4-Eyed Bootnecks?

The_Sherminator

Midshipman
Greetings all.

I'm finishing uni in a couple of months and was hoping to join the Submarine service as a Warfare Officer. However my eyesight is Standard III (and only just at that) and they won't let me do it. I have been told that i may join the Submarine service as a logistics officer but this role does not sound particularly interesting to me, especially as someone who originally wanted to be aircrew! The whole thing is a nightmare really since it's my eyesight - there's absolutely f-all i can do about it!

Is it true that you can get away with SIII in the RM?

Being in an infantry role was something i'd never really considered since i obviously thought there were roles that i'd be better suited to personally. But on reflection now, if it is the case that SIII is acceptable, then i think i'd rather put in the extra work, come out of my little comfort zone and do something more worthwhile and challenging and become a RM. Afterall is anyone really born with the ability to be a RM? I suspect it is purely about your own personal determination, grit, character and hard work etc?

Problems are its nearly April and am i correct in thinking that September is the only intake? In which case the PRMC must be relatively soon and i don't think i'm ready for it having been training only for the relatively lax Navy standards (1.5 mile in 11mins 13 secs etc). I can do the 1.5miles on a machine in 9 - 10 mins generally, but my long range running at any kind of speed is ****. 1.5 miles is a long way from the 6 mile gig that they're talking about in the PRMC brochure!...and thats on top of the assault course etc!!! Obviously ALOT of running is a must over the next few weeks. Upper body strength is not too bad, compared to the standards they're talking about, i just don't do enough running. Having to wait another year would be a real ball-ache but it may be necessary in my case. Can you take the Potential officers course more than once like the AIB or is it a one shot deal?

Obviously i need to get in touch with the AFCO again and see a bootneck but the navy are pushing for a decision on the Logistics thing so more immediate responses would be appreciated.

I'd also like to say ultimate respect to the brave & dedicated folks in the Royal Marines and Army units who undoubtably have the hardest, most demanding jobs in the British armed forces :cool:
 

nutty_bag

War Hero
wet_blobby said:
feck..was gonna answer but cant see the keyboard...here keybe, here keybe, here keybe...oh fcuk it... :lol:

**** me mate, no wonder i was sleeping with such ugly women in the past, bring a stick, yep, and a saw to cut your arm off to get away from the fcuking gronks. Coyote ugly is the term of phrase i think!!! :grin: :lol:
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
nutty_bag said:
wet_blobby said:
feck..was gonna answer but cant see the keyboard...here keybe, here keybe, here keybe...oh fcuk it... :lol:

**** me mate, no wonder i was sleeping with such ugly women in the past, bring a stick, yep, and a saw to cut your arm off to get away from the fcuking gronks. Coyote is the term of phrase i think!!! :grin: :lol:

Nutty, when it came to women you obviously set yourself a low standard and maintained it diligently... :lol:
 

nutty_bag

War Hero
sgtpepperband said:
nutty_bag said:
wet_blobby said:
feck..was gonna answer but cant see the keyboard...here keybe, here keybe, here keybe...oh fcuk it... :lol:

**** me mate, no wonder i was sleeping with such ugly women in the past, bring a stick, yep, and a saw to cut your arm off to get away from the fcuking gronks. Coyote is the term of phrase i think!!! :grin: :lol:

Nutty, when it came to women you obviously set yourself a low standard and maintained it diligently... :lol:

No mate, i used to, then got contact lenses and saw the light mate!! Now its ding "*******" dong carry on oppo! :lol:
 

Greendeath

Lantern Swinger
A serious answer to your question would be no as you need to have perfect eyesight to serve in the corps. However, that said, times have changed so I would contact your local careers office and ask what restrictions of role would be placed on you with your level of eyesight.
i.e. There's all kinds of roles including IT these days. However, your basic training would be exactly the same.

As for the responses you got my friend. You should have seen that coming!!! :roll:


All the very best of Luck

Greendeath
 
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