Underwater Force Protection Branch

trehorn2

Lantern Swinger
#1
Has anyone on here joined and if so could you please give me some info on whats involved and more spefically what the fitness levels are.

Thanks in advance,

TH
 
#6
Cheers guys. I posted my original question on an existing topic in there but thought that because it is an RNR branch i might get more info in here.

Thanks again.

TH
 

Tall_bloke

Lantern Swinger
#7
Happy New Year to you, Matey.
I have spoken briefly to some blokes who went for the original fitness induction weekend. I can't remember what the exact fitness requirements are, but I know that you have to do the mile and a half in under 10.5 minutes, and you have to do a certain number of pull ups and dips. It sounds similar to the entry test for the booties, although I can't be sure.
They also need you to be an ex-mob diver, or be BSAC or PADI qualified to advanced open water level.
Hope this helps?
 
#9
And didn't the RNR have a diving branch like this up until the mid ninties? With many units having a large number of trained divers... oh yes, it was binned to save a few quid...

Time to re-invent the wheel...
 
#11
The process normally takes a number of stages: They are apptitude 2 days, selection 2-3 days, Initiall Air Diving Course 2 weeks, UWFP Course 2 weeks. Im asuming that your in the RNR, give me a call 07974 666661 sometime and Ill halp as best as I can.......
 
#13
Sorry, I did reply to your questions about the UWFP, and thought it was posted...If you have your Unit details Im sure I can put you intouch with someone who can help....The Branch is certainly in its infancy but my feelings are that there very keen to get it underway...Johno
 

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