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Submariner advice please

T5igger

Lantern Swinger
Hey guys,
Finally passed my medical after a year of trouble with it so I think it's safe for me to get excited about the navy.

I'm going in as a medical assistant and just wanted some general advice on being a submariner.

1. What's the food like? - I'm veggie so worried this may be an issue.

2. What are the shifts? I've heard 6 hours on 6 hours off.

3. How often are you deployed, longest time you've been deployed?

4. How do you keep fit once on the submarine?

5. Any general advice?

Thanks!

Ps; any medical assistants here?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
1) I served with a couple of veggies, they had no snags

2) Yep, 6 on 6 off from the minute you sail until you get back

3) Longest I've been deployed is 6 months.

4) Most boats have an exercise bike and sometimes a rowing machine.

6) Get used to no internet or contact with the outside world and that you'll be in Faslane

7) There is no number 5 :)
 

T5igger

Lantern Swinger
@WreckerL thank you for the reply!

How did you find the 6 hours on 6 hours off? That's the only thing I'm a little worried about...

Other than that, I cannot wait to start.
 
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