my findings after having been on a royal navy ship

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  1. ok i have learnt lots about the many branches in the navy in this trip here goes

    medical assistant: these people have loads and i mean loads of responsibality on board a they are a jack of all traits and qualified in none in his own words having to treat things from the common flu to proforming surgery on board how ever you will not get qualifications to practice medicean outside unless you want to go medical school from within the navy which as i understand it can be done but you will be expected to give the time back to the navy as a doctor in what ever field also this is a good branch if you wanted to work with the royal marines but not as infintryman i also imagine many other arms of the forces would also not refuse a medic who wants to work with them

    warfare: all i know is it involves computers and radar i pritty much shut off at this point having no intrest in computers what so ever

    sea spec: a good hard working branch that deal with many matters of seamanship you will get to use many diffrent wepons on the upper deck minigun, gimpy, ect as well as drive the ribs aparently this branch is undermaned and there will be one very dead careers officer when i get back after the commisoned seaman specialist gets through with him apperntly he is 50% short of hands

    all in all a very good couple of day's it brought home however a few very sobering truths mainly it would be best considering my scores and the opportunites to work with the marines or any tri service infintry units for that matter which are praticaly non exsistent it would be better i kept focusing on trying to get in the marine core or royal artelliary and taking what ever route from there. Once agian thank you HMS NORTHUMBERLAND if any of you are sober enough to read this (there was a bear ban due to unpaid bar tabs so when they got into london i would guess they all went on the piss)
  2. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Sounds like you had a good time, your unbiased views are interesting.

    I wish you the best of luck for whichever way your future career takes you.
  3. Go for the Medics route , will always need them , in the services & civvy street ,
  4. Is it just me or is calling Royal Marines, the marine core a really really bad idea :lol:
  5. This is a common and long-standing myth. The RN will not send anyone to Medical School. Medical students already at university can join as Medical Cadets (Surgeon Sub Lieutenants) when they start their clinical training. On qualifying, they then have to serve as MOs (Surgeon Lieutenants) for 5 years. (Unless the rules have changed recently.)
  6. Or even Royal Artelliary (unless there is such a regiment!)
  7. I can very well understand why you have no "intrest" in computers.

  8. Dantae, whilst you were onboard you should have visited the stores office and asked the CPO(SA) for a box of full stops and capital letters.
  9. the_matelot

    the_matelot War Hero Moderator

    Aye, those polar bears know how to drink like crazy, don't they??

    Top tip though Dantae,

    Learn to spell and use grammar. Are you a 5 year old?
  10. Dantae

    Glad you had a good trip and you got the chance to talk to various people and get an idea of what the various branches do on board. All the best with whichever route you choose to take.

    I know it's been mentioned before but I'd reiterate the point about improving your written english, once you're in you'll find your career seriously limited if you don't sort out speeling and punctuation.
  11. :lol: :lol: :lol:
  12. Hackish
  13. Now Dantae you’ve been her awile
    you want tojoin the mob
    and though you post a lotta stuff
    you don`t shoot off yur gob,
    Yu set a good exampel
    and never get the huff.
    with maybe praps a rare mistake
    wen you rite yore stuff

    yore postings sometimes make. us smile,
    and sometimes start a fight,
    then you quickly disapeer
    and we bash on all nite.
    Do you get yore spelling rite?
    I think Its fare to say
    yore punctuation `s reedable,
    In a Dantae sort of way.

    Some say the odd word is mispelt ?
    and not as it should be.
    where the fcuk dus that cum from.

    It lucks all rite to me.

  14. Thats it UA, I`m going to start stalking you :lol:

  15. Outstanding Uncle A

    And written in Iambic Pentameter too.

  16. Iambic Pentameter?Wasnt he the Centurion i/c 2nd Augustan Legion in Britannia???
  17. Nah! That was Blank Verse. :D
  18. nise wun unkel owbutt :)
  19. as i have said before when i can find the time i will go to night school i dont know how my spelling got this bad but clearley something has to be done about it and i was mearly repeating what the medic on board told me but if he is not qualified in anything who trains him and for how long?
    "Sounds like you had a good time, your unbiased views are interesting"
    yes i had a great time and i am always unbiased and just say things as i see them(thos some times it has always caused me great grief
  20. Well mate you appear to be to thick too get in the Navy. I am in the army and I think you would struggle in my unit. Try the Royal Logistic Corps they will have a place for you as a driver/storeman.In the mean time understand what banter is and stick around on Rum Ration

    that will teach me for taking the piss.edited due to a spelling mistake....

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