Courses I have enjoyed

I really enjoyed the 547 SPO team members course particularly the exercise on the Bristol.

What are other experiences of course you would say to other RNR they should put themselves down for if they get the chance?
 

WarMonger

War Hero
Bit of a diificult one that without completely demoralising you..!

The courses I have done that have been really good we either dont need now or cant get on..e.g.

Gemini/Rib Coxn course was good laugh..hard work and you could get binned each day which was a bit hairy..!!
ISSC (Intermediate Sea Safety Course)..again no RNR allowed now..!

Other than those deployments and exercises are the way to go...get to sea on a ship that is COST/BOSTing. Huge amount of worthwhile training and experience.
 

Andy_Pandy

Midshipman
I completed my 547 SPO Members course last week and have to agree with Phil1972 that it was the best course I have done in my time in the RNR.

Although you can never beat 2 weeks spent on an excercise especially at sea in a gray war canoe.
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
phil1972 said:
I really enjoyed the 547 SPO team members course particularly the exercise on the Bristol.

What are other experiences of course you would say to other RNR they should put themselves down for if they get the chance?

POCY Course at HMS Mercury..... :)

In terms of courses still available, I thoroughly enjoyed my SR Leadership Course and got one hell of a lot out of it. Beware of becoming focused solely on courses, though, going into an operational billet and putting the training to good use is far more worthwhile.
 

Squirrel

Lantern Swinger
Not RNR but the best course I have done in the mob was my POLC at Whale Island, now called SRCC. There were points that, at the time, I didn't enjoy so much, but looking back now, I had an outstanding time.
 

Jimbo3188

Badgeman
Best course - two week fork lift truck course at Faslane. Flew up, top hotel (no accomodation available), they cancelled course before it even started. The remaining 13 days were tough, but I pulled through. :grin:

Best deployment - month in Canada, leading an AT expedition.

Jimbo
 

TerryB

Badgeman
My favourite course has been Intercourse and I have been required to resit and epeat it as I finished too quicklly. :roll:
 
In no particular order

1. BSSC - where I met the PO Stoker
2. POLC - hard work but a right laugh
3. Merchant Navy Acquaint - we rated our visits to various merchant shipping related companies not by their presentation but by the quality of the tea and biscuits!
4. NCAGS conversion - the course that converted us from Ops(HQ) to NCAGS - it was like being on course with every friend I ever made in the RNR in my branch
 

RM2PhD

MIA
After CTC, which I actually enjoyed, it would be the abseil despatchers course for Wessex and Sea Kings (great fun ... we used to take Yeovil Wrens up 200' and despatch them. Great fun in the bar afterwards) and after completing my para course the short course I did for water jumps.
 

deck_ape

Midshipman
Well I can't black cat the above, but the two week free fall parachute course at Weston On The Green was good. The course is detailed in JSP 419 along with some of the best AT courses in the world!!
 
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