worth going submarines?

RN2014

Newbie
Hi,

Im starting my application form for the royal navy and wondered if anyone can help answer some questions ive got on going to submarines. when ive been researching a lot of people make it out to be some sort of special forces unit and elite but how much of that is actually true? ive also read that they are really short of people so are they just saying that to try and make them more attractive? the extra money doesn't really bother me because the travel opportunities on ships will probably make up for that (i hope lol)

thanks for any help!
 

fishhead

War Hero
Life on board a submarine is now more comfortable than it has ever been but it is still more cramped than a surface vessel. A submariners life is not for everyone and the extra money offered is classed as a speciality payment but in also it serves to try and retain personnel. If you have any doubts about being a submariner don't do it .
Lastly , submariners are definitely not SF but most are proud to be one or to have been one.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Definitely not SF although you may end up working with them and "elite" inasmuch as we have our own way of doing things plus all the extra training you do to get your dolphins.
 

EnglishFish

Midshipman
I read somewhere that you can transfer TO submarines, but not away from them. It might be bollocks but I'd take that into consideration.
 

Topstop

War Hero
I read somewhere that you can transfer TO submarines, but not away from them. It might be bollocks but I'd take that into consideration.
Depends on branch, dont know current regs but it used to be: 3 years service for non volunteer, 5 years for volunteers.
 
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