Subs scores

Discussion in 'Submariners' started by Rum-dooer, Apr 29, 2008.

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  1. Rum-dooer

    Rum-dooer New member

    Hey all.Im new to the site and will hopefully be new to the Navy soon!

    The reason for this post is for information on joining the submarine fleet. My dad,grandad and uncle are all ex-navy so ive decided to follow suit. My dad and grandad were both gunnary branch[seaman] and my uncle was an engineer. Ive seen my local recruitment office who gave me the application and told me to have a good think about what job id like to apply for.
    I did that,i really fancy joining the submarines. Im not looking forward to the aptitude test as im not the best mathematition so ive been to the library and im going to get my head in the aptitude,maths and verbal reasoning books until i feel confident enough to apply. Im not straight out of school as im 26,so all this test malarky is a bit rough in my head. What type of score will i need for each area in the navy. I would guess the boats are quite highly ranked!?
  2. AAV_Russ

    AAV_Russ Banned

    Here's an idea,

    How about spending some time with the grey funnel line (general service) as you have more chance of doing a bit of travelling to foreign climates with gens.

    I'm not Knocking boats as I did 17 of my 23 years in them. Just a thought.

  3. Tritech

    Tritech New member

    I agree. You really should go general service first, see as much of the world as you can, then volunteer submarines. 'Cos once you become a submariner you can kiss goodbye to jollies.
  4. Bawsack

    Bawsack New member

    Yeah no jollies on boats..

    Last year I Only visited Gibraltar, Crete, Bahrain(for a total of a 3 weeks), Singapore(2 weeks), Fremantle(16 days) and Capetown. Only one of those was for emergent ME defects

    No jollies on boats whatsoever.
  5. mikh

    mikh War Hero

    Not often a boat gets a trip like that though!
  6. BoxKickerSubs

    BoxKickerSubs Badgeman

    Hms S*****r has done a trip like that twice now in the past three years.
  7. Tritech

    Tritech New member

    Lucky lucky you! :notworthy:
  8. Rum-dooer

    Rum-dooer New member

    Never really thought of it like that. Im going to speak to my local recruitment office again on Friday as theres a Submariner in. I suppose theres no harm in investigating. When you say 'no jollies',surely there must be some good 'stop-offs' where you get the chance of a good piss up.[maybe im wrong,its all new to me!]

    Im also interested in the Warfare branch on ships. I wouldnt mind gunnary like my old man.
  9. Nicks

    Nicks New member

    My Lads done Falklands,Rio,Chile,Tenerife,Gib,Monte Carlo,Istanbul,Russia,Corinth Canal,Greece,Romania,Toulon and a load of other places in only 15 months on a ship and he is not even 19 yet, so go GS and then do boats.(Like I done)
  10. Rum-dooer

    Rum-dooer New member

    Cheers for the feedback anyway lads[and possiblly lasses]. Im glad i came on the forum and asked the question now. One of the reasons for me wanting to join the Navy is to see the world so youve all opened my eyes.

    I'll keep you informed anyhow.

    Cheers again. :thumright:
  11. AAV_Russ

    AAV_Russ Banned

    See what I mean No DECENT jollies on boats.

  12. Bawsack

    Bawsack New member

    No such thing as a bad run, just runs with Ex-Skimmers :):)
  13. Joe_Crow

    Joe_Crow New member

    What about Fujairah, best run of the lot? were you 5W or comatose?
  14. BoxKickerSubs

    BoxKickerSubs Badgeman

    No JC he is just old forgetful and boring, what do you expect from a bawsack.
  15. Bawsack

    Bawsack New member

    Good comeback Welsh, you must have passed out of the Wiseman school of humour, thank god we have a comptent S&S department now

    I cant believe that i forgot Fujairah(sp) what a run that was ;)

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