support

    Hello all, I am looking for some support and advice regarding joining the Royal Navy. I'm currently studying for an MSc in Criminology and was only just made aware of the URNU when I searched the groups and societies page at my university. I was incredibly exciting to put myself out there and...
  16. NotNickCarter

    HMS HERMES

    Anyone up for helping out? https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/hms-hermes-repatriation Mission: To continue the life of HMS Hermes /INS Viraat in a way that inspires future generations and bestows pride in those who served in her. This funding will assist in the founding costs of the return of the...
  17. O

    Fiddlers and Whores

    I have always had a lively interest in the 18th and early 19th century Royal Navy, however there is nothing tactical to learn in this small book of 181 pages. There is nothing about the routine at sea, whether in or out of action. The only tactics explained was how to get among the women both...
  18. L

    What's after the psychometric test?

    Hi all, I have just come home from the psychometric test at my nearest armed forces office. The test was fairly easy, and I was able to pass and gets score good enough for the role I wish to pursue. I know that the next step for on joining the Royal Navy is the interview. My question is, how...
  19. Seaweed

    The Challenges of Command: The RN’s Executive Branch Officers, 1880-1919 by Robert L Davison

    As I understand it this is the published PhD thesis of Robert L Davison, a Canadian academic historian, which explores in deeply researched detail what for some may be a rather niche subject. Davison comes to his subject as an outsider, and it shows - in some ways he never really gets under the...
  20. Seaweed

    British Warship Recognition Vol.IV by Richard Perkins

    This is the fourth of eight volumes of facsimiles of truly accomplished water-coloured line drawings of British naval vessels from Victorian times to 1939. The RN built a lot of cruisers and Perkins had to split this part of his work over two volumes. This one covers early cruiser development...

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