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  1. Oioi

    Av just got my date for Raleigh so I thought i would come and say Hello to everyone.

    Could anyone tell me what time you gota get up in the morning just so i can get used 2 it. :D
  2. depends if you have been naughty or not.0530 is an acceptable time to ensure you and your Kit are up to scratch.
  3. Once your kit is up to scratch, you can have a lie untill its time for lunch, then your Instructor will wake you with a smile.
  4. 0530 is call the hands and is the latest you should be getting up. You kit should already be up to scratch from the night before. You just have to get you pit and locker sorted at that time and over for scran (breakfast).

    Good luck with your Raleigh, I am sure you will enjoy it.
  5. Thanks.
    When you get up what do you do first like go running for a few miles?
    Whats the first few weeks like?
    You got any good Tips or anything els worth knowing?
  6. There is loads of good information in the newbies section so a trawl thought that would be sensible. Obviously physical training before you go but the training is not too tough.

    The key think is a state of mind, if you go with positive thoughts and commitment to get through the time will fly and you will enjoy it! Yes you will get tired and pushed a few times of the 8 weeks but there are a lot of enjoyable bits to it.

    As I say, good luck.
  7. Normally I have a pi$$... :lol: :lol:

    Hope this helps!!
  8. Where does all this running for miles and violent activity come from?
    Unless it has changed recently my time in the Navy was one of a distinct lack of activity; it is the Navy not the Army and you can't really run much on a ship.
    Yes we did a mediocre amount of physical exercise in basic training, and slightly more in specialist training at 'Mercury' but it was by no means excessive, given that we were all young and pretty fit anyhow.
    We did some sort of 'exped' which involved a lot of walking but then I used to walk 6 miles to work and back before I joined and think nothing of it.
    Is 'Call the hands' really now at 0530 as it used to be 0645. Is this something special for basic training.
    The lack of activity on ships (basically just working, sleeping, and eating too much) made my insides seize up.
    The greatest relief was being alongside in the Guzz and walking the 2 miles back to my flat.
    My knowledge of anyone under 20 these days is pretty sparse but is it that they are so unfit, that as a matter of course, physical fitness has gained more priority.
    It'd be interesting to know.
  9. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Oh dear, thank goodness you clearly left the Navy a while ago. My only advice to anyone joining now, is ignore the out of touch advice from the duffers. Ignorance is bliss it would seem. For insides seizing up- read "Full of Shit".
  10. Just making enquiries, and yes it was a long time ago, which is why I want to know.
    There are an awful lot of people on this forum with the temperament of bull terrier who's bits have been stung by a bee...
    I do agree though that ignorance is bliss.
    Would be grateful to know exactly how much physical exercise there is now.
    And it's true you can't really run on a ship, and you shouldn't should you.

  11. Guess you could call me a "duffer" then, as I left the Navy "some time ago". Seems to me that Sussex2 was only commenting and NOT giving advice....now I for one would not give advice on joning now, all changed abviously and wouldn't like to steer you nozzers on the wrong course. Just think, in twenty years time you'll be an old duffer and say things like.."when I was in..." Meanwhile stay a prat!
  12. Don't worry about it Stripey; it's the naivety of the young and inexperienced. They think they know it all/invented it, and feel they just have to say something - anything. When they achieve the rarified status of those such as you and I, who served in the RN (Real Navy) for somewhat more than the dogwatch, and who can sit back and count our pension(s) with a big grin on our faces whilst reminiscing about our long and valuable service to the crown, they will understand and feel humbled in the presence of their superiors.

    Off down the pub again.

  13. Never served on a 42 then sussex, you can run round and round on the upper deck, work, weather and operational requirements depending of course
  14. 2badge.......you said it all!!........ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  15. We could do on the Intrepid but other than that I never really served on ships you could. There was a chap on there who did yoga classes and they were excellent.
    Two and a bit years on an inshore minehunter was fine, but, we did spend every single day of every working week at sea.
    It really isn't much exercise between the harbour and the nearest pub in Mevagissey.
    Memories fade and when you are young you'll put up with no end of nonsense; simply can't remember anything being too punishing physical wise.
  16. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Running up and down the ramp to the tank deck on Fearless was a right cnut.
  17. Lifting those stamped metal meal trays (nice touch those, the same as they had in prisons!) doing communal duties was enough for me; that and the yoga.
    Eventually we got real plates and were allowed to keep them 'as long as we were good boys'.
    We did get a bunch of French Foreign Legion and despite the comments on this forum, there was absolutely no one who would say a word backwords to them; surprising amount of them came from Liverpool!
    Iranian midshipmen who showered with black swimming trunks on! and didn't bother telling anyone when they saw an RO hanging off the mast by his safety harness!
    Memories like the corners of my mind etc etc .. thanks Babs for the song.
  18. If my memory serves me correctly i think i used to be up at 5.30am every morning (except Sundays where you get an hours extra lye in followed by church service)

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