Any WS S (SM) i could talk too?

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  1. hey guys do you know if there are any warfare specialist Sensors (SM) i could talk too about the job on RumRation?
    Or anybody who knows anything about it?
    Cheers guys
  2. Why don't you ask your AFCO if they can arrange for you to go an meet someone doing the job?
  3. From the outside in, that branch is usually one of the more seen off, shitty-jobs-club branches. On top of that its manned by the higher percentage of tards ive seen onboard a boat as it usually requires nil qualifications to join.

    My advice would be to investigate other non-WS jobs, but thats just me.
  4. so what job do you do on boats Oasis?
  5. Check his avatar, does what it says on the tin.
  6. sorry i dont know what SA IS?? :S
    Enlighten me ;)
  7. was Stores Accountant in old money, Logistician (Supply Chain) will be in your books. Always confuses me though as im unsure of how i can be a whole supply chain.

    Im not immediately saying you need to be an SA, not at all. Most people will prefer their own branches. Id just advise you to err away from being a dabber.
  8. Oasis works in the Logistics branch handling stores, based on his Avatar.

    The better jobs on boats in my opinion are:

    ETWE(SM) - loads of time in the mess
    Writer - claiming for everything on JPA
    CISSM - hiding in the shack
    SA - mostly on 5th watch
    Chef - no one p!sses off the chef
    ETME(SM) - again loadsa 5th watch aft
    TSM - never works after 10am when alongside
    Steward - not expected to know much

    Go for SSM only if you must, or if you like getting cold, dirty and scrubbing out.
  9. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    I reckon the dabbers seen you off for a gun trot. :wink:

    Edit, in Faslane mid Jan.
  10. I was an SA on boats 1966-1977, and found one of the most interesting parts of the job was IDD2 when transmitting active (do they still do this ?), or in quieter periods, listening to ships and marine noises on the 2001 passive. Also learned the difference between 170, 177 and SQS 23 txmissions. Nice break from the endless stocktaking, and "the Chief Tiff wants one of these NOW" - cue piece of oily mangled metal dropped in hand.
  11. One or two, theyre the worst ones when a dabber stitches you up for it :D

    As for chief tiffs, i just get "Valve". OK, what kind of valve "err.. relief. brass."

    Amazing how nothings changed.
  12. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    You lads never complain when I get you a relief on the planes to dig me out some shit. :wink:
  13. ha fair one, unless its an REA then he gets thinned out.
  14. REA's just need T3 pads and Logreq's
  15. They get arsy when you dont call them WZRs now though, to try and look cool in front of the TWE

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