.... If your asking that question in the current climate then the RN (or any of the services - even the RAF) is not for you. However the RN are operating a little scheme called "Top Mast" which supposedly endevours to give RN personnell a certain amount of time ashore (Note I didn't say "at Home") I've been away from the RNR/ MoD(N) now for quite some time but from what my oppo's are telling me, the system is working to a point but they still have a long way to go. I'm sure that some of the younger lads and lasses on this forum will be able to furnish you with more "Honest" info rather than the official webbies.Hi guys.
I'm hoping to join the Navy as a pilot and have my AIB in October. I was just wondering what sort of time you get posted abroad or away from home for as I've not really seen any information about this.
Thanks a lot.
TheCommunicator said:Before I'm flamed, there is an exception in 845, 846 and 847 (the junglies) they are regularly away and deploy to some of the current hot spots.
Think of the LSSB(AT+) !!! You'll maybe not get too long at home to spend it though.JunglyDaz said:TheCommunicator said:Before I'm flamed, there is an exception in 845, 846 and 847 (the junglies) they are regularly away and deploy to some of the current hot spots.
I was just rolling my sleeves up, ready to type. Until I read your last paragraph that is.
I have just joined 846NAS and my flight have spent 300+ days away in the last two years.
I quote from the front page:claypon said:Also, why the rest of you guys always have to take a copy and completely change the subject, then start 'bantering' each other, as some people may actually be looking for a serious answer.
If you are totaly commited to the RN then why ask the question? Or are you maybe fishing? Sorry but i'm rather cynical.KATWEEZIL - First of all it was just a question, and you have no right to judge whether the RN or any of the other services is for me .
so pipe down....
Well, if that's your attitude as a zero time sprog, we don't want you! We're in, you're not and some of us might just have a big say in whether the RN is for you....claypon said:KATWEEZIL - First of all it was just a question, and you have no right to judge whether the RN or any of the other services is for me so pipe down, as I'm fully committed to joining up and it was just a question.
Also, why the rest of you guys always have to take a copy and completely change the subject, then start 'bantering' each other, as some people may actually be looking for a serious answer.
Judging by the number of ship's flights you lot have tipped over the side in the last few years by crappy ship handling it would seem you need all the practice....TheCommunicator said:... while their ship is doing trials, work up, crappy exercises etc
Well said JunglyDaz, I know that we've moved on a bit, but I sailed in Albion in '62 as a member of 846 and didn't return to UK for two years (most of that in Borneo - we were the real Junglies!). I left my wife 6 months pregnant too so came home to a son getting on for two years old whom I had never seen. Less than a year later I was off again to join Victorious for another eighteen months on the Far East station.JunglyDaz said:Clay
Please respect the due to OpSec I cannot give details.
I am off on Ocean tomorrow for Exercises and Ops until late in November (subject to change). Next year in March I go away for another 12 weeks, after that we have no dates yet.
Some of the guys on the unit have been away for 300+ days in the last two years. This may fit your lifestyle, especially if you are single with no kids. However it doesn't fit all's.
I fyou are commited to life in the military then good on you, but be aware and the best of luck to you.
You should have joined 845 then (the premier jungly squadron) - "operational, not decorational"