Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Potential Officer Warfare Acquaint

Hi guys, anybody done this? The schedule looks great and I'm really looking forward to it. Quick question, what the devil is the Royal Navy Mile Fitness test? Is it the mile and a half, or a shortened version to a mile? Is this time recorded and does it have any bearing on my application or at the AIB?

Thanks
 

Fizz

Lantern Swinger
I did it about 2 years ago and it was brilliant. You meet some great people down there. As for the fitness test, I don't know if it's changed but it was a mile around the car park. About 5 or 6 laps I think. It's timed but they only do it so that you can assess your own fitness; it doesn't go any further. I did appallingly...they just tell you where you can improve if you're seriously considering joining.
 

Landlocked_Fish

Midshipman
I attended one back in March. The 'Mile fitness test' was just a session in the gym doing the bleep test. Don't worry too much about it, but you might as well do your best! It was a great few days!!! Have fun!

Adam
 

Magda

War Hero
Book Reviewer
As I've searched, scanned the resultant threads and can't find what I'm after, I thought I'd tack it on to the end of this.

I've been a jammy so and so and been given a place on a Warfare Acquaint on a ship for 4 days. I'm really looking forward to it, but have absolutely no idea what to expect. I guess I'll be watchkeeping etc and making lots of cups of tea?

And useful or (non-useful/amusing/sarcastic) information gratefully received :)
 
Be prepared to look out of a window, a lot, and be woken up at some very odd times so that you can be shouted at for 8 hours, whilst looking out of a window.

If you're lucky you can go into a darkened room and be shouted at too :wink:

But seriously, I would guess that you'll spend time learning about the duties of a Warfare officer and the way that the various departments on board work and fit together.

Have fun and make the most of it.

Ignore him; he's just jealous you're not in the Ship's Office trying to balance the Cash Safe, or helping the Jack Dusties with blanket counting.
 

Talking Baggage

Lantern Swinger
Hi guys, anybody done this? The schedule looks great and I'm really looking forward to it. Quick question, what the devil is the Royal Navy Mile Fitness test? Is it the mile and a half, or a shortened version to a mile? Is this time recorded and does it have any bearing on my application or at the AIB?

Thanks

This is an ACQUAINT and therefore is NOT a pass/fail event. The only bearing it has on AIB is that you should be better prepared and have some good information having visited a RN establishment and spoken to some Warfare Officers. Any Fitness Test again is purely for your benefit to see how fit you are against the required standards. As a young Potential Officer Candidate you should not be failing a 1.5 mile run or bleep test!!
 
This is an ACQUAINT and therefore is NOT a pass/fail event. The only bearing it has on AIB is that you should be better prepared and have some good information having visited a RN establishment and spoken to some Warfare Officers. Any Fitness Test again is purely for your benefit to see how fit you are against the required standards. As a young Potential Officer Candidate you should not be failing a 1.5 mile run or bleep test!!

So, just to confirm Mr-Left-Hand-Seat-mental-maths-god, does a DTG mean anything in a flying brief ;-P
 

Magda

War Hero
Book Reviewer
I sense there is some undercurrent running between the Warfare and Logistics Branches that I am not understanding.

Anyway, sounds good so far! :)

Out of interest, why would I need webbing? :-D
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
S Potential Warfare Officer - Advice and Questions Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 27
Ninja_Stoker Potential Officer Acquaint Visits 2018 Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
A Potential Officer Coaching and Mentoring - milprep.co.uk Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 37
M Potential Officer Visit Dates Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
T Potential Officer Question Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 22
T Potential Officer Leadership Course 21 - 26 March Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
Ant_H Potential Officer Leadership Day Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
T Potential officer form response Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
scouse Guns and Potential Officer gone AWOL ? from RR The Gash Barge 6
C Potential officer candidates course this Feb 4th ???? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
T Potential medical discharge Finance & Pensions 29
F Joining RNR/RMR - Potential Transfer Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 5
MoD_RSS £40 million to unlock Falkirk's economic potential MoD News 0
Landshark Potential frequency of deployment (and general questions) - Survival Equipment Technician (SET) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
MoD_RSS Potential of transmission of SAR-CoV-2 from humans to animals and risks of onward transmission, 6 April 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Business Secretary launches working groups to help unleash Britain's growth potential MoD News 0
MoD_RSS World's largest trial of potential coronavirus treatments rolled out across the UK MoD News 0
MoD_RSS British High Commissioner on Pakistan's business potential MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Education Secretary unveils plans to unleash North East potential MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK trade envoy to Lebanon: Great potential for business MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Women pick jobs closer to family over bigger salary - as government promises to help them reach their financial potential MoD News 0
S Potential RFA Officers - I'm happy to share my 2019 experience of interview process, BRNC, etc. RFA 16
Waspie Potential AET's - your future!! Joining the Royal Navy 3
MoD_RSS Letter to the health and care sector: preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Britain has a bright future if we seize the potential of innovation MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Drive to unleash potential of North East's youngsters stepped-up MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: ‘Her Potential, Our Future’, Baroness Sugg speech at Women Deliver MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: British Steel Limited in liquidation: information for customers, employees, potential buyers and creditors MoD News 0
C Potential PMU Health & Fitness 2
Spiced Buoy Potential Foundation Degree Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
MoD_RSS Press release: Investigation launched into potential for bias in algorithmic decision-making in society MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: Wales' potential to prosper as an exporting nation MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: Science Minister speaks of the potential young people have in addressing the opportunities of the future MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Nine female innovators receive UK Government funding to develop inventions with global potential MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: 9 women innovators get government backing for inventions with global potential MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Potential of light rail schemes hailed for future urban travel MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Suppliers demonstrate their innovations to potential investors MoD News 0
J Potential Royal Marines Forum closed? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 8
MoD_RSS Press release: College students with unrealised potential deserve better MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: The Potential for the First Free and Fair Elections in DRC History MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: The Potential for the First Free and Fair Elections in DRC History MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Potential phishing scam impersonating Ministry of Defence MoD News 0
D Starting BRNC in January- Potential role change? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
S Question regarding potential lung problem Health & Fitness 2
MoD_RSS News story: Potential Army Officers meet Defence Secretary MoD News 0
N Potential Medical Bar to Entry? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
Pascal Current Affairs - Potential SIFT Questions Current Affairs 3
Pascal Potential SIFT Questions Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
dapperdunn Potential Guardsman. The Quarterdeck 0
MoD_RSS News story: Assessing the potential of laser weapons MoD News 0
Similar threads


















































Top