Motoring during first years of employment in the RN.

Discussion in 'Motoring' started by Ruby_curry, Jul 20, 2010.

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  1. As the title suggests i'm trying to work out if it's worth buying a half decent car just before i go to HMS Raleigh. Thoughts please :)
     
  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.
     
  5. Rent one when you need one.
    There was and maybe still is a car hire firm in Guzz that will hire to the under 25s.
     
  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 :)
     
  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. There are loads of spots outside Atlantic Main Building, I used to park in the one that had CO written on it.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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. All motors or specific ones?
     
  12. Depends on the chick. :wink:
     
  13. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    What would be your preference Sol?
     

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