More Really Boring AIB Questions

Taff_Yorkie

Newbie
Rights chaps, I'm sure you're hitting your limit of AIB questions, and please feel free to point me in the right direction, of the sticky on the topic.

I've been kicking about the wee province of Northern Ireland for a wee while now doing a bit of work for the pack oafs that is the 'Army'. And lets just say I'm being made redundant (hooray). Got my commission a while back (still just 25), and know pretty much the score as far as command tasks, planning exercise's go. I have to resign my commission in order to start out on a new career in the RN.

My knowledge of the RN is woeful. Had my interview with the Lt Cmdr in the AFCO, and he's been really positive, but what do I need to know about the service to pass/blag my way past the AIB? What's the questions like? How much detail do I need to go into- in other words, do I really need to know the range of CIWS, or the range of the light gun you have stuck on the front of your wee boats, battlecruisers, or whatever they are? :wink:


All help appreciated, serious or not

Taff.
 

dunkers

War Hero
Good idea to know what kind of ships we've got, what they do and where they go.
Basically - everything you need to know can be found on the RN's website, www.royalnavy.mod.uk .
It's more an exercise in seeing if you've the common sense to look up the obvious sources for information, rather than a test of your knowledge itself.
 

Taff_Yorkie

Newbie
All great advice gents. I've got an A4 folder with the entire RN website in it. I'm working my way through it now. I had an overwhelming sense that there may have been a few sticky questions thrown in. I can remember sitting my RCB and being asked a few stinkers, that no candidate could've realistically known without being in the know with the board president.

The entire process seems fairly straight-forward and transparent though.

SF- Previously 4 RIrish for all my sins. Currently on resettlement.

Is there any rumour in the fact that the RN may give me a Golden Hello of £12k? It would be nice to get as much of the taxpayer as possible! I'm applying for Weapons Engineering (Submariner).
 

dunkers

War Hero
Think you get a golden hello of some sort on completion of submarine training, but that's the only one I know about. You being ex-Army they might regard you as "re-enlisting" and maybe that attracts some kind of financial bonus? Just a guess though.
 

ohaire

Badgeman
my advice, get on rn website, look at some ships, when i got my papers for the AIB i got a booklet on all ships and aircrfat of the royal navy including the auxilaries and the marine units.
 

Darb

Lantern Swinger
How much detail do I need to go into- in other words, do I really need to know the range of CIWS, or the range of the light gun you have stuck on the front of your wee boats, battlecruisers, or whatever they are?

Let me tell you a story about a pongo and a ship.

'Twas on the good ship Antrim that we embarked some pongos for a trip to the states. It was bad enough that one chose to dement the guys on the forecastle with a green skirt and a pair of bagpipes, but the orficer, he took the real biscuit.

He was a very nice chap, with, as we found out when we dined him out on the way back up the channel, three surnames. Well, I had the middle as we sailed towards the western approaches. 'Ol Major DDT, appeared at the foot of the ladder to the bridge, quite correctly asking pemission to come up.

I invited him up, and as his eyes grew accustomed to the dark, I heard him exclaim "My God - we're MOVING!!!" The poor old pongo was genuinely surprised. I asked him why it was such a surprise, and he explained that he and the other chaps in their splendid Main Battle Tanks, would stop at night and laager up, waiting for dawn before moving on. It never occurred to him that ships kept on moving at night. :roll: :roll:

My thought for you T-Y is maybe to learn a litte hubris and consider that it may go some way toward the Senior Service considering your application :wink:

What are cherry pickers anyway?
 

capt-ahab

Lantern Swinger
dunkers said:
Think you get a golden hello of some sort on completion of submarine training, but that's the only one I know about. .

Yeah you should get about 5k on getting your dolphins.

Did the very nice man at the AFCO not give you about a million leaflets and booklets? Get cramming on them, especially using the little blue booklet on ships, aircraft and missiles (or whatever its called). Also about your chosen career path. Dont think you can get away with not learning about other branches either (LtCdr at AFCO Belfast likes to ask lots of WAFU Q's in your interviews!)

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Taff_Yorkie said:
Is there any rumour in the fact that the RN may give me a Golden Hello of £12k? It would be nice to get as much of the taxpayer as possible! I'm applying for Weapons Engineering (Submariner).

Up to £12k Golden Hello if you join as a direct entry Engineer Officer.

Can't be bad can it?
 

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