I'm also 16 in process of joining MW Spec, what stage are you at ?I’m currently in the process of joining for MW Spec, I’m only 16 so I can’t go into clearance Diver yet, im debating wether to stay on at college for 2 years till I’m 18 but I don’t massively enjoy it, how easy is it to change roles once your in the service?
Overseas travel on mine hunters tends to be limited to Northern Europe, occasionally the Mediterranean and often to the Persian Gulf. In other words trips to the US or Far East & Australasia are unlikely.
I left in 98 so that's me sorted?
Do they detect mines and do you do a sweeping pattern to check out and area of interest?
for want of anther name or a good idea name change still mine sweeping?I think we had as many sweepers/MCMV's/Wood/GRP ships as we do FF/DD now...
They have got some ninja remote controlled mini sub thingy, us skimmer Tazrats are still banging away with hull mounted SONAR through mine swept channels (just in case we need to set one off). Although sweeping patterns are still in use and have been since Capt Walker was Daddy ASW, if it ain't broke - don't fix it.