WSSSM branch on hold?

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  1. Someone told me that WSSSM branch was on hold and now is 36 months wait?

    Can SM or N_S clear this up for me?

    I would phone my CA, but he doesnt get back off leave for another week.



  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    For those first applying to join as WS(SSM) today, it could well be as much as 3 years before they are allocated a start date, however frustrating for all concerned though it is, it depends on outflow, manning requirements & funding, so it's equally possible that may change.

    For those already "in the system", waiting times are best advised by your Careers adviser rather than Facebook, RR etc., because there are so many variables unique to the individual.
  3. What i dont understand is that one minute they say they are pushing applications, and the next saying that it has doubled in waiting time?
    Is this for all Boat branches, or just WS S (SM)?



  4. Hang on a minute. I was told (while I was standing in the queue for scran) by Knocker who is a mate of Taff's and is Sharky's bezzy oppo, that the best place to find out info is on RR, Facebook and Twitter. He said that those geezers in the AFCO know nothing and when you phone them up they are always on leave or a on course or find some excuse not to help.
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    There were recently several WS(SSM) courses filled, but there are only so many required each year so it could be a few terms before another course runs, which will again be indicated by forward movement.

    Fair call, forgot about Twitter :thanks:

    Funnily enough, there may well be moves afoot for an official RN Forum in the far-off future, in a similar vein to the official RM Forum which already exists (apparently), but like all these things money will be the decider I'd guess.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011
  6. Drakey- I will contact the AFCO about this on friday. I never said anything about them being useless? Its just fustrating, and i know there are lots of other people in my position. But its like sitting on a yo-yo, the waiting times go up and down (18-24-18-36). Its just fustrating, as you have no idea if you can plan the rest of your year or not? because of these ever changing times.

    N_S- Thanks for the Info mate.


  7. IRONY = Expression of meaning by use of words normally conveying the opposite.
    Get it? Got it? Good!!
  8. Drakey, what the fcuk are you talking about?
  9. I don't think that WSTB appreciated that I was taking the piss as he didn't appear to. Neither did you, the more I think about it. Hence the explanation of IRONY. (Nothing to with which one should I take to Raleigh thread)

    Get it? Got it? Good!!

    Time for a lie down I think. Slow day at the office.

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