"Training by Video" the new approach to promotion

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  1. I would invite any suggestions as to suggested film viewing that substitutes proper task book training and will help you fast track to promotion...!!


    - SPO Team member - Under Siege - Steven Seagal
     
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    The Cruel Sea.

    "I'm the First Lieutenant and don't you forget it!"
     
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    carry on Jack
     
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    Crimson Tide - NBCD training.
    Das Boot - damage control training!
     
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    Grey Lady Down - Training film that explains to submariners that "Targets" are there to save their bacon!
     
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    We Joined the Navy

    peter
     
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    Recruitment Video for ethnic minoriies into the Sonar Branch (if it still exists) Hunt for Red Oktober
     
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    I think that the trilogy of Cruel Sea ,In Which We serve and Master & Commander could probably replace most of Raleigh well certainly for RNR's anyway!

    I learnt not to salute an officer indoors if he hasnt got his hat on from the Cruel Sea..they didnt even mention it at Raleigh!
     
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    Sorry, forgot to mention. "Down Periscope" a must for new members of sub-ops.
     
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    Das Boot - the realities of war and privations of life beneath the oggin

    The Cruel Sea - routine, what Britain expects and that sailors scream when drowning (very haunting)...

    Mutiny on the Bounty (the version starring Anthony Hopkins) - why you need to keep an eye on unruly baby officers

    Britain's Youngest Sailors (BBC documentary) - training, what you need to learn and the importance of a sense of humour and a posh accent

    Blue Peter [not technically a film, though] - John Noakes climbing That Mast at the G-Place - how to climb a mast, such an essential skill in the modern RN, and that even John himself could sometimes fail...

    As a lifelong civvy I found these invaluable at teaching me all I know about the RN and why joining-up would be ill-advised. I knew in my heart that I was A F*****G COWARD! :cry:
     
  11. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

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    In addition to the mandatory Cruel Sea, etc could I offer "War Games" for CIS; for the submariners we have "Above us the waves" and "We Dive at Dawn" (not on you smutty minded individuals :) )

    If we could extract the tapes from the Beeb, then the complete series of "Warship" and "Sailor" from the 1970s, could be used to educate NE into Naval life; on a similar theme the more recent "HMS Brilliant" would be a good training video in how not stage a Sods Opera.
     
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    So we dive at the crack of Dawn? Aye aye Flagwagger :lol:
     
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    Brilliant did it a lot better in my day...before it became a media darling!
     
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    What about " Watership Down" would that count????
     
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    ??????????????
     
  16. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

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    "Water It Down" is a much better description of the last 15 or so years I think!
     
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    I concur!!
     
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    Class - Thanks Handsome, that Watership Down comment has given me a stitch laughing! Only You!
     
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    Hornblower - what a series! And full of brilliant tips on how to behave in abject adversity.

    Also - the Cruel Sea, Enemy Below, Cockleshell heroes and others in that ilk with underlying messages on general heroism and maintaining a good diet - Snorkers - Good Oh!
     
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    Top Gun is not a training aid for the fleet air arm, JAG only deals with the UCMJ not Queens Regs.
     

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