Motoring during first years of employment in the RN.

#2
You will have no use for it until you have finished phase 1 training. If your phase 2 training is conducted in Raleigh will you really need one. Wait and see how it all pans out first. Save your beer chits for just that.
 
#3
Raleigh will not allow you to take cars/motor cycles down whilst undergoing basic training. You can request taking cars whilst undergoing phase II (Specialisation training), but there are no guarantees that you will definitely get a parking space. On completion of training you are likely to join a ship and potentially then be off around the world.

It's nice to have a car for leave etc, but it can be a very expensive nice to have rather than a must have. The choice really is down to you.

Best of luck

SM

:)
 
#4
Wait til you're in and have passed Raleigh otherwise the car will just sit around for 8 weeks. Loads of bargain death traps to be had in the dockyard with lads going on deployment etc. But yes a motor is a good idea as they attract chicks and you can charge your oppos extortionate rates to take them weekenders.
 

Ruby_curry

Lantern Swinger
#6
I thought as much. I knew you weren't allowed one at Raleigh but i didn't know you had to apply for spaces at collingwood, which is where my phase 2 will be. Cheers for the advice :)
 

Graf

Lantern Swinger
#7
You don't need to apply for a parking space at Collingwood. That said, parking spaces are limited so you should have a good think about whether you really need a car or not.
 
#8
Graf said:
You don't need to apply for a parking space at Collingwood. That said, parking spaces are limited so you should have a good think about whether you really need a car or not.
There are loads of spots outside Atlantic Main Building, I used to park in the one that had CO written on it.
 
#10
angry_mac said:
Essential for phase 2 if you like going home a lot. It really is a pain in the hoop hunting for a lift home all week.
Unless you are a wren, in which case a few 'favours' can be gladly exchanged for a lift to anywhere in the British Isles.
 
#11
2_deck_dash said:
Wait til you're in and have passed Raleigh otherwise the car will just sit around for 8 weeks. Loads of bargain death traps to be had in the dockyard with lads going on deployment etc. But yes a motor is a good idea as they attract chicks and you can charge your oppos extortionate rates to take them weekenders.
All motors or specific ones?
 
#12
soleil said:
2_deck_dash said:
Wait til you're in and have passed Raleigh otherwise the car will just sit around for 8 weeks. Loads of bargain death traps to be had in the dockyard with lads going on deployment etc. But yes a motor is a good idea as they attract chicks and you can charge your oppos extortionate rates to take them weekenders.
All motors or specific ones?
Depends on the chick. :wink:
 

janner

MIA
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#13
soleil said:
2_deck_dash said:
Wait til you're in and have passed Raleigh otherwise the car will just sit around for 8 weeks. Loads of bargain death traps to be had in the dockyard with lads going on deployment etc. But yes a motor is a good idea as they attract chicks and you can charge your oppos extortionate rates to take them weekenders.
All motors or specific ones?
What would be your preference Sol?
 
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