Safe Deck Hand course.

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  1. I am attending the safe deck handling course at HMS Raleigh in oct and was wondering it involves?
     
  2. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    The ones I used to attend frequently involved ensuring you could shuffle the pack properly and could spot someone dealing from the bottom! :)
     
  3. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    How to be a safe deck hand?
     
  4. I thought it was ensuring that you didn't miss the urinal when you were ... oh, deck!
     
  5. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

  6. its a particularly baws course, involving:
    lots of stand easys, (as per RNR standing orders)
    how to tie knots,
    how to fake down a rope and tie up on a bollard,
    a run through of a lot of things you did on your two week basic(putting on the intrepid, entering a service boat, rescue from water)
    All in all a course that could, easily be covered in a weekend
     
  7. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    "All in all a course that could, easily be covered in a weekend"

    So run over a week to ensure that regular matelots can get it ;-)
     
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  8. much like the NMT100 as well...............
     
  9. Im on it aswell see PM faraday.

    Its a pity they cut it 2 days shorter, im well up for 5 days pay for one days work!
     
  10. Thanks for all the replies. It's only a 3 day course now not 5 days.

    Instinct you have a PM mate
     
  11. It's a course to ensure you remain undeployable for longer. Do yourself a favour, join the TA, do a course, then go on tour.
     
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  12. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I did a tour with the TA. It was brilliant. We went to Hampton Court.
     
  13. The horror
     
  14. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Apologies. I meant to say i got my hampton caught.
     
  15. I think it's the nylon zips, they are much faster than the old metal ones and need considerably more operator care - I am concerned that with the recent announcements on reducing the stringent (some may say obsessive) precautions under Health & Safety at Work legislation by the Coalition Government that more accidents of this nature may occur.
     
  16. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Probably the only thing with teeth that's been anywhere near Blackrat's crotch since Uncle Freddy came round to babysit. And when I say "Uncle" I mean "friend of Granddad". and when I say "babysit" I mean "touch, in his special place".
     
  17. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Anyway, why do we need the TA? We've got the RAF Regiment and MPGS to do all that infantry type stuff, right..?
     
  18. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    That was said in confidence. That's the last time i inform for you peeg.
     
  19. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Bite me, sugartits!
     

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