1. CamLFC

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. J

    Watch Recommendations

    Can I get any recommendations on watches to buy for HMS Raleigh, basic training please? Thank you.
  5. N

    Medical Assessment and Headaches

    I’m looking to join the Royal Navy however I am on prescription ‘pizotifen’ tablets for headaches. I was prescribed them 5 years ago but I’m not sure if I was diagnosed with migraines and I’m not sure if I still get bad head aches now or if that’s because of the tablets. Will this make me...
  6. J

    CBT and joining the Navy

    Okay so, Im currently a royal naval scholar, having passed all of the selection boards and medical exams. I will now attend Uni, and then join BRNC for training. 2 years ago I had CBT for an anxiety disorder, this was then disclosed in the medical exam and I was told it wouldn't be a problem...
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    Question of whether I would be accepted due to drug use in medical history?

    Hey I am interested in joining the royal navy and have been for a while, its just now however that I'm thinking about applying. The only thing i'm worried about is I have had to go to the hospital in the past due to cocaine use (I thought I was having a heart attack). It was only the one time...
  8. Keithdwat579

    Warfare Officer Psychometric Pass Mark

    Im looking to sit my RT Test soon (hopefully), and I know it is a bit away, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me the pass mark for a Warfare Officer and how much more difficult is the actual test from the online test and booklets because they are ridiculously easy?
  9. J

    Temporarily Medically Unfit. Help!

    Hello, I have applied to join the Royal Navy as an Air crewman. All was going well until today when i had my medical with CAPITA. The doctor has indicated I may have a heart murmur. This is the first time this has come up in my life, I had never been told this before. I have an appointment with...
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    Joining as dual citizen- need gcse/a levels?

    Hello, I'm looking at joining as a pilot. I'm a dual British-American citizen, but I've never lived in the UK. Because of this I've never taken GCSEs or A-levels. Is there a US equivalent that will get me accepted? I tried the live chat on the navy website and they told me to check NARIC, but...
  11. ws1602

    Trying to join - fight against the medical

    Hello, So I went through the application process last year and I was told that I couldn't join (medically unfit) due to having "eczema". I was told that after 3 years of being clear I could try and apply again. So I emailed the AFCO to see when I could start again as it will be 3 years next...
  12. C

    Joining as Deck Officer Cadet

    I've applied for the position of Deck Officer Cadet and have my Sift interview on the 14th of September. I'd greatly appreciate any advice on things to expect + any useful links to learn more of the RFA. I'd also appreciate anything about the AIB, which I will hopefully get to!
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    What's after the psychometric test?

    Hi all, I have just come home from the psychometric test at my nearest armed forces office. The test was fairly easy, and I was able to pass and gets score good enough for the role I wish to pursue. I know that the next step for on joining the Royal Navy is the interview. My question is, how...
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    Could anyone explain the reasons for some roles being high priority? the reason behind the lack of numbers in the HP branches job roles?
  15. R

    Will I actually get a place at HMS Raleigh?

    Hi, New to this forum and have a question regarding the joining process. I've passed all the recruitment tests and been given a start date for my basic training and a date for my Pre Royal Navy Course. Assuming I pass the PRNC am I guaranteed to start basic training on the start date given to...
  16. S

    Thinking of joining the RNR but unsure

    Hi all. I'm a 17 year old female who looks about 12 and is incredibly socially anxious/introverted. I'm just wondering what the process of joining the reserves is like. I understand that there are interviews, tests and medicals etc but I have a few questions on the actual joining of the RNR too...
  17. J

    Navy entry/Spinal fusion.

    Hi there all, I want to join the navy but I'm worried I will be refused entry. Over 5 years ago I had two operations on my lower spine. One to remove a bulge that came out of a disc and the other operation was a spinal fusion between two of the discs. The guidelines for being refused entry...
  18. ws1602

    Joining the RN

    Hello, So I've been trying to join the Navy since the age of 15 but initially couldn't because I was underweight. I had passed the psychometric test and interview but need to put the weight on, I then went for another medical passed on weight but failed due to the Dr wanting a 6 month record...
  19. N

    Joining while married to a Russian

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this thread. I'm currently applying to be a pilot, application is going fine but I'm worried about a more personal matter. I've been with my girlfriend (who is Russian) for almost 3 years and am thinking about marriage. The question isn't about whether I...
  20. B

    Bell's Palsy - Medical

    I am in the first stages of my Royal Navy officer as a HM Officer. Having just sat my Recruit Test and SIFT Interview, I went on my acquaint and absolutely loved it. The next stage I understand is the medical tests, including the fitness and eye tests. I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy more...