Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

NAVAL AIRMAN (SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT)

treshbfg

Newbie
My daughter has recently passed her entrance test, interview and medical with her fitness test planned in a month or so. She has applied for the trade NA(SE). I would be grateful for any views or info on this trade that are not printed in the glossy magazines.

I have served over 22 years in the green side of the forces so although not fully au fait with your lingo am quite happy to hear any warts an all opinions.

Cheers
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
treshbfg said:
My daughter has recently passed her entrance test, interview and medical with her fitness test planned in a month or so. She has applied for the trade NA(SE). I would be grateful for any views or info on this trade that are not printed in the glossy magazines.

I have served over 22 years in the green side of the forces so although not fully au fait with your lingo am quite happy to hear any warts an all opinions.

Cheers

BUMP
 

RoofRat

War Hero
treshbfg, I have been out too long to be able to give you an upto date picture of the Branch. However if you go to the link I've posted below, somebody there should be able to giveyou some insight.
During my time they were responsible for all of the Flying clothing and survival equiptment used by Aircrew. I'm sure they do the same today plus!
RoofRat
www.faasurvivalassociation.co.uk/
 

Waspie

War Hero
My son is in the process of re-applying for NA/SE. He did 7 years - sacked it. Now wants in again!!! I dunno youf of today!! :roll:

Cannot tell you what they serve on but the job is as you realise working on the aircraft survival equipment.

That will mean, liferafts, seat straps, all search and rescue equipment. Flying helmets, not only servicing them but fitting them. Normally the section called the 'drill section will take aircrew through there liferaft drills in the event of a ditching.

The phrase survival means they can end up in a section and will give survival lectures to aircrew. That will entail then doing survival training themselves. Ultimately maybe doing the SAS survival training to give them a Combat survival instructor qualification. Needed to get the cushie American exchange draft!!!!!!

As a small trade, promotion can be a bit slow but being a female helps advance that a bit - or so my son says as that was the reason he left!!!!!!

Hope that helps.
 

Waspie

War Hero
chockhead819 said:
Can he do me a dhoby bag, doug?

Even whilst Portland was running - 'rabbits' were stopped!!!

Lost a big trade in dingy covers, (and dhoby bags ginge!! :lol: )
 

RoofRat

War Hero
:lol: 28 years I've been outside, and I still have and use my Dhoby bag :lol:
For those who don't know, it is made of two Aircrew survival suit pockets stitched back to back, fitted with a tape loop handle.
Thanks Rog. it was well worth a pint.......................... :lol:
Roofs

treshbfg, you're welcome.
 

chockhead819

War Hero
I was talking to an SE a couple of years ago, he said big changes had taken place in the branch especially at VL, the majority of the section was mainly run by ex-SEs on better pay.
 

amazed_wafu

Midshipman
RoofRat said:
:lol: 28 years I've been outside, and I still have and use my Dhoby bag :lol:
For those who don't know, it is made of two Aircrew survival suit pockets stitched back to back, fitted with a tape loop handle.
Thanks Rog. it was well worth a pint.......................... :lol:
Roofs

treshbfg, you're welcome.


Dont forget the aircrew suit pen holder stiched to the side to put your toothbrush in!

WAFU dhoby bags, the envy of all fish heads! Gotta love it.....
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
T Naval airman (survival equipment) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
B Royal Navy start date Naval airman 2019 Joining the Royal Navy 2
J naval airman advice The Fleet Air Arm 52
W Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler) advice Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 0
W Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler) Advice The Fleet Air Arm 9
K i decided to choose Royal Navy Naval Airman The Fleet Air Arm 23
C Opinion of Aircraft Handler / Naval Airman and Steward - Catering Services Logistics The Fleet Air Arm 4
R naval airman Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
2 Aircraft Handler / Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 11
panda Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
L Naval airman - aircraft handler The Fleet Air Arm 19
ossyboydug Naval Airman (aircraft handler) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 11
B Naval Airman (AIRCRAFT HANDLER) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
W Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 27
B Naval Airman at sea The Fleet Air Arm 1
F NAVAL AIRMAN - SUB SPECIALISATIONS The Fleet Air Arm 131
D Naval nurse Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
soleil Portsmouth Naval Base Christmas Card Competition Bases / Shore Est 1
M Can you please Help reading naval record please Miscellaneous 9
M Help reading naval record please Miscellaneous 18
MoD_RSS From Portsmouth to Odesa, UK and Ukraine naval cooperation on show as Ukrainian President visits HMS Prince of Wales MoD News 0
soleil Portsmouth News: RN Officer Makes History After Being Named Top Naval Student On Germany's Most Prestigious Course The Fleet 2
soleil "Carrier Sailors Lead Naval Involvement In VJ Day Commemorations" History 4
soleil FB: NAVYfit - Royal Naval Sports Awards 2020 - Cancellation Sports and Adventure Training 1
soleil FB: Royal Naval Benevolent Trust - Go Ahead For RNBT’s Centenary Care Home Project, Admiral Jellicoe House. Charity 2
K Looking for my deceased fathers naval records Submariners 8
soleil FB: RN: Submarine Specialist Naval Reservists Join HMS Queen Elizabeth Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 6
soleil FB: "Whittall Division Are Making History At Britannia Royal Naval College" Bases / Shore Est 4
soleil RN Website: "Britannia Royal Naval College Lights Up For VE Day" Bases / Shore Est 3
Juliaann99 Naval Nursing Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
soleil FB: Naval Service Family & People Support - Downloadable Colouring Sheets Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 3
soleil Guardian: "Huge UK Naval Figureheads Rescued From Obscurity To Go On Display" History 14
soleil Afloat: "Large UK Naval Auxiliary Replenishment Ship Completes Special Survey In Merseyside Shipyard" RFA 3
soleil Naval Technology: "HMS Prince of Wales to begin F-35 trials in January 2021" The Fleet 1
BFRS Naval Specialist Training Instructor Opportunities The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 1
soleil Tw: Commander Maritime Reserves - Royal Naval Reserves & Royal Marines Reserve Survey 2020 Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 0
F Naval nurse selection process Joining the Royal Navy 6
soleil FB: RNAS Culdrose: "820 Naval Air Squadron Training In The Mist" The Fleet Air Arm 1
soleil TwoSix - A Fortnightly 60 Second Update From Across The Naval Service The Fleet 26
soleil The Times: "Captain Mike Booth, 70: Helicopter Pilot In The Falklands, Naval Attaché And Cabinetmaker" The Fleet Air Arm 3
O Naval Nurse specialisms Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
soleil Shephard Media: Naval review 2019: The never-ending Year of the (Royal) Navy The Fleet 3
soleil RN Website: "World's Oldest Christmas Pud On Display In Naval Museum" History 0
BFRS Technical Training Instructor - Naval - Dhahran The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
soleil FB: RNAS Culdrose "The Game On Every (Naval) Aviator’s Christmas List." The Fleet Air Arm 17
G Royal Naval Pilot Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
G Royal Naval Pilot Joining the Royal Navy 5
J Naval Staff Roles Joining the Royal Navy 4
sampost First Russo/Sino/SA naval exercise set for November International 8
N Joint Naval Operations The Fleet 11
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

Top