H.M.S. Raleigh

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by jannertoo, Oct 7, 2009.

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  1. Can someone tell me if the basic training at Raleigh is over a period of nine or twelve weeks?

    Also do the ratings get any weekends off while they are there?

    One more question, is smoking allowed on base? (I'm hoping not and then my son will have to give up before he goes) :)
     
  2. basic training is 9 weeks, and they get 6 hours shore leave during week 6/7 but apart from that, you get locked up to stay! as for the smoking, im unsure but you could lead him to believe that he won't be able to...

    when does he join anyway?
     
  3. Do you mean to say that after all this time the RN still has that contract with Diamond Lil's :D
     
  4. There are smoking areas jannertoo, but very few. In the case of a Phase I trainee the time to smoke will be just as much of a problem for him
     
  5. When my grandad joined the RN the penalty for trainees caught smoking was 12 cuts and half a dozen for anyone unlucky enough to be nearby at the same time (typically the heads). Clearly times have changed! :roll:
     

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