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    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...
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    Stay as RNR or transfer to URNU?

    Hi all, looking for some advice. I’m currently an AB2 in the RNR and have recently passed out of Phase 1 training. I am starting university in September and doing medicine. My goal long term is to do a medical cadetship and then join the regulars as a medical officer. I have a few months to...
  3. Lewys2003

    DAA Midway through Recruitment.

    Good afternoon! I was only messaging to quickly ask if anyone knows anything about doing the DAA during your application. I believe I haven't got long left with the process as I have done: 1) SIFT interview 2) FATs (Observer Role) 3) PJFT 4) Medical Exam 5) OCD in April I only as I...
  4. Lewys2003

    Aircrewmen or Observer

    Hello all, I'm currently trying to decide between an Officer Observer role and an Aircrewmen role and was hoping for just a rough idea of what would probably be best suited. I am currently in the application process for an Observer role and only have my AIB left with my OCD coming up in April...
  5. Nekhen

    Reserve to Full-Time and Ranks

    Hello! I'm applying for RNR General Entry Officer, whilst I pursue a civilian career. I was wondering about what happens w/regards to ranks if, after say spending a few years as a reserve officer and attaining a rank of, for example, a sub-lieutenant, I decided that I preferred the navy to my...
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    AIB (February 2022)

    I've been lucky enough to have just been offered my AIB date in February, as a Warfare Officer (Surface Fleet). I'm excited and looking forward to the selection and was wondering if there is anyone else lurking on this forum who are also on the same AIB as me! And as it's a new recruitment...
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    Navy ATC officer - locations

    Hi, I’m thinking of joining the navy as an ATC Officer. As there are only two aircraft carriers, would the majority of the role be spent on land in the U.K. at the RNAS’s or RAF bases? Thanks in advance
  8. A

    Where to get the Opticians Report for Officer Candidates

    Hi all, I’ve read a lot of posts asking about the requirements but I’ve booked my opticians with boots and wanted to know if they have the required form or if I need to bring a specific one? If I need to bring one where do I get it cause I’ve not found or been sent one. Thanks, Ash
  9. J

    Post AIB

    Hi Posting on behalf of my daughter, a question I would like to know! She has been put forward for AIB, probably a long wait ahead. I’m sure she will do well, but if she doesn’t pass what are the options? She is applying for HM, and wants to be in that branch, so if she failed AIB, could she...
  10. R

    Aircrew Officer Pilot

    Just looking for up to date information on the role if possible whilst waiting to speak to my AFCO. Have applied as mine clearance diver however have decided I would prefer to join the FAA instead as an Aircrew officer pilot. I have looked at many previous threads however a lot date back to 2017...
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    Some questions about the LSO (Trainee) Role ahead of my SIFT Interview

    Hello Guys, As a bit of a lurker on Rum Ration, I know that people understandably get rather irked by those of us who turn up and say "hey, tell me everything about the role I've applied for!" and in doing so demonstrate that we haven't done the slightest bit of research for ourselves ;) So...
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    Watch duty at BRNC?

    Hello all, I have passed AIB and looking to start training this year. During phase 1 is there watch duty in field and on ex etc? I know this is the case for the army and thought due to being field based it might be the same
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    Worrying over Medical

    Hello to whoever is reading; Some background. I am 18 and wishing to join the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer, General Service. I am a 4th gen Pads Brat, and 5 years RM(SCC) Cadet. Signing on to the service has been my only "definitive" career path, with other choices coming and going. On to...
  14. A

    Intelligence officer

    Hi all, Currently a serving Royal Marine, in the process of transferring through the UY scheme. I have a couple of queries that I’d like advice on as the AIB is currently virtual due to Covid. Firstly, will they really hone in on why I’m wanting to leave the Marines for the Navy? Secondly I’ve...
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    Officer joining requirements

    Hi everyone, I was looking at the Warfare Intelligence Officer role and wanted to ask about the entry requirements. It says you need 72 UCAS points / 5 GCSE’s. All I was wondering was do you need both the UCAS points and the GCSE’s? I have over 72 UCAS points but not 5 GCSE’s so I was wondering...
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    Cadet Deck officer college choices.

    From my sifting through the forum it seems that it'll either be Glasgow or Fleetwood although I've also been told conflicting information regarding other nautical colleges. I'm joining as deck cadet. I'm 100% committed to my career choice either way, but it's going to be a bit of a bugger to...
  17. J

    Intelligence Officer Lifestyle and Questions

    Hi all, I hope its alright to post here a couple of questions regarding life as an intelligence officer in the Navy. I am coming to the end of my Master's degree now and have wanted to join the Military for a while and can't decide between the Army, Navy, or Air Force. I've spoken to my AFCO...
  18. OC Stupid

    Material to read before entering

    Evening folks, I'm currently in the application process of joining as a Warfare Intelligence Officer and I'm bewildered by the kind of material I should read before the AIB, a lot of the links on this forum are out of date and I was wondering whether you guys had any recommendations, so far my...
  19. Spiced Buoy

    Leadership oppertunities before joining as officer

    I want to join the Royal Navy as an officer, but I don't have much leadership experience. What sort of things can I get involved with in order to accrue this experience? I feel like it will be a huge part of the selection process and having that experience would be a massive advantage, if not a...
  20. T

    Advice on officer or rating please

    Hello, I am in a bit of a dilemma and am looking for some advice. I have read previous threads (which has been helpful), however I don't think there are any recent posts with the same situation as me. My background is as a physiotherapist so I have a degree from that. I applied in 2018 as a...