The Flag Officer Sea Training organisation has been renamed Fleet Operational Sea Training (still known as ‘FOST’), under the Command of Cdre Andrew Stacey.

FOST is a world centre of excellence for naval basic and advanced operational training and responsible for ensuring that Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels are fit to join the operational fleet.

“As a result of the Royal Navy programme ‘Fleet First’, FOST became the single command responsible for all sea training. The submarine sea-training organisation came under FOST and surface ship training previously undertaken by Flag Officer Surface Flotilla and the squadron staffs also shifted to FOST. As well as training Royal Navy personnel, it has also been an important source of revenue in training foreign naval crews to handle and fight their vessels, with around one third of its work used in this capacity.”

FOST certifies crews and vessels as being sufficiently prepared for any eventuality through rigorous exercises and readiness inspections.

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Herodotus
3 months ago

Wow, George is going ballistic….so many new articles….’someone stop the guy’.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
3 months ago

Thank God they kept the term FOST.

Cam
Cam
3 months ago

Probably to save money not changing it.

Geoffrey Roach
Geoffrey Roach
3 months ago

Here,here

Herodotus
2 months ago

Just as well it wasn’t fleet action resources training πŸ™‚

Gunbuster
Gunbuster
2 months ago
Reply to  Herodotus

Comedy acronyms.
Someone in the ASW world had a sense of humour.
For active sonar training we used to use SLUTs. I may be mistaken but before that I think we used SLAGs

Herodotus
2 months ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

There was a short thread a year ago or so which produced some interesting military acronyms. One contributor. I can’t remember who, said that MILF was in use in the Philippines!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 months ago
Reply to  Herodotus

MILFs “in use” are a must!! 😍

Herodotus
2 months ago

I had to look up MILF at the time Daniele…my sheltered upbringing and all that! Still not quite sure what it means!

Gunbuster
Gunbuster
2 months ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

SHIP LAUNCHED UDERDERWATER TARGET TRANSDUCER

SHIP LAUNCHED ACCOUSTIC GENERATOR

Gunbuster
Gunbuster
2 months ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

And while I think of it there was also a TART

Andy P
Andy P
2 months ago

Bring back CSST !

Not that anything changed, it just kept submarines that wee bit different. πŸ˜‰

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 months ago
Reply to  Andy P

You’ve lost me with that one.

I know of SPAGs and SETTs concerning subs.

What’s a CSST??

Lusty
Lusty
2 months ago

If I recall, CSST = Captain Submarines Shore and Sea Training.

It’s still better than being WAFU.