Curious about Mine Clearance Divers

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  1. Just went through the Royal Navy website and came across Mine Clearance Divers

    Tried to get a bit more then whats on the website about them, but haven't succeeded.

    Are they considered the same as Special Forces? And also I know in Australia their divers conduct limited ground operations. My first thought is that neither of these apply to the RN divers, but was curious and thought I would ask.

  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    The local constabulary ditto.

    1. Nope, although they are 'special'. To be fair, they may work in support/with Special Forces & fair few may subsequently apply to undergo SF selection.

    2. Limited ground operations:

  3. Not to forget NS they've recently deployed to Afghan also iirc
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  5. If it was in the link I didn't read it I just went by the quote you posted :p
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    OK, you're exonerated.
  7. You're too kind :D

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