RAF DEFECTOR!!!!!

GJT59

Midshipman
Dear All,

I am a 24 year old RAF Logistics Officer with 6 years commissioned service. Love the armed forces, fed up with the RAF supply branch! I have spoken to the careers office and very much fancy starting again and going RN warfare branch. Grateful for any general, advice particularly from peeps who have jumped from one service to another. Does anyone know if warfare are recruiting at the moment?

All advice gratefully received!
 
The RN are always looking for Warfare Officers - but have you considered RN Logistics Officer?

You may want to contact the Warfare or Loggies appointer in Portsmouth - find the RN Fleet website on the MOD intranet (do a search for FLEET in the RAF portal and you should find it) and look for DNCM (Directorate of Naval Career Management) or whatever they call themselves this week.
 

GJT59

Midshipman
Thanks for the reply.

Call me cynical, but are the RN 'always' looking for warfare types because the chop rate is high or ppl decide they dont like it once in???

Had considered the loggie side, but i fancy a new direction. Any ideas on whether i would be expected to do the full dartmouth course?

Cheers!
 
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GJT59 said:
Thanks for the reply.

Call me cynical, but are the RN 'always' looking for warfare types because the chop rate is high or ppl decide they dont like it once in???

Had considered the loggie side, but i fancy a new direction. Any ideas on whether i would be expected to do the full dartmouth course?

Cheers!

The Warfare Branch does have a healthy throughput, but that is largely due to the fact that the branch is a competitive ******'s oasis, full of boorish ***** who believe that emerging from the hellish pupal stage of junior Warfare Officer (in which they are subjected to all sorts of dehumanising Tom Brown's schooldays japes and hatred) suddenly makes tham into steely-eyed destroyer captains-elect. It's bollocks, of course, because no sooner have they gained their thin stripe than they are tugging their forelocks to a grander **** in the Captain's chair who will destroy any compassion and guile and create a neighing, ******** who has only regard for one thing, that is itself. Sometimes there are exceptions to this rule and decent human beings emerge ... one whom for you would gladly sit in a section base in Fearnought waiting for the next raid. These are the realists ... they have the conviction that they wouldn't be where they are now save for the three hundred or so similar humans struggling with the shit and corruption down below their feet. Aside from all of this is the pointless scrambling for promotion ... the unadulterated flattery and cocksucking that takes place and the venal backstabbing of colleagues. I could accept it if it was covert, but most of the ship's company detect when a Warfare Officer is in zone.

*****. All of them.

Levers
 

dt018a9667

War Hero
Leavers I take it you don’t like warfare officers. By the way are these the same as the beasts P.W.O`s in the seventies and eighties?
 

GJT59

Midshipman
Succinct and to the point Levers!

You get your fair share of alpha male (and females) ********* in the RAF too - its all relative. Have you met the red arrows????

Im going straight to RAF hell for that one....

Personally Im married and would prioritise my wife over any backstabbing career push. Just want a new challenge in a new direction.

Levers - were you/are you warfare? I detect a wee bit of black humour, but would you advise against warfare? All I want is an interesting job - one preferably where i get to best pirates and stand avast the mizzentop (or somesuch!!!???)

Please feel free to correct my naive RN outlook!
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
GJT59 mate - you should have a serious look at the RN loggie side of things. It's actually a pretty good choice of branch to come into; statistically its one of the favourites for the Warfaries who have had enough of standing on the bridge for four hours on then off then on, etc.

Have you thought of actually getting yourself a couple of weeks secondment to experience it in person?

SF
 

GJT59

Midshipman
SF,

I think in my case it would be far easier to apply for a loggie slot. However, I have spoken to your career types and the word is they are only taking very few on at the mo. It was also strongly intimated that i would be second best to any chopped aircrew/ATC types trying to re-branch. The idea of ship principal loggie is great, but i am a bit put off by all the secretariat posts that go with it. I think overall, I am much more attracted to the warfare side of the house - less chance of failing the numbers game at selection and better prospects after...

I suspect the careers office would be a starting place for a RN attachment?

What would you good people say is the realistic amount of time i can expect to be at sea in any 12 month period?
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
Re the attachment - I would probably go through your manpower people. You can also contact the RN Logs appointer for advice on 023 92 727474 (think that’s the right number - come back to me if not). You should only need a week or two at sea on one of the flattops to get what you need.

Re the whole "taking on a few at the moment". If you want it badly enough - you'll push hard and that will translate across to them that you're serious enough about it. If you don't look too interested, you can't expect them to be either.

SF
 
GJT59 said:
Thanks for the reply.

Call me cynical, but are the RN 'always' looking for warfare types because the chop rate is high or ppl decide they dont like it once in???

Had considered the loggie side, but i fancy a new direction. Any ideas on whether i would be expected to do the full dartmouth course?

Cheers!

Hi GJT,

Yes, you will still have to do most of Dartmouth, possibly Initial Sea Training and Common Fleet Time too.

Quite a few people who join as Warfare Officers tend to rebranch when they find out that they are not all reincarnations of Nelson as they were told on JWO course. :wink:

BTW, I have nothing against Warfare Officers - I know plenty of great ones, but I have also seen how some of the junior ones can be treated.
 

GJT59

Midshipman
SF,

Thanks for the number - il give it a go. My only experience at sea has so far been on a 2 week sailing exped across the english channel in a tiny 8-man jobba. Was i sick? oh yes!

Thanks for the advice everyone (even Levs! :wink: )
 

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