TRANSFER TO THE CRABS

#1
I'm sfter some info and wondered if any of you guys can help me.


Does anyone have any advice on transfering from the AAC into the RAF. I only know of one person to have done it a few years back but unfortunately i cant get hold of him.

I am currently a crewman on the mighty lynx and have been for about 4 years now. I am looking into going over as a crewman or weopan systems operator as the crabs call them. Any advice or help you guys have would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
 
#2
Well, your spelling is spot on for crab rear crew. :roll:



BTW, quite a few chaps and girls have jumped ship in the recent past. I gather there will be an awful lot more in the near future too. ;)

Don't know where you would stand as a crewman though. Not sure if they are terribly short of them in the RAF?
 
#3
Northern one,

We're VERY short of WSOps. However, you need to bear in mind that, if you joined as a WSOp, you could technically be employed as a WSOp(EW) (on things like the Nimrod, AWACS, Sentinel etc), WSOp(Acoustic) (MR2, AWACS) as well as WSOp(Crewman) (which may be C-130 or C-17 as well as rotary).

You conduct a common core period of study at Cranditz prior to streaming based upon aptitude and service need. In reality however, I suspect you'd get rotary Crewman because of your previous service.

55(R) Sqn at Cranwell conduct all WSO/WSOp training and run monthly famil visits for both civvies and serving potential candidates. I strongly recommend you get yourself on one of these.

Best of luck!

Regards,
MM
 
#6
yeah have tried pprune, got some good advice on there thought i'd see what trusty old arrse would send me!!

I will enquire into the famils up at cranwell and see where i get.

Cheers for the help guys
 

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