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Discussion in 'The Fleet' started by TAsqaudie, Nov 6, 2009.

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  1. Hey guys , looking for a bit of advice i am currently a TA Signaller . thinking about going the RN . What trade do you have to be , to go in boarding partys and stuff like that ? .

    any advice would he helpfull
  2. the_matelot

    the_matelot War Hero Moderator

    You need to apply as a splash target cox'n if you want to go boarding party.
  3. :roll: lol...
  4. Warfare
  5. Some of our CIS guys go work with 148 Battery, which if that floats your boat could be achievable....
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Looking at the thread tile I thought it was a 'thankyou' for something & was about to reply "Don't Mench"

    As stated above Warfare are the main contenders for Boarding Parties from a matelot perspective, but the experts in this field are the Royal Marines Fleet Standby Rifle Troop, from the Fleet Protection Group. You can also be a signaller in the Corps. That said, the booties aren't as good looking as matelots, good though they are. :wink:

    RN CIS's do the signalling bit in boarding ops, ET(ME)'s also conduct technical searches.

    Good luck
  7. hi, i dont suppose MA's can go boarding party can they, just out of interest?
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Generally speaking on frigates & destroyers there is only the one MA.

    We usually have a first-aid trained person in the boarding party, but unlike Star Trek where they send the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Engineering Officer & Doctor, we tend to leave them on the ship & bring back casualties for treatment if needed
  9. Don't forget the random Ensign in a red uniform who will almost certainly be coming back dead, or dematerialised!
  10. if you are going in as a warfare specalist do you go on boarding partys?
  11. You again, didn't you ask this elsewhere??
  12. asked it here first.... no one answered so made a topic about it

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