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Sumo

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That’s why we’re now called Supply Chain instead


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I walked into we call Stores (on a RN Squadron) and said to the USN chap, "Excuse me is this Stores?", his reply was "No sorry, this is supply!". I then got his training history of how Storemen and Suppliers are training on the same base but kept very separate, one trade trains for 4 weeks longer and gain different qualifications. When I told him we has a Chief Air Mechanic doing ours that blew his mind.
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Talking to the septic they have about 10 promotional grades to make AB, which we worked out was a rank USA P.O. grade 3 a killick USA P.O.2 and an RN P.O. Went from USA P.O. 1st class to chief?
 

Stirlin

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I walked into we call Stores (on a RN Squadron) and said to the USN chap, "Excuse me is this Stores?", his reply was "No sorry, this is supply!". I then got his training history of how Storemen and Suppliers are training on the same base but kept very separate, one trade trains for 4 weeks longer and gain different qualifications. When I told him we has a Chief Air Mechanic doing ours that blew his mind.
Talking to the septic they have about 10 promotional grades to make AB, which we worked out was a rank USA P.O. grade 3 a killick USA P.O.2 and an RN P.O. Went from USA P.O. 1st class to chief?
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They used to have a '' trade '' that entailed filling up all the gum , nutty , tab and ice cream machines , whether they still have I'm not sure , NAAFI staff with a chest full of medals.
 

Alfacharlie

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I got talking to one on Op Telic. Their op's department literally had someone trained in just the one job, and that includes everything. One to just operate link, one to just compile the air picture etc etc.
I know we have the specialist roles, gollies, RP's, TAS etc., but we do have other jobs on top of that, (not just beer bosun etc).

I could never understand how they were still pretty gash.
 

Stirlin

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I was I/C of one of the 3 engine rooms on Mermaid with another stoker on the DG and VCD , mekkin water.
Yanks would have had 3 blokes tending the 2 V16 main engines and 2 blokes on each I/L 8 DG and 2 more on the VCD.
 

Sumo

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Talking to the septic they have about 10 promotional grades to make AB, which we worked out was a rank USA P.O. grade 3 a killick USA P.O.2 and an RN P.O. Went from USA P.O. 1st class to chief?
They used to have a '' trade '' that entailed filling up all the gum , nutty , tab and ice cream machines , whether they still have I'm not sure , NAAFI staff with a chest full of medals.
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Along side in states, heaar a pipe No - Coca-Cola mechanic to No1 to No1 machine? That was his job one machine.
Asked one to explain his medals, one was bay of biscay, I was taking the piss, I said is that for crossing it, no he says, for crossing it twice?
 
They used to have a '' trade '' that entailed filling up all the gum , nutty , tab and ice cream machines , whether they still have I'm not sure , NAAFI staff with a chest full of medals.
Along side in states, heaar a pipe No - Coca-Cola mechanic to No1 to No1 machine? That was his job one machine.
Asked one to explain his medals, one was bay of biscay, I was taking the piss, I said is that for crossing it, no he says, for crossing it twice?[/QUOTE]

Was that a “medal” or a ribbon? There is a difference. I got an oppo on USS Lincoln who’s a bomber on there. He’s got a medal for joining up (national defence service medal) and a ribbon for passing training as top of his class (Honor Grad Ribbon - like a kings badge-man in the RM’s).


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Rumrat

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I've been trapping about a bit.
Done a spell out the fes and all without a caravan.
Now I'm in DQ's
Covid's had me locked up more than pusser
 

crash_evans

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I’ve an oppo, who was attached to the USN to work in a ‘attached RN/USN position in the US‘ (it’s a attached matelot role (which we have bolstered in the US). He was made an honorary ‘Chief’ of the USN. Complete with gash metalwork. I wanted that draft, never ended up my thing since I am happily anchored.


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crash_evans

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I wonder when the GS operators will get this to ‘reward’ us for our skills?

I often wonder as a ‘CHOPS’ what I deserve apart from a hallowed nickname..


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I wonder when the GS operators will get this to ‘reward’ us for our skills?

I often wonder as a ‘CHOPS’ what I deserve apart from a hallowed nickname..


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Personally I think if PWOs need a badge to distinguish themselves from other officers, we should let them wear just black between the gold rings and bring back distinction cloths for the other branches.


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crash_evans

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Personally I think if PWOs need a badge to distinguish themselves from other officers, we should let them wear just black between the gold rings and bring back distinction cloths for the other branches.


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I worry that the warm and fuzzy feeling is increasing across the RN (seeing as we are not allowed to call it the Naval Service).

Where will it end? Medals for passing basic..


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