Advice Please!

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  1. Hello
    Just wondering what branches of the navy you could transfer to be a air-crewman?
    Clearance Diver?
    Mine Warfare Specialist?
    Aircraft Handler?
    Seaman Specialist?
    Any info would be grate!
    Thanks Gaz
     
  2. By rights you can try to transfer to Aircrew from any branch in the RN. SO choose a branch you fancy just incase you don't make it though the selection process for Aircrew once in service.

    SM

    :)
     
  3. Mine warfare's the better choice because you'll operate the sonar.
     
  4. Steward. End of.
     
  5. Warfare Specialist as you use Radar, Sonar and do EW too!
     
  6. Follow Scouses path. He became a Pinky (AET) passed for Leading Hand and then transferred.
    This gave him two strings to his bow on leaving. He was qualified as a Technician and also qualified as aircrew.
    Now I don't know if he used these qualifications as a civie, perhaps he became a professional Lester Piggett investor :p
     
  7. Thanks!
    What is involved in the selection process for air-crewman?
    Can navy air-crewman do the all arms commando course and work with royal marines?

    I'm currently 18 months into applying to be a clearance diver i've done everything but the peda cuz i'm waiting to see a navy cardiologist about a heart murmur that was discovered on my medical. Even thow he was a fully trained hse diving doctor and said there was nothing wrong with me and my murmur is very common with lads my age i still have to see a navy doctor for legal reasons. (a big waiting game)! So i'm looking into other areas of the navy just in case i cant dive.

    Thanks Gaz
     
  8. :roll: :roll: Slow down my bold, one step at a time, concentrate on getting accepted in the RN. firstly :wink: Time to become a steely eyed goodlooking aircrewman later!!! NAV bag, check. SAR bag,check. Flying suit, check. flying boots, check.Bone dome, check. Watch,check. Kid gloves, check. Ray-bans, check. Flying pay , check :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  9. Thanks Gaz[/quote] :roll: :roll: Slow down my bold, one step at a time, concentrate on getting accepted in the RN. firstly :wink: Time to become a steely eyed goodlooking aircrewman later!!! NAV bag, check. SAR bag,check. Flying suit, check. flying boots, check.Bone dome, check. Watch,check. Kid gloves, check. Ray-bans, check. Flying pay , check :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote]

    Thanks!
    But
    What is involved in the selection process for air-crewman?
    Can navy air-crewman do the all arms commando course and work with royal marines?
    Rgds Gaz
     
  10. If you really want to be a royal marine then why not just join them and do all the things you want form inside the Corps!???

    SM

    :)
     
  11. It's Aircrewman not air-crewman.

    Get it right.

    ex crewie. :evil:
     
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  13. Would you ask the same bone questions of the AFCO or would you engage your brain beforehand and say to yourself "hang-on, I sound like a walting fantasist and a bit of a mong"?

    Stop being an idiot
     
  14. Very mellow and measured response there JJ, you been filling your boots lately!?
     
  15. Two things I'd be thinking about here regarding joining a branch with ambitions to then go aircrewman:
    1) Am I going to enjoy what I'm doing on a day to day basis in this branch?
    2) Is this branch really short of people (i.e. no waiting list, AFCO really keen to get me in...) because if it is, your chances of transferring out of it once in and trained to be an aircrewman are slimmer. Possibly less so if you go AET I would think, because Aircrew Divisional Officers are more likely to support your branch transfer than say Loggy ones.

    Also, I agree with the comment about the RM, it's probably as easy a way as any to go aircrewman.

    Good Luck
     
  16. Answer

    1 - Yes

    2 - Aircrewman Branch is as we type a trade you transfer to from. I.E. You join the RN as whatever trade you want. Logistics, Comms, Seaman. THEN you request to transfer. Once you apply, you set wheels in motion that your DO cannot stop. Being at sea or serving on a front line squadron may slow it down but not by much.
     
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  18. Not quite true - your Branch Manager can slam the brakes on this quicker than you can WAFU; if your branch/spec is in shortage, (s)he will refuse your request until the manning situation is better. It doesn't matter if Acmn is also in shortage, possession is 9/10ths of the law in these kinds of situation. A switched-on DO will ring the WO in charge of all sideways applications (not a WO Acmn!) and sound out the likelihood of success, and advise you accordingly.
     
  19. Funny, I thought it was Dope-On-A-Rope :lol:
     
  20. Sounds like that BRANCH TYPE MANAGER, :roll: is related to the same numpty, that did away with SAR aircrewman diver
     

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