BRNC in November

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by TwentySomething, Oct 12, 2014.

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  1. Long time lurker, taking all the knowledge I can whilst shamelessly giving nothing back... I am a terrible example of a human being.

    So, that all being said; who else is going in November? What's your specialisation? How nervous are you starting to get? How's your prep going?

    For the record, X(SM).
  2. Warfare says it all. ;-)
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  3. Joining in November. Logistics branch and debating the idea of going for Submarines.

    Preparations are going well, sat putting the finishing touches to my introductory essay. Other than that still have a million things to buy for the kit list.

    Not overly nervous although ask me again in a few weeks...
  4. You'll need a big suitcase then (there's a thread about that somewhere), leave enough room for your iron (there's a thread about that somewhere).
  5. I'm joining in Nov, Warfare (GS). Physical prep is going fine, ticking things off the kit list but am putting off my essay. Going to knuckle down after work tonight and get something roughly coherent down on paper. :)

    Also the passing out date in the information pack is wrong, the correct date is Thursday 9th July.
  6. Speaking of irons...a steam generator iron, overkill or a good investment?
  7. Just finished my essay... paperwork goes off tomorrow, that's one load off my mind.

    I've got my heavy-duty Tefal, not going to replace it unless I have to. Seen me right so far in all things; hell, my brother took his to Phase 1 and it's still going strong two years later.
  8. Irons, good for reheating Chinese, propped upside down tween yer steaming bats, tin tray on the hot plate

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  9. How did the essay go? I've pretty much finished mine but unsure how much self deprecating humour I can get away with. Also struggling to come up with a suitably cheesy and inspiring closing paragraph.
  10. Derek says it's always good to end a paper with a quote. He says someone else has already said it best. So if you can't top it, steal from them and go out strong.
  11. I tried to avoid humour in my essay; it never seems to come across the way I want in writing. I typed the entire thing up at work and bought it home with me, so I had something to reference and amend easily before I actually sat down with the fountain pen.

    My closing sentence was so cringe-worthy I showed it to my house mate, who just gave me 'the look'. You know the one, where they aren't sure what to say? Yeah, that one.
  12. There's a November entry now? Apologies for the ignorance, but in my day (and I'm only 30) they were only at January, Easter and September.
  13. I hope so, unless this is all some cruel joke. :) I think they now run 4 intakes - Sept, Nov, Feb and May.
  14. I think they changed it a few years; I have a friend in the fleet who says when he went through in 2012 there were 4 entries.

    And I'm 25, so I'm joining very late for my specialisation. Better late than never!
  15. I'm 27 so you won't be the only old git!
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  16. Hey guys, also been a bit of a lurker on here, joining in November as pilot. How is everyone's preparation going? not long now.
  17. Good luck Ieuan! If it's anything like when I was there as an 18 year old 12 years ago you'll love it.
  18. Thanks mate :) nervous but I think it's more of a fear of the unknown sort of thing to be honest. Big lifestyle change
  19. 95% of us are in the same situation (I'm assuming we'll have some upper yardies) - it is the proverbial calm before the storm :)

    Just rock up at Totnes on Monday ready to work hard, but remember - you've beaten out so many to get this chance (especially as a WAFU), so make sure you keep yourself cheerful as well! Marines call it 'Cheerfulness in the face of adversity' which I quite like.
  20. Yeah definitely looking forward to it, the first stint will be hard but as you said everyone is in the same situation. What is your specialisation twenty? My train ticket says I should arrive around 15:20 at totnes so will see you there :).

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