English Servicemen

hobbit

War Hero
There is a thread regarding English servicemen transferring to the Australian services I believe but I couldn't find it so forgive the new thread. I recommend this to anyone as the conditions are great. I refer in particular to the RAN and the submarine service as an ex RNer and submariner, don't know anything about the other services.One other thing I would like to repeat, if anyone can round up enough ex Ghurkas to form a regiment out here please do it and send 'em out. I believe they were given a hard time by the UK government and I'm sure Oz would welcome such a band of warriors with open arms.

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dunkers

War Hero
Just English servicemen is it, Jocks like me not wanted ;)

There have been ads in Navy News recently advertising exactly what you are describing here, i.e. the opportunity to transfer to the RAN or the RNZN.
 

hobbit

War Hero
dunkers said:
Just English servicemen is it, Jocks like me not wanted ;)

There have been ads in Navy News recently advertising exactly what you are describing here, i.e. the opportunity to transfer to the RAN or the RNZN.

No offence intended but I suppose I was looking at the services as English, shoulda been British, who knows these days. Anyway Jocks for sure, anyone in fact. Australia is short of servicemen it seems but whatever you are think about it, great country
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
Interestingly the Aussie I work with tells me there are an increasing number of ex Australian servicemen transferring over here too. A case of the grass being greener on the other side?

SF
 

hobbit

War Hero
SILVER_FOX said:
Interestingly the Aussie I work with tells me there are an increasing number of ex Australian servicemen transferring over here too. A case of the grass being greener on the other side?

SF

I find that hard to accept with no offence to your Ozzy mate. This is so because conditions here are so good so why go overseas? Whatever the case it is still great in Oz for the service men and women and their families

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hobbit

War Hero
An interesting comment in the news today headed, " No pollies children in military". The comments from Australia's former top militery officer ," asked whether the nation's politicians are more comfortable sending other people's children to war than their own".The former military chief of the ADF " asked why more federal politicians' offsprings were not in uhiform, saying he knew of none at a time when a stretched military was deployed in more theatres than at any time since WW2".
" Name me one politician who has a son or daughter in the Australian Defence Force said Admiral Barrie, who has a son in the Royal Australian navy, 'I can't think of one'." " Do politicians think a career in the ADF is suitable for their son and daughter?Are Mr Howard's kids involved in the ADF?.When he commits the ADF to operations does he think about his own kids being safe,maybe.I don't know."
An opposition defence spokesman when he attacked JohnHoward's Iraq " stay the course" position. He continued, "Indeed for the politicians who use this rhetoric, I don't see them anywhere near the front lines in Iraq risking their lives and I don't see their son's lives at risk in the front lines either."
The report then referred to the ADFs struggle with a major recruitment challenge. Then this, of interest to would be recruits. " Senior ADF recruiters want to offer big cash bonuses- perhaps $A 100000 upfront and the same after completion of a qualification period- to lure technical specialists in a competitive market. A new big budget advertising campaign is also proposed".
So far no response from the PM, surprise surprise. Looks good though for any techos. Wish I was of that age and there's no Dads Army here.

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My mum's cousin transferred from the RN to the Aus Navy a good 10 yrs or so ago. He was an Officer at the time and had great oppotunities to progress his career. I am sure he has now left, has also continued an outstanding civvie career from what he has gained out of this.

So yes, I'd actually agree that if you have the chance, do it.

I also have heard that there is a 6 month exchange programe with the Aus Navy that is up for grabs :wink:
 
Not quite such massive dosh over here in blighty but at the moment it's £1000 bounty to any marine that recruits a guy that's still on the commando course at week 15 (half way stage)
 
[ " Senior ADF recruiters want to offer big cash bonuses- perhaps $A 100000 upfront and the same after completion of a qualification period- to lure technical specialists in a competitive market. A new big budget advertising campaign is also proposed".
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Sorry Hobbit, I was responding to this part of the post but forgot to quote you! doh
 

Lea_Anders

Midshipman
Jenny_Dabber said:
I also have heard that there is a 6 month exchange programe with the Aus Navy that is up for grabs :wink:


It's only four months sadly and runs from end of May to the begining of September it's called 'Longlook' and there are 20 places a year for the RN. There has been a shortage of volunteers for this for the last 5-6 years.
 

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