Hello there, im a long time lurker on the forums, and i must say the information on this forum has been incredibly useful for research into navy life and how to prepare for the various hurdles of selection. I have had my initial chat with my AFCO in Brighton and am hoping to compete for a place as an aircrew officer after my A levels, with an AET as a agreed fall-back. I have my aptitude test booked for November 1st, As of this morning the news was not very reassuring with the hairier force and arc royal scarped alongside 5,000 other jobs. I phoned the office and they politely told me "Let us handle the SDR and you prepare for your psychometric test" , and your fall-back still has a 24 month wait which fits me well for when i leave 6th form. My question is weather its safe to accept the man's advice and breath a sigh of relief for my potential future carer is still recruiting?