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Apprentice Comms Course starting 1st Sept

goosefromryhope

Lantern Swinger
Good luck everyone.

I am on the previous course which was the first of the new apprentice courses. Our phase 1 ran from April 2015 to August 2015. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

We are due back on 7 September 2015 for a week or so of Basic Sea Survival then will hopefully be off away on our first trip to sea. Our phase 2 runs from Jan 2016 to April 2016.
 
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H.Nelson

Guest
Good to hear you guys are all starting soon or have started already. I had my provisional offer come through last weekend after having my interview earlier this month. I'm on a reserve list for the course 1st January but, if not on that, will be on the course starting 17th April. There's limited spaces on the courses (as you all know). It's a long time to wait but, worth it in the long run.
 

The old scopie

Lantern Swinger
To Goose & H Nelson,
Cheers guys as you both know its a long road to get in and then its another long journey from there. Really looking forward to being back in a service environment after a mere 26 years away. Also looking forward to the course, stops me from going brain dead.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Once you've been to sea on the trained strength youngster!

I was told of an RFA junior rate, one not given to heel clicking deference - the field is large - manning an RFA gangway in that 'it's all too much bother' slouch that some do so well. He checks the list of visitors for the kindly silver haired civilian attired gent trying to get on board.

"Yeah yeah, but what's your first name mate?"

"Admiral".

For a civvy rebel, the jump out of the seat and spring to attention was worthy of an SS Trooper being addressed by an SS Gruppenführer.

For clarity, the admiral was on a private visit and told the CO not to bother with the usual protocol, he'd just get his host piped to the gangway.
 

The old scopie

Lantern Swinger
Great story Seadog,

It's the part of Collingrad I'm not looking forward to, as I'm sure some fresh faced little Lt who's old enough to be my son will wibble on about paying compliments even though I'm actually a civvie. But I'll take the advice of those in the know.
 
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Bleeh

Guest
We are due back on 7 September 2015 for a week or so of Basic Sea Survival then will hopefully be off away on our first trip to sea. Our phase 2 runs from Jan 2016 to April 2016.

Don't you guys have a "air conditioner operator" course - or is it now on the job training?
 

The old scopie

Lantern Swinger
Hi Seadog,

Just thought I'd let you know, I was walking out of one of the training blocks here at Collingrad when I spotted a young Lt about to come into the building and in the process of taking his hat off before entering. So I walked a bit quicker to the door and with a breezy nautical salute and a "Morning Sir !" I caught him in mid hat off, hat on, salute, hat off. It's still a joy to catch those junior officers out, even if we don't have to "pay the compliments "
 

exJenny

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
Hi Seadog,

Just thought I'd let you know, I was walking out of one of the training blocks here at Collingrad when I spotted a young Lt about to come into the building and in the process of taking his hat off before entering. So I walked a bit quicker to the door and with a breezy nautical salute and a "Morning Sir !" I caught him in mid hat off, hat on, salute, hat off. It's still a joy to catch those junior officers out, even if we don't have to "pay the compliments "
You can bloody well pack that in!!
 
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