reme and diving

Discussion in 'REME' started by 2_Canadian_Beers, Jun 15, 2005.

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  1. I am awaiting the start up of basic and have my carrier choice down, though at RSC the talk of 'divers' came up and was wondering about it with the engineers. I have looked up on the army website and found nothing though was talking to a Captian and we got into this discusion of it as a carrier choice. I have qualified for carriers with Engineers and would appreciated any information someone can provide. Who knows, maybe I will change my carrier choice in week 6.

    Cheers 2CB
  2. 2CB, you should speak to the SPSO at Arborfield. He should be able to help. Good luck.
  3. I think you'd be more suited to REME, in the Engineers, they know how to spell 'career'.



  4. Hahaha, yes let us mock the slight spelling mistake that I had.
    Does anyone know the contact number to get ahold of the SPSO at Arborfield?

    Cheers 2CB
  5. Whom have you been getting info from in the past? Can they supply you with an SPSO contact number?

    I have known a few REME divers in the past but it seemed to be limited to Recovery Mechanics and Shipwrights posted to Marchwood (17 P&M).

    I may be wrong but it could be an easier route via RE if diving is a must for you. Nothing stopping you taking it up as a sport though, loads of opportunity in any corp/reg.

    Good luck.
  6. Once again most army units have a policy of sticking any "Green eyed" boys on "pan diving" as a punishment, normally in the murky depths of the Sgts or Officers mess! :oops:
  7. Someone in your org should be able to get you the telephone number.
  8. I knew a Rec Mech who had his divers badge. All he really done was search for RE guys watches etc. which they'd lost when building bridges, really interesting stuff.

    From what he told me it is a pretty gruelling cse. Such that he went from a normal Rec Mech (beer, work, more beer) to a boring tee-total fitness freak. Don't do it - it'll destroy your social life and, likely, restrict your postings.

    If you must dive then just do sport diving unless a yellow divers badge means that much to you.
  9. In the outside world for a carrier choice it gives me a great opition and that is what also I am thinking of when looking at diving as carrier choice in the Army. I was also under the idea that diving with the Army was similar to diving with the Royal Navy doing things such as EOD.

    Cheers 2CB
  10. Not in REME mate, RE yes but as a REME diver you would recover vehicles etc from the bottom of the oggin.

    Sounds like you need to post in the Engineers forum.
  11. Just noticed this thread and thought I'd resurrect it and add my tuppenceworth.

    As a REME diver you would do exactly the same tasks as RE divers (unless you are posted to Marchwood where there is (or was while I was in) a dedicated REME/RLC diving team).

    If you are posted to an RE unit with a diving team you would be part of that diving team and do the same tasks (yes, mostly recovery of vehicles, equipment & occasionally bodies). If you are posted near an RE unit then it should be possible to keep your hours (& quals/pay) up by latching onto them for tasks.

    EOD would be a more specialist field, and it is unlikely you (or RE ACAD's) would get involved.

    If you want to progress in Army diving, then the only route is RE, as REME divers are restricted to the basic (ACAD) course. Very very hard course, but well worth it.