whitemouse said:I can see why it's now called a 'job' and not a 'career' - I must admit it confused me in some of the past newbie posts.
Fully (heaviily ??) manned Leanders were supposed to be 265 (IIRC), but were manned by 243 Officers and seamen under the reduced manning standard, at least the Type 3 I served in was (Cherry B) in 69/71.
Dual tasks ? I served in the Gunbay during Action/Defence stations and sometimes in the Plotroom, as did other S&S, others of the Branch were in the Magazine/Shellroom, and even manned the Seacat.
Yes I served in a Leander 67/69 (Aurora F10) but if now the seamen are not dual trainned how do they do it? If it took 250 odd of which at least a third were dual trainned, if each trade is now a seperate spec how is it done?