Hi yeah same love to hear what to expect and you were lucky they wouldn't let me have a start date til my clearance arrived.Don't worry too much about the clearance, mine didn't get approved until I'd already been at Dartmouth for a few weeks.
Enjoy the course, it's a little bit of bullshit but it can be good fun if you at least have a decent stab at everything. In fact I think you have to now because we were told the course from now in is pass or fail and a fail is a sacking. It's not hard though.
If anyone's interested I'll try writing up a post of what to expect
I was wondering what happened after the passing out parade - is there time off before starting trade training?
Do we need to write the intro essay? What's the best and worst part of the whole thing?
Hi, they would like the essay I checked and also I asked about after the passing out parade etc.
It is likely we will have 2 maybe 3 weeks break after the 10 weeks militarisation training before we start the 6 weeks trade, after this we will be 3 months at sea to consolidate the training with a further month at HMS Raleigh after.