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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

My initial thread is getting way too big now, so I thought I'd start a new thread with FAQs on so people coming on can read it before asking away and clogging up the board list. :idea:

I'll start;

1) Does the Basic Training in the Royal Navy (8 Weeks at Raleigh) have a 'Best Recruit' award?

2) What is the difference between Blue Navy Uniforms and White Navy Uniforms?

3) Another Uniform question - What are the differences between #1s, #2s and 3#s?

Can't think of anymore but will definitely think of some more later.

Also, would be great to compile a massive list to make a new 'Sticky' thread detailing all FAQs and their answers. :D
 
Regarding question 2: Basically the difference is that Blue uniforms are coloured blue and white uniforms are white... (I'm just putting on my teflon lid!) :wink: :lol:
 
Always_a_Civvy said:
Regarding question 2: Basically the difference is that Blue uniforms are coloured blue and white uniforms are white... (I'm just putting on my teflon lid!) :wink: :lol:

Yeah but surely there's a deciding factor to which people have White and which people have Blue? lol
 
OK blue uniform is worn when in UK and other cooler countries. Whites are worn when in the troipics (Hot countries).
 
slim said:
OK blue uniform is worn when in UK and other cooler countries. Whites are worn when in the troipics (Hot countries).

LOL is that it?

That seriously is the answer?

Well I thought Blues were worn if you're a Medic, Engineer, Logistics, etc. And Whites were warn if you're a Pilot, Submariner or basically anything to do with the Warfare side of things!

I suppose it makes sense now!

Okay, what about the other questions?

What are the differences between #1s, 2#s and 3#s?

I know 1#s are worn for general duty, but what about the other two?

Thanks for your answer slim mate! :D
Are you in the Navy? Been in? Wanting to go in?
 
slim said:
OK blue uniform is worn when in UK and other cooler countries. Whites are worn when in the troipics (Hot countries).

In the old days in intermediate climates one wore half blues, ie blue on the bottom and white on the top.
 
The uniform numbers have changed substantially since I left in 1985.
They used to be

No1 uniform Best blue suit with medals worn for ceremonial occasions
No2 uniform Same as No 1 bet no medals just the medal ribbons.
No3 Uniform Second best blue suit (issued was rough serge material) used for duties
No6s White Uniform (long trousers & tunic)
No8s Action working dress (blue cotton trousers & blue long sleeved shirt)
There were other numbers as well but as I stated the numbers have since changed so it would be good if some serving guy out there enlightened you. However you will probably get all the information you require during your basic training.
 
Maxi_77 said:
slim said:
OK blue uniform is worn when in UK and other cooler countries. Whites are worn when in the troipics (Hot countries).

In the old days in intermediate climates one wore half blues, ie blue on the bottom and white on the top.

I think in my day this was referred to as Red Sea rig and was worn in the mess as evening wear. Officers also wore a cummer band. As far as I am aware its still the norm today
 
slim said:
However you will probably get all the information you require during your basic training.

Haha should have said 'IF you get to basic training'

I'm remaining pessimistic until I'm in!

That way I can't be disappointed!
 
creddly said:
This one was never answered!

1) Does the Basic Training in the Royal Navy (8 Weeks at Raleigh) have a 'Best Recruit' award?

I think it still does , gives you that bit more to aim for , 8O
 
dondon said:
creddly said:
This one was never answered!

1) Does the Basic Training in the Royal Navy (8 Weeks at Raleigh) have a 'Best Recruit' award?

I think it still does , gives you that bit more to aim for , 8O

LOL You're bloody right it does and if I get in, I'll be gunning for it big time! It must be a proud feeling to pass out in front of your family, but to step up for best recruit must be an electrifying experience! Although you probably shit yourself marching alone to be presented with the award!


ET(WE)Pooley said:
and yes they have the best recruit but its not just on performance, its on everything.

I thought performance was everything?

In the Army, we were told that the winner is somebody who doesn't do the best at everything, but gives 100% at ALL times, even if they don't finish first for the mile and half for instance!

Can you please elaborate pooley?

Your advice has been brilliant so far, thank you!

You too dondon!
 

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