I did my Part 3 on Swiftsure and I've always been a disaster! Not saying they were short of bodies, but did a combined Pt3 and Panel board, then immediately double banked on the panel!First I've heard. The Swifture Pt 3's were a disaster so hopefully this is a dit.
Strange rumours = Good buzzes (Which are/were never accompanied by 'evidence')It’s not going to effect me doing it but just seems a bit of a strange rumour to have come about without any evidence
Tried once before and was a massive failure (Swifsure Part 3's). There's nothing from the Submarine School to corroborate this. It's a dockyard buzz at the momentI’m afraid to say there may be some truth in this. It’s a sad reflection of where we are with a lack of seagoing platforms!
Yep, seems to be. My oppo confirmed changes were happening, although I’ve not had the chance to talk details with him.Unfortunately this is not a dit. The course will be lengthened (flexible at the moment so as to work out ideal timings.) It is forcast for Q3 2018. The intention being to qualify a greater number of Submariners. How this is to implemented as of yet is not fully clear as their is a number of plans banding around. The intention looks to be that the rating get his/her SM pay and kissing-kippers O/C of the course that looks to remove the need to dive/sail on a S/M. (Don't shoot the messenger...)
Thanks for that - interesting, and I can see what 'they' were trying to achieve. But surely going to another boat would have meant doing a BSQ on that boat?In 1979 Swifture went in to dock in Guzz for refit, I can't remember the reason but there was an industrial dispute and the boat was boycotted by the dockyard. She was stuck in dock for nearly 18 months before any work was done.
Some bright spark thought it a good idea to use it for training Part 3's, excellent idea so far, but they extended the idea to qualify them and give them their dolphins without them going to sea and actually operating live systems..
I was on Sovereign at the time and a few joined us after getting qualified that way. We basically had start training them again, which was a pain for both parties.
It did SB, but as you know, you're expected to do it quicker. I was a TCPO on Sovereign and was sea dad ('cos I was the killick) to a Swiftsure Pt 3 and we basically had to start from the beginning, his (and the others that joined us) system knowledge was diabolical.Thanks for that - interesting, and I can see what 'they' were trying to achieve. But surely going to another boat would have meant doing a BSQ on that boat?
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