Looking at the kit list for HMS Raleigh they suggest you take a minimum of Â£50 - Â£22 of which is for your laundry and Â£4 for a haircut if required, The rest is just to tide you other until your first pay.
And i believe the bank which is at HMS Raleigh is TSB - I could stand corrected
Theres a Lloyds TSB bank complete with cash machine and everything, how great eh? Theres also an Abbey National cashpoint.
Â£23-Stuff you'll need until cash comes in.
Personally I'd advise taking more, but just on your debit card. And for anyone needing a to open a bank account whilst there, its easy to open one at Lloyds, but if you want to open one with another bank, remember you can!
I'm just going into week six of my basic training and most of us found that Â£50 is not enough. you don't need to take much cash but it's wise to have about Â£100 pounds in your account. There are cash points and a lloyds bank on base. In your second week you will be able to buy goods at the shop and like most of us there will be extras you feel you need especially if you smoke. you will get an dvance of Â£200 after week three.
I would advise not bringing too much cash, but make sure you have a debit / cash card with at least Â£100 in the account. That way you will be able tgo draw it out / spend it as required, without having too much cash lying around
I didn't say starvation. Some people need to eat a lot more than that, me for one. I lost a lot of weight at Raleigh just because the food was crap and there weren't enough opportunities to eat. I didn't have any weight to lose.