Transfer from RM to RN

TheRedMango

Midshipman
Hello all,

Wondered if I could get some information from some experienced minds. I'm looking to transfer over, I'm currently a RM VM but promotion is far to slow for my liking and the draft locations are becoming an issue on family life. I have a an idea of what I want to do but I'd like to see what people suggest that fits what I'm after.

The main criteria I need to fill is a semi fixed draft as close to plymouth as possible i.e. I don't move around the country every two years unit to unit.
Second would be big potential for promotion, I don't mind putting the work in as long as there is potential to promote and go far reasonable quickly.
Third but less important would be time away, ideally would like to spend as little time away as possible, maybe 2-3 months a year at the most.

I'm a very logical person, strong subjects would be IT, Maths etc physical fit (maybe need to cut back on the puddings a bit) I don't mind doing office work or getting stuck in. I've looked at PTI, RNP and AET and all appeals to me in various ways however I can't find much Gen information on them outside of the navy website. I will be going to see afco when I'm back in the UK but I know they tend to try and sell you what's needed. So here I am!

Thanks
 
PTI. There’s already an LPT who was an ex-RM VM kicking around.

Be warned, there is still a 2 year sea draft to get through, although I suspect if you volunteer for Plymouth you’ll get your wish.
 

metocman

Lantern Swinger
Photographic and HM schools are both at Drake. Would one of those trades suit? You could do your sea drafts out of Drake and be Guz based forever!
 

Drakey

War Hero
Become a civvy. That way you can do whatever you like. Transferring to the navy is probably not the best option as you will still have a seagoing responsibility regardless of what job you chose to do.
 

TheRedMango

Midshipman
Excuse my lack of knowledge on the abbreviations guz, HM school's? I'm not completely against going on trips on sea, I'd just like to limit it. Currently I do about 6+ months a year away. However if I could promote and get the relevent pay I wouldn't mind... Going away plus no promotion potential combo is what I'm trying to avoid.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Guzz is jack speak for Plymouth, HM is Hydrography and Meterology branch, which doesn't necessarily guarantee a Guzz draft, but there again, no branch does.
 

metocman

Lantern Swinger
Hey Mango, sorry for the slang, HM for weather geek and phot is short for photographic, both small and specialized branches but both schools are in Drake/Plymouth. If you took positions on Plymouth based ships you could spend most of your career there like I did.
 

TheRedMango

Midshipman
Hey Mango, sorry for the slang, HM for weather geek and phot is short for photographic, both small and specialized branches but both schools are in Drake/Plymouth. If you took positions on Plymouth based ships you could spend most of your career there like I did.
No problem, How does it work being positioned on ship? I'm my mind that means I'm sailing around the world for 2 years?
 

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