Hi, My partner has just gone off to HMS Raleight to start his basic training. It is a difficult time anyway but the fact I know nothing about it make it even more difficult. How long does basic training last for? (the website say 8wks but my partner says it's 10 weeks.) Is there any time off scheduled into the training or is it 24/7 for the whole time? Will my partner be able to contact me regularly from HMS Raleigh or are they not allowed? I'd be grateful for any info which can fill some of the gaps and hopefully make me feel a bit better about the whole thing.