Help Regarding SBS

#1
Hi just wondered if someone can answer a couple of questions here and put me on the right line of thinking.

Im joining the RN as CommsTech and really happy and cant wait to embark on what should be a great career, however i have always wanted to be in the SBS. I have always been under the idea that you do not have to be a marine in order to the SBS and that once you have been in the service for atleast 18 months you can apply. Is this still the case, and if so how do you go about applying are you better to let the navy know about your intentions early on.

P.S I know about the fitness demands of the SBS i train with a couple of marines when possible at the gym
 
#2
hi just wondered if someone can answer a couple of questions here and put me on the right line of thinking.

Im joining the rn as commstech and really happy and cant wait to embark on what should be a great career, however i have always wanted to be in the sbs. I have always been under the idea that you do not have to be a marine in order to the sbs and that once you have been in the service for atleast 18 months you can apply. Is this still the case, and if so how do you go about applying are you better to let the navy know about your intentions early on.

P.s i know about the fitness demands of the sbs i train with a couple of marines when possible at the gym
bell.......end!
 
#3
This must be a hot topic at the moment.... I've just seen the same sort of question on the RN Recruitment fb page!! - how odd!

So, if general service RN can lead to a live of working with the SBS, I wonder if seaman specialist can become SBS to moor up the dinghies... :-/
 
#4
Walk before you run.
Pass RN Phase 1
Pass Trade Training Phase 2
Do some time in your trade so that you know it inside out.
Maintain your fitness to a very high level.
Then stick your chit in.
 
#5
Hi just wondered if someone can answer a couple of questions here and put me on the right line of thinking…… From the flavour of some of your previous posts* that is one hell of a big ‘Ask’, but for you I’ll add to NZB’s advice:

Im joining the RN as CommsTech and really happy and cant wait to embark on what should be a great caree…… After much faffing around you appear to have settled on a trade with the possibility of an entry sometime this year - Consider yourself very fortunate and just stay focussed on that whilst ignoring frivolous distractions ie:

……however i have always wanted to be in the SBS…. Do you really mean ‘always' or is that just today’s latest fad? (see below) Crack on but dream on for now, Sunshine.

…..i train with a couple of marines when possible at the gym…. By all means continue to talk to those Marines nicely – Just don’t become over-awed by them.


Try to hoist that in then you’ll be somewhere near that ‘right line of thinking’

*You must admit that Chicojiz’s ‘Bell-End’ assessment may have arisen from snippets such as these:

Some RAFFER-isms

.….my dream was to always be a pilot ….

….ive passed everything with top scores well so i presume as im going for pilot. So i presume i will pass the mark for air tech……

……if my aib doesnt go to plan AET……

…... ivee just had a phone call to tell me today i dont qualify for CT as i only scored 87 in my RT Test….. but I think you really meant CIS

……i just wondered what food is available and how many sittings, as my diet at the minute consits of 6 meals a day……

……never mind ill just be happy to put with the food to be a CT…….



And then there’s today’s latest gem:

……i have always wanted to be in the SBS……….
Still confused? I was, too!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#11
It's a funny old world isn't it? I joined the Navy in 1981 as a Marine Engineering Mechanic. My careers adviser left such a lasting impression (mainly because he was a complete hoop) that I always didn't want to be one, and yet here I am, living the dream =D
 
#13
My old man was in Bridlinton with Pusser "During The War", He'd never talk about it :oops:
As this has been discussed in the local media I feel free to comment.
An RN Padre based at RM Poole, acting as Morale Officer, had booked several members of the Sneaky Beaky web footed ones into the Friendly Forester, Bridlington for a post exercise debrief and pish up, not knowing that STC Rates were also booked in after their annual Exercise Regaining Freedom, North Sea saga.
The ensuing shenanigans caused the early 'retirement' of several members of both Units and the Padre was forced to resign his commish and accept a Parish in Fultondale, Birmingham.
The Friendly Forrester was closed for several weeks for reconstruction and redecoration of various areas.