higthepig said:Im maybe too old it was at bramcote hms game cock, ssikin ,culdrose,and shawbury im not a recluse,theyre going to get a slagging shortly in a sailors tale,stay tuned.
Greenie said:The Fleet air arm artificers used to do their training at Lossiemouth [HMS Fulmar].
I think Arbroath was a training place aswell for wafoo's [HMS Condor]
I qualified decades ago as an HC at Portland... I believe the secrative HCs now train at Yeovilton inorder to develop their war stories!higthepig said:Fleet air arm tiffs mechanical trained at arbroath,not lossiemouth, after bramcote,i think they went to raleigh,after siskin closed they did their fire fighting and aircraft handling at culdrose. air traffic was done at raf shawbury, the joint airtraffic course was done at raf shawbury,this was an adqual,in the raf you had to be a sergeant air traffic only for three years before you got the course,once they got checked out (blue card)they became a flight sergeant,the rn as usual got us cheap i was still a killick with a blue card,but it was an adqual,you didnt have to do it,load of balls how could you refuse?It is now im told (cos in my day it was different)a branch of its own which must be a doddle ,where the acs go i dont know,theyre a secretive bunch and appear to think they are special,when in reality i only wish that i had one job.No doubt one might come out of the darkness,and give a brief,dont get your hopes up.
sulzer said:Got the Tee shirt! Air electrial (AL/AR) followed this route: HMS FISGARD 3 terms as an aprrentice then selection of trade to Electrical. HMS COLLINGWOOD 5 terms as an EA apprentice then selection for air branch. Then 3 terms as a EA(Air) apprentice. This was followed by a year of on the job training (called NASSO Training) as a 5th Class Tiff; in my case in HMS EAGLE and then to RNAS FORD on (nice new Gold HOOK) 764 training squadron, both on the squadron line and in the workshops. Then followed examinations, courses and further training until 12 years after joining became a Chief Tiff.
sulzer said:Much older: Joined in September 51 left in July 72 (redundant) and then 73 until 89 in RNR!