Career in Navy -help to choose branch

Navy_Wolf1987

Midshipman
Im considering a career in the Navy - been offered mine warfare specialist, Comms branch communicator, Warfare specialist both surface and boats as well as some I have rejected out of hand - steward, seaman specialist, logistics these don't really appeal to me no offence.

Seriously considering mine warfare - just wanted to know daily tasks and places visited on small ships plus what they do when there at base.


Any help much appreciated!
 

trelawney126

War Hero
Have a look at the "Ton Class Association" site. Things can't have changed that much. Whatever you end up doing in the RN enjoy yourself.
 

Spidiver

War Hero
MCMV's tend not to travel that far...Med, Gulf and lots of time around the west coast of Scotland.

Depends on what you want out of the navy, any skills that you learn in the navy need to be transferable to the outside world. Given the options you have been offered, I would go for Comms.
The reason for this is, as a comms bod, you can serve on any vessel the navy has left. MCMV's Destroyers, Carriers or even boats..(spit). Various civilian organisations employ comms specialists, also it gives you the chance to go in other directions like operating with commando units etc.

Minewarefare, limits you to MCMV's and has little to offer a potential civilian employer in the outside world. Also there is a very good reason why MW ratings are called muppets....and to negate the chance of offending any serving or ex muppets I won't divulge the reason, but any muppet with an IQ higher than his shoe size is considered gifted. 8O MCMV's are great vessels to serve on but a summer deployment around the Western Isles is not as exciting as a trip to the West Indies.

Spider
 

3yearstilltx

Badgeman
Hello pal.

I joined the RN as a cabbage mechanic (chef) and after a few years and a bit of looking around to see who had an easy life with good foreign trips re-catted to Scablifter (Medical Branch). FFs & DDs

What I'm trying to say is that if the job you initially choose doesn't really suit, then there is often scope to change to something else.

chin chin
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
3yearstilltx said:
Hello pal.

I joined the RN as a cabbage mechanic (chef) and after a few years and a bit of looking around to see who had an easy life with good foreign trips re-catted to Scablifter (Medical Branch). FFs & DDs

What I'm trying to say is that if the job you initially choose doesn't really suit, then there is often scope to change to something else.

chin chin

Ninja or Mario will be along shortly to advise that you shouldn't go in with the idea of transferring to another branch.

Cook to Scablifter, no extra training required then :wink:
 
janner said:
3yearstilltx said:
Hello pal.

I joined the RN as a cabbage mechanic (chef) and after a few years and a bit of looking around to see who had an easy life with good foreign trips re-catted to Scablifter (Medical Branch). FFs & DDs

What I'm trying to say is that if the job you initially choose doesn't really suit, then there is often scope to change to something else.

chin chin

Ninja or Mario will be along shortly to advise that you shouldn't go in with the idea of transferring to another branch.

Cook to Scablifter, no extra training required then :wink:
:D :D :D :lol:
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
Navy_Wolf1987 said:
Im considering a career in the Navy - been offered mine warfare specialist, Comms branch communicator, Warfare specialist both surface and boats as well as some I have rejected out of hand - steward, seaman specialist, logistics these don't really appeal to me no offence.

Seriously considering mine warfare - just wanted to know daily tasks and places visited on small ships plus what they do when there at base.


Any help much appreciated!

When you got to the careers office ask if they are recruiting Splash Target Coxswains. It's a little known specialisation within the Warfare branch and you probably won't find anything on the RN website about it as it is fairly exclusive.

Judging by your spelling and grammar, you seem fairly switched on, unlike some of the spakkers that come on here asking questions. Mine Warfare might be a little bit below your capabilities, I would seriously look into STC as it might be perfect for you. It's higher payband as well which is always a bonus!
 
2_deck_dash said:
Navy_Wolf1987 said:
Im considering a career in the Navy - been offered mine warfare specialist, Comms branch communicator, Warfare specialist both surface and boats as well as some I have rejected out of hand - steward, seaman specialist, logistics these don't really appeal to me no offence.

Seriously considering mine warfare - just wanted to know daily tasks and places visited on small ships plus what they do when there at base.


Any help much appreciated!

When you got to the careers office ask if they are recruiting Splash Target Coxswains. It's a little known specialisation within the Warfare branch and you probably won't find anything on the RN website about it as it is fairly exclusive.

Judging by your spelling and grammar, you seem fairly switched on, unlike some of the spakkers that come on hear asking questions. Mine Warfare might be a little bit below your capabilities, I would seriously look into STC as it might be perfect for you. It's higher payband as well which is always a bonus!

I always wanted to go STC but my NAMET wasn't good enough and I couldn't get my mile and a half below 08:30.
If I had to join up again It'd certainly be something I'd look at. They take left handers too.
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
2_deck_dash said:
Navy_Wolf1987 said:
Im considering a career in the Navy - been offered mine warfare specialist, Comms branch communicator, Warfare specialist both surface and boats as well as some I have rejected out of hand - steward, seaman specialist, logistics these don't really appeal to me no offence.

Seriously considering mine warfare - just wanted to know daily tasks and places visited on small ships plus what they do when there at base.


Any help much appreciated!

When you got to the careers office ask if they are recruiting Splash Target Coxswains. It's a little known specialisation within the Warfare branch and you probably won't find anything on the RN website about it as it is fairly exclusive.

Judging by your spelling and grammar, you seem fairly switched on, unlike some of the spakkers that come on here asking questions. Mine Warfare might be a little bit below your capabilities, I would seriously look into STC as it might be perfect for you. It's higher payband as well which is always a bonus!

I always wanted to go STC but my NAMET wasn't good enough and I couldn't get my mile and a half below 08:30.
If I had to join up again It'd certainly be something I'd look at. They take left handers too.

Yeah it was only recently that they managed to get the kits to convert the targets for left handed use. Apparently it was a procurement fcuk up and they were stuck in a warehouse in Pompey Dockyard for 4 years! Prior to that the lads had to use Harry Black Maskers and cable ties to switch the stearing tackle which wasn't entirely safe. We all remember what happened on the massive in '03 don't we! :lol:
 
2_deck_dash said:
Yeah it was only recently that they managed to get the kits to convert the targets for left handed use. Apparently it was a procurement fcuk up and they were stuck in a warehouse in Pompey Dockyard for 4 years! Prior to that the lads had to use Harry Black Maskers and cable ties to switch the stearing tackle which wasn't entirely safe. We all remember what happened on the massive in '03 don't we! :lol:

Fcuk me, yeah. Poor Knocker, I still see his missus from time to time, she's still in and has just about got over it now. I guess that image of what happened will be ingrained on her mind for life, not something you can just forget.

It's sad that these things have to happen for changes to pe made. Fcukin IPT.
 

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