Hi all, I'm new here so apologies if there is a similar thread in existence - I have looked for one. Long story short I've been dead set on a career in the military for the last year or so. I was all ready to go for Aircraft Technician Mechanical in the RAF, but I went to a careers fair two weeks ago which had the RAF and the RN, and I got talking to an Officer of the FAA. I hadn't even considered the RN up until then, despite my best friend being an ex-RN MEM, he keeps trying to talk me out of joining RN and going with the RAF. My question is, and the main reason for my friend trying to talk me out of RN; is the accommodation whilst out at sea. What is it really like to live on a RN ship? From the videos it looks very cramped and apparently as an AET you live directly below deck and hear everything. also, as an AET, realistically, how often are you drafted onto a ship? and when you are on a naval air base, what is the accommodation like? RAF accom post-training looks very cushy. And as someone who is currently craving some independance/private space I wonder if I would being able to live on a ship? Any thoughts very welcome! Oh and I'm female by the way (in case that changes answers re: accom).