Why do you want to know?? I reckon the average size, not counting girls cos they expand slightly after leaving the kitting up store, is about 6 foot, with 34 inch waists. Possibly size 9 1/2 shoes and a 57 cm head.
The Wrens are probably slighlty smaller on joining and slightly larger on leaving.
As to numbers of classes? [email protected]**ing thousands. (Or so it seems to me from some of the posts on this site!)
Hig. In fairness ,I think you deserved some to the flack. But if you can't take a joke ...........
However, seeing that you asked so nicely, here is the real answer to your questiion.
44 entries per year. This consists of approx 50 to 65 per week, depending on the entry pattern and the projected manpower. These are divided into two seperate classes (Port & Starboard), normally of equal numbers. They can consist of up to 6 different brances in the same entry.
But thank you for your reply, I`m quite sure that others may find it interesting.
So it would appear ( and I may be wrong) that Supply is not keeping up with Demand, which takes me back to another question, why are entry times taking so long? Is it that there are not sufficient people joining?. Or want to join. To make up the numbers to join Raleigh?. Or the trades required?
Hi Hig, I like you have many times wondered why there is such a long time for recruits to pass the tests to when they actually join. I went to the recruiting office at the beginning of Feb, filled in the forms, passed the intellegence tests, and was told I would join at the end of Feb. That didn't quite happen has they changed from7 years service and 5 reserve to 9 years continuous service. So I travelled to Manchester at the beginning of April did my medical and travelled on to Collingwood overnight. Told to get as much sleep as possible on the train has it was a normal working day when we got there, getting kitted out etc.
I had nothing when I came on earth I'm doing well I still have it.
Ok, when i joined in 1956 there were two choices, if you were under 18 you joined for 12 years, if over 18 you joined for 7 years and 5 years as a reservist, they then changed the 7 and 5 bit to 9 years. Hope thats clear.