Hello all, I am currently serving in the British Army and am looking at transferring to the Royal Navy as a Medical Assistant (MA). A little about myself first, I have been in the army for 6 years, have passed the All Arms Commando Course (AACC) and the Royal Marines Recce Leaders course and have done 2 Operational tours of Afghanistan with 3 Cdo Brigade, I have done several medical courses and have got hands on combat medical experience. I am currently a LCPL and am looking at promotion to CPL next year. The questions I have are: 1. If I transfer will my pay be affected? ie. Will I drop down to a new entrants pay level? I know that if I was to transfer branch within the Army my pay would not be affected but how does it work if you change service? 2. Would I have to attend Basic RN training at HMS Raleigh? 3. How long is the waiting list for MA courses? 4. Would I be able to work only with Commando Units or would I be expected to do time onboard ship as well? 5. Would my seniority from the Army count at all in the Navy? I understand that joining a specialist branch in a different service means starting from the bottom but would my experience count for anything? Thank you in advance for your responses and assistance.