Discuss Dolphins ? in Pay, Claims & JPA on The Army Rumour Service; I can help you with your question.I too am an ex-submariner.Now serving in the regular army.I wear my Dolphins on my NO1'S,NO2'S and mess dress. At first you get a few comments but so what. ...
I can help you with your question.I too am an ex-submariner.Now serving in the regular army.I wear my Dolphins on my NO1'S,NO2'S and mess dress. At first you get a few comments but so what. Not only are they a qualification they are also a decoration there for you are incorectly dressed if you dont wear them.
I have no issues at my unit with wearing .I am very proud of them as well , it took a lot of hard work to get them.A few other lads wear them however they got there from a jolly on an S-boat for a few months and they didnt complete SETT.
For what it's worth I'm confident that none of them could possibly do any worse, the current government are of a magnitude of crap that is almost impossible to quantify. I can safely say that we have for some time been living through the worst government in living memory and quite possibly in recorded history. The end cannot come soon enough.
Look, dolphins and navy wings are only worn on dress/mess uniforms anyway, so it's not like he will wear them to breakfast or in camp. (Sewing badges onto jumpers and combats ffs - has percy nothing better to do?)
Actually, I recently saw a RN type wearing dolphins on CS95. He was serving on land mind you, in a predominantly Army environment, with a few crabs thrown in for good measure.
Maybe he sewed them on in an effort to fit in with us landlubbers? Never managed to quite iron his collars down correctly though
Stick to wearing them on your number 2's and mess dress.
We used to wear our USMC gold wings on our mess dress cost us a bottle of port every time the RSM saw us but it was a small price to pay for seeing all the wingless wonders splutter into their pints in a bid to be first to tell the RSM as they hover in attendance waiting for the chance to buy him a beer! Especially as we used to saunter in fashionably late!
As for wings i thought you had to be in a operational parachute unit to wear them otherwise you had to wear the light bulb! I know its ignored mostly and for me personally they would be pulling my wings and my dagger out of my cold dead hands before i would take them off!
But you weren't, so it's pointless question. But yes would be the answer, unless of course when it comes to wings, I think you still need to complete your jumps annually. Stand to be corrected on that one.
There was a bloke with me in Aldershot in 87 wearing wings who had transferred in from Paras years earlier. He didn't do any jumps but still wore his wings
Can I ask what you have to do to get the Dolphin Badge?
Is it a set of courses and quals or must you have served a certain amount of time on a sub?
After your basic training, you then start your professional training. Professional training for Warfare Ratings (Submariner) lasts between four and five months and takes place at either the Maritime Warfare School, HMS Collingwood, Fareham, or the Submarine School in HMS Raleigh, depending on your specialisation. During the course of your training you will learn all the skills you need to carry out your role. All Warfare Ratings (Submariner) are also trained for peacetime and port tasks.
Knowing every pipe, nut and bolt (Part 3 Training)
All Warfare Rating (Submariner) are trained so that they can recognise every single pipe, nut and bolt on your submarine and fully understand the safety routines and procedures. After various walk throughs with specialists in each area of the boat & 3 tests and an interview & assesment with the 1st Lt to confirm that you have obtained the unique knowledge of a Submariner, you will earn your Dolphins - the badge that shows you are a Submariner.
Once you have qualified, you will then spend about six months on board a submarine where you will get experience of each of the key jobs in your department. Once your basic skills are consolidated, you will be ready for your first job at sea.
That Submarine Escape Training Tank looks daunting. I've done the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training where they put you in a dummy helicopter cabin, drop it in a deep water tank, turn it upside down and then leave you to file out in an oorderly manner. Not overly amusing but a walk in the park compared to escaping from a submarine!