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Offline Tcm621

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Re: Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]
« Reply #350 on: September 29, 2014, 22:09:43 »
To the best of my knowledge NBP training has always included P225, MP5 and Remington 870 famil for all members, regardless of the allocation of weapons during a specific boarding. I expect you're right that that allocation would change for higher-risk operations, but I don't see why they'd want to change the weapons themselves. The steel interior of a ship is a bad place to fire high-velocity rounds.
If I recall correctly, the second wave was armed with side arms only. However, that easy easily changed as the mission dictates.  I personally only carried a sidearm because it allowed me freedom of my hands while dealing with crew and I was accompanied by a long arm carrying partner. It was also counter to doctrine.

As you mentioned, given the fact that we must use fmj rounds, rifles are a bad idea in a steel ship. A level 3 vest will stop a pistol round but a rifle round will go right through it. The mp5 navy is probably the best gun for ship boarding anyway.

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Re: Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]
« Reply #351 on: March 23, 2015, 17:22:04 »
Im curious if anyone can give a sit rep with how this is playing out. I realize it has only been 6 months, but I haven't heard anything since.

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Re: Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]
« Reply #352 on: March 27, 2015, 09:04:03 »
Thanks for the post. Unfortunately I'm still in the reserves so it will be several years before I can even think about applying.

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Re: Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]
« Reply #353 on: March 31, 2015, 09:30:29 »
This is something I will be looking into once I get my boots back on the ground in Halifax.
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Re: Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]
« Reply #354 on: March 31, 2015, 14:35:45 »
Defintely something I'm looking forward to when/if my CT goes through. Watch and shoot I guess  ;D.

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Re: Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]
« Reply #355 on: May 05, 2015, 19:25:58 »
So will the regular Naval Boarding Party still exist or just the Advanced Naval Boarding Party?

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Re: Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]
« Reply #356 on: October 10, 2015, 09:15:59 »
Thank you for this, I shall use it to good effect on them... This is going to be a good day.

Do I detect a very interesting "wakey-wakey" pipe, in the not too distant future?  ;)

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Re: Ship's Boarding Party [Merged]
« Reply #357 on: February 27, 2016, 14:55:54 »
I figured I'd post a question(s) on this topic than start a new one.

I was looking over this medical requirements sheet for NCM's and Officers:

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-medical-occupations/officer-ncm-minimum-medical-standards.page

Does NBP fall under 'Combat Specialists' or 'Boatswain'? I only ask because on the Forces website NBP is listed as specialty training under Boatswain, but NBP seems like it would be a Combat specific trade. Also, Boatswain requires V4 while Combat Specialists require V3.

Are there advanced and specialty courses that have different medical requirements than the trade it falls under?

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