Son joining Hms Raleigh shortly

Zeb

Lantern Swinger
#1
My son is joining Hms Raleigh on 20/9 does anyone have any advice on what to take that is not on the list? Items such as the laundry markers would one be enough or a couple of each? Assume you can easily buy extra toiletries there if you run out. Another question is what would you need the green cotton for?
 
#5
I'd get an extra white laundry pen or silver sharpie, their is always someone who runs out. I used to send my son survival kits, chocolate, crisps sweets etc the unusual ones that they don't stock at the naffi made a killing bartering and selling these items. Seriously the list gives you a full list of what to have, once he's there anything can be brought or posted to them. Good luck to him


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Zeb

Lantern Swinger
#6
Ha ha but what green things?
Thank you Jay Jay. Just need to complete the shopping. Apparently his iron was 'sick' lol
 
#8
An iron. There's never one spare. I joined at 16 and asked for one for my 17th birthday. Sad but true!

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Ninja_Stoker

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#9
An iron. There's never one spare. I joined at 16 and asked for one for my 17th birthday. Sad but true!

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Steam irons are actually on the list of things to take nowadays.

Trouble is, you'll always get someone who spends seventy-quid upwards on a Super-Duper turbo XLi GT youcan'tbendit steam iron, which they mistakenly think works better. It doesn't.

The statistical probability of a iron being accidentally knocked onto the floor and smashed is directly proportional to the cost. Twenty-five to thirty quid is about right.
 

Zeb

Lantern Swinger
#10
Yes steam iron is on the list. We got one half price so was £35. Son was a bit gutted it didn't come with an automatic attachment to iron and fold to a4
 
#14
The blue training manual I think. Issued on joining and ditched when finished training. I can't remember the official title. It was over 30 years ago!!

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#19
Sports shorts were just as bad. Really thick cotton that needed a steam hammer to get down to size.

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#20
12'' x 6'' white fronts , towels , undies , vests , 12'' x 9'' sport shorts , sport shirts (2)
No 8's shirt and trousers , 12'' x 15'' ovies , oilskin , burbury , fouly.
That was Raleigh '67.
 

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