New Branch Names

I'm amazed that Able Seaman aren't called Seaman Executive Assistants (SEA) and CTs Communication Artificer Technicians (CAT).

Lamri, to me you'll always be a PO Stoker, er, but I mustn't get you muddled up with The PO Stoker. :confused: :)
 
Nutty said:
FlagWagger said:
ANGWISH said:
When i left the mob i was an RO1(T), what would that be in this modern mumbo jumbo??
Cheres 8)

Depends on which way you jumped when Tactical was subsumed into the OM(C) concept. You could have remained a source branch communicator foregoing all chances of advancement and stayed as an RO1(T) to the end of your career (are there any old-style source branch communicators left?) or you could have taken the option to jump to the Warfare branch. Assuming that you'd gone into the Warfare OM branch you'd have subsequently been given the option to become CIS (effectively the old-school sparker with computery things) or to become a member of the new QM Seaman Spec responsible for all aspects of bridge work, e.g. helm, lookout, signals, tea-boy, etc. :)

Pusser must of got me really cheap then in 61 being both Seaman and Tatical Spec. I could handle boats, splice steel wire rope, read flashing morse, rig tows, sheer legs, tie knots lay out and complete RAS's, Anchor and moor warships etc. as well as operated AS plots, LOP plots, Back Plots, Correct Charts and navigational publications, operate all types of search radars and give continous and active reports, inform OOW with CPA's of other surface contacts. Log aircraft R/T nets. Record either upside down or back to front written information for display to command etc. make tea, steer the ship, do look out, life bouy ghost, sea boats crew and make proper Kye.

Is it a modern sailor has much more to do or are just expected to do less.

Nutty :rambo:

Surely those are specialist Steward/Cook jobs requiring the City & Guilds Beveridge Making Course (Basic)? How could untrained people make tea / coffee / kye? o_O
 

danny

War Hero
navyeo60 said:
[quote="Nutty

Pusser must of got me really cheap then in 61 being both Seaman and Tatical Spec. I could handle boats, splice steel wire rope, read flashing morse, rig tows, sheer legs, tie knots lay out and complete RAS's, Anchor and moor warships etc. as well as operated AS plots, LOP plots, Back Plots, Correct Charts and navigational publications, operate all types of search radars and give continous and active reports, inform OOW with CPA's of other surface contacts. Log aircraft R/T nets. Record either upside down or back to front written information for display to command etc. make tea, steer the ship, do look out, life bouy ghost, sea boats crew and make proper Kye.

Is it a modern sailor has much more to do or are just expected to do less.

Nutty :rambo:

And we even found time to drink our tots Nutty :thumright:[/quote]

I think its that the crews are smaller now on ships. So they want to have people who know there job inside out. Rather than a jack of all trades master of none.
Not saying it actually works like this though.
 

pompeyexpat

War Hero
Scrinson said:
Tiffs still exist. They nolonger recruit but because of career path management those who are WE/MEA's remain so until promotion to PO.
Upon promotion to PO they will become POET(WE/ME)(A), the (A) to denote that they were a "source branch" Artificer.

As an LWEA of four years (courtesy of our esteemed medical branch!) I wait with bated breath for the day they magic wand me just to bring me into line with the rst of my branch.

WE's always outnumbered. Never outgunned!

EDIT:JUST REALISED THAT I HADN'T REACHED THE END OF THE THREAD. BELAY THE LAST.


The (A) doesn't appear until you're a Chief and it's not to signify you were a tiff, it's for JPA purposes so that you stop getting incremental pay rises when you reach level 7.
 

RP1986

GCM
[/quote] Take it the WS lot still are dabbers at heart?[/quote]

The WS branch don't do seamanship like the old OPS Dept. did, thats what the SEA Specialist branch are for. saying that if the buffer requires extra hands on the upper deck he'll go for the WS people first
 

squeak

Newbie
In 1959 I was JEM2 - Junior Electrical Mechanic 2nd class
then JEM1, EM2, EM1, ALEM - Acting Leading Electrical Mechanic, then LEM.
then APOEL - Acting Petty Officer Electrician then POEL. Then it all started to go wrong....POOEL - Petty Officer Ordnance Electrician, then POOEL(L) - Petty Officer Ordnance Electrician (Electrics) as POOEL(O) - Petty Officer Ordnance Electrician (Ordnance). I was so p*ssed off then I came outside in 1970. Since then I've been a central heating Mechanic, heating engineer, an electrician, approved electrician, Houseparent, Residential Social worker, social worker, counsellor, Churchwarden and and all round good guy (Pain in the *rse say's my missus) but I usually answer to George. Or Freddie to my missus.
Name, Label, Title, Nom de Plume.........F* Kin ell' What's in a name? Said Shakespeare..............Lots and Lots if you listen to these fellas and Girls

Regards :w00t: :w00t:
 
Re: New Branches From 30 Mar 07

Lamri said:
I happen to be a POMEM(L), and will stay that, thank you.

I thought you were a PO Stoker! It's all sooooo confusing!

PS: Surely Seaman Specialist should have the designation SS. :twisted:

Now who mentioned those tasty Chocolate Logs? :lick:

Squeak: so a Chinese Ldg EM was known as a LEM-MING? ;)
 

squeak

Newbie
Thingy: You remember of course that a Petty Officer was known as a small pig?

Petty = Small
Officer = Pig


Well it was in my day

Regards
 

Guns

War Hero
Moderator
Nutty said:
dunkers said:
Nutty said:
Is it a modern sailor has much more to do or are just expected to do less.

Even keeping track of the ship's position on a chart is done by a computer now. Goodbye chart tables. :pc:

Also Nutty I happen to know an AB RP2 who is still serving, so there are still one or two of yer old branch still out there.

So who knows where you are when you have a power cut. Oh that will never happen cos the Navy thinks no one will shoot at them or drop a bomb on them will they.

Nutty

WECDIS (Our Nav system) consist of more than one PC/Laptop. Each stands alone with its own UPS as well as mains supply. Failing that there is the Rugged Laptop and portable GPS receiver. So with the xx number of machines and careful use of which one is switched on you can get way over 10 hours of navigation. Of course with no power there is nothing you can do but drift so it is all a mute point really.
 

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