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Driving lessons/test and the navy

davie_rfc

Midshipman
I have been having a debate with the family whether if the RN put you through your driving test while you are in it. I'm sure they don't but you get a grant for extra education. Is that the case?
 

soleil

War Hero
A very small number of people are taught to drive - I think that Aircraft Handlers are - and, if you were ever to get a draft which required you to drive, this would be arranged for you.

However, you will have access to Learning Credits as part of your job anyway and you can use your credits for Driving Lessons, if you wish.
 

soleil

War Hero
Davie

The AA Driving School do a special offer for the Armed Forces - I will try to add the details later.

I think that the idea that the Navy automatically teaches personnel to drive might have become urban folklore, perhaps based on uncles who did National Service talking about guys learning to drive a few years ago.
 

tommo

War Hero
Like driving other vehicles Ginge unless your billet requires you to drive a motorcycle then you won't be put through lessons. I don't know of any billet that does require driving motorcycle unlike cars, lorries etc.

So I guess you maybe to use the learning credits towards lessons. But don't take that as gospel
 

davie_rfc

Midshipman
Thank you soleil. I'll be going in as a stoker. So I don't know if I will be able to get it through the RN.
 

smeeg

Lantern Swinger
You can use learning credits to help pay for bike lessons provided its your first driving license, and its only £175 or so and a right pain in the arse with the forms...
 

gingergorilla

Midshipman
smeeg said:
You can use learning credits to help pay for bike lessons provided its your first driving license, and its only £175 or so and a right pain in the arse with the forms...

Ah cheers for that. Looks like im going to have to fork out for it all then, being ive already got my car licence :(
 
StixJimboRM said:
Joint_Force_Harrier said:
StixJimboRM said:
davie_rfc said:
Cheers mate. Bloody family think they know it all.

If you get a ping for a draft to Afghanistan as a driver you will be taught up to HGV + Trailer level (Category C+E), totally free of charge - how nice is that?!?!

Does that mean they owe me "Twice"? :?

Apologies ... now sorted :wink:

Bargain, "Weekend" lorry driving, bit of extra cash!!! :D
 
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