Lewys2003

Badgeman
Morning everyone,
Just a quick question to ask anyone who's been through the process, I was told about 2 weeks ago that I could not pursue my role as an Observer as I had a history of asthma. Even though I was quite gutted, I am still very motivated to join the RN and just was asking about these roles if anyone had any information on them.

1) Does anyone know if my 'history' with Asthma will hold me back from the Mine Clearance Diver role? (I'd assume so but I really like the look of the role)
2)What type of role is a Specialist Seaman? Is it quite laid back? As I really want to be in the thick of it so to speak.
3) Are there any hand-on-action roles that I could go for with my Asthma.

Thank you for any responses, it will be greatly appreciated.

Lewys.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
You can't (shouldn't - some naughty people do) dive as a Scooby Doo, so as a military diver I'm going to say 100% no.

If you want to be/are qualified for Observer, do NOT go for Seaman Spec - you'll be bored out of your skull in days. Go for Seaman Officer or whatever it's called these days.
 

Lewys2003

Badgeman
Thank you all,
I was trying to find what a boarding officer is called now? I really liked the idea of it, but I'm having difficulty.

Anyone know what it's called?
 

Bennett

Newbie
Thank you all,
I was trying to find what a boarding officer is called now? I really liked the idea of it, but I'm having difficulty.

Anyone know what it's called?

Boarding Officer is very low down the list of tertiary duties of one of the Lt's onboard a Warship, usually Officer of the Watch 2 and the DWEO in my experience but I believe it is just whoever has the spare capacity to mill around on a suspect vessel and annoy the Master by messing up all his paperwork.

If you want to rappel down ropes onto ships with a knife in your mouth and throw flashbangs into engine rooms 42 Cdo or the Poole Canoe Club would be your best bet.

Jokes aside, im a Warfare Officer currently so whilst I have no idea if you can do it medically I can provide some insight into the role if you need to know more.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Speaking as someone who, (thankfully), 'failed' his diving aptitude. Asthma and diving are not something that is compatible. Like going up diddly up, going down and playing with the Nobby's is very dependant upon being able to breath well.
I imagine diving under the hull of a war canoe and suddenly discover a puff of ones Ventolin inhaler isn't the best place to be!!!!
I know lots of folk with gills instead of lungs and not one is asthmatic!!!!
 

Lewys2003

Badgeman
So what would be the best role for someone who’s adventurous and wants to be very hands on? Obvs without the FAA involved…
 

Waspie

War Hero
So what would be the best role for someone who’s adventurous and wants to be very hands on? Obvs without the FAA involved…
I'd still stick with FAA. AET is very hands on. Working n high tech aircraft both rotary and Fixed Wing. As for adventurous - the mob is renowned for its adventure!!!
 

Lewys2003

Badgeman
I'd still stick with FAA. AET is very hands on. Working n high tech aircraft both rotary and Fixed Wing. As for adventurous - the mob is renowned for its adventure!!!
I’d really like to,
However my recruitment officer told me every FAA role is out of bounds because of my asthma, even engineering and ATC. But I’ll query that because I really don’t see how that could stand
 

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