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SqueezyCheese

Midshipman
Hi,

I'm looking at becoming a logistics officer in the surface fleet and have started the recruitment process. I passed my RT last week and have dropped off my pre-med and opticians forms at the recruitment office.

Anyway, In the post RT interview I was told of two magazines/ newsletter type things that I was reccomended to subscribe to for the AIB and SIFT interviews. One for the navy, one for the Royal Marines. Now, I've forgotten the names of them, but a quick google search came up with:
https://navynews.co.uk/
Globe and Laurel | Royal Navy

Are these the two recommended ones? Its just that the officer that did the interview mentioned that the navy one was free so I'm questioning whether this is the right one.

Bear in mind that i have no qualms about paying for either one of the subscriptions if they are going to help me get the job that I want, it's just that I'm currently busting my ass in a minimum wage job to make ends meet, so I don't particularly want to spend money that I can barely afford if it is not going to be of help to my end goal.

So basically my question boils down to, are those magazine worth getting? If not then what should i be reading to help me adequately prepare not only for my AIB, but navy life in general ? And are there any threads that I should read that will point me in the right direction for reading.

(sorry for rambling, just finished a 15 hour shift and am ready for bed)

Thank you in advance
 

soleil

War Hero
Hi,

I'm looking at becoming a logistics officer in the surface fleet and have started the recruitment process. I passed my RT last week and have dropped off my pre-med and opticians forms at the recruitment office.

Anyway, In the post RT interview I was told of two magazines/ newsletter type things that I was reccomended to subscribe to for the AIB and SIFT interviews. One for the navy, one for the Royal Marines. Now, I've forgotten the names of them, but a quick google search came up with:
https://navynews.co.uk/
Globe and Laurel | Royal Navy

Are these the two recommended ones? Its just that the officer that did the interview mentioned that the navy one was free so I'm questioning whether this is the right one.

Bear in mind that i have no qualms about paying for either one of the subscriptions if they are going to help me get the job that I want, it's just that I'm currently busting my ass in a minimum wage job to make ends meet, so I don't particularly want to spend money that I can barely afford if it is not going to be of help to my end goal.

So basically my question boils down to, are those magazine worth getting? If not then what should i be reading to help me adequately prepare not only for my AIB, but navy life in general ? And are there any threads that I should read that will point me in the right direction for reading.

(sorry for rambling, just finished a 15 hour shift and am ready for bed)

Thank you in advance

Welcome, SC.

Navy News is no longer given out free to candidates via AFCOs, but you can get copies from W H Smith and certain other newsagents. It comes out monthly and is worth picking up; as you are on a budget, start out by getting a single copy from Smith's each month, then take out a subscription later on. You can see the current issue and previous ones here, for a quick look-see before purchasing:

https://navynews.co.uk/digital-edition/archive?date=1356998400

Re the Globe and Laurel, you should be able to have a look at that via your Careers Advisor at the AFCO.

Something else which you will like and which will help you is "A Global Force":

http://www.newsdeskmedia.com/files/Global-Force-2013.pdf

You will find the Fleet Guide on the inside cover especially useful, the only caveat being that it needs updating slightly.

If you would like to see a hard copy of Global Force, ask your Careers Advisor about that.

Sign up for Newsletters via the RN website here:

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Newsletters/Register-for-newsletters

Check out the rest of the website for building up your knowledge vai pages like these:

What the Navy Does | Royal Navy

Royal Navy Officer training | How to join | Royal Navy

http://c69011.r11.cf3.rackcdn.com/f087bc28096f46d9a5a928d6bd99facb-0x0.pdf

If you have a Facebook account, sign up for updates from the Royal Navy page:

https://en-gb.facebook.com/royalnavy

That's enough to start with.
 
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Grim_Squeaker85

Lantern Swinger
As a further to this, perhaps read a broad range of news outlets in order to get a good grasp of current affairs. It proved helpful for one of my Ex's when she faced AIB.


Sent via Heliograph from the Jebel Birkenhead
 

SqueezyCheese

Midshipman
Thanks for all the suggestions chaps. I'll certainly head to the local library for navy news, if its not there then there is a Smiths local to me and I'll get it there.

You've certainly given me plenty to begin with, I assume there are more things in the AIB thread?
 

Grim_Squeaker85

Lantern Swinger
Thanks for all the suggestions chaps. I'll certainly head to the local library for navy news, if its not there then there is a Smiths local to me and I'll get it there.

You've certainly given me plenty to begin with, I assume there are more things in the AIB thread?

Many things, some wonderful... Others terrifying and deeply disturbing..... Maybe.


Sent via Heliograph from the Jebel Birkenhead
 
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