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  1. Just wandering what people's thoughts are, I am currently serving in RN and have a beard. I have my papers raised and awaiting an AIB date, would it be seen as negative for me to rock up at AIB with a beard. It is well maintained, trimmed and is part of me?!!
  2. **** me this site is getting duller by the day.
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  3. If they think you're uncle Albert then all their ships will be doomed. Have a shave you lazy b*stard :)

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  4. How could your beard not be a part of you, unless it's one you haggled for in the market aka Life of Brian?
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  5. I'm wondering why you are wandering but, anyway, QRs RN don't stop you from having a full set. What you're up against, though (in my humble opinion), is bloody stupid modern attitudes to what's considered fashion and tiddly. Standby for that all time favourite, "it's not compatible with NBCD kit and makes you a danger to others". I would suggest that the AIB staff will be young enough to possibly hold it against you. It might be worth having a face scrape until you've completed that fun evolution.

    When I rocked up to AIB in '68 with a moustache, not a word was said.
  6. Leaving aside the fact that it's a f***ing silly question for someone that's going to the AIB - you're serving, it's iaw with regulations, of course you can have a beard - it will have no bearing on your success or otherwise. In fact of the three SUYs on my board I was the only one that passed and I was the only one with a beard.
  7. Hmmm, if you're asking a question like that, are you ready for the AIB? If you can't take charge of yourself....
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  8. You could trim the set down to a womb-brush, that would be different.

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  9. Just remember to wash all of the g'mans relish out of it first?
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  10. Dandruff could be a problem
  11. There is a perceived connotation with facial hair and dominance. The C-level of my company looks like a facial hair olympics, with evil twins and minge ticklers all over the the place. They say its cos you tend to hire and listen to people who look like you.

    But then there's this.


    Hipster douchebag looks and porno taches invite questions and assumptions you dont want. Big sideys used to be a major bone of contention, could have earned you a trip to the barbers if the right Joss got out of bed the wrong side(y). Your call really.
  12. Please stop taking the piss out of the OP, after all it just may be a female:hump:
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  14. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Looking on the bright side, it's the kind of question an Officer would ask. (Usually when you're busy).

    This bodes well.

    Good luck.
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  15. :


    Aye, keep it...unless its ginger? :shock:
  16. Funniest thread on this board for a while. Many thanks to all who contributed.:laughing5:
  17. No comic comments to make, I just think that is an incredibly inane question presented in the manner of an eight year old.


    Odd really, had a good day...

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