Sub's and Ship's, jobs that involve both?

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  1. btw im only just 16 so please dont judge my naivity..
    anyway, is there any jobs that you can go on both? i love the idea of being on a sub just as much as a ship haha
    any posts will be much appreciated

  2. All branches serve on both with the exception of Fleet Air Arm, Warfare Specialists and Reggies (huzzah). The only Warfare branches on BOATS (not subs) are SSM and TSM.

    What branch are you interested in?

    Others will be along with the branches that don't go on boats that I've not mentioned.
  3. i ment is there any actual careers where you could serve on both, without completley switching service

    :) cheers
  4. No.
  5. Short answer, pretty much no - or at least not for any period of time. You could do several years in one and then several years in the other (usually GS then submarines rather than the other way round), or you could be in a branch which MAY involve short periods of time on different platforms, but you wouldn't be full ship's company. I.e., it might be doable if you become James Bond.

    It costs too much money to train people to have them jumping backwards and forwards from job to job.
  6. STC all the way.
  7. yep, forgot that one - but not sure what the transfer liabilities are like, surely the whole issue of STC gapping was caused by the fact that people don't do more than one deployment generally?
  8. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    'Swains are just wannabees... :wink:
  9. I prefer "delusional"
  10. Wrong!

    Hope that helps.

    My bold. the OP didn't say he wanted to be drafted to a boat, merely that he wanted to serve on one. Several members of the branch you allude to spend more time on deployed submarines on ops in their career than many submariners.
  11. fair one, I know that, you know that, we just can't tell anyone else... :wink:
  12. Unless you mean blue badged Wren Telephonists, who probably spent more time deplyed under submariners on ops....
  13. WAFU, no on both parts!!!

    STC if you want a bit of both!!
  14. I thought submariners could become WAFUs?
  15. They couldnt afford the drop in pay!!!

    And having a single cabin would confuse the F**k out of them! :D
  16. I don't know about you but in my opinion had the op been aware of that specific trade then there's a good chance that he would also be blessed with sufficient intelligence to not ask the question in the first place. In my opinion, the post seemed to be in general terms. Clearly, you think otherwise.
  17. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  18. I think there's a fair chance that at 16, he is not that aware of the various trades, and what they do, and also there is a fair chance (judging by his use of English) that he is intelligent enough to score a high mark on his entrance exams. I also believe that, if he uses the search function on here, he will be able to ascertain wtf we are on about.

    HTH (No, really, I do!)

    PS. Polto, someone's left some popcorn loafing. Would you like some?
  19. Thank you very much haha, still awaiting my GCSE results at the minute though
  20. :roll: So you will be exempt from being, a Sundodger then!!! and will have to join the FAA, and top up your salary, with Aircrewmans flying pay :lol: :lol: :lol:

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