Raleigh, week by week schedule????

BigJumper

Midshipman
I go to Raleigh soon and was looking for a bit of info. I have used the search function and can't find anything. So I was wondering if anyone had a basic breakdown of what happens week by week at Raleigh. It was on the official Royal Navy site but I can't find it since they have revamped the site, any help would be appreciated.

edit: I've found some recruit diaries in another thread
Entry 9 | Royal Navy Initial Recruits Training Diaries

If anyone else wants to look at them. Two weeks Sunday I'll be there, there's bit of nervousness and excitement creeping in.
 
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Waspie

War Hero
Just treat it like an adventure.

Every day a new start. New things to learn and develop.

Why spoil it by knowing what is around the corner. No one told me or gave me a chit with a programme on it. I dare say if they did I may have not turned up!!!!!!!

Don't forget the fun starts after training!
 

BigJumper

Midshipman
Thanks, I just wanted an idea of what to expect really. I can't wait, I just want to get there and start after waiting over 2 years, anyway I'm off down the gym
 

lucretia

Midshipman
I passed out about 3 months ago from Raleigh. Just go and enjoy it. The first few days are awful due to the admin. but from week 2 it's really good. Highlights are Pier Cellars, Dartmoor, Jupiter Point and all the phys. The IMF is hard but really good. You'll get beasted in IMF but its worth it. You'll notice it when you do the RNFT in week 5.
 

BigJumper

Midshipman
Thanks, the only thing I'm worried about is my upper body strength, I can do the bare numbers just about for the press-ups and sit-ups(still working on them) and looking at the diaries it's got me a bit worried but I'm still looking forward to it, the run and the swimming test I've got no problems with. Ah well no better way of finding out than jumping in the deep end, as they say. Thanks again for the words of encouragement
 

lucretia

Midshipman
Work on the upper body as much as you can. The pressups are a killer when the PTI calls out the timing. You do the sit ups and press ups as part of PT superior in week 8. You also do the bleep test at that point.
 

Waspie

War Hero
The secret my friend is to dig deep. Work as a team and help each other.

If one of your course has a weakness then the rest should, (no pun) raleigh round and help.
 

BigJumper

Midshipman
Thanks again to everyone, you've set my mind at ease (sort of haha), I am and have been working on it, it's just one of them things I struggle with but I will be digging as deep as possible at all times. Really looking forward to it now, as it's getting closer and closer though the nerves are coming as well, but I suppose it's good to have a few nerves as it's a total change of life for me at the age of 28.
 

Guzzler

War Hero
Waspie has it spot on here mate. Though a little forward planning is no bad thing you have a bit of an adventure ahead, and take it as it comes.

You may well have some weak areas (I could barely swim when I joined - not recommended!), but you can balance that with your strengths and as Waspie says, teamwork is a huge part of it. With the right attitude you'll have a great time - good luck.

Excuse rare serious post, but just realised it's 35 years on Wednesday since I did what you are about to do.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Thanks again to everyone, you've set my mind at ease (sort of haha), I am and have been working on it, it's just one of them things I struggle with but I will be digging as deep as possible at all times. Really looking forward to it now, as it's getting closer and closer though the nerves are coming as well, but I suppose it's good to have a few nerves as it's a total change of life for me at the age of 28.

I doubt you'll be the oldest. Phys is easier when your all together doing the same thing for the same reason. I don't mean physically easier but you get my drift.
 
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