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#1
Hi, im new to the forums so would just like to say Hello to everyone.

So i applied to join the royal navy in jan 09 everything went well passed my RT, formal interview but failed my medical being slightly overweight.

In 2010 i broke my ankle and couldn't train which put my application back further, eventually i passed my medical jan 2011 and PJFT february 8th.

My question is when i eventually get in i will probably be 28 years old as i was told not to expect to get in this year, i'm worried being alot older than most of the other recruits how will i fit in? is there many other 25+ recruits joining? whats it like for older recruits at raleigh?

Also does anyone have any idea of the wait times for chefs getting entry dates for raleigh? Cheers

illuminati
 
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#5
yeah, i'll be turning 27 at Raleigh in May, so don't be worrying... one of the things they ask you at your interview is whether or not you can get along with people of all ages. If you can, your own age isn't a problem! :blob5:
 
#8
Bud, I will be 30 years old when i get to Raleigh and wont be sporting a english accent and i'm not worried. In the end we all will be in the same boat aiming for the same goal - to survive 10 weeks of unrelenting pressure. But i'm sure we'll have a blast as well when we not gasping for air.
 
#9
Bud, I will be 30 years old when i get to Raleigh and wont be sporting a english accent and i'm not worried. In the end we all will be in the same boat aiming for the same goal - to survive 10 weeks of unrelenting pressure. But i'm sure we'll have a blast as well when we not gasping for air.
Haha ye, to be honest i can't wait to get there now, just the wait is gonna kill me.

So where are you from then?
 
#14
I spoke to my careers advicer today he has offered me a place on logistics acquaint course set for may sometime, but he said he cant give me a time i will be waiting on the list to get to raleigh.

I get the impression i'm in for a long wait for raleigh, any have any idea how popular chef branch is in the navy?

Cheers
 
#16
We shall see hey? Its sitting watching monglings get in before you that will get to you the most :p

Realised today I must be getting old...I actually find facebook a nuisance
 

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#19
I spoke to my careers advicer today he has offered me a place on logistics acquaint course set for may sometime, but he said he cant give me a time i will be waiting on the list to get to raleigh.

I get the impression i'm in for a long wait for raleigh, any have any idea how popular chef branch is in the navy?

Cheers
Cooks popular, depends on the time of day and what people want.
 

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