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  1. R

    Logistics officer submariner questions

    Hi, I'm in the process of completing my application for the role of Logistics Officer- Submariner. I've not really got any experience with the Navy and am entering my final year of a degree in History and Politics. I had no idea on what I wanted to do but Logistics has always interested me. Does...
  2. N

    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
  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. P

    Ex crab applying to the submariners .... (dont hate me)

    Okay, after a long time deliberating I have (as of this morning) decided to apply for the role of WE(sub). When I was 16, I joined the RAF as an engineer, but after 5 years and being posted to a non-operational squadron I became disillusioned (there was no transfers available due to cuts) and...
  5. BreathingOutOnTheWayUp

    SUBMARINE BOOKS - Fact & Fiction

    Sadly a previous thread with a similar title flopped [ ] In common with @janner I too have numerous (Hardcopy & Kindle) S/M books The intention here therefore is for contributors to gather this genre under...
  6. N

    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...
  7. I

    MA - GS OR Submariner ??

    Hello , I wanted to know what some of the experienced persons here thought about pros/cons of either MA GS or MA Submariner. Firstly , I am only at the stage of having just passed my RT today . Now awaiting eye test ready to send my medical papers back . I am 24yoa, currently employed in the...
  8. C

    Please help. New recruit advice desperate parent!

    Good morning and thank you for allowing m to join. Please forgive me if I haven’t posted in the right place. My son signed up to join fleet and passed everything. His careers officer then asked him to change to sub saying it will get him in quicker. So being young and eager he said ok. He...
  9. L

    Delete please

    Delete please
  10. S

    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...
  11. S

    Doctors on Submarines

    Hello. I'm currently considering joining the navy as a medical officer, and I'm considering joining the submarine service. I understand that the initial commission length for a MO is 6 years. If I spent those 6 on a boat, would I be able to change to surface if I renewed my commission, or would...
  12. S

    Average time at sea and time in boat

    Hi all Just two quick questions as I couldnt find answers on the forums or with the search button 1. as a rating on a submarine what's an estimate of the time at sea per year ( I know no one can be exact) 2. How often do you change boats or do you stay with the same boat for most of your...
  13. A

    Help Tracing a Submariner

    I have been tasked to try and find an ex-colleague of an elderly gentleman. He has minimal information and would be grateful for any advice and pointers on resources and sources to trace someone. Thanks in advance.
  14. T

    UGAS Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme - Marine/Weapons Engineer Submariner (MESM/WESM)

    Hi, I have applied to join the Royal Navy on the UGAS submariner engineering scheme. So far, ive passed the recruit test, interview and telephone medical interview. Assuming I pass the in-person medical (fingers crossed!) and with my fitness not being a problem, my only concern is the...
  15. McHarp

    Female submariner entry

    Hello all - first post going up as I've been reading and researching discussions on here for a fair bit of time and haven't found an exact answer to my question (I've seen plenty of "have you tried using the search bar?" And I didn't want to be another one of those). I've been a reservist almost...
  16. T

    Royal Navy submarine engineer

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum and was just looking for some information and opinion.. I'm interested in joint the RN as an engineer, I've always had a keen interest in engineering, and also the navy so it sort of makes sense. Just wondering if there is any engineers on here.. or anyone who...
  17. D

    UGAS or University?

    Hi all! I know there are very similar threads out there on this topic but I've been torn up on deciding whether to join the Royal Navy on the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme or to join a University and find a career in mechanical engineering on 'civvy street'. I am currently in my 1st year...
  18. 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...
  19. J

    Royal Navy Engineering Opportunities

    Hi, Was wondering what was the best trade for Welding/Fabrication? I've looked at some and the only one I can find that involves it is Submarine Engineering, would this be the best option to go for if I wanted to go in to weld? I understand that i will be doing others engineering duties also...
  20. ArmyFlying

    Royal Navy Submarines: A WW2 Submariners Story

    A fascinating upcoming lecture by Chris Munns Royal Navy Commodore Chris Munns, Museum of Army Flying CEO, Royal Navy Commodore and Submariner explores the world of World War 2 Royal Navy Submarines – looking at the evolution of the boats whilst focusing on some of the amazing stories of the...