Contract of service in Aircraft Handler

How long will the contract of service be for an aircraft handler? etcc minimum time to serve?,

And also how many holiday do you get per year?

Craig :)


War Hero
6 weeks hols and 18 yrs service, and a years notice to Foxtrot oscar, from the, loads of time for some reading. Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler)
Spot on Scouse.

Just to clarify a couple of things; the contact can be 18 years or to age 40, whichever's longer.

Earliest you can leave is at the 4 week point & you can leave at any point up to week 26. For those Aircraft Handlers who don't opt out, they need to complete Initial Naval Training (2.5 months) + NA(AH) Training (6 months) + Return of Service (30 months) + Notice to Quit (12 months) = Minimum Service 50.5 Months or 4 years, 2 months & 2 weeks.


War Hero
Must confess, I had the greatest of pleasures conducting a fire exercise (with smoke grenades) in the Air Treatment Unit that fed the Chockheads Messdeck in the daytime during their off-watch. This was following a particularly "busy" night of chain-gang activities in the hangar above my bunk.

They didn't do it again.

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