I finaly have a joining date!!!!

Hey everyone

After a couple months of silence then gettting sound advice from you guys to call my AFCO every couple weeks. They've finally given me a joining date: 21st January!!! I was told March initally, then yeaterday eavning I got a call from my Careers Officer, Pete Connell and he said I start next month. :eek:

Any advice on or comments you have about basic training will be well recieved.
Squirrel said:
Take some warm clothing, I went through Raleigh in January and that Assault course was mighty chilly.

My join up date was in Feburary and it was bloody cold then, belive peo-le when they say they WILL just smash the ice up on the asult course and expect you to jump in


Always keep in the back of your mind that Basic Training is not at all like the real world and the fun really starts when you get your first sea draft.
Well done mate - Wish I had a joining date!

I'll be applying Friday and I hope to God I'll get in!

Can I ask how long it's taken from when you first applied mate?

Good luck and remember, it's meant to be hard. It's meant to separate the Men from the boys!!! Go get 'em tiger :twisted:


Lantern Swinger
Here is some links for you and anyone else waiting to know a lil more info..

Training Weeks

Recruits diary

and the genral RN HMS Raleigh Site

some info from someone whos gone through it..

its tough the first week is so boaring because all your doin is all the shitty little bits. then the learing curve is HUGE and doesnt stop.

Dont worry about not passing something then them booting you out Very Rearly happens you get 3 chancers at everything then get back classed. then if you fail them again you get back classed.

physical and educational things you get remedials which are the worst thing you can ever get really makes the days longer.

if you have any questions to ask just ask away they will always be answered on here.


Now just learn how to moan and drip and you'll fit in just great

Oh yea the real Navy is not basic training or your trade training do it get over the rubbish that goes with it. Go on board then the fun of the real Royal Navy begins.

You'll love it.