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Info on BRNC as an SUY?

penguin

Midshipman
Hi all. I am starting BRNC on the 3rd of Nov as an SUY, having transfered from the Army as a pilot. I have been told I will be there for 7 weeks, and am just looking for any helpful advice as what to expect and what I will be doing for this time. Thanks.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
penguin said:
Hi all. I am starting BRNC on the 3rd of Nov as an SUY, having transfered from the Army as a pilot. I have been told I will be there for 7 weeks, and am just looking for any helpful advice as what to expect and what I will be doing for this time. Thanks.

Hi Penguin- good name for a pilot, if ever there was.

The transfer you are undertaking is not an entirely common one to be honest, but entirely understandable of course.

Happy to stand corrected, but my guess is you'll only be at BRNC long enough to complete the Naval Officer "knife & fork course" prior to being let loose on the vastly superior Naval aircraft and confidently lead your lesser mortals (groundcrew) with appropriate volumes of disdain.

Whilst by no means an expert regarding "in service" aircrew transfers, it's probable you'll learn all about the essentials of Naval life, basic seamanship, basic seaborne navigation, drill, Naval personal admin, structure, ranks, having a wash and various nautical essentials in order to convert or enlighten you.

Possibly I may be wrong with regard some aspects, but a hearty welcome nonetheless.
 

drwibble

Badgeman
There was a crab pilot on my intake of doctors/dentists/nurses/chaplains/random professionally qualified bods. He just did the seven weeks which was known as the Short Introductory Course.

I'm sure someone who has been through BRNC more recently than me can tell you what happens on the SIC now.
 

silverfox

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
As a specialist transfer you won't be doing the full SUY course, merely a 'Navalisation' kind of training which is likely to be bespoke to your needs.
 

penguin

Midshipman
Thanks for the info guys, it has helped, so I guess it will just be a little bit of everything. The only part that I am not looking forward to being a PONGO is the washing of course..! I am really looking forward to making the change, also looking forward to not having to iron my rig or polish my boots anymore (joking).
 
penguin said:
I am really looking forward to making the change, also looking forward to not having to iron my rig or polish my boots anymore (joking).

Where has that rumour come from? I'm in my cabin with iron to the left, and polish to the right! Tri-Tasking; ironing, polishing, and wisely making use of my time on RR!
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
Potential_Officer said:
penguin said:
I am really looking forward to making the change, also looking forward to not having to iron my rig or polish my boots anymore (joking).

Where has that rumour come from? I'm in my cabin with iron to the left, and polish to the right! Tri-Tasking; ironing, polishing, and wisely making use of my time on RR!

.... ironing with the left hand, polishing with the right, and typing with your .... eeewgh .... that's a mental image I can well do without! :)
 

buggerit84

Lantern Swinger
Potential_Officer said:
Pencil superglued to my nose?

With what wagger was suggesting, I think pencil is a poor choice of phrasing! ;)

Penguin, what did you fly in the army? Don't say helicopters or I'll hit you! :p
 

IB08

Lantern Swinger
Isnt bandy sands a SUY? (Even though I know hes switching from RM band to navy logs, therefore diff from army-navy pilot route).
 
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