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Am I right in thinking...

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tiddlyoggy said:
Submariners do not get as many runs ashore as skimmers, no matter what class of boat.

But it's quality not quantity that counts. Once you have been on a submariners run ashore nothing else will be good enough for you
 
_Tim_ said:
That submariners don't get runs ashore the same as the surface fleet do? I don't know how I'd cope with that, and I'd like to see some of the world whilst in the RN.

And what's the average deployment for a submariner?

Initially I wanted to join up as an AET, but I read that their deployments are only 6-9 months in a 30 month period. I'd like to be delpoyed a little more, in all honesty.

Do what is right for yourself Tim.
My experiance goes back to the Eighties but I guess if you went the submariner route then most likely you will end up on bombers. Then if so your experiance of the world will be limited.
I was drafted as a "non volunteer" into boats as a senior rate and found myself on Renown / Faslane which was the pitts after GS.
I refused to sign on for a further 5 years given that at least 2 of them will be spent there.
It did suit others though especially married Scots and those whose families were close by and generally no suprises when you were going to be home.
 

Drakey

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_Tim_ said:
That submariners don't get runs ashore the same as the surface fleet do? I don't know how I'd cope with that, and I'd like to see some of the world whilst in the RN.

And what's the average deployment for a submariner?

Initially I wanted to join up as an AET, but I read that their deployments are only 6-9 months in a 30 month period. I'd like to be delpoyed a little more, in all honesty.

Tim, in my experience submariners do not get the same amount of runs ashore as general service. However, the navy is not "Wish You Were Here?" and regardless of whether you are a submariner or general service there is no guarantee of where you will visit and how often you get a run ashore. Join for the career, with the wide range of travel opportunites that such a career can offer. I have travelled extensively, but know of many others who have not been quite so lucky, and we followed a similar career path.

:boogie:
 

tiddlyoggy

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Maxi_77 said:
But it's quality not quantity that counts. Once you have been on a submariners run ashore nothing else will be good enough for you

Yes, I'm sure you guys are much better fun than skimmers, I especially love it when you burn £10 pound notes. It never fails to make me laugh. I can't have a night out any more without thinking, "I wish there were a few submariners out with us to keep us entertained with their wealth of run ashore dits"! :thumright:
 

scouse

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_Tim_ said:
Why's that then? :p
TIM quote :thumright: No jets at all for me. I don't even know why I wanted to be a pilot in the 1st place. Probably so I could turn around and tell people that I am. :yawn: :salut:
 

tiddlyoggy

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_Tim_ said:
Well played.

I imagine 90% of aspiring pilots are in it for the same reason, though.

Surely you're not suggesting that pilots may be a little egotistical? I thought you hadn't joined up yet!
 

_Tim_

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tiddlyoggy said:
_Tim_ said:
Well played.

I imagine 90% of aspiring pilots are in it for the same reason, though.

Surely you're not suggesting that pilots may be a little egotistical? I thought you hadn't joined up yet!

I'm suggesting 90% of aspiring pilots may be :thumright:

And I haven't. I've done most of my application form, though :D
 

_Tim_

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aha nah. My auntie's ex-husband is or was a major in the AAC. He was a prick and slightly up himself.

I've met an RAF pilot who was a bit up himself as well.
 

_Tim_

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My breeding is middle-class. My family's kind of...Branched out their seperate ways to alter their current social status as they see fit.

If you want the whole life-story I will happily PM you it so you can vet it ;)
 

scouse

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_Tim_ said:
I went down to the AFCO today. I'm applying for submariner as my first choice. :)
:thumright: just in case you change your mind Again Tim :w00t: :thumright: The Sen Toku I-400-class (伊四〇〇型潜水艦) submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy were the largest submarines of World War II, and remained the largest ever built prior to the development of nuclear ballistic missile submarines in the 1960s. They were submarine aircraft carriers able to carry 3 Aichi M6A Seiran planes
 

gypquitacorrie

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Tim, your original question pretty much answers itself and your game plan should follow the path below.
1. Go to the AFCO.
2. Join the RN.
3. train has a ET(ME).
4. Join your first ship, have a fantastic time, throughly enjoy yourself,
5. Get drafted to a shore billet.
5. Join your second ship and then repeat stages 4 and 5 achieving promotion along the way.
6. After 22 years leave the RN has a WO1 ET(ME) having had a fantastic career, enjoyed many runs ashore, met some good lifelong opo's and have a wealth of Dits to spin.

alternatively you can elect to go SM, become bitter and twisted because you hate your job are pretty much Faslane based, have few run-ashore's if any. can't afford to give up the retention pay that pusser gives you to try and keep you has a submariner because if they didn't half of the SM manpower would leave boats. Oh I could go on and on ETC.

Basically try the real thing first and them if you still want to go deep volunteer for Boats. Drafty will then bite your hand off because they are that desperate to get people in to the SM world, apparently its that fantastic that and there so overbourne, no-one is leaving boats and they don't have a manpower problem!!!!!!
 

_Tim_

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scouse said:
_Tim_ said:
I went down to the AFCO today. I'm applying for submariner as my first choice. :)
:thumright: just in case you change your mind Again Tim :w00t: :thumright: The Sen Toku I-400-class (伊四〇〇型潜水艦) submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy were the largest submarines of World War II, and remained the largest ever built prior to the development of nuclear ballistic missile submarines in the 1960s. They were submarine aircraft carriers able to carry 3 Aichi M6A Seiran planes

Can I get one of those on eBay?
 

tiddlyoggy

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_Tim_ said:
aha nah. My auntie's ex-husband is or was a major in the AAC. He was a prick and slightly up himself.

I've met an RAF pilot who was a bit up himself as well.

I've always found it interesting though that the AAC allow NCO pilots. Not sure about the crabs, but I'd be surprised. It does make me wonder why the RN insist pilots should be officers. Any WAFU's out there know why?
 
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