Is HMS Raleigh shut in August

JamesRob

Midshipman
I think i've read other posts about this correctly but just looking for clarification is HMS raleigh shut in august and if so what dates ?

I've got my PRNC on the 5th may, I'm joining as a TSM, and was told my entry date will be the 20th July if all goes well.

Creamefields (music festival) is the 22nd to the 24th of august so obviously with my entry date being just a few weeks before I thought I had no chance of going.

Does this also mean that after just a few days of training i'll have to treck all the way back up to sunny Glasgow??

Any help is appreciated,

Cheers,

James
 

exJenny

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
Raleigh goes on leave August 1st 2014. You will have to be back on board August 31st 2014.

You will be returning home after 2 weeks of training.

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busychris

Badgeman
Pretty sure raleigh summer leave is 1st august for 4 wks, take it your prnc is at caledonia? Mines 5th may too so see you there!

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Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
The big snag with taking leave so soon after joining is that it is a huge wrench going back after spending four weeks at home with lie-ins, Mums cooking, spinning "Raleigh War Dits" in the pub, adoration from the opposite (or same, if you prefer) sex, etc.

We see a huge increase in leavers opting-out of training in the first two weeks after a leave period. These most likely to leave are the younger recruits who maybe less familiar with separation & independent living.

It's a big and costly problem.
 

busychris

Badgeman
I'm quite upset that I'm having 4 wks off halfway through basic! Seems ridiculous to me, rather get it done in one!

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exJenny

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
I'm quite upset that I'm having 4 wks off halfway through basic! Seems ridiculous to me, rather get it done in one!

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As an "educational" establishment it has to have leave periods. You can moan about it at the end of your course but it will not change anything. It's up to you to maintain your fitness and motivation over the leave period. Four or two weeks leave usually sorts out those you actually want to be in the mob and those who don't, but annoyingly it does waste money.


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busychris

Badgeman
Totally understand the reason for the leave period, would just rather not have it fall halfway through my basic! Nothing to do with motivation or fitness levels :)

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WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
When I was a DO at Raleigh it was always a sweepstake as to who would actually come back or request PVR in the first week back.

I was duty PO one weekend at Sultan when a letter arrived from a tiff apprentice and containing his ID card and a letter of resignation (gen dit). Mummy and Daddy wrote a letter of complaint about how their son was treated like a common criminal when the plod showed up and he was put into cells on his return :)
 

Rachelthree

War Hero
I have Christmas leave in mine, have to resist sustaining myself on alcohol and chocolate and becoming part of the settee. First Christmas I will have had off in years though (and maybe the last for a while).
 

JackDusty1990

Midshipman
Looks like i will also be a victim to this. Two weeks at Raleigh before returning home for Christmas for four weeks (i think)

With this time off it would be a shame to waste it... i take it will be okay to do a bit of travelling over this leave period? (America/canada)
 
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