Safety Equipment branch.

pixie

Newbie
I served in the SE branch btn 56/67 and had good times including 5 carriers as ships company and squadron time(sorry 6 carriers!)
I luv the banter btn the Bomb& Chockheads but we still got on well with them. They had to get on well with us including the fish heads because we used to repair your No 8s(for sippers of course).
Im sure someone will make some remark to this.
Dont forget, any SE guys reading this,we now have an Association that you can join. Go to www.faasurvivalassociation.co.uk. give me a call.
 

fido

MIA
pixie said:
I served in the SE branch btn 56/67 and had good times including 5 carriers as ships company and squadron time(sorry 6 carriers!)
I luv the banter btn the Bomb& Chockheads but we still got on well with them. They had to get on well with us including the fish heads because we used to repair your No 8s(for sippers of course).
Im sure someone will make some remark to this.
Dont forget, any SE guys reading this,we now have an Association that you can join. Go to www.faasurvivalassociation.co.uk. give me a call.
Safety Equipment 'aint a branch - it's a specialisation within the Naval Airman branch (and generally failed Aircraft Handlers!)
 

chockhead819

War Hero
When I joined in 77, at Culdrose, the class was asked for so many volunteers to go SE.

Any chance of a dhoby bag??
 

chockhead819

War Hero
When I joined in 77, at Culdrose, the class was asked for so many volunteers to go SE.

Any chance of a dhoby bag??
 

RoofRat

War Hero
Good lads the "Sew Sews" :wink: I've still got and use my dhoby bag,and I've been out of the mob for 26 years. It is made out of two aircrew pockets stitched back to back....................
RoofRat
 

slim

War Hero
As the R1 on a lynx flight in the 80s I was responsible for supervising servicing of the survival equipment. My question at the time was "Why do the RN trust me to work in a supervisory capacity after six weeks of training (most of it part time) when an SE rating had to be at least a fully qualified leading hand. I hated the job and never felt really comfortable doing it. As a radio/radar supervisor I had been fully trained over many years to service aircraft. Once again square pegs in round holes
 

RoofRat

War Hero
One of the reasons that my lad left the Navy after four years, was because of what you describe Slim. He was an Aircraft Mechanic on a Lynx flight, but also had to do the survival equipt. and armourers job too. Not enough hours in the day.
RoofRat
 

chockhead819

War Hero
according to an SE I talked to recently SERCO is taking over & all he has to look forward to is drafts to Culdrose, as yeovil is being civvyfied
 

xxspikexx

Lantern Swinger
YES MY DHOBI BAG SERVES AS A SHOE SHINE BAG NOW...... WIFEYBITCH STOPPED ME USING IT TO GO TO THE SHOWER BEST 3 TINS I EVER SPENT IT WAS COMMISSIONED IN 77 29YRS MUST BE A RECORD ???
 
Slim, bob on, balloon mechanics embarrass themselves with it all. I'm still an R1 (6 weeks to be a Sup, 12 years of secondary top line maintenance but-'you don't know the job like we do'). After all these years I have more SE time than most SEs! My brother in law ex LA(SE) did 12 years and dits on (forever)about the 9 months he did on the Argus (only front line EVER!)like it was the winning of the war. And we worry about HMS SERco......
Balloon chimps............discuss
 

fido

MIA
xxspikexx said:
YES MY DHOBI BAG SERVES AS A SHOE SHINE BAG NOW...... WIFEYBITCH STOPPED ME USING IT TO GO TO THE SHOWER BEST 3 TINS I EVER SPENT IT WAS COMMISSIONED IN 77 29YRS MUST BE A RECORD ???
Nah - mine dates from 1963 (Albion) and still in use. It was 'gulpers' from my tot then!
 

fido

MIA
Hi Slim, not AWOL but busy. Not a lot responders to wind ups but.....are you aware of the 'Somerset Scandal' regarding SE's and their President currently a guest in HMP Bristol?
 

slim

War Hero
Haven't heard anything at all about that Fido. Wokingham is a bit far from zumerzett so looks as if the carrier pidgeon has been shot and eaten before it reached here.
Please clear the air and give us the unexpurgated version of events :p
 

fido

MIA
Hi Slim, convicted in Bristol Crown Court of child pornography offences and perverting the course of justice. Remanded in custody for sentence. Google 'Martyn Helliwell' and scroll for details
 
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