Looks like I'm in!


Lantern Swinger
So pending prnc and security clearance I should be at raleigh just after the new year!!

I haven't posted much but read loads of different threads to try and prep for the psychometric tests, interview and fitness test and passed them all with ease, so just wanted to say thanks to those that answered any questions I asked and/or just put my mind at ease!

(being a pongo was much easier)


Lantern Swinger
I'm in the same situation.
How long have you waited for security clearance?
Reading some posts I've waited nowhere near as long as most, I put my papers in at the start of June and my longest wait was 7 weeks while the army sent my med docs over!
I went from interview to medical to fitness test in 4 weeks.


Lantern Swinger
To be fair my clearance has been just over a week. Think i'm just impatient because I want a date. I recently went on a Look at Life course and a few of the lads there have got their dates whilst they wait for clearance. My own fault for leaving in the first place i suppose. I was also held up by a peak flow diary needed for my medical. All in all not been waiting that long though. Hopefully it will clear quickly.


Lantern Swinger
Mine was put in an hour after the interview around 4 weeks ago and the afco have said there gonna try and get the civvis to get a hurry up cause im joining as a chef submariner.
Really hope it doesn't take 4 months though!

More time at home is more time for training though!


Lantern Swinger
I'm going in as Submariner as well ETME for me though. Providing it comes back soon AFCO said would be looking at the start of next year. Going to be a long wait i feel.


Lantern Swinger
I was asked if clearance came through would I want to start before Christmas so the afco must be confident of pushing things along. They've been spot on about everything else so far!

Not sure starting just before Xmas for a couple weeks then getting sent on leave to eat and drink for 2 weeks would be the best idea though!


Lantern Swinger
Started in April so not been that long in reality. Not bothered about my boss, the Mrs would just have to put up with it haha, shes known about it long enough.


Lantern Swinger
Not compared to some folks on here!

I've literally just got an email from work telling me another security clearance came through for a government site we work on. Not as thorough as the RN one and that took nearly 3 months!

On a completely unrelated topic, can you wear medals on no.1's for pass out?
Don't quote me on this because I could be wrong but I think so yes, I recently went to someone's RAF passing out parade and there were guys there with medals on. One guys actually fell off as they were marching out at the end aha. Unlucky bugger.

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If you're entitled to wear them, then you would be out of the Rig of the Day if you didn't.
Good luck, you're joing the best branch in the RN.

Not sure if they told you in the AFCO that you get taught to fly helicopters as part of your chefs course :)

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