Fitness test

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  1. Got my fitness test this saturday (1st Nov)

    got my 2.4k run time dialed in at around 10:45mins

    hoping that should stand me in good stead, have passed all my tests/medical/eye test/hearing test. Going is as NA (SE) so exited about it all, at this rate aiming to be in for around april/may 09

    not long after christmas!!

  2. got a hallowe'en party this saturday (1st Nov)

    got my costume all ready

    hoping that should stand me in good stead, have already bought in a couple of crates. Going as spiderman so excited about it all, at this rate aiming to be completely shitfaced around 9 o clock.

    not long after 8 o clock!!

  3. surprised it took that long for a remark like that, was waiting for it to happen, many more will join in on the pee taking tomorrow i look foward to it! captainobvious it made me laugh,
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It would be rather unfair if someone were to mock the enthusiasm of a potential new joiner & I'm confident no-one would dream of doing such a thing.

  5. I'm guessing Hig isn't around then?
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    My post was intended to be viewed as ironic.
  7. Mine wasn't!
  8. HAHA

    captain obvious, hats off to ya, twas funny.
  9. okay, well i took my pre joining fitness test on saturday and i ended up doing my 2.4K run in 10.49 i think i could have done a little bit better but nevermind! have spoken to my careers advisor today and hes said that hes "bid for me" and that next i should recive a letter in the post three months before i start basic, does this sound like the ussuall?

    • Braindead Braindead x 1
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Yep, sounds correct, joining dates are usually allocated one term ahead.

    Be aware, when you join, you will be expected to match or better that PJFT run-time as a road run.
  11. yeah should be able to beat that, it was the first time i'd used a running machine in about 4 years so i was a little apprehensive, i preffer doing the 2.4k as a road run, can guage the distance a little better etc...
    just gotta play the waiting game now...

    cheers for your help!

    : )
  12. the waiting game can get very boring, i have been waiting since march, everyday comeing home hopeing thier is a letter on the table from the navy, but the excitment of opening the letter never goes away
  13. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I have every sympathy, Seaman Specialist is a long wait unfortunately- only a small branch, not many training places & more applicants than jobs available at present.

    It's definitely worth holding out for the job of choice rather than giving in and opting for a quick fix which you may later regret. Warfare Specialist for example, whilst seeming outwardly similar: requires the same Recruiting Test scores as Seaman Specialist & has a far shorter waiting time, but is not the same job.
  14. hey, its alright, i'm temping with an agency atm so i'm just going to keep working away and squirell away a bit of money before i go. plus got christmass and that coming up,

    off to visit hms belfast today, looking forwards to it, what was this my recruiter was talking about a 4 day trip to portsmouth with the RN, do al aplicants get to go, what would i be doing there?

  15. He would of been talking about the Royal Navy Acquaint Course. It runs out of HMS Collingwood and HMS Caledonia in Scotland (North centre).
    It is well worth the experience and will help to break up your wait for entry.
    Click these links below for some more info on the Royal Navy Acquaint Centres.
  16. hey, that was very helpful!

    how do i organize going on the aquaint course?

    should i get in touch with my recruiter and ask him?

    or will he get in touch with me and offer it?
  17. Get in touch with him and ask him if he's going to get in touch with you.
  18. No problem. :thumright: The RNAC is something that will be offered to all potential recruits as far as I am aware. So your recruiter should suggest it to you when the time arises. However there is no harm in comtacting your AFCO and asking to put your name down for an upcoming course. It will show initiative and enthusiasm.

    My advice is to get in touch with your AFCO for more info on arranging this.


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