I am looking into a career with the royal navy but quite worried about certain aspects of the basic training/ navy life and any useful and true advice would be great. I am quite a shy and timid kind of guy but very sociable and tend to get on well with most people. I don't think I would piss the training officers off "not much" and am hard working and far from lazy. how much do you get shouted at/ intimidated... I know this is the navy and I know I need to man up before I join but how intimidating is the training? also I am gay and I have seen all of the "equal opportunities" section of the websites, however I would like some genuine opinions about how gay people are treated. I am not overly camp and annoying so that shouldn't be an issue.