Are Naval officers trained with weapons?

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Title is fairly self-explanatory really. I was just wondering whether naval officers (and I suppose RAF too) are trained in the use of handheld weapons? As although it would be useless most of the time there could also be times where it would be very necessary :tongue:.
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yea i think everybody undertakes basic training, including weapon handling
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All military personnel are trained with weapons. But, in the interests of safety, Naval officers are rarely issued with ammunition.
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They're also trained to wear black boilersuits and abseil onto balconies...


(Original post by Andy1973)
All military personnel are trained with weapons. But, in the interests of safety, Naval officers are rarely issued with ammunition.
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Yep for the RAF, they do a rotation of guard duty which involves holding a rifle all night
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Yep for the RAF, they do a rotation of guard duty which involves holding a rifle all night
When was the last time you saw an RAF officer up at night :tongue:
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Cheers guys, I guessed that was probably the case but wanted to make sure :tongue:.

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They're also trained to wear black boilersuits and abseil onto balconies...
And how to wear a DJ and sip martinis whilst introducing yourself with your surname first it seems according to what I've been watching (which I assume are factual accounts, they are about some Naval officer called "James Bond" I think).

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When was the last time you saw an RAF officer up at night :tongue:
She never said they had to be awake, just that they had to hold a rifle all night :awesome:
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I'm pretty sure even Padres, Doctors and Dentists have to be proficient with an L85. Far as I'm aware every single person in all 3 services has to pass the weapon handling test every year as part of CCS.
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She never said they had to be awake, just that they had to hold a rifle all night :awesome:
Not bloody likely.
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Not bloody likely.
Hah, yeah I know you do have to be awake all the time you are on guard duty :tongue:.
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Hah, yeah I know you do have to be awake all the time you are on guard duty :tongue:.
No, I mean not bloody likely you'll find an officer doing guard duty.
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No, I mean not bloody likely you'll find an officer doing guard duty.
Hah, ok
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When was the last time you saw an RAF officer up at night :p:
Lol, is this a good time to point out that my Dad (who's in the RAF.. Erm, Flt Sergeant? :o:) is now conked out on sofa and has been snoring for the last half hour... :p:
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Lol, is this a good time to point out that my Dad (who's in the RAF.. Erm, Flt Sergeant? :o:) is now conked out on sofa and has been snoring for the last half hour... :p:
I hope he didn't wake up the neighours :tongue:
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When was the last time you saw an RAF officer up at night :tongue:
When the bloody orderly officer phone rings at 2am because some muppet has left his room keys at home!
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(Original post by Mithra)
Title is fairly self-explanatory really. I was just wondering whether naval officers (and I suppose RAF too) are trained in the use of handheld weapons? As although it would be useless most of the time there could also be times where it would be very necessary :tongue:.
Yes, all ranks are trained on the L85 and then further training is given based on your job. i.e. Aircrew get the peashooter or similar and there are LSW, carbine and UGL versions of the L85.
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(Original post by Schleigg)
Aircrew get the peashooter or similar
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Is that an officer? /pointed question
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Is that an officer? /pointed question
'Tis aircrew...




(Admittedly, there aren't many officer ALMs at Odi, but there certainly were more than one...)
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I'm sure you do get NCA getting commissioned, whether or not they remain in-branch isn't the point of the original post.
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