Army to Navy

#1
Im a gunner in the RA having a deep think about my previous decision of joining the professional garage sweepers, I joined when i was 16, and am now 18 so I've only done 1 year out of my 3 year ontract, If i put in said paper to the elusive RCMO, i was wandering...
How this would affect my contract?
If i went clearance diver how would i do the PEDA (is it a weekend selection)?
If anyone has done it previously (the transfer) how long would it take?
Any other advice or comments woul be apreciated.
 
#2
Welcome, Richie.

There are a couple of guys on here who recruit for the RN in AFCOs. I'm sure that you will get a response from either one or the other over the weekend.
 
#4
i have previously been in a simaler situation but reversed RN wanting to go RMP. I was told i would have to finish my time with the RN before i could transfer over.

But since then i have spent 3 months with the army at bordon and there is no way i will be changing over.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#5
There's a sticky all about transfering in this section. Generally the Army are a bit cagey letting you transfer 'in service' but you should at least try that option first. Failing that contact your RN AFCO to see if you can arrange a PEDA during leave. Good luck.
 

buggerit84

Lantern Swinger
#6
danny said:
i have previously been in a simaler situation but reversed RN wanting to go RMP. I was told i would have to finish my time with the RN before i could transfer over.

But since then i have spent 3 months with the army at bordon and there is no way i will be changing over.
Decided you wanted to keep some friends did you? ;)
 
#7
buggerit84 said:
danny said:
i have previously been in a simaler situation but reversed RN wanting to go RMP. I was told i would have to finish my time with the RN before i could transfer over.

But since then i have spent 3 months with the army at bordon and there is no way i will be changing over.
Decided you wanted to keep some friends did you? ;)
No just decided being treated like a **** wasnt desirable.
 

buggerit84

Lantern Swinger
#8
Fair point, can understand that! Was a little random last night, was out in Edinburgh and came a across a couple of police patrol as usual, apart from one of them was RMP! Didn't expect to see them in town on a Friday night on duty
 
#9
buggerit84 said:
Fair point, can understand that! Was a little random last night, was out in Edinburgh and came a across a couple of police patrol as usual, apart from one of them was RMP! Didn't expect to see them in town on a Friday night on duty
Why not?
Edinburgh is a Garrison town after all.
 

buggerit84

Lantern Swinger
#10
Streaky said:
buggerit84 said:
Fair point, can understand that! Was a little random last night, was out in Edinburgh and came a across a couple of police patrol as usual, apart from one of them was RMP! Didn't expect to see them in town on a Friday night on duty
Why not?
Edinburgh is a Garrison town after all.
True, but I've been here 5 years and never seen one in town. One of my mate's is ex-army so was given her a bit of abuse, didn't go down to well oddly enough!
 
#11
I never saw a RMP on a run ashore in the '80s, so obviously nothing has changed.

I see cars badged up as RMP with monotonous regularity on my travels, so it begs the question that they've forgotten what their legs are for.
 
#12
You guys have obviously never been to catterick, cant go 5 minutes without running into one (RMP). Thanks for the help guys, one more thing, Divers generally go round in green kit (combats), is there a reason for this? do they actually do any fied work, i imagine there bomb disposal work helped in iraq? any feedback apreciated
 
#13
buggerit84 said:
Streaky said:
buggerit84 said:
Fair point, can understand that! Was a little random last night, was out in Edinburgh and came a across a couple of police patrol as usual, apart from one of them was RMP! Didn't expect to see them in town on a Friday night on duty
Why not?
Edinburgh is a Garrison town after all.
True, but I've been here 5 years and never seen one in town. One of my mate's is ex-army so was given her a bit of abuse, didn't go down to well oddly enough!
Remeber there was a squaddy stabbed a short time ago perhaps a slighly more visible presence because of this, or just trying to get free tickets to festival events.
 

ollie123

Lantern Swinger
#14
I am in week 8 at Raleigh and the start of phase 2 is quickly approaching.

25 of us are going to try and get on the MCD course after aptitude week (shudder).

What happens after this?
 
#15
richie3796 said:
You guys have obviously never been to catterick, cant go 5 minutes without running into one (RMP). Thanks for the help guys, one more thing, Divers generally go round in green kit (combats), is there a reason for this? do they actually do any fied work, i imagine there bomb disposal work helped in iraq? any feedback apreciated
Ritchie, Here's what our divers have been doing for the last few rotos in AFG. http://www.navy.forces.gc.ca/cms_ga..._images/news/story_images/crowsnest_v2-i2.pdf Story on page 10.
 

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