Sport in the Navy

Sumo

War Hero
In answer to your question, I am pretty sure that officers are detailed off for this role on ships and submarines. I know for a fact that HMS Raleigh and HMS Drake have WOPTI's running the show, not officers.

I also know a couple of PTI's who went officer, but they became Supply Officers.
Things must have changed they used to have PTO on big shore bases, who were PTI's up through the ranks?
 

Taztiff

War Hero
Things must have changed they used to have PTO on big shore bases, who were PTI's up through the ranks?

Our 'Gunnery Officer' on a MCMV was ex-CPOPTI. After that job he went to C'Wood as PTO - about 1999. Really nice bloke, as a CPO WEO it was good to have support in the wardroom.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Our 'Gunnery Officer' on a MCMV was ex-CPOPTI. After that job he went to C'Wood as PTO - about 1999. Really nice bloke, as a CPO WEO it was good to have support in the wardroom.

May be that is how it works, PTI’s go SD but there are only so many PTO jobs so they have to have another trade behind them? Mirror polisher or something?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I've just asked a former PTI who is now an SD officer and the PTO branch was discontinued around 2001, there are still some legacy PTO's about but as a specialisation it doesn't exist anymore.
 

squigga

Midshipman
That's a shame.
Still, thanks very much, again gents for the information.

Without being a PTI, is there opportunity to be heavily sport-involved (i.e. Organising/management of events/on ops) at all, please as officer?

I was thinking Logistics as my overall choice and what with a background in Infrastructure Projects as well as fitness this would compliment each other but with a desire not to lose the fitness element in the background.. hence why I asked if the PTI/PTO still existed.

Cheers.
 

fishhead

War Hero
That's a shame.
Still, thanks very much, again gents for the information.

Without being a PTI, is there opportunity to be heavily sport-involved (i.e. Organising/management of events/on ops) at all, please as officer?

I was thinking Logistics as my overall choice and what with a background in Infrastructure Projects as well as fitness this would compliment each other but with a desire not to lose the fitness element in the background.. hence why I asked if the PTI/PTO still existed.

Cheers.
Going from the replies to other questions about Logistic Officers I would say it was ideal for someone with an eye to playing lots of sport. You may only get one seagoing appointment during your career the remainder being spent around various shore based jobs. Of course there are never any guarantees in service life as your parents will testify but at least you can hedge your bets and keep your fingers crossed.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Sodding hell all the way back to last year to be called brain dead

Fitnessfreak, obviously you don’t understand naval banter and piss taking. If you intend to join the service or already have you may need to learn about the armed forces, unless the second syllable of your avatar is true?
 

squigga

Midshipman
I understand banter very well, I also understand decent advice.
Silly fat man. By the looks of your avatar.
Two can play that game, sunshine.
Middle aged fart, I bet as well who maybe can't make his next promotion?
Never mind sausage, us fitness freaks til the end.
Word out.
 

Sumo

War Hero
I understand banter very well, I also understand decent advice.
Silly fat man. By the looks of your avatar.
Two can play that game, sunshine.
Middle aged fart, I bet as well who maybe can't make his next promotion?
Never mind sausage, us fitness freaks til the end.
Word out.


To understand my Avatar you would need to understand my sporting life whilst in service

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