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I was just wondering, how good do you need to be at maths/physics to be a warfare (surface and sub) officer in the navy (i got a b at GCSE maths, but i stink at it really)? also, what exactly does a logistics officer do (day to day)?
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If you have the basic requirements for entry then that is enough. The Navy wouldn't lower standards just to catch people out.
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I find that when it comes to aptitude tests and also the day to day jobs of armed service personnel you do need great knowledge of maths and physics specifically the raf! That comes to a hinderence to me also because I got a b-maths and bb-double award science(which im not to good at) and i often feel wether im good enough for a raf officer because of points like this.

You always find mostly that pilots and navigators degrees are on engineering, physics, maths or aerospace enginerring
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(Original post by Gallagher)
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You always find mostly that pilots and navigators degrees are on engineering, physics, maths or aerospace enginerring
Rubbish!

C 'O' level maths

E 'A' level physics

17 years GD(N) - WSO in nowdays speak
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But did u not find it is essential for the day to day jobs to have good knowledge and also it could be the make or break for an applicant regarding the aptitude tests which is crucial nowadays and not 17 years ago because as someone from the forum said 1 in 20,000 people become pilots and the same could be said for hard thought places like 'navigator',FC and ATC.
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I don't think it is significantly harder to get in now than it was 17 years ago. Someone might be able to find the stats to disprove that, but it has always been a highly selective process in which many thousands failed for every one that succeeded.

To be a successful Nav or Pilot you need nothing more than a confident and accurate facility with basic mathematics, adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplication. There is no requirement for anything other than an ability to learn basic engineering facts, nothing that would be more than decent GCSE level, AS level perhaps. Of course there is the opportunity to do a lot more than that if you choose to go for the Aerosystems course etc, but it is not run of the mill.

The difficult part is that you have to learn it first time you are shown it, and to a high degree of accuracy. This goes for all military training really, it's not designed for people that need to be told things repeatedly!
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I've got Pilot and im pretty much usless at maths. I got B at GCSE Maths, AA at Science and an E at A Level Physics and I don't have a degree at all!

As long as you've got the apptitude, the qual's and the right attitude then why not?
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