Saffa's

Obelix

Badgeman
I'm a South African, about to join the Royal Navy.

Was just wondering, are there a lot of Saffa matelots, or will I be very much in the minority? Going in as a clearance diver.

What's the general impression of us? Chance-taking journeymen, or valuable contributors? Heard of alot of us scum in the Army (Paras mainly) and they seem to be gelling fine. I won't be put off either way, looking to make the most of an awesome opportunity, but am just curious...

Cheers
 

Obelix

Badgeman
Good to know. So I'll be hearing the odd "Izzit" and "Ja" from time to time then...

Looking helluva forward to it. It's just this f'ing application that's grating my carrot. Started the thing in May, and still waiting. Security clearance is one item short of complete (according to recruitment guy), and haven't even done the Diver's Acquaint Test. Worst of all I'm waiting in London of all the bloody places!
 
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I know 2 female's serving in the RN who are from S.A and also a few RM's. Only problem would be a dual passport, however, you should visit RN contact page, you will find the contact detials for the RN for further questions.
 

Obelix

Badgeman
Haha, Jenny, looks like we're replying to each other's posts on 2 different forums, this one and militaryforums.co.uk.

I'll stick to this one then, the other one doesn't have nearly as much activity.
 

Obelix

Badgeman
Yeah, I see there are a lot of cowboys asking about SBS and all that on there.

I see you're a moderator. If you want to, feel free to remove the other Saffa's thread I started. Pointless having two of them.
 
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Ach you'll always get some plonker who is interested in becoming the next 'Ross Kemp'!
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
clanky said:
You won't be the only Yarpie in the diver branch. Good luck with your training.

Sounds like a free H.S.E. Part-1 to me!!! But best of luck to you! :evil:

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Obelix

Badgeman
Nah mate, can afford a Part I right now if I wanted to, but am using that money to relocate my wife over to the UK. Wouldn't want to shove myself away on an oilrig anyway, no matter what they're paying.
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
Obelix said:
Nah mate, can afford a Part I right now if I wanted to, but am using that money to relocate my wife over to the UK. Wouldn't want to shove myself away on an oilrig anyway, no matter what they're paying.

You have obviously done a lot of research into the RN versus Oil Rigs, but as previously stated, the best of luck to you and yours in your every endeavour. :cool:
 

Obelix

Badgeman
Hmmm. All this innuendo...

I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to say big guy, you'll have to elaborate.

I've grown up around Navy Divers and Rig-monkeys my whole life. No research done at all, unless hanging around them at barbeques and listening to their tales (tall as they may have been) counts.
 
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