Selection Interview

I remember reading on another thread about the SIFT that there was a common question of "What is the difference between a frigate and a destroyer?".

Am I right in thinking a frigate's primary role is to defend against submarine/surface threats whilst the destroyer is primarily involved in defending against air attacks?

Of course they both have the capability to perform both anti-air and anti-sub/ship activities as well as many other functions independently (counter-drugs, counter-piracy etc), but is the specialisation is considered to be split between boats/ships and air threats?

I've seen other definitions online simply regarding size and speed differences but I'm not sure if this is the definition the RN uses.
 

WreckerL

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I remember reading on another thread about the SIFT that there was a common question of "What is the difference between a frigate and a destroyer?".

Am I right in thinking a frigate's primary role is to defend against submarine/surface threats whilst the destroyer is primarily involved in defending against air attacks?

Of course they both have the capability to perform both anti-air and anti-sub/ship activities as well as many other functions independently (counter-drugs, counter-piracy etc), but is the specialisation is considered to be split between boats/ships and air threats?

I've seen other definitions online simply regarding size and speed differences but I'm not sure if this is the definition the RN uses.

You're right but the dividing line is getting very blurry these days.
 
Everything above was covered in my Interview, So revise for that exact order and you will be fine.

Relax, i was nervous naturally but i really did have a good laugh throughout the interview.

Good Luck.
Do you get question regarding the history and current affairs happening in the royal navy, if so what would they ask. i have my interview on the 3rd of December
 
Do you get question regarding the history and current affairs happening in the royal navy, if so what would they ask. i have my interview on the 3rd of December

That post was 8 years ago and he hasn't been seen for almost 3 years, I'd be surprised if he's even in the RN any more!
 

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