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Steve Stifler
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Having just watched "Shipmates", how much weapon handling do the ratings get?
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Little. They sit the AWHT, thats it. You sit it at Raleigh twice, and by the end half of the folk can't remember how to 'make safe'. Why do you ask?
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Because the ratings had shyte weapons handling. There was even a point where one gunner was getting shouted at to hurry up as the jets were flying around and he didn't seem to know what was going on when it came to his IAs on the GPMG. And when they got to "Freetown" or whatever they called Plymouth that day, the marines knew what they were doing and had it all sorted, but there appeared to be random ratings running around without a scooby! lol
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(Original post by TomInPortsmouth)
Because the ratings had shyte weapons handling. There was even a point where one gunner was getting shouted at to hurry up as the jets were flying around and he didn't seem to know what was going on when it came to his IAs on the GPMG. And when they got to "Freetown" or whatever they called Plymouth that day, the marines knew what they were doing and had it all sorted, but there appeared to be random ratings running around without a scooby! lol
lol, i did think when watching that, "what the feck is that plant pot doing" one of the rates running around in the background, i dont think the shipmates series really summed up the navy. What do you think ladys n gents?
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Didn't watch it.
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(Original post by TomInPortsmouth)
Because the ratings had shyte weapons handling. There was even a point where one gunner was getting shouted at to hurry up as the jets were flying around and he didn't seem to know what was going on when it came to his IAs on the GPMG. And when they got to "Freetown" or whatever they called Plymouth that day, the marines knew what they were doing and had it all sorted, but there appeared to be random ratings running around without a scooby! lol
Yep! saw that, i was thinking at the time, what is he doing on that gun if he doesn't know how to use it!
Not the best time to show how little you know, on TV and all. :eek:
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tricky_rn
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Just want to say, Happy Christmas all, 2006 is going to be a big year for me with the Navy, i wish anyone else who is joining good luck to.
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(Original post by tricky_rn)
Just want to say, Happy Christmas all, 2006 is going to be a big year for me with the Navy, i wish anyone else who is joining good luck to.

When are you joining and for which part?
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leaving on the 6th of febuary if any one else is just reply back or send a private message
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(Original post by minewarfarespec)
leaving on the 6th of febuary if any one else is just reply back or send a private message
Im joining feb the 6th to. cant wait

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When are you joining and for which part?
OM (W), but im going to specialise in AW (above water) but we will see.

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AH well there you go, you'll be at Raliegh together then, might even be in the same division .

How are you gonna specialise in AW? It's either AW or UW, not really a specialisation there.. the SM's is probably a more 'specialist' job anyway .

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AH well there you go, you'll be at Raliegh together then, might even be in the same division .

How are you gonna specialise in AW? It's either AW or UW, not really a specialisation there.. the SM's is probably a more 'specialist' job anyway .

Mark
From what i was told from the AFCO which was passed down from the head of naval recruitment that there are going to be some big changes in the navy branch of warfare and i will have to specialise in something within warfare as the whole branch is changing. A word of advice as well, dont put things down or burst peoples bubbles.

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Well, as to 'the branch of warfare' - you're not actually in a warfare branch, your an OM. This is where your main issue lies, your an OM doing warfare stuff not 'warfare' doing OM stuff, even if it does have a nicer sound to it .

I know of the changes, still doesn't appeal to me. However, your specialisation is actually the (W) part of OM, remember you're an OM first and and OM (W) second. Incase the friendly guys at the AFCO forgot to tell you, the big wigs may change your job name, and role as and when they like, even once you're a qualified OM - which is what you will be.. not 'warfare'.

As to specialisation, in order to go UW you need to fit the UW criteria, thus a more 'specialist' job, it involves getting x-rays and stuff which you don't require to become a skimmer.

Umm, put people down? You're sucking up everything the recruiters are telling you. Their job is to get people through the door, which may involve a little 'selling' of the trade, making it sound glam etc. As to bursting your bubble, well would you rather join up - get past your 6 month point and be stuck in a OM's job not enjoying yourself for a few years thinking 'this isn't what I signed up for'? Or find out the truths before you join, and make a decision on your career so you can actually go and enjoy it, or atleast know what your letting yourself in for.

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Was wondering if anyone one else had any POC's organised for the coming year??
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None planned, might have some though.

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i thought you were going into the RAF, perhaps i'm getting confused??
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Howdy folks! I'm wondering if any of you can recommed a book/website I can read to help me pass the Psychometric Test. I've already done it once and failed it by 14 marks, so this time around I'm going to do some hard revision before sitting it again.

If any of you can help I'd appercite it alot.
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tricky_rn
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(Original post by Robmister)
Howdy folks! I'm wondering if any of you can recommed a book/website I can read to help me pass the Psychometric Test. I've already done it once and failed it by 14 marks, so this time around I'm going to do some hard revision before sitting it again.

If any of you can help I'd appercite it alot.
What bit did you fail on buddy? And what do you want to join as??
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I want to join as a CSM [Communications Submarine] and I failed on the Mechinal Comprehension, could of been abit better on the maths side though lol
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(Original post by Robmister)
I want to join as a CSM [Communications Submarine] and I failed on the Mechinal Comprehension, could of been abit better on the maths side though lol
Dont worry about it to much mate, i did crap on my maths as i didnt have time to finish so i just random ticked like 15 questions. Try contacting your AFCO for some more books to practis. You can get a video on the physc tests to. il have a look for you. Im going in as OM (W) but it could also be WSW on a submarine. We will see.
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