1. D

    Joining RN as qualified Deck Officer

    Evening all, I will complete my MN cadetship May 2025, and hope to join the RNR beforehand. My medical is next week, but due to eyesight (even though I have my ENG1) I expect to be TMU'd for a bit. Can I advance in rank with my OOW cert with any warfare branch/any branch when joining RN full...
  2. M

    CT Training and Questions

    Hello everyone. I'm currently applying for CT. I previously passed comfortably for it in the NSRT. I recently took the new Defence Aptitude Assessment and I narrowly missed out, but I'll retake in a month with more preparation. I've got some questions that I'd appreciate anyone answering...
  3. D

    Advice wanted for joining RN/RFA asap

    Hi all, Sorry if this isn't the right place to post it. I'll cut to the chase: I'm at university and a member of the URNU, which I really enjoy. I want to leave university and join the regulars as soon as possible, and am only in my first year of a 4-year degree. I would prefer to join as an...
  4. W

    SFA Portsmouth/plymouth

    Hi all, does anyone here know roughly where any of the SFA patches are in either Plymouth or Portsmouth please. With road names if you can. Trying to show my partner so she has a better idea on the outside of what to expect. And so we can have a look at the area and what's around too...
  5. W

    PRNC presentation task.

    So for RN Police we have to research and present information on the role of the RNP in todays Navy... Other than the recruitment website and the info provided by the AFCO which is identical is there any more information I can find as its very little and doesn't tell you alot? Or am I...
  6. J

    What is the Warfare Officer course like once you're there?

    Hello, my boyfriend is trying to join the Navy as a warfare officer and I was wondering what the course at Britannia is like in terms of holidays and weekends off etc? I am keen to know if I will be able to visit him, how much time off he'll get etc. Any details about the timings of the course...
  7. K

    Deemed PMU, advice?

    Hello, Just been hit with the unfortunate news that I've been deemed PMU by Capita. The situation essentially goes that I had one bout of mild dermatitis (eczema) almost 8 years ago, all I was given was some aqueous cream (basically moisturiser) and told that it should dissipate soon. It was...
  8. R

    GP medical paperwork delays

    Hi, I have reached the medical stage of my application and am currently waiting on my GP to send the paperwork requested back to Capita Defence. Before starting my Royal Navy application I recently (about 2 months ago) switched from my university GP to my local home GP. When I called my home GP...
  9. B

    Realistic Food Expectations in the Royal Navy?

    Hi all, I'm hoping qualified Chefs or general Royal Navy personell might be able to provide me with some insight into something that is a concerning topic for me regarding joining the Royal Navy. :) In short, I've been interested in a career in the RN since childhood, as my father served as a...
  10. Lanarkshire_medic

    Joining Questions....MA (SM)

    Good Evening, Looking for some up to date Information (2019/2020) re: I am looking to apply for medical assistant (SM); 1. Do you know how long the waiting list is/vacancies? Interested in the bombers. 2. Would I have to do the full trade training? Currently a Qualified EMT with the...
  11. A

    RNR - No medical experience

    I am currently working for a large civil engineering company dealing with water resources who do a lot of work for WASH (water sanitation health) projects and the likes. I would very much like to get into the humanitarian side of things and therefore the skills I can pick up in the naval...
  12. H

    Final Entry Briefing

    Hi there, Just wondering if anyone can tell me what happens on the Final Entry Brief at the local AFCO? Thanks
  13. G

    Opportunities for skill usage

    Hi All, For the past couple of years I've been working towards getting things in place so I can join the RNR. Fitness, schedule and general family routines etc. I'm now at the point where I'm applying and got an informal visit scheduled with my local unit in the next few weeks after putting my...
  14. N

    Surface vs submarines

    I am a educated 20 year old ( passed with officer marks easily but don’t possess the Alevels required as I did an apprenticeship instead of college) who wants a challenging career. My main aims to achieve is high pay , longevity of career and as many promotions as possible hopefully in as quick...
  15. S

    Query regarding Medical

    Dear all, I am new to the forum, my query today is regarding the upcoming medical after passing my recruiting test for Logistic Officer recently. I was also previously in the Army and left in 2014 and passed the discharge medical all good and the navy have my records up until 2014 which have...
  16. Subadubdub

    Squad, HO!

    Well, it's been a long while since I posted last, but I've been a bit busy getting through Raleigh and now into Phase 2. If you've any questions, hit me up - I'll be happy to answer.
  17. K

    Acne treatment during joining process

    Hey there, Sorry if this has already been addressed however i have had a browse and couldn't quite find a similar case. I have successfully completed my medical and am now waiting on my PRNC. I have however came across quite a few posts where in cases people were denied entry on the grounds of...
  18. D

    Joining from Northern Ireland

    On April 29th I am due to start HMS Raleigh. Moving over from Northern Ireland, and with no family in England I am worried about bringing personal belongings over, and having places to store these until after finishing my time at HMS Raleigh. I am Joining as a Communications Technician (CT) and...
  19. H

    Eyesight after acceptance

    Hi all, I have a place at Dartmouth in the coming months as a pilot, I have passsed everything and am absolutely over the moon about it. However in my eye tests I passed the required standards by the skin of my teeth. I am now slightly worried that a year or two into my training I will be...
  20. E

    Starting a new relationship months before starting training.

    Hey guys, a noob at this and it's a relationship Q so not sure if this belongs here so bare with me! Just got my PRNC and Raleigh dates (July if anyone else has the same start) I'm joining as a MA and have plans to opt into Sub service. I have been single for over a year now and am feeling...