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Diving Officer Query

Hi all,

I’m in the process of looking at a commission change from RAF to RN Warfare Branch. I have a few questions that I can’t find answers to from the search function if anyone can help.

How long does an Officer have to serve before they can apply for diving training in the Warfare branch?

Does a diving officer conduct the furtherEOD training also? Or is it just the initial diving course?

Any advice is appreciated.
 
You will have to complete your first complement job as an Officer of the Watch (I would expect that to be 24 months after leaving IWO).

You will be EOD trained. But you absolutely need to understand that for your first two MCDO jobs, your primary output is as Operations Officer and then Executive Officer of an MCMV. You'll keep qualified in diving and EOD, but on a ship your SR and their team will be on point.

However, if you make it to a Fleet Team and do IED tasking, the situation is reversed: the Officers are on point.
 
Thanks for the reply, so it’d be a 3 year minimum possibly longer before I could apply from the sounds of it. I commissioned from the ranks so I’ve come to accept as an Officer that anything other than aircrew will mean the Ratings do the good stuff while I do the paper work.

When you say on point at the Fleet Team do you mean actually getting to do the hands on work?
 
Thanks for the reply, so it’d be a 3 year minimum possibly longer before I could apply from the sounds of it. I commissioned from the ranks so I’ve come to accept as an Officer that anything other than aircrew will mean the Ratings do the good stuff while I do the paper work.

When you say on point at the Fleet Team do you mean actually getting to do the hands on work?
Red wire, blue wire and all that shit.

I know plenty of Ratings who do much more paperwork than me.
 
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