Info on BRNC as an SUY?

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  1. 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.
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  5. silverfox

    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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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!
  8. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    .... ironing with the left hand, polishing with the right, and typing with your .... eeewgh .... that's a mental image I can well do without! :)
  9. Pencil superglued to my nose?
  10. 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
  11. Probably Apaches.
  12. I used to fly Gazelles out in NI.
  13. 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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