Ready as i'll ever be...

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  1. My bag is packed, I'm probably not fit enough, I'm already dreading early mornings, I'm exited and nervous at the same time..

    my train leaves newcastle central for plymouth at 09.10 tomorrow, I think the best plan for the rest of the day is to go out and get myself so wrecked I dont know where I am

    it's all feeling very serious now!
  2. Good luck stealthmode.

    As long as you've absorbed the hints and tips on the newbies forum, you'll be fine. The PTIs at Raleigh will sort out the fitness part!

    Don't get too wrecked that you miss your train though! :drunken:
  3. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Best of luck to you Stealth, keep us posted as and when you can
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Good luck mate- go there with an open mind & you'll enjoy it.
  5. I remember leaving from Newcastle Central Station on the 28 March 1971 to join on the 29 , you will be fine Geordie boy , cant believe its 36 years ago , enjoy it mate . :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut:
  6. Joining on a Sunday?

    Well I never!

    Getting wrecked sounds fine to me, as it's a long way to Guzz from Newcastle so you'll have plenty of time to recover.

    And it's not as though you're going to have much chance to do it again for the next few weeks!

    Good luck, matey.
  7. Best of luck mate.

    Remember the rest of your class is just as nervous as you and your instructors were in your shoes once!
  8. Get yourself wrecked, get laid and tommorow you can be a grown up!

    (btw this advice doesn't work cos I've tried it!)

    Good luck Stealth xx
  9. Good Luck, and as said before keep us updated on your progress and once all is done you can maybe let me know what I'm getting in for when i head to Raleigh :LOL:
  10. a fellow geordie?

    All the best wor kid, knock 'em dead.
  11. I'm a pitacker myself and went to Newcastle recruiting office in 63 for my joining medical. Met a Geordie there who was joining the Royal Marines. I asked him why, his answer was that he thought that he would get promotion more quickly than if he joined the RN as RMs got killed in action.
  12. :toilet:(28 March 1971)
    Good year, we must have crossed paths at some stage, I only had to make my way across the Tamar to join on 1st Feb 1971, the memory is somewhat blurred but atleast our Newbie won't have to run about in Oilskins and undergo the 'Judge Routine', or do they still do that ? Good luck to the newbie, as someone has already mentioned, just get stuck in and enjoy yourself. Mind how you go. :tp: :rendeer: :hockey: :hockey: :hockey: :hockey: :dwarf:
  13. i'm back! not quite in the state where i dont know where i am but i know i'm going to feel rough a fook on the thrain tomorrow.totally gutted i had to turn down a cast iron offer af an easy lay tonight!! if i didn't have to be up at 7.30 18yr old tracy with a 4yr old kid would have got a proper flogging. cheers for all the good luck, i'll try to get on to let you know how it's going.
  14. 18yr old with a 4yr old kid? Says it all about it being easy I'm afraid, Wish is was me heading there today aswell :(
  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Steam train was it, Gramps?
  16. Good luck stealth...hey guys,im joining the royal navy as a warfare specialist,my interview is wednesdya,i would SERIOUSLY appreciate some good advice,questions i will be asked etc...

    Im getting quite nervous about it atm.cheers in advance

  17. hi
    the kind of questions they are going to ask are :- (note there may be others this not a comprehensive list)
    1 )your famliy and friends?
    2 )why you want to join?
    3 )how do you feel about leaving home?
    4 )what other people think about you joining?
    5 ) basic training eg what you are going to to?
    6 ) they will ask about your 2.4Km run and the time you can do it in and what preperations you are under taking to get fit for HMS Raleigh.
    7 ) also what your sports and hobbies are?
    8 ) how long basic is?
    9 ) what trade you want to do and why:- eg AET :- I would join the FAA or fleet air arm as an AET. my job will be to maintain, fix and upgrade a chossen aircraft type. why?- enjoy fixing things, I enjoy working on engines (to be total honest I just enjoy breaking things and then wondering how I am going put them back together) after completing basic training I would then go on to do 6 months at HMS Sultan at Gosport.

    the other thing you will need to know is the what is called "the terms of service" the terms and condtions of service is on the royal navy website!

    I hope this helps you for wednesday, remember they are human, don't lie , they will find out! rememeber to dress smart and don't slouch and above all have breakfast, you don't want to have a rummby tummy when you are in the interview.

    hope this helps
  18. Ok i passed my interview,got my medical next:)

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