First Day at Raleigh

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  1. I have had the formal letter giving me my date to start at Raleigh, and its a Sunday. They haven't said yet what time I have to be there. I guess I will get that confirmed eventually - it's in the summer - but it would be nice to know when they expect you to be there by. I was hoping for a last scoff-fest off the old folks before I travel down, but if you have to be there by midday, I'll miss out on the roasties! Can anyone help please?
  2. Could always have a roast on the Saturday? Although traditionally eaten on a Sunday it will taste the same on a different day. Your AFCO will let you know all you need to know in due course.
  3. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Whereabouts are you travelling from?

    Just the thoughts of a blonde ex wren
  4. I died a little bit more.....
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  5. They'll arrange your travel for you and even book your seats on the train. Most people arrive by 1700.

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  6. It's a while since I was at Raleigh but I think you'll find roasties will be available at some stage.
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  7. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Raleigh still specialises in hollow roasties.
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  8. Aaaah the nostalgia.
  9. I didn't rock up till about 9pm, a couple of scottish lads turned up about 1030. This was due to the trains being gash

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  10. thanks everyone for your reply, really helped expect the old man will want me to feed the sheep before I go anyway.
  11. Is your dad finknottle?
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  12. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    ETA 16:00 ish.

    The first meal provided is about 18:00 ish.
  13. My first day at Raleigh was a bit mind numbing! The thing that sticks in my mind from that day was the gale of laughter which greeted my, "What makes you think I am Welsh?" when some prat mistook my borders accent for a Welsh accent. Several lads from Herefordshire and one or two from the Forest carried the same cross, as I was to discover during my service.
  14. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Never mind eh, Taff. At least it didn't leave a lasting impression.
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  15. Things I remember on day one was a guy from another class going for dinner on the first day with a tartan suit on and hair down to his arris!

    Winkey eggs (where the white hasn't cooked totally round the yolk) still makes me feel sick now!

    How nice the staff were until you sign the contract the following morning.

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  16. Tidy.....................
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  17. I dont know why but I feckin loved those things. Most knew them as asteroids, or meteorites if they were actually still hot when you got there. They were either cold as your ex's heart or so hot you would need a fearnought glove to peel the thing. Topped up with beans, or cottage cheese, drowned in ketchup or salad cream. People used to marvel as I ate the rock hard cremated skin. Must be some sort of masochistic streak I guess.

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  18. those is baked spuds, not roasties.
  19. They will tell you all you need to know. Don't get wrecked Saturday night. You'll need to be like a sponge and soak up the experience, and as I remember 'duty chef' was pretty good at roasties.
  20. You know, I had the same thought myself. But seeing as traf galley made them pretty indistinguishable Im ok with it. Silver foil was about all I could tell them apart by......

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