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Life as a seaman specialist within the Royal Navy

Drewirv10

Newbie
I’m looking for a more updated answeres about what the role is really like hoping to hear about someone who has experienced this role. I’m also interested to know what life on ship is like with this role and what it may be like when not deployed.
 

Braderz

Newbie
Hey Drewirv, I haven't experienced the role. But I too was looking to join as a seaman specialist this year so spoke to one of the recruitment team, they linked me a PDF with some more information (which i hope is some help to you).
 

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janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Have you any idea how many times a week this type of question is asked? Nearly every question has been answered time after time, did you use the search button before asking the question?
 

Drewirv10

Newbie
Have you any idea how many times a week this type of question is asked? Nearly every question has been answered time after time, did you use the search button before asking the question?
I mean every answer to this type of question is exactly like yours this is not one post that has a clear structured reply that’s actually informative. So if you’d like to help supply me with a reply like that instead of being completely irrelevant and wasting your time that would be nice
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I mean every answer to this type of question is exactly like yours this is not one post that has a clear structured reply that’s actually informative. So if you’d like to help supply me with a reply like that instead of being completely irrelevant and wasting your time that would be nice
You have had an informative reply,use the search function..the truth is out there!
 
You have had an informative reply,use the search function..the truth is out there!

@WreckerL
'It would be nice' to understand why, (without even so much as a please or thank you) a younker strop rocks up here giving lip to those unwilling to spoonfeed his urgent needs for instant information from anonymous pixilators at an Unofficial RN Website. Wouldn't it now?

Perhaps Chantel's twisted modern line of thought could explain the attitude of certain recent ignorant ingrates:

http://www.earthbasedmom.com/dont-make-child-say-please-thank-thoughts-manners/
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@Braderz - Well done for sharing that informative .pdf

Aside -I'm beginning to wonder if each AFCO has a stock of those for every pigging Branch & Sub-spec in the Royal Navy but the crafty old Recruiters will only hand them out to those who ask nicely - Knowing full-well the other blighters will turn up here scrinnying instead. Grrr. :mad:

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@Drewirv10, From the 'Similar Threads' section at the bottom of this Page:

https://www.navy-net.co.uk/communit...st-within-the-royal-navy.173998/#post-1432145

Admittedly it's 10 yrs old but as you've been acting like one it'll probably suit you down to the ground. :rolleyes:

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RR - Helping New Applicants along the rocky road to RALEIGH :cool:
 
Hey Drewirv, I haven't experienced the role. But I too was looking to join as a seaman specialist this year so spoke to one of the recruitment team, they linked me a PDF with some more information (which i hope is some help to you).
Im not sure how this reply works. I was nicknamed Battler Britton. I joined Ganges 5th Jan 1960, 28 recruitment. Kepple Division.
This term " Seaman Specialist" seems a newly invented approach for recruiting. This was our territory. We were junior seaman and we were brainwashed with everything to do with seamanship. If by todays standards you get anywhere near the training we had, then you may make a good seaman. I had a "Townie" on the Corunna. I was just 18 yo. He was two years older than me. He was drawing a daily ration of rum and was trained at Raleigh. Seamanship wise compared to us Ganges trained puppets, not safe to be left alone on approaching harbour. He couldnt make a monkeys fist to make his own heaving line, let alone throw it. Not his fault, I had to be careful not to be condescending. Thats the difference you see, 7 weeks versus 52 weeks training. Todays navy by what I see happening on the big ships where they carry Able Seaman dressed as females, or is it females dressed as Able Seaman.I cant see anyone making the Gangway ropes or constructing ventilation covers out of canvas. Making bell ropes. To me the advert is "Eyewash". So read into the Temptation". Sounds good, but you will only be as good as your trainer, and then some . Learn how to "Box the compass" and judge how you get on. I learned that in the SCC, before I joined up. Of course Im a smart ass, I worked hard for it. I was also a first class STAAG aimer and radar operator. At Cambridge my STAGG had top marks for shooting the Red target sock, off, towed for live ammo shooting, on two Fridays in a row. The snag with that was the plane in question ony had one sock and couldnt spare the time to get another fitted for the rest of the shoot. Hence those who were going on leave for the weekend, got away early. They really didnt make too much fuss. Happy days.
 

Drewirv10

Newbie
@WreckerL
'It would be nice' to understand why, (without even so much as a please or thank you) a younker strop rocks up here giving lip to those unwilling to spoonfeed his urgent needs for instant information from anonymous pixilators at an Unofficial RN Website. Wouldn't it now?

Perhaps Chantel's twisted modern line of thought could explain the attitude of certain recent ignorant ingrates:

http://www.earthbasedmom.com/dont-make-child-say-please-thank-thoughts-manners/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
@Braderz - Well done for sharing that informative .pdf

Aside -I'm beginning to wonder if each AFCO has a stock of those for every pigging Branch & Sub-spec in the Royal Navy but the crafty old Recruiters will only hand them out to those who ask nicely - Knowing full-well the other blighters will turn up here scrinnying instead. Grrr. :mad:

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@Drewirv10, From the 'Similar Threads' section at the bottom of this Page:

https://www.navy-net.co.uk/communit...st-within-the-royal-navy.173998/#post-1432145

Admittedly it's 10 yrs old but as you've been acting like one it'll probably suit you down to the ground. :rolleyes:

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RR - Helping New Applicants along the rocky road to RALEIGH :cool:

I do love the good old forums banter <3
 

slim

War Hero
If ever I need any embroidery doing I will ask an ex Ganges boy.
Their nametapes were a thing of beauty ;)
 
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