Assigned Ship

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  1. This is just a quickie. When you complete your Proffesional training how long is the wait until you are assigned your first ship? I've never thought to ask in my AFCO, thanks.
     
  2. The word you are looking for is drafted :)

    Normally, you will be drafted before you finish your training.
     
  3. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Ah, Lammers, you're out of date me old fruit bat, we now have "assignment orders" not our dear old draft chits.
     
  4. I know mate but its still a draft, surely?
     
  5. Aye depending on what branch you'll either go sea or be shored based after training
     
  6. You are joking, please say that you are joking!
     
  7. Afraid not. And technically no it's not a draft, it's an assignment.

    Don't shoot the messenger.
     
  8. Surely WO and above get appointments ?
     
  9. Not according to the new master.

    JPA.
     
  10. no, they get assigned now too- glad I got out when I did sometimes....
     
  11. Well call me old fashioned fellas but even if I do get an "Assignment Order" through JPA (when it works), its still a draft! :)
     
  12. Assignment.

    Surely that's what Yank kids call homework?
     
  13. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    As various of us have stated above, we are all now assigned, but yes, silly old buggars like myself, Lammers et al still call it a draft.
     
  14. (granny)

    (granny) War Hero Book Reviewer

    is there still such a thing as a Pier Head Jump??
     
  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Most definitely.

    It's just that it's done by computer nowadays.
     
  16. Or on the end of your local pier if your luck's in!

    2BM
     
  17. Oh remb the days at Dryad, buffer party or running that common room opposite pins. block, as a job until your drafting date came around!

    Or the career's office..............I did one of these career office open day things, travel up to the relevant town on a Monday/Tues, do the open day on the Wed, go home for a long weekend and back to base on Sunday night. Bet they don't do that anymore!
     
  18. Don't forget that this is tri-service, so perce is no longer 'posted' and crabs are no longer 'politely asked to vacate their hotel rooms before mid-day'.
     
  19. So is draftey now called assigney?
     
  20. That's not what I called him when he gave me a draft I didn't like :w00t:
     

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