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!

Rejoining

Aeolus

Newbie
I left the Navy earlier this year after serving 5 years. Unsurprisingly i have only just realised what a massive mistake i made.

Does anyone know how hard it would be to rejoin, or if it is even possible?


Any help would be much obliged thanks.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
TattooDog said:
I suppose it will also depend on what branch you were and what gaps there are in your branch.

Yep, that just about sums it really.

As long as you don't burn your bridges or leave under a cloud & are recommended further service, then as long as the branch has a trained-strength shortfall, then there's every chance of being permitted to rejoin.

Those who are discharged for reasons other than voluntarily have very limited opportunities to rejoin.

At present we're witnessing record numbers of people trying to join or rejoin & fewer than ever leavers, to the extent rumours abound that recruiting targets for next year face the very real threat of significant reductions.

Already we are witnessing a few "thanks, but no thanks" knock-backs on eligible but unnecessary re-entrants..

Best of luck.
 

Aeolus

Newbie
Thanks for the replies everyone. Much appreciated. I suppose the best thing i can do is visit the careers office with my fingers crossed.
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
Ninja_Stoker said:
TattooDog said:
I suppose it will also depend on what branch you were and what gaps there are in your branch.

Yep, that just about sums it really.

As long as you don't burn your bridges or leave under a cloud & are recommended further service, then as long as the branch has a trained-strength shortfall, then there's every chance of being permitted to rejoin.

Those who are discharged for reasons other than voluntarily have very limited opportunities to rejoin.

At present we're witnessing record numbers of people trying to join or rejoin & fewer than ever leavers, to the extent rumours abound that recruiting targets for next year face the very real threat of significant reductions.

Already we are witnessing a few "thanks, but no thanks" knock-backs on eligible but unnecessary re-entrants..

Best of luck.

Don't worry young thrusters, I'm giving up my spot in the not too distant future. I'm also getting fed up saying no to EC, especially when I'm phoned at home on leave.

On a more serious note, its good to hear that the billets are being filled. Saying that, when will the powers that be realise we need a bit of fat to compensate for the number of leg irons and spackers. Not a easy fix I know, but the problems have'nt just appeared recently.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
O Rejoining Checks Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
S Medical- Rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
H Rejoining- recruit test Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 13
L Medically discharged at Raleigh - chances of rejoining? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
Matthew Rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 8
JKelso Rejoining the RN Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
L Rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
Matthew Rejoining Joining the Royal Navy 8
Matthew Rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 17
T Ex WE thinking about rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 34
T Rejoining the RN Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
A Rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
Overandout Help on rejoining RNR Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 5
I Rejoining... Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
A Rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 12
S Rejoining the RNR (ex reserve) Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 8
M Rejoining Navy Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 14
L Rejoining the Royal Navy? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
muskovardo Will this stop me rejoining? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
D Rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
E Rejoining the URNU SCC and URNU 4
O Rejoining after DUDT Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 17
S Rejoining RN with a P8 Medcat Health & Fitness 2
C Seriously considering rejoining the mighty RN Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 14
J Rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
M thinking of rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
M Rejoining the Royal Navy Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
Ninja_Stoker Former Service: Transfering to or rejoining RN/RM Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 13
F Rejoining RNR Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 13
W REJOINING THE CORPS The Corps 5
creddly So are ex-service personnel rejoining known? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 17
duggers20 rejoining the Navy as a diver Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
H Rejoining The Corps 4
C Rejoining BRNC after Voluntary Withdrawal From Training Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
U Rejoining and CIS Branch Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 12
U Rejoining and CIS Branch Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 1
Top