Engineering Technicans drafted to boats?

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  1. at my icp the other day the officer said that because im going in as an ET-ME, i may be drafted (forced) into the submarine service any time in my career.

    can anyone shed some light on this for me?
  2. I'm guessing by the kiss at the end of your post that you are either a chick or a hoop bandit.

    If the latter is true you will be more than welcome in the submarine service. If the former is true you are a retard and can I have your phone number.

    Edited to add seriousness: Yes you might end up on boats, but this can be easily averted with a.......cough........history of ear problems, but I didn't tell you that.
  3. ok the kiss is gone now
  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    WYF: Everyone (male personnel at the moment) is eligible for service on Submarines, although "forced" may be too strong a word. The RN will endeavour to take your considerations into account and employ you in a unit/location that suits you, however the Service requirements overrule any personal desires when it comes to your draft... :thumbleft:
  5. Yes you can be drafted, I was and never regretted it (after the intial toys out the pram session) but don't tell drafty that :wink:
  6. how long did you spend in the surface fleet first?
  7. Just over 2 years on the Bulwark (the old one), I joined it in '74 and left it to join boats in '77. Left boats and the mob in 2007.
  8. just say you were a leading hand, petty officer etc in the surface fleet, would you be taken back to able rate if you switched service?
  9. :tool:
  10. what?
  11. Masterchef, do one you complete and utter bellend :roll:
  12. emmm no 8)
  13. do you reckon you could just give a serious answer for once, masterchef?
  14. Yes they would demote you and reduce your salary from over 30k back down to 17k.
    I know you are just applying but at least try to use your head when asking questions.
  15. sorry but how was i supposed to know?
  16. Just think about what you are asking. Type the question read it, if it is stupid then dont bother. I know the forces are exempt many laws regarding workers but does the above seem very likely?
  17. :thumbright:
  18. i only thought you would be demoted because you would be new to the submarine service and have less experience than people already in the service
  19. Just stop talking, your making yourself sound stupid.
  20. He's got a point, though. Skimmers know fuck all about boats, and should be made to work their way up.
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