What are the requirements in the RE and actual opportunites available for working with the boats? I don't mean becoming an Amphibious Engineer and working on the M3 but the smaller boats down at Chatham. I've seen the RIB's and Combat Support Boats when I've been there and with a little experience in power boats I'm curious to know the chances of working in that area. Is it a course you can go on once you have a few years under your belt and are at a certain rank? Would Boat Operator be your combat engineering skill/speciality alongside your trade? Is it a much sort after and difficult to get role? And finally, is there RE craft down at Chivenor with 24cdo? I'd of thought that would be the most likely place for the Rigid Raiders, etc but after a little spying on google earth I can't even make out a jetty. If it turns out there is a boat detachment down there and I'm looking in the wrong place then I promise to pass on a future role in recce. Thanks in advance for any replies.