I have seen a copy. Photograph features a rather lardy looking MN/RNR Officer (one assumes the author ) on a warship bridge in a 'you can't see me' suit. Not a tree in sight.Also I have just been informed that this months "Telegraph" the NUMAST journal has a full page article with all the details.
Hello Pioneer and everyone else.pioneer said:MN Officers join as direct entrants on List 1. Cadets if under 20 join as Midshipman, over 20 as Acting S/Lt. You will enter into the AW branch. Get in touch with your Local Unit and ask to be put in touch with the AWSTO, who will advise you accordingly. We are short of serving MN officer's in AW. Unfortunately you will find some units unaware of the recruiting procedures for Merchant Navy Officers. If you do not get a satisfactory answer, get back to me with an email address and I will sort it out.
Thank you Pioneer, look forward to sailing with you. My apologies, but the biggest thing I have struggled with since joining the RNR are the abbreviations! What does SNO refer too? Thanks again.pioneer said:Hello Navs,
You can do both. Your experience as an MN officer will move you towards SNO as that is where you are most usefull. Your career path entails you to cover all aspects of AW. No doubt will catch up with you on one of the flat tops.
Thanks for the advice Pioneer, I've since been finding out more about the weekends and getting some advice off of the List 1 RNR MN Officers.pioneer said:An arrangement was made with SO1(IT), that List 1 MN officers in consultation with their unit JOTO's cover the work at the weekends. There are 2 officers in Dalriada in a similar position. If you can get together with them, we should be able to run a course over a weekend to and crack of the task book. Re seatime, you should be on the SO2AW's email circulation list. SO2AW forwards details of exercises and available sea billets. Get yourself into one of the trainee slots in the exercises and once onboard the sea going part of your task book can be completed as well as your professional training. If your still having trouble contact either one of the following and it will be addressed, AWTO(N), AWTO (SO&NI), AWTO (E), AWTO (W), or SO1AW(MR), SO2AW(MR).