Byeeeeeeeeeeee!

#1
Today I made the decision to leave the Fleet Air Arm after 20 years and join the Submarine Service as a MESM Officer. I never, ever thought I'd be saying those words but hey, it's a crazy life and you've just got to roll with the punches. So goodbye everybody :cry:

I've loved every friggin' minute of it, and will look back on my time as a WAFU with fond memories of great times, great people and great detachments from California to Perth and everywhere in between.

I look forward to meeting a whole new bunch of people and beginning a second life as a Submariner, and I hope that a WAFU can be accepted into the "brotherhood" with the minimum of nause. Reckon I'll be the only Nuclear Watchkeeper with 16 years on Harrier, 4 years on Merlin and full Fleet Air Arm Association membership!

Says something when you'd rather be a Bubblehead than a Crab, eh?
 
#5
All ready have an ex WAFU on boats,LTCDR with a double barrelled name who shots for the RN at SAA meetings served with him and he always used to thro in a question about helo rotor heads and stress fractures,nothing to do with boats just general engineering question he said,glad he did not do my unit ticket!!
 
#6
After 22 years in the FAA I left the RN and joined BAe as a field engineer.
I don't know who was more suprised me or the submariners when one of my first jobs was installing SINs on Torbay. It was under the supervision of a very senior field engineer I must add. :p
However during my time as a civie working on boats I can honestly say that submariners were some of the best guys I ever met or worked with. They are all crazy, but so what :p
 
#8
Is there really that much difference? You'll simply move from flying biplanes on hot air currents to gliding the fore and aft planes on a boat to enable you to ride above or below the cold water currents. In both cases you're experience of handling currents will serve you well. ;)

Looks like you'll need to change your signature to:

Royal Navy by choice, Fleet Air Arm by the Grace of God, Submarine Service by Rational Intervention!
 

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