I wasn't going to ask this because I know what it'll sound like! Will I be able to take a few extra things to Raleigh, space permitting? This is going to sound really terrible and I know what I'd say if someone else asked the question... My friend who joined the RAF today took this item and she's not taking it for the same reason I wouldn't mind taking it! Will I be able to take hair straighteners? Ok, before you hit reply! I don't intend to be styling my hair at all, I don't even do that at home, I certainly wouldn't have time to do that at Raleigh even if I wanted to. I'm not the kind of girl to even bother with my hair. But I run it through my hair once a week for about 5 minutes just to make sure it's tidy when tied back. At HMS Caledonia I was surprised I wasn't pulled up for looking like a total scruff, my hair was everywhere all the time. And that is all I'm concerned about, really. If I can't take them, that's fine. Not bothered. But if I could them them, I think it'd make things easier for me to look tidy. I have really thick, unruly hair. I don't want to look scruffy, I don't want to stand out. It says in the kit list you can take prescribed medication. My recruiting officer says anything you need prescribing will be done my the medical types at Raleigh. Can I really take prescribed stuff? I don't have much, just the pill (long story, not for contraception!) and a few antihistamines. My GP normally checks me over before giving me another pack of the pill. I'm not sure he'll give me another prescription when I'm only just into a fresh pack. Should I try to get enough prescribed to be able to take enough of the pill to last the duration of basic? What about Phase 2? I won't be able to see a civvie doctor over the weekend between Raleigh and Sultan. Is it ok to take things like a Vanish bar and bottle of starch? I've packed them anyway. At HMS Caledonia they gave us white PT t-shirts which we could keep. They said they'd be good for Raleigh. True? There are two of them. I don't have my P45 or this years' P60. I've asked my old workplace over again but I know I'm talking to a brick wall. All I have is last years' P60. Should I take that? I'm pretty much packed now. I know they seem like daft things and, with the exception of the tax details and tablets, I'm not bothered if I can't take the things. It just seems like they could make certain aspects of basic easier so I can crack on with everything else.