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Niall01

Newbie
So I just passed out on the 14th of December, and am joining sultan on Monday. I've just turned 17 last week and was wondering if the navy will put me through my test or give me a loan for a car and insurance. Does anyone have any knowledge of these things? Any help is greatly appreciated
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
The RN will neither put you through your driving test, unless you require it for your branch (unlikely), nor give you a loan to do it.
 
^Fully agree, plus some advice offered* in good faith:

BZ for cracking RALEIGH, Younker @Niall01, but there is still a hell of a lot of learning ahead in Phase Two and into your first draft - concentrate on gaining good results throughout.

Now earning and itching to burn some borrowed cash too, eh? FGS please don't! :mad:

Instead, why not start saving up to pay for a (crash :WINK:) course of driving lessons in Cash - Much later in the year though because the evenings will be lighter with far better weather and by then you'll have a firm handle on the study regime & routines at HMS SULTAN & beyond.
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The Test? Figures for practical driving tests have hovered around the 50% pass rate for several years now** - Be prepared for 2nd/3rd test attempts with associated additional costs of extra lessons etc.

Test eventually Passed? Good - But hold off even thinking of owning a car until at least after your first sea draft. Otherwise, it will just sit there forlornly rusting/vandalised/devaluing whilst you chug around the globe unable to enjoy activities ashore because all your money is committed to repaying the Loan & Interest for vehicle purchase price/road tax/upkeep & mtce. Quite aside from what you'll discover is likely to be an astronomical Insurance premium as 'a new 17yr old driver, with nil experience in a high risk category occupation.


*Please note that this advice is offered, not 'given'. It could be read as negative but such are the realities of life in your new blue suit.


**Test Figures from https://www.statista.com/statistics...ts-pass-rate-in-the-united-kingdom-by-gender/

Best of luck with whichever way you play it - Let us know what you decide, please?

Regards - Bob L in a rare serious mood today :oops:
 

pompeyexpat

War Hero
What you can do is use up to £175 of your Standard Learning Credits towards driving lessons. The learning and education centre in Sultan will be able to give you all the information you need.
 

slim

War Hero
Do you guys know someone who can help me with the loan without many formalities?
I know one or two guys who offer loans. However the interest is rather high and they like to collect weekly.
Problem is if you cannot pay they tend to take rather drastic actions to recover their cash.

Seriously don't be fkn stupid. If you cannot get a loan through legitimate sources then wait until you can.
Do you have a driving licence?
If the answer is no then you do not need a car. Driving without a licence or insurance is a criminal offence.
By doing this you may find that your position in the RN is no longer there and you are unemployed
 

Taztiff

War Hero
Do you guys know someone who can help me with the loan without many formalities?
I know one or two guys who offer loans. However the interest is rather high and they like to collect weekly.
Problem is if you cannot pay they tend to take rather drastic actions to recover their cash.

Seriously don't be fkn stupid. If you cannot get a loan through legitimate sources then wait until you can.
Do you have a driving licence?
If the answer is no then you do not need a car. Driving without a licence or insurance is a criminal offence.
By doing this you may find that your position in the RN is no longer there and you are unemployed
I think @WreckerL has implied that the post you are answering to is a septic barging in to crayon on the forum. Its a different name to the OP.
 

Dredd

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There were only two things wrong with Canada - first is that half the population speak French, and the second is that the other half let them.
 

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