Door gunner

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    Last edited: Aug 26, 2017
  2. You have to be able to say "Get some", and chew tobacco. Nothing else is required.
  3. I knew a door gunner once.

    No wait , he was a tail gunner.

    Wait, he was an RAF tail gunner.

    Think I'm confused about the subject of this thread.
  4. Back door gunner?
  5. Yep !!!! :roll: all the time, i always let my NA(AE) AET in old money, get chucked out of the cab, when i was practicing my wet winching drills to keep my log book up to date :lol: :lol: :lol: and also when he wanted to go surfing in NAM :roll:
  6. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Door gunner duties are often done by RMs, but other NAS personnel are eligible to do it as well. I know many non-combatant Squadron personnel (particularly Logistics Branch) who have done many Herrick tours.
  7. Door gunner volunteers are always wanted, as long as your branch can release you for the allocated period of time. You won't just go and do a tour then return to your previous job. As an AET they can expect to lose you out of their manning pool for 16 months +.
  8. Training + tours and return on investment. Yes. They don't just stick you on a Gimpy and say "keep a good eye out mate".
  9. Longer than that in your case, so you can be lern to speel proply.
  10. As an Aerial Engineer you will need to learn all about these first, surely:



    :roll: :roll:
  11. Your probably better off joining the army! at least you'll be qualified!
  12. Oi! We don't have a pioneer corps any more. That leaves only regimental mascot for this one.
  13. Then there's always the NAFFI, do they still sell toy guns?
  14. Yes, and laboons.
  15. Much more exciting doing STC...
  16. True but would be unfair to get his hopes up, STC - GET SOME!!! YEAH BABY
  17. Extremely hush hush and difficult to get in, you have to be uber fit to even be considered. Can't be discussed on an open forum.
  18. Bit of an old school attitude than WL, these days with the current tempo of ops sharing some basic information which is already in the public domain in my view is not an issue. That said as an ex-bootneck I'm not qualified to talk though I did work with STC a couple of three times during my time and I've got to say they know their stuff.

    Krakeder I'm sure there's a couple of serving or ex STC lads on here who could point you in the right direction.
  19. Loose lips and all that malarkey. you never know who's reading these posts :wink:
  20. Always good lads to go on the SERE course with though Lab

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