seaman specialist

Waspie

War Hero
slim said:
TheAaronP said:
I have to laugh, i just have to. Escape whilst you can mate. Give your nearest AFCO a call.

Incommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmming! :D

You realise of course that if you pass your AET course but fail to pass the LAET qualifying course (which I am led to believe is the same standard as the old mechanician course) you will be an AET for the rest of your service career. In my day the failure rate on mechs course was fairly high.
As a seaman spec his chances of passing for leading hand and then PO are statistically better.

It was always the standing joke. Want promotion - fishead first. WAFU - what promotion!!!!

But you couldn't wack job satisfaction.

All past tense now. Days gone by and all that.

Like the Labour party. The RN should be rebadged New Navy!!! (Only joking before anybody thinks I'm serious!!!!!) :safe:
 

peaky15

Newbie
hello lamri, yes i did, thank you, reading it though, it doesnt actually say that seaman specialists are obliged to serve on the front line, or if it does, i missed it and am sorry for being so ignorant.
 

Black2Blue

War Hero
peaky15 said:
hello lamri, yes i did, thank you, reading it though, it doesnt actually say that seaman specialists are obliged to serve on the front line, or if it does, i missed it and am sorry for being so ignorant.

Are we to understand that you have reservations of serving on the "front line"?

Are you viewing this with whats going on in Afgan in mind, such as RN pers serving with RM Logs as drivers/fitters/etc?
 

peaky15

Newbie
i really like the idea of serving in the royal navy and defending the ship etc, but was just after an answer to the question of whether or not i will be expected to serve on land, i know it probably sounds stupid but i thought people on here would be able to give me a straight answer.
 

slim

War Hero
It's a long time since I joined, however I do remember the GI informing us that though we were in the RN we were also soldiers and could be called upon to act as such.
Does this condition still exist?
 
Most of the matelots in Afghanistan are Marine Engineers (M.E's) helping Royal where they can in any way they can, or Comms rates doing their bit.
Those that are trained in the way of the infanteer are the ones shooting at folk etc. the rest of us are totally untrained to be in that situation and would be a liability to everyone around us so no, you won't be sent out there.
Well, not before Christmas anyway.
Probably.
 

captainobvious

Lantern Swinger
Black2Blue said:
slim said:
As a seaman spec his chances of passing for leading hand and then PO are statistically better.

Ohhh, cut and paste to my "tidbits" I will... :thumright:

Oh, this doesn't apply to you, you're too old and an ex pongo to boot, you'll be scrubbing decks til the day you leave. Sorry. ;)
 

BoxKickerSubs

Lantern Swinger
Lamri said:
Most of the matelots in Afghanistan are Marine Engineers (M.E's) helping Royal where they can in any way they can, or Comms rates doing their bit.
Those that are trained in the way of the infanteer are the ones shooting at folk etc. the rest of us are totally untrained to be in that situation and would be a liability to everyone around us so no, you won't be sent out there.
Well, not before Christmas anyway.
Probably.

Not just comms rates Lamri us LOGGS branch get the hot and sandy treatment very often right now. A few mates of mine are diong their bit out there just now.
 

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