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    The Power and the Glory by Steve R Dunn

    I don’t suppose that many people are given the opportunity to write a review about reviews, but this is an opportunity which I am glad to grasp with both hands - or perhaps, to draw on the old maxim, “one hand for myself and one for the ship”. Why? Because this is a surprisingly weighty tome for...
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    Ships of the Royal Navy by JJ College, revised and updated by Ben Wardlow, Steve Bush

    For once this is a book that does exactly what it says on the cover – it is a list of every warship to sail under RN Colours. This won’t therefore be a review of the book rather than a description of its contents. To cover the best part of seven centuries requires quite a size and this book...
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    Entry route

    Afternoon, I've been out the Army about 2 years and want to look at joining as a mine clearance diver, however I've heard the job has a shocking waiting list for the PDA and diver medical. Instead of doing that I'm looking to join as a mine warfare specialist then hopefully transfer branch to...
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    British Naval Intelligence through the Twentieth Century by Andrew Boyd

    An extremely well researched and comprehensive read, but, it is a weighty tome indeed. This account covers just about everything to do with Naval intelligence you could think of, personnel, incidents, codes, ciphers and general intelligence gathering. There is a brief account of the early...
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    Communications Specialist (CIS)

    Hello. I have already submitted the application. Awaiting the date for the naval test. I am looking to join the Royal Navy as a Communications Specialist (CIS) (...
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    No more hot-bunking?

    Hey everyone. This is a bit of a daft question but curiosity got the better of me. I seen somewhere that the Astute class submarines have a bunk for each member of the crew, therefor ending hot-bunking. Can anyone confirm this?
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    Previous mental health records.

    Hi all. Planning to send my application to the RN at some point this year. I’m confident with all the eligibility aspects however I am somewhat concerned at a previous mental health issue I had. I was off sick from work (was working in NHS at the time and was off for about 6-7weeks) for a short...
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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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    High Priority Roles

    Hi I was just wondering if anyone knows if you apply for a high priority role do you still have to do the PRNC or do you get streamed straight to Raleigh?
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    Warfare Specialist

    Hi there. I plan on joining the Royal Navy as a Warfare Specialist this year. I was wondering if anyone can clarify if you are able to choose your sub-spec ie(AWW/AWT/EW/UW) before your second stage of training? I’ve heard people saying you can order them in preference but also heard people say...
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    Navy to raf apprenticeship

    I’ve currently got my date for HMS Raleigh and start in October to join as an AET, situations have changed at home and the AET position at the RAF is more convenient as to where training will be located can I transfer over, before I’ve started at Raleigh and will I need to do the whole joining...
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    Recruitment & Coronavirus

    Hi guys, Very new here, but thought I'd give it a go. I'm very early in the process of joining the RN as an officer in Warfare, however I can fully appreciate that the current situation has disrupted recruitment everywhere. Was just wondering what the current plan on the NSRT is? I have heard...
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    Hi, I’ve just turned 17 and I start my basic training on the 1st June. (applied for communications) I only plan on working at the royal navy for about 4 years and am hoping to go to university afterwards- however, I didn’t stay in school long enough therefore only have Nat 5’s (GCSE’s) and was...
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    LET transferring from Navy to RM

    Hi all, bit of background first. WE submariner on LET’s course. Done just over five years now but I feel like I’m missing something career wise. It’s always eaten away at me that I should have joined the Marines or Army as a lad rather than the submarine service. I don’t regret my time, I’m...
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    Fittest of the Fit......Kevin Brown

    Fittest of the Fit…………….Kevin Brown. The Author obviously has a deep interest in Naval medicine and has written other books on the subject. Currently he is the curator of the Alexander Fleming Museum at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. The book covers Heath and Morale in the Royal Navy...
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    Hi all. I am applying from one of the commonwealths and my process started in January. (delays have been caused by some unavoidable circumstances). i'd like anyone with the relevant information to help on the following issues: 1. How much longer could i wait for the RN to contact me with...
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    What to bring to the interview

    Hello, I've got my interview coming up next week and i'm having a problems with certificates. Recently moved house and everything is in boxes so very hard to find the OFFICIAL documents. I've taken my GCSE results and my two years of college results off my college website, this grades are the...
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    Failed eye test for rn

    Good afternoon first time posting! I failed my eye test for the Royal navy. I was looking at RFA for a second opportunity. However, I don't know if failing the eye test for the rn means I'd fail it for the auxiliary too? Really want a nautical career and running out of options! Any advice would...
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    Joining navy

    Hi, I am interested in joining navy and thats my only option. I have concern about work nature. How long will I be at sea? Just to plan my family life as i am married. I am planning to join as a marine engineer technician and is it possible for my wife to stay together if i have on shore work...
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    Marine technician or supply chain

    Hi, I have got a confusion in deciding my career role wheather to join Navy supply chain or marine engineering technician. I have interview next week. I really like to know the work nature of the job. I prefer joining as technician but afraid that would have to spend lot of time on sea. I am ok...