Branches /Trades disappeared in the RN in last 50yrs!!!

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  1. scouse

    scouse New member

    Thinking... 1 Aircrewman Diver 2 Bombhead 3 Pinky 4 Tiffs.5 Mechs. must be loads more! in the GS and FAA as well??
  2. old_fart

    old_fart Badgeman

    Artisans - Blacksmith, Sailmaker, etc.


    MEM(L) and MEM(M)


  5. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    OEM, CEM, REM although you could say these have "evolved" into other titles the same as OA's etc
  6. 21_Man

    21_Man New member


    I think that the ET stream is really the old Mech system. I think they made a mistake in getting rid of Artificers, and I say that as an ExMech
  7. 2_deck_dash

    2_deck_dash War Hero

    OM (AW), OM (UW), OM (C), OM (EW), OM (MW), OM (WSM), OM (TSM), OM (AWW), OM (AWT), OM (W), OM (SR), OM (METOC), WEM (R), WEM (O)............shall I go on?
  8. Rumrat

    Rumrat War Hero

    No thank you as I ain't got the foggiest what your talking about.
    They did not exist when I was in so ?????? I do remember OEM's though.
    And Seamen not seaman spec.
    TAS, RP, GUNNER???
    Its been going down hill since they freed the slaves that rowed the fuckers. :D
  9. Drakey

    Drakey War Hero

  10. Rumrat

    Rumrat War Hero

    Time to resurrect a dit.
    Abridged version.

    My oppo stood behind me when I was in charge of the guard at Fraser Gun Range and wouldn't let the OOD in without his ID card as per written orders from Whale Island skipper.

    Officer in desperation not wanting to drive back to the Island to fetch it:-

    "Dam it Leading hand open the gates I'm SO(cash)."

    My oppo:-
    "We don't give a fuck if you're Esso Blue, you ain't getting in without your ID"
    Me:- Oh fuck!!!!! 8O
  11. bollotom

    bollotom War Hero

    Boom Defence Technicians(???) Used to wear a shackle crossed with a marlin spike as their trade badge. Are they still on the go? 8)
  12. Wren Drivers and Telephonists
  13. Waspie

    Waspie War Hero

    Ahh now your talking.

    One to get you an outside line and another to take you ashore. :lol:


    True dit, no shit?????? :oops:

    Not heard that one for years! Last time it was Victory main gate, or was it Neptune?
  15. Cook (O) = Officer's Cooks.

    Shipwright Artificers. Before them the Chippies were Shipwrights, full stop.( I have a buddy who was one of the very last of that ilk.)
  16. fredtubb

    fredtubb New member

    "Ships Diver"
  17. Steve,

    You will be reminding us next about that JR who, when asked to produce his ID at the Main Gate, showed them a crumpled packet of 20 ciggies.

    In response to '" 8O WTF?" he told them he was "EM Bassy."......

    Another Classic True Dit - He really was of that rate and surname.
  18. Letsbeavenue

    Letsbeavenue New member

    All proper Wrens...

    QAs, WAs, Telephonist, Reprographics, shoreside RPs, Stenographers...
  19. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    At the risk of biting, that was an Adqual not a branch
  20. Flagdeck

    Flagdeck New member

    I joined as a JTO, then I became RO(T), then CY, all gone now. :cry:

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