what would i be joining the fleet on ?

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  1. hi, ive been accepted into the navy as a warfare specialist and have my start date for HMS Raleigh but wondered if i pass both Raleigh and Collingwood what would i join the fleet on ?? i assumed i would join on a destroyer or a frigate but i may be wrong :D any replies greatful ...
  2. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Have a look at all the pretty pictures on the RN website and then choose one....
  3. is that comment ment to be sarcastic ...
  4. Probably your feet, they may allow your taxi up to the gangway though.

  5. lol ment what type of ship as you propbably already gathered ... ?
  6. You can request a certain type of ship, base port or even a particular ship.
    You will be sent to what you've requested only if it is possible to do so, otherwise you could be sent anywhere (even subs). Not too sure exactly how it works wrt squadding though.
  7. Carefull what you put down on your drafting preference card ( do they still have them?)
    I put Chatam (dad was based there during the war...didn't know it had closed down ) Type 42.
    I got drafted to a Pompey based Sea Wolf Leander. Worked out ok though.
  8. The way its going, if your lucky a row boat
  9. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Lamri sums it up well. Statistically you're more likely to serve on frigates & destroyers. Smaller ships tend to be for second & subsequent sea drafts.

    PS. Well done that Avatar, Lamri.
  10. babe u may get a frigate or destroyer- but you may also get get and LPD/ LPH/ carrier or go smally ships - or there may be the minute chance you will go subs. but whatever - best of luck xxxxxxxxxx BH
  11. nack all to do with your quote babe- but whose arse is that????????????!!!!
  12. Mine of course!
  13. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Can I borrow it please?
  14. ooh matron! [​IMG]

    I downloaded 1700 Avatars this PM, this is just a random one I picked :)
  15. So you're telling me I'll be allowed to request to go on the Fleet Submarines instead of the Ballistic Submarines?

  16. Top avatar shippers
  17. thanks BH :D oh i didnt know it worked liked that my AFCO didnt tell me you could make a request or anything like that :/ i assume they will ask you at the end of phase 2 ???? same as before any replies greatful :D
  18. Close to the end of your training (obviously). The whole process will be made clear in numerous lectures that you will receive in different training establishments throughout the coarse of your training ;) before you get your first drafts (appointments).
  19. thanks for all the replies that pretty much answers my question :D
  20. You can state a 'preference'. Does exactly what it says on the tin. No guarantee you'll get your preference. At the end of the day, the bums will go wherever there's an empty seat.

    You need to the maths - currently 6 boats based in Fassers - this equates to 10 crews in this case plus some spares of course.
    7 boats in Guz - seven crews plus a few spares.

    So you've got a slightly greater chance of getting something based in the North. Having said that, that's all it is - a chance. It's bums on seats at the end of the day and you won't find out where you're going until you're well clear of Phase One.


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