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Uncertain about my branch choice.

IconicBuck

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Finally got joining dates 1st February 2015.

Basically in as Warfare specialist now but im not interested in the radar and sonar side. but im interested in the gunnery side.

As Sea spec can you still do gunnery? and become and CPO gunner ?
 
Just to expand - you are unlikely to ever touch a sonar. We are changing the way UWs are allocated from RALEIGH, and effectively you have to be a) good and b) a volunteer for the branch before being selected for it.

As for the Radar bit - them's the breaks. You'll serve as the Surface Picture Compiler and Supervisor as an AB. If you're switched on, crack your task books, and take on extra responsibility, you'll be in for a shout for promotion to LS(WS)(AWW), and thus go into the Gunnery/Missile side. But if you think that as a Gunner you won't touch a radar set, I'm afraid you're mistaken. PO and CPO(WS)(AWW) both sit at a radar set at Action and in a Defence Watch; both have to be highly competent in using their equipment.

If you want to just shoot guns and run around in green stuff, I suggest you look at the Infantry.
 
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guestm

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Just to expand - you are unlikely to ever touch a sonar. We are changing the way UWs are allocated from RALEIGH, and effectively you have to be a) good and b) a volunteer for the branch before being selected for it.

Jesus, when did that happen? It wasn't long ago that UWs used to be the sediment that collected at the bottom of Dryad's Warfare goblet.
 

exJenny

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I remember arriving at Dryad all set for EW training... they then broke the news that we were to be trained up as AW's due to lack of numbers.
 
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