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Conflicted about which role to join as

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Cos it's wot I did guv!!!!

Sunday mornings , Irish Sea. Ashcan gone!!! The things we did for you guys!!!!
Irish sea was a pain for transiting on an SSN, especially if it was a bit bouncy as it's surface passage all the way!
 

Jack_sparrow

Midshipman
@redmonkey thank you for that message. It was very informative. You should write for the royal navy website instead of those vague short paragraphs that they give you! The more I hear, the better it sounds. Direct entry aircrewman is definately what I will go for.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Rougher the better I say.
Flying cancelled!
Win!
Rough flying cancelled???????
Never on my flights.
Bad weather usually went like this!
'The Upper Deck is out of bounds'.
'Hands to Flying Stations'.
And I guarantee, it was just when the movie started!!!!!
 

Waspie

War Hero
@redmonkey thank you for that message. It was very informative. You should write for the royal navy website instead of those vague short paragraphs that they give you! The more I head, the better it sounds. Direct entry aircrewman is definately what I will go for.
Remember the motto.
Fail to Prepare. - Prepare to Fail.
Good luck. It's a long road but well worth it. Trust me, I walked that road!!
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
Rough flying cancelled???????
Never on my flights.
Bad weather usually went like this!
'The Upper Deck is out of bounds'.
'Hands to Flying Stations'.
And I guarantee, it was just when the movie started!!!!!
Or when it’s quiz night! Boooooo.
 

redmonkey

War Hero
Book Reviewer
@Jack_sparrow. Thank you. Happy to help.
I don't think I would be the best on the RN website as I can be off message to what the official websites would want.
If you have more questions I will be happy to help where I can however I am not aircrew, but have been a wafu for a good few years.

Most on here will also be happy to help I believe as well. Usually with dit spinning and banter.


My first time at sea had a bomb go through the flight deck of the Ark Royal
 

Chris P

War Hero
Yeah I am certain it is the right role for me. Just some minor doubts because it's a massive decision. All through the past few months of research it has stood out more than any other.
Minor doubts are normal no matter what you do - the unknown - plenty of good advice from the previous posters, follow your dream you won't be sorry and you'll never wonder what if if you don't..
 

Jack_sparrow

Midshipman
Minor doubts are normal no matter what you do - the unknown - plenty of good advice from the previous posters, follow your dream you won't be sorry and you'll never wonder what if if you don't..
Very true. Better to try and not like it than to not try at all. However by the sound of it, I think I'll like it.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Good point. I've never been certain on what I want to do with my life. Joining the navy as an aircrewman is the closest I've ever come to being sure. I know I want to be in the navy however. One thing I'm sort of considering is joining as a seaman specialist or warfare specialist and transferring. I know this probably sounds stupid and maybe isn't even possible but I do want a varied career. However I know that whatever I choose in the navy it will be varied (aircrewman especially). I am still yet to pass my FATs. I've never had a problem with exams however it is still possible I will not have the aptitude. If so I will join as a surface fleet role. One question, as a commando aircrewman, is there chance of being deployed to active war zones to cover troops etc. I've heard this is possible but is it probable?
No, no, NO - Been there, done that! Signed on age 17 (at Recruiting Office) as an Apprentice Tiff, went off the idea and joined up as a Seaman. 23 years later went out as a Chief Tiff! Full circle and loved (almost) every minute. However, as already stated, times change and I was lucky. It doesn't happen much now.

GO CREWMAN - probably get loads of girls too - without having to lie about your job!
 

Waspie

War Hero
No, no, NO - Been there, done that! Signed on age 17 (at Recruiting Office) as an Apprentice Tiff, went off the idea and joined up as a Seaman. 23 years later went out as a Chief Tiff! Full circle and loved (almost) every minute. However, as already stated, times change and I was lucky. It doesn't happen much now.

GO CREWMAN - probably get loads of girls too - without having to lie about your job!
So many pilots yet so few aviators!!! :rolleyes: :D

Plus they issue you with Gucci sun glasses, flying boots and the whitest pig skin gloves in the universe!! (White for a day anyway!!). A nice set of posing coveralls and a life time subscription to 'Cool Dudes'. LOL

The only downside, if there is one, is the Flying Extra Pay is non pensionable unlike our cousins in light blue!!!! (Another reason to dislike crabs).
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
So many pilots yet so few aviators!!! :rolleyes: :D

Plus they issue you with Gucci sun glasses, flying boots and the whitest pig skin gloves in the universe!! (White for a day anyway!!). A nice set of posing coveralls and a life time subscription to 'Cool Dudes'. LOL

The only downside, if there is one, is the Flying Extra Pay is non pensionable unlike our cousins in light blue!!!! (Another reason to dislike crabs).
You missed out the Chef's training!
 
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