Thanks bud, appreciate it! I wasn’t as gutted (or nervous beforehand) as some of the younger guys were (not many passed for Pilot). I guess having a sound job to fall back on makes it easier, although I am planning a major career change one way or another.Sorry to hear that you didn't get it mate. Its a monumental day so be proud of yourself for seeing it through.
The Navy's cutoff is the same as the RAF's at 112 as far as I know, but speak to your ACLO for confirmation.
So long as you are young enough to remain elligible, you can simply resit next year if you really want to stay committed.
I took my first FATs fail to heart terribly and didn't recover for a long time. Take a bit of time to think of a plan: do you wait it out to resit? Or change direction? Your ACLO will help with this a lot.
Remember what F.A.I.L stands for: "first attempt in learning" (sorry for the cliché but its bloody true!).
Will definitely speak to my AFCO tomorrow to see what my options are. The RN in general appeals to me far more than it did when I first looked into this, which admittedly was initially because of the piloting, so certainly worth exploring other roles.
If it happens to be that a year from now I’m still not sure what I want to do then may well try again, being so close to the cut off and now knowing where I went wrong I think I would have a good shot of a strong score next time.
Will let you know what the AFCO say, thanks again for all the advice throughout