Life away from the sea, life on the sea

Hi,

Apologies if this question has been asked before.

I'm thinking of signing up to the RFA. I'm 37 single and don't have my own place.

I'm wanting to ask where single people choose to stay when not on board ship. Four months on and three months off makes it hard to rent somewhere to live when you're not on a boat.

Does the RFA offer any form of lodgings when not on ship and if so, what are they like. If they don't, then what do other people do in this situation.

I'm looking at applying for the role of communications apprentice. Could anybody give me a better overview of there role and what it tends to require on a normal working day.

Do you also get your own room on board, or do you share a bunk room?

Thanks for any help and support being offered.

Mr P
 

Seadog

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I'm wanting to ask where single people choose to stay when not on board ship.

Some own a home, some rent a home, some live with their parents or other kin, some live in Bangkok brothels, some live in their local pub, some in a caravan or a tent. That list is not exhaustive.

The Service is not responsible for housing you when you're on leave.

Where do you currently reside?
 

bollotom

War Hero
Have a shufty at link below. Also Mission to Seamen, YMCA, Sally Army may give you some guidance.
Pull up a bollard. When I left the Andrew I was told to "Give us yer station card and ID" and then left to find my own way. They don't owe you owt as you'll find out, but might also be a good idea to have a chat with your local vicar. Good luck. :cool:

http://www.qvsr.org.uk/wp/accommodation/seafarers/
 
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Some own a home, some rent a home, some live with their parents or other kin, some live in Bangkok brothels, some live in their local pub, some in a caravan or a tent. That list is not exhaustive.

The Service is not responsible for housing you when you're on leave.

Where do you currently reside?

My mate does, safeguard (ex WAFU).
 

slim

War Hero
Where


Some own a home, some rent a home, some live with their parents or other kin, some live in Bangkok brothels, some live in their local pub, some in a caravan or a tent. That list is not exhaustive.

The Service is not responsible for housing you when you're on leave.

Where do you currently reside?

Please be aware other brothels in other locations are also available;)
 

Sumo

War Hero
What more could a young man want? You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal, you can do whatever you feel.
young when I was working in Weymouth, living was at my own expense, dead money, used to have dogs but spent so much time in Barrow, there was no point. So I stayed in Portland YMCA 4 nights a week clean cheap, occasionally some youngster to put up with , met some interesting folk
 
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