Help Regarding SBS

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

    Still confused? I was, too!
  6. Send 2_deck_dash a pm. He was in the SBS for a bit until the Bridlington incident.
  7. What happens in Bridlington stays in Bridlington, SBS-STC rivalries aside of course.
  8. I heard this guy is going to join up as Steward in the end but join 148 as there is a need for them there
  9. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Surely 49 Para is a more sensible destination for such a determined young individual?

    Failing that, how about the LOF?
  10. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    My old man was in Bridlinton with Pusser "During The War", He'd never talk about it :oops:
  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    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
  12. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    I ALWAYS wanted to be a porn star, I joined the Marines instead....... ALWAYS living the dream.....:happy6:
  13. 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.
  14. Aye. Fiji bob's shoe is still nailed to the mounted stags head in there.
  15. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I was second on the dingy.
  16. I didn't realise we had served together. It was me that handed you 'Henry' the outboard motor.
  17. Are you a fetish for rubber if not move along there is nothing here for you!
  18. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    I can't help but feel that I'll regret asking, but....STC?
  19. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I didn't realise you were from Fiji. I should have guessed by the size of your feet. Damn those S10 respirators.

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