CALLING ALL ROYAL MARINES IN THE KNOW

aston1

Newbie
Hi
im very intrested in comming to the marines and serving with motovated people as im currently in the british army working with people always on the sick and general bums !!!

anyway im after your advise im very keen to go aircrewman and havent much info about how hard is it it to get that trade after passing out ?

any one know any marine aircrewman and what you have to achieve that carrer path?

aston1
 

Young_Spike

Midshipman
Yeh u have to enter the corps as an officer and then specialise as aircrew.

The other option is to enter the navy in Fleet Air Arm and do whatever you want in there Harriers, Various Helos but im sure you still need to enter as an officer.

I guess the navy would be simpler and easier as youre gonna be a pure pilot but going in the marines your gonna be a marine officer before you enter aircrew.

i think!!

YS
 

Squirrel

Lantern Swinger
I don't think that's accurate mate,
While I was in Al-Amarah this year, the Naval Air Squadron their had a couple of marine aircrew on it, and they were Corporals. Also, if you remember, when that Lynx went down in Basra a couple of months ago, the door gunner was a marine, so I'm guessing there must be a non-commissioned aircrew specialisation in the Royal Marines. I know it's definitly the case in the Navy, the Fleet Air Arm do have the rate Aircrewman. You do have to be an officer to be a pilot though.
I don't claim to be an expert on the subject though, I'm sure there are people out there far better informed on how to go about becoming one, than I.
Good luck with whatever you want to do mate, you only get one shot at life, might as well take it doing something you want to do.
 

Young_Spike

Midshipman
i apologise, to be a pilot you need to be an officer,

i just checked the marines site and you can specialise as aircrew as a plain old joey.

i expect the navy training would be easier because you havent got all the commando course green beret stuff...

but youll be a marine :)

YS
 

Floppyjocky

Badgeman
I could be wrong but I think you will have to do at least one tour as a Marine before specialising in other areas, unless of course you are fully qualified in other areas through your Army service. Don't be offended but judging by your standard of spelling I seriously doubt that you have such qualifications. This is definately one area that you will have to brush up on before going anywhere near an aircraft.

To be honest you need to really want to be a Royal Marine and not think about other avenues until you have settled in. The RM do not have a recruiting problem so you really need to convince them of your motives. Mentioning being aircrew at an early stage will probably not help your case.
 
Floppyjocky said:
I could be wrong but I think you will have to do at least one tour as a Marine before specialising in other areas, unless of course you are fully qualified in other areas through your Army service. Don't be offended but judging by your standard of spelling I seriously doubt that you have such qualifications. This is definately one area that you will have to brush up on before going anywhere near an aircraft.

To be honest you need to really want to be a Royal Marine and not think about other avenues until you have settled in. The RM do not have a recruiting problem so you really need to convince them of your motives. Mentioning being aircrew at an early stage will probably not help your case.

Well spotted could be a army thing the lack of grammar etc to boost recruitment into the unwashed and uneducated. Only joking but I do remember long ago when I went to school it was three strokes of the ruler for bad grammar over the finger tips such happy times.

What no sgt pilots are you sure??? We all know sgts are the mothers we left behind to care for us God love em and keep them from harm.
 

Squirrel

Lantern Swinger
Joey's got every right to express his opinion as the rest of us, and his efforts at communication shouldn't be mocked.
 

aston1

Newbie
hey
thanks for the reply lads and yes i will earn my green lid and go that route
and it was the door gunner job i was looking into as a carrer path, for the future.

aston1
 

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