Aircraft Handler able to train for green lid?

NateDogg

Lantern Swinger
Trying to gather some info I've heard mixed things on this. Would I be able to train for the green beret once trained in the AH branch? And possibly work on operations with the RM's? Just thinking of ways to challenge myself and get more excitement/ travel in the job.
I am use to very physical work doing groundworks/ bricklaying and was told the AH's do a lot of physical work firefighting training/ fitness on the bases so this attracted me.. but now I am told there's barely any firefighting duties and it's all Aircraft handling/ movements. I know that is in the 'job title' but I'm hoping I can still get stuck in with firefighting practice in the Fleet Air Arm? Otherwise I'm considering changing roles to something with a bit more variety/ opportunities.
Would be great to hear from any handlers to perk the situation up :(;) I've heard nothing but negative comments about handler prospects lately and it's worrying me to death to be honest. I have until September to decide so I really hope it's the right choice.
Help me haha
 

NateDogg

Lantern Swinger
It's something I'm seriously considering, I would be happy as a Handler if the firefighting aspect is still there but if it is not then I might look at going down another route. I'm told I can gain any other qualifications / tickets on the side which don't have to relate to AH branch so this is keeping me at bay at the min so at least there's back up options? Obviously I just want to know I'm making the right choice it's a big thing I've waited along time I hope it's the right choice
 

NateDogg

Lantern Swinger
If the Handlers don't qualify in Firefighting NVQ's or do a great deal of it any more then I may look into rather the Marines or another role. Was hoping it was more of an Airport Firefighter sort of role from what I'd heard at the beginning. But now I'm not so sure from hearing different things. Having a good search tonight
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Whilst I'm acquainted with a couple of NA(AH)'s with a green beret, the odds of undergoing AACC nowadays are remote to unlikely. Not sure how physical it is sitting on one's arse in an air station fire station but that depends more on the individual than the day to day 'rigours' of the job.

As stated here, and many times previously, if you want to be a Commando, join as a Royal Marine as it's the only certain route...if you complete training.
 

NateDogg

Lantern Swinger
The Marines is looking more valuable for transferable skills compared to AH, for when I decide to leave. If there's no firefighting qualifications I don't just want to just gain a HGV license and that's it.
Can anyone actually confirm if I would be doing firefighting duties and gaining quals please?
Really need to know if possible as that was the whole point of me choosing the job.
Cheers
 

NateDogg

Lantern Swinger
I have passed everything but just waiting on vetting and PRNC. So really would appreciate some more info on it.
Cheers
 
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