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    Warfare Officer Surface to Sub

    I plan on entering the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer. I have read around on this forum that if you enter as a Warfare Officer (Submariner), you have to spend at least 5 years in the Service before you can transfer to General Surface. However, if you start out as GS, you can "Volunteer" for...
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    AAS(SM)

    Good evening ladies and gents, hope you’re all well. I am after some info to help me with my AAS(SM) interview coming up shortly if anyone could be so kind! I have used the search button tool but I honestly can’t seem to put all the pieces of the jigsaw together. What is the actual training...
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    Submariner Sea Time?

    Hello I'm currently underway in my application for Warfare Officer (Submariner) and I was just wondering what sort of time I would spend at sea. I've read before that it is roughly 60% but would this still be the case today, what with the newer Astute's and current recruitment levels? Many thanks
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    Joining as a Warfare Officer submarine v surface

    Hi Guys, I've recently started the application to hopefully become a Warfare Officer (surface). Whilst on the phone to my ACLO they said that surface WO was getting really over-saturated and for me to manage my expectations, however the submariner role would be significantly less competitive...
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    Submarine's deployed

    I'm in the process in joining the Navy and one of my pals asked the last time a submarine sank another ship, just interested as I couldn't see anything online. I presume Iraq or Falklands.
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    Any tips for getting in the right frame of mind as a submariner?

    Hi everyone, I’ve been told that I have been selected for an accelerated apprenticeship as a submariner, which means the world to me. I start basic training in September and I believe I’ll be up to the task, as I’m physically fit and confident enough in my own abilities to get through the 10...
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    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?
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    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...
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    Surface vs submarines

    I am a educated 20 year old ( passed with officer marks easily but don’t possess the Alevels required as I did an apprenticeship instead of college) who wants a challenging career. My main aims to achieve is high pay , longevity of career and as many promotions as possible hopefully in as quick...
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    Choice of boats

    Been given my start date for Raleigh and if all goes well and i was to pass and begin phase 2 training do i get to select which boats i wish to serve on? I'm joining as an ETWE (submariner) on would like to opt for vanguard class but don't know if this is a choice or you just go where the navy...
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    [UGAS] Royal Navy application age issue

    Hi, I tried to apply for the Navy Undergraduate apprenticeship scheme a few months ago, but it said that I couldn't because it said that I needed to be at least 17 years and 6 months old to do it. So I waited until recently when I turned 17 years and 6 months. However, when I fill out the online...
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    Adding to Sultan’s LH’s Mess

    Evening all, Had an account on here for ages but not posted before, so not sure if this contravenes any rules? HMS Sultan’s Leading Hand’s and Corporal’s Mess are looking to make the mess a bit more submarine orientated as its currently full of WAFU gash, and we have nothing. Was just...
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    Submariner, Sonar

    Hi guys, I've applied for submarine service, sonar. I've been trying to get as much information about the position as I can but it's hard to come by. I'd be eternally greatful if some one could shed some light on these main points; -Is there difficult maths involved and if so is it only when...
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