Subs or Surface? Help please!

pashton86

Midshipman
Hello everyone, I've just passed the AIB for general service warfare, however I've been told that i'm boderline for selection in that field though if i put myself forward for submariner I'm guarenteed a place. I'd just like to hear somepoints of view on both sides as although I can see the career pluses of submarines, my long term girlfriend probably won't be too impressed with 15 words a week from me. Many thanks everyone.
 
There really isn't that muh of a choice really, boats is always best.

They also tend to have a steadier routine due to the need for specic maintenance periods.

The people are better and thus the fun is better and the bad times are better.
Peter
 
Well they have to save spaces for the birds on skimmers. Just think of the submarine pay, £5000 bonus when you complete you part three, nice shiny brooch to impress people with. You can look like my advatar a standard issue submariner.

Remember, girlfriends are a short term commitment for sex, being a submariner means good and loyal friends and being part of an exclusive international brotherhood for LIFE.

Nutty LSRPSM(time served)
 
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The way it is going with the surface fleet, I'd suggest boats. You have more of a steady routine, pay is better, golden hand shake etc
 

slim

War Hero
I spent my 22 years in the Fleet air Arm.
After leaving I worked for BAe on SINs systems for a time. During that time I found submariners to be great guys though their sense of humour was a little strange. So if you can't be a wafoo be a submariner
 
dhoby_bucket said:
Nutty LSRPSM(time served)

What were you in for mate???? LOL

Volunteering mate. No pension, did my 9 plus boys time and left time served as opposed to retired.

Don't ever do it or you get more than the average armed robber.

Nutty
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Just do what everyone else does - pretend to be wibble/dodgy back/whatever, get a compassionate draft and stay shoreside for the rest of your career!
 

Nigaramus

Lantern Swinger
Streaky said:
Thing about being a sundodger is that you might get to go all around the world, but you'll never know it!

I went round the world twice in boats (and knew it - it was all those hotels on subsistence!!). On the first one stopping half way round in Singapore for a quick break and then carrying on with the other half 18 months later!!
 

The_0ne

Midshipman
Jenny_Dabber said:
The way it is going with the surface fleet, I'd suggest boats. You have more of a steady routine, pay is better, golden hand shake etc

What do you mean the way it is going with the surface fleet? Please elaborate?? :)
 
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Topmast and such, boats tend to be a bit more steady and you're not moved around drafts as much as surface fleet based but that is from what I had seen and was informed of by friends on subs when I was in.

Could be different now but I doubt it is.
 
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