mazza_magoo said:beer_bosun said:WarMonger said:Another classic example is a the example of a leading hand that was promoted to such whilst having never served on an RN warship ever!!!..I would challenge anyone to explain how it was it possible to complete a seamanship task book on that basis..!!
I know exactly where you're coming from, one of our "GSSR" (spit) POs hasn't the first clue about seamanship, GSSR or anything else for that matter. They consistently fail their WHT so I have to ask why/how are they a PO if they cannot get the basic right and more worringly, what use are they to GSSR (spit).
Surely they cannot be expected to instruct in something they cannot do themselves...
If you feel that the GSSR branch is so poor that you cannot even say it without spitting, perhaps you might find better use of your spare time than the rnr, as you obviously dont enjoy it anymore...... :wink:
already one step ahead of you