Does 10 weeks recruit training mean 10 weeks?

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  1. I know that you do 10 weeks basic at Raleigh, but what I want to know is, does that actually mean 10 weeks. For example, I am aware that there are summer, easter and christmas holidays. But what about bank holidays, etc? And on top of that, how far can you be backtrooped, or is there a limit on it?

    Please be gentle with me... :( (not in that way)
  2. I'll be gentle. Remove this ridiculous post now before the proper bullies come along. Unless you are a chick, in which case PM me. I'm a diver!
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  3. I have to agree with the frogman007 a daft post if you cant get your head around this, then you should fit in nicely, welcome aboard shippers
  4. Ten weeks surprisingly doesn't mean that. It's actually 68 days, regardless of leave or bank holidays

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  5. If bank holidays are in term time, tough titty and you don't get backtrooped, that's an army term which is also used when pongo's are enjoying bum fun in the trenches..gen dit.

    In the Senior Service one gets back classed dontcha know.
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  6. Lets hope He hasn't been backtrooped and told it s normal :dontknow:
  7. what-the-fuck-is-this.jpg

    Ten letters.
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  8. Sorry Wrecker, you don't get back classed anymore. In the wonderful world of Initial Naval Training personnel are now Training Extended.
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  9. Is that the face of someone being backtrooped
  10. Damn this pinko PC navy, they'll be stopping the tot next, you mark my words!
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  11. They wouldnt dare
  12. Walking away from this one. It's just too niaive to deserve a real Rum Ration reply!!!!!!!!!!

    I mean it's up there with my wife's "What time does the none o clock news start?"
  13. None o'clock news? I guess it doesn't start at all then :)
  14. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Goddamn it wrecks, beat me to it.
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  15. OMM

    OMM War Hero

    10 weeks isn't just a random duration they made up, there's set phases in which you must complete to pass out of Raleigh that accumulate to 10 weeks.

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  16. Isn't none o'clock that mythical time between 2359 and 0001? :jocolor:
  17. Is there a limit on that?

  18. From my experience and this is going back some now probably officially yes in reality no
  19. OMM

    OMM War Hero

    Not sounding so confident....

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  20. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Not sure why I'm even answering this, but I can tell you I'm typing my reply in an exasperated manner...

    Indeed there is, otherwise the elastic will snap.

    A little tip in life - Start a military career with the intention of achieving success in all you do from the outset.

    For those that wish to explore boundaries by aiming for the maximum permitted number of failed attempts, the training team will be only too pleased to advise the consequences of subsequent failures.
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