Introduction: RN Submariner - Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (UGAS)

Ninja_Stoker

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to clever to be a booty then, UGAS high start salary, and accelerated promotion, what's not to like?
Appreciate the comment was intended light-heartedly with the deliberately mispelt 'too', so I'll not bite.

The danger is thinking that a high recruit test score or higher than average educational attainment is not conducive to joining as an Other Rank Royal Marine. I'd certainly make a potential joiner aware of the career opportunities available but would never suggest they join in a job other than their initial aspiration because it usually ends in tears.

Forty percent of RM Other Ranks join educationally qualified for a Commission. Each recruit troop of 55 Other Ranks averages at least two graduates, the record was 17 grads in one intake. Until recently there was an RMR Other Rank who's day job involved being a Phd scientist at the Cern hadron collider thingy.

Be aware of the options definitely, but never let anyone choose your career role without doing the homework first.

My bet? Those aspiring to become Royal Marines from the outset are those most likely to achieve their goal....those hoping to join in a different job and transfer whilst serving are usually among the most disappointed.
 

Sumo

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@Ninja_Stoker I am so sorry I spelt somfink Wong its just not lime me:D metmany of them special chaps with A or B in the middle of the reg acronym, some very fit clkevwr sods amongst tjhemo_O
 

WreckerL

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I am glad we left it to you "Gods" to pump shit and have the pleasure of cleaning out the shit tank every period along side!
Doing doms is dead easy (hence my signature) and as for the shit tank, that was cleaned by dockies but if we had to do a tank entry, that was for the naughty boys. As a missile mary you were obviously a passenger who never took part in boat evolutions ;)

I never fancied the divers job when he had to disconnect the sewage hose and put the grating back on though :eek:
 
Incorrect on the evolutions front. As a missile mary we were attack BA, wooly bag team, electrical DC party for the MC and generally fixing all your hiss and piss leaks in the MC during any heave.

On Vanguard boats the slop drain and sewage tank was taken down after every patrol for cleaning. Piss poor design from the heads to the tank as well. Insufficient run off meant the pipes were forever getting calcified.
 

WreckerL

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All boats suffer from calcified pipework and require acid washing, it's actually due to lack of sunlight and the body not being able to process calcium. It's all to do with Vitamin D dontcha know, which sunlight makes the body produce, which in turn causes the calcium to absorbed by the body.

Short answer, don't drink milk at sea, even if it is that Longlife crap :)
 
All boats suffer from calcified pipework and require acid washing, it's actually due to lack of sunlight and the body not being able to process calcium. It's all to do with Vitamin D dontcha know, which sunlight makes the body produce, which in turn causes the calcium to absorbed by the body.

Short answer, don't drink milk at sea, even if it is that Longlife crap :)

Perk of being a bomber queen (middle bit) is that we were 1 in 3 so could have our daily beer ration when under way so no worries about the long life milk! Back afties and ourselves used to have one or two sociable drinks after the first.
Never understood why they made the control room team 1 in 2 on bombers when they had more than enough people to go at least 1 in 3 with cover available for comfort breaks etc. Often resulted in someone doing SCOOW for 1 hour out of 6! As for work up, poor buggers doing the long middle were completely knackered as they would only realistically get time to sleep between 7pm and midnight.
 
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