EX Regulars joining from Australia


War Hero
Someone I know has moved to the UK with his British wife from Oz, he is a recently retired long service RAN clearance diver. The RNR no longer have their port diver teams.

Do TA RE have vacancies for qualified military divers? Does a long service senior NCO from a Commonwealth nation have to start all over again at the beginning on joining out TA, or can he keep part of his rank and trade?

The Clearance Diver Branch of the RAN, is very military rather than purely naval orientated firm and do many of the tasks that our RE divers do and some of the tasks UKSF divers undertake.

I offered to find out some information for him since he is not quite ready to hang his boots up yet. Anyone be able to point me in the right direction? or offer any advice?

Thanks in advance