can seaman specilsts's do SF jobs like 148 SBS ect

Heart-of-Oak

Badgeman
dantae said:
working on my english at the moment i have failied that subject 3 times so far but it is just english maths passed science passed

<tongue in cheek> Allow me to assist: Even with just some punctuation it reads a lot better.

I'm working on my English at the moment. I have failed that subject three times so far but it is just English; Maths passed, Science passed.
</tongue in cheek>

I had remedial English at school and it really helped.
 
Not a dig, Dantae, but all the 148 Bty guys I have met have pretty impeccable English and Maths because of the nature of the NGS role (communicating absolutely unambiguously and calculating fireplans on a 27 rpm cycle, with times of flight, fusing and UTM grid references all mentally worked out).

And the 2 SCs I know are easily some of the best-edumacated non-officers I know (both degree-holders).

I'd REALLY work on my English if I were you - otherwise your RT score will come up with "Steward" or "Lt Cdr Engineer".
 

dantae

Midshipman
great out of all the things i cant stand that subject is the top of the list any way can some one give some more info on seaman ship specialist i dont want to be just cleaning the ship all the time also what do the main ships of the royal navy do from day to day the website is not very clear on this
 

chieftiff

War Hero
Moderator
higthepig said:
The Seamen chip and paint in the forenoon, then in the afternoon they paint and chip.

Sometimes they do a sort of pounding on the bulkheads too, normally while I am trying to get my head down. They do seem very good at it though, very regular and rhythmic, never really heard their painting though! :lol:
 

dantae

Midshipman
if thats the case i will stick with the royal marine's good thing sites like yours exsist or i would be under the illusion id be doing the things i enjoy when sailing plus the guns and driving the small rigid craft of the royal navy
 

Karma

War Hero
dantae said:
if thats the case i will stick with the royal marine's good thing sites like yours exsist or i would be under the illusion id be doing the things i enjoy when sailing plus the guns and driving the small rigid craft of the royal navy

On a more serious note, the seamanship spec is evolving at the moment.

Seamen are responsible for the standard of ships husbandry on the upper deck, part of that is doing the old chipping and painting and chipping and painting and chipping and painting, particularly in the gulf when that gives plenty of opportunity to get some sun ;) They also man the bridge, acting as Quartermaster and Boatswains mate; actually driving, lookout, wetting the tea. they have some responsibility for visual signaling; flags, semaphore and flashing light.

Seaman specs do man the boats, acting as helmsman when the boat is out, they also man the smaller guns, GPMGs etc, on the upper deck.

If english isn't a favoured subject then the type of work would probably suit you because it tends to be more physical than many of the other branches.
 

dantae

Midshipman
cool pritty much what i thought they would be doing which is good minus the painting ect but every one has to do that at some point any way guy's have a good evening
 
dantae said:
if thats the case i will stick with the royal marine's good thing sites like yours exsist or i would be under the illusion id be doing the things i enjoy when sailing plus the guns and driving the small rigid craft of the royal navy

:shock:
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
wet_blobby said:
dantae said:
if thats the case i will stick with the royal marine's good thing sites like yours exsist or i would be under the illusion id be doing the things i enjoy when sailing plus the guns and driving the small rigid craft of the royal navy

:shock:
Yeah Dantae did that every day, got bored with it in the end and asked to be given a go on the bumper :mrgreen:
 
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