Joining the RFA?

RE the vetting procedure. One of the questions asks;

"Have you ever been convicted by a Court Martial, or sentenced to detention or dismissal or fined while serving in the armed forces of the UK or any Commonwealth or foreign country?"

Back in about 1985 I was fined for being drunk ashore. Is that likely to count against me?
 
RE the vetting procedure. One of the questions asks;

"Have you ever been convicted by a Court Martial, or sentenced to detention or dismissal or fined while serving in the armed forces of the UK or any Commonwealth or foreign country?"

Back in about 1985 I was fined for being drunk ashore. Is that likely to count against me?
Citroensm, although I am by no means a vetting specialist I believe the process is about honesty as much as anything (providing only minor infringements occurred). The vetting guidance discusses how a criminal history will not exclude you. However failure to disclose would impact you negatively. With the vetting there is only a limited amount you can do.. which is tell the absolute truth and then await a decision. Im awaiting my vetting now and still anxious to pass!
 
Hi and thanks for getting back. You are quite correct, of course. I will have to disclose it but I don't know if the navy even keeps records of stuff like that for 30+ years.

I'm pretty sure it will be OK but it just goes to show how things you do years ago can come back to haunt you in some way, shape or form. Here is the result of an over exuberant night out still causing me anxious moments! Imagine what it must be like these days with all of the "social media" thing going on, (something I am a bit to old for, thankfully.)

What have you applied for and when/where are you expecting to start? Feel free to PM me if you like.

Cheers, LG.
 
Hi and thanks for getting back. You are quite correct, of course. I will have to disclose it but I don't know if the navy even keeps records of stuff like that for 30+ years.

I'm pretty sure it will be OK but it just goes to show how things you do years ago can come back to haunt you in some way, shape or form. Here is the result of an over exuberant night out still causing me anxious moments! Imagine what it must be like these days with all of the "social media" thing going on, (something I am a bit to old for, thankfully.)

What have you applied for and when/where are you expecting to start? Feel free to PM me if you like.

Cheers, LG.
Yeah course its quite scary as you said! Hopefully it will just be recognised as one of those youthful mistakes! Ive just PM'd you

Yorks2018
 
A cracking start to the weekend... Had my interview 19th November and was playing the waiting game, postie clearly running late today as a provisional offer for Seaman Apprentice starting 29th April at HMS Raleigh dropped on the mat this afternoon!

Fingers crossed for those still waiting to hear.
 
A cracking start to the weekend... Had my interview 19th November and was playing the waiting game, postie clearly running late today as a provisional offer for Seaman Apprentice starting 29th April at HMS Raleigh dropped on the mat this afternoon!

Fingers crossed for those still waiting to hear.
Well done. Have yourself a beer tonight!

LG.
 

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