Avergae age for new recruits at Raleigh?

#1
Just wondering if anyone knows what the average age for new recruits at raleigh is?

I was there about 7 years ago when I was 18. Just wondering if there will be many people my age or older, or will it be mostly younger ones.
 
#4
Hey mate,dont worry about people your age you'll find them 16 to in their 30's.Im 36 and going to Raleigh this Sunday 23rd Sept then as Submariner,Sonar/Tactical. Goodluck and wish you all the best.Will keep u posted and everyone on this forum with my progress mate.Steve G.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#6
Only your twin, mate.

Average age of recruits at Raleigh varies between 16 & 36. Each intake can vary greatly, but I suppose 19 ish is probably the norm nowadays.
 

ChrisA

Lantern Swinger
#8
At my pre-join brief today the 6 of us were 20-25ish. We were told the average age of recruits passing through that office is about 21 but I guess it varies throughout the country.
 

ChrisA

Lantern Swinger
#10
bizza2007 said:
chris your already be there and used to navy life by the time i get there lol
Will probably still be in shock or something - you're only arriving a week after me.

It'll be interesting working with people varying so much in age, we're all there with the same objective though.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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#11
Just to state the obvious:

Raleigh is nothing like Lympstone, as depicted on ITV last night.

Yes, it's a shock to the system initially, but RN Phase One Training is very different to Commando Recruit Training, because we are training two very different sorts of people.

It would be unfair to try to draw parallels as you are not comparing like with like.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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#13
It's much harsher than the Army.

I even had to fluff my own pillows once. :thumright:

Nah, if you passed Army basic, you should pass RN Phase 1 - just beware being complacent, you still need to be fit, remember you are older this time around & accept that it's quite different.
 
#14
I didn't pass Army basic mate.

I did a pathetic 6 weeks and if I could have come out sooner, I would have!

I'm ashamed of it, but that shame is now making me stronger and I cannot wait to annihilate basic at Raleigh !!!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#15
Put it this way, you did 6 weeks more than most people on here did.

Just put that behind you, focus on what's ahead & you'll be fine. I think most people would agree that you are by far the keenest individual on here & if Phase 1 RN training were simply passed on enthusiasm alone, then you'd have been passing in/out, hokey-cokey (or whatever it is this week) a long time ago.
 
#16
Don't worry if you are a little older than the rest of the class. Once you have finished part one and part two training and start working for real you will find that your extra maturity is appreciated by your superiors. This is often reflected in your appraisals and subsequently in your rate of promotion.
 
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