i decided to choose Royal Navy Naval Airman

#1
Today i took part in my RT, unfortunately i didnt get the job i wanted and was handed a list of career paths and i choose^^^ i read up on the job and it sounds exciting. is there any Naval Airmen on here who can tell me a bit more about the job role so i can revise for my interview? thanks in advance
 

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#2
Today i took part in my RT, unfortunately i didnt get the job i wanted and was handed a list of career paths and i choose^^^ i read up on the job and it sounds exciting. is there any Naval Airmen on here who can tell me a bit more about the job role so i can revise for my interview? thanks in advance
Welcome. Were you offered Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler)?
 
#4
Oh dear, I had to sit quiet for a little while, then all those days and Times started to flood back.Better stop, while going is good lol.

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#6
Ah Aircraft Handlers, I remember them well
The biggest bunch of tattood pissheads who were always dropping in the sh!t that I ever met.
They were a great bunch and good mates:wave:
 
#7
I had a mate in Eagle (66-69 ) who was a LA (AH) 2 ,ie killick but" passed for PO and" Crown on badge" - his name was Bill "Paddy" Graham ,from Dublin . We played together in a folk-group . He was the Captains' Coxswain , the cushiest number on board ! - in harbour he "drove" the ship's Fairey Huntress speed boat ( think "From Russia With Love" ) , whilst at sea he "sat under a Pusser's clock,waiting for Tot Time " then got his head down all afternoon in the Huntress's cabin ! Sadly, after a long RN career and then service with the Probation Service in Scotland, he is no longer with us.Another Handler shipmate , who served for many years , is still around and is a professional Folk-Singer ( George Wilson ).

Roger Mills REM(A) Air Engineering Dept. , HMS Eagle , 1966-69
 

Subsunk

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#9
Incidentally, the powerboat chase scene in 'From Russia with Love' featured Peter Twiss driving one of the boats. After being an RN test pilot, and then being the first man to fly faster than 1000 mph in the Fairey Delta, he sold Fairey powerboats and starred in a Bond film. Jealous.
 
#10
Yes, it was a beautiful boat ; the ship's Captain in 1966 was Captain JCY Roxburgh :His house was on the other side of Plymouth Sound, and Bill could be seen creaming down the Hamoaze in the morning to fetch "The Boss ". Later Captain John E Pope took over as Commanding Officer (on Ascension Day , 1967 !! Who says Pusser doesn't have a sense of humour ? ) but by that time we were getting ready for sea trials,work up etc. I think that Bill did a few fast runs up the Swan River when we were in Fremantle ,though .And Hong Kong ,probably ; I couldn't see the Skipper disembarking from a rymo taxi in Wanchai,to be honest.
 

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#11
A mate sold his Huntress, still in pretty original condition, last year. I'm told that a couple of the Bass Boats running out of Weymouth started life as Huntresses you wouldn't know to look at them, everything stripped out and a wheelhouse built forward
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#13
Hi Kieren, I have gone for an AH - that was my intention. I have my medical next Tuesday and I was told by my CA that I could have an entry date next June which will be even better. I applied in July this year. What job did you originally want to go for?
 

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