Shaving after Phase One

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  1. I see that new entrants are required to use wet razors during Phase One training at Raleigh. I was wondering what the policy is for shaving for professional training and onward? Are we then permitted to use electric razors?

    I only ask because i have to shave against the grain to make a decent job of it and if this needs to be repeated every 24 hours or so for the duration of my naval career..my face is gonna look like a baboon's butt (just looks like a normal arse at the moment).

    If electric razors are forbidden on ships etc..do some people just plump for growing a beard, do they walk around with 5 o clock shadow after a half-hearted scrape or do they seriously spend 40 mintues a day in front of a mirror with a badger-hair brush and nivea lotions?

    Cheers :naka:
     
  2. Your face wasnt that bad on the RNAC you must meen a babys arse. Wouldn't mind finding this out myself?
     
  3. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Just do what many sprogs do - don't bother at all until I (or one of my colleagues) tells you that you need to have one, and we'll do it for you... :twisted:
     
  4. Are you an instructor aye?
     
  5. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    No. Reggy, Snake, Crusher, etc... RN Policeman! :thumright:
     
  6. I have shaved ''against the grain'' every day for over 40 yrs, trust me, your face will get used to it.......unless of course you are a pimply crater face then it is tough shit. I f you think it would be ok to saunter about with 5o'clock shadow or a half arsed attempt at shaving you are applying for the wrong job mate . :thumright:
     
  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Ooh heck, I can feel another one of those threads .....

    Before the inevitable abuse starts: Wet razor only for training, either type permitted afterwards.

    Dunno why, it just is.
     
  8. Pusser trying to save on the lecky bill no doubt.
     
  9. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

  10. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Monkeys are RMPs... :wink:
     
  11. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

  12. might as well ask out of curiosity :

    "Wet razor only for training, either type permitted afterwards."

    does this apply for BRNC
     
  13. You mean, a steward doesn't do it for you!!! Or does he fluff your pillow while your shaving!
     
  14. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    No. A Steward does it for you... 8O
     
  15. Two great minds SGT P!
     
  16. I hope that was a bite!
     
  17. Bang on!
     
  18. I believe after training officers are allowed to wax. :thumright:

    IDOITDEEPER
     
  19. Why not use immac?
     
  20. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Just out of interest do you fellas joining up use a mirror to shave?
     

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