RLC Seaman/Port Operator

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by wild_moose, May 8, 2008.

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  1. Greetings

    Firstly my apologies I know this has been done before in other threads however I am looking at joing 266 Squadron and am currently undecided over trades with a choice of Port Operator or Seaman.

    Whilst Seaman does appear to be the more challenging is there any risk that it is too specialist and would effect my future chances of deployment?

    Any other insights into the Seaman trade, above what the MoD site gives, would be appreciated.

    Many thanks

  2. Change your surname to Staines and become a Seaman. It simply has to be done!
  3. Try as I may, I can't find any unit on the RLC TA site other than 165 Port Regiment that use this trade. They're the guys at Marchwood in Hants.

    Also, they don't seem to be advertising Seaman as a trade at present.

    Not trying to be difficult, but you might want to check up......
  4. 266 is a Sqn of 165 Regt in Southampton

    Dont worry about trades at this moment, you have to get through training first, I'm sure you will have a good idea by then what you want to do.

    However why anyone wants to spend the weekend loading boats in Marchwood with a bunch of scouse OAPs is beyond me
  5. Cheers Wobbler - unfortunately AT, which would have been one of my choices, isn't shown as available through 165 Port & Maritime.

    Good luck with yours though