In service joke, when you go before the RNP (also known as Crushers, ratcatchers, Reggies plus other names) to be questioned, they decide what they are going to do with you.
Whenever I was ... er... in front of the selection board, I couldn't understand why I wasn't asked to sit down and offered a coffee - no handshakes, not very welcoming at all.I went to a few RNP selection boards..you're guilty...you're on warning..you're on 9's etc etc.
they have to do a year at sea before being fully fledged crushers, probably so they can suss where the beer boat is hiddenPoor EMay, choosing to join as one of 'them' (and not one of THEM) - must have no close family, no friends or colleagues.
Should fit right in.
Direct Entry too? WTF is that all about? No idea of how the RN operates at Messdeck level, when to wade in, when to see nothing etc.