Marine Engineering Technician Submariner training post Raleigh/Sultan

#1
My son is joining the Royal Navy & will (if all goes well) train as a Marine Engineering Technician,Submariner.
After initial Training at HMS Raleigh & four months at HMS Sultan is there additional specialist training he'll undertake before joining a ships company ?

Cheers,

Shunko (ex Crab,we're people to you know!).
 

Prowler

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#2
Going by the info on the job page, he'll go to either Raleigh or Faslane to work on Subs and learn how they work as well as doing Submariner training.

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janner

MIA
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#3
My son is joining the Royal Navy & will (if all goes well) train as a Marine Engineering Technician,Submariner.
After initial Training at HMS Raleigh & four months at HMS Sultan is there additional specialist training he'll undertake before joining a ships company ?

Cheers,

Shunko (ex Crab,we're people to you know!).
Rejoice, for your Son has seen the light and crossed over from the dark side.
 
#5
To amplify on Prowlers guesswork, your son will either go to SMQ(South) or SMQ(North) depending on which class of boat he goes to. Trafalgar class are South, Astute and Vanguard are North. SMQ training (his submarine training) lasts for 8 weeks, he'll then go to a boat to qualify for his dolphins. Once on a boat he'll have 3 months to qualify as a submariner as well as his watchkeeping position, (that is actually 2 quals ,seagoing and shutdown alongside so 3 quals all together) so he's going to be a very very busy boy :) And for Prowler, they're submarines or boats, NOT subs.
 
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#6
In fact just re-reading Prowlers post, ET(ME)'s don't do any submarine training at Raleigh, SMQ(S) is in Drake so a bum comment all round.
 

Prowler

Lantern Swinger
#7
Balls, meant Devonport, not Raleigh.

Not sure how I got that wrong, I was reading the bloody info sheet!
 
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#8
Thanks for responses guys,much appreciated. I'm just glad he's joining one of the Blue services,the gimp wanted to join the Army !! It took me a lot of persuading that being an infantryman was not the best option !
 
#12
#14
My lad passed his interview today,thanks for the steers. A few more hurdles for him,but it looks like I might have to get used to the shame of having a Matelot in the family :oops:
 
#15
My lad passed his interview today,thanks for the steers. A few more hurdles for him,but it looks like I might have to get used to the shame of having a Matelot in the family :oops:
At least you'll be able to hold your head high in the legion and tell everyone that, at last, there's a serviceman in your family ;)
 
#18
My lad passed his interview today,thanks for the steers. A few more hurdles for him,but it looks like I might have to get used to the shame of having a Matelot in the family :oops:
Not just a matelot, but a submariner to boot!


Double the fun/embarrassment! (delete as appropriate!)
 

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