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adrift

Badgeman
I just registered to be able to thank all contributors for their wealth of knowledge (and humour!), that has helped my youngest's recent Royal Navy application.

The links provided by Ninja to various publications, we have found particularly useful. The interview threads have been printed out and stuck on every surface in the house! I'm very pleased, and very proud to say that all the selection process has been passed now, and it's a waiting game as they say. On the plus side, it means I get all the ironing, and handwashing done for the next 18 months - practice makes perfect as they say!

The training is sooo different from when I went through Raleigh. Not saying easier, or harder mind you - don't want to open THAT can of worms..

Anyway, sincere thanks and my advice to any others joining the forum would be to read, and read , and read again every thread in the newbie section. There's an awful lot you didn't even know you needed to know.

Best of luck to all the other baby sailors hoping to join soon.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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Moderator
Always happy to be a hindrance.

Best of luck to your youngest - we only wish the waiting times were shorter.

A Ratings Preparation Course (formerly Royal Navy Acquaint Course) is heartily recommended if not already undertaken - it helps maintain interest, just ask the AFCO.
 

bikerman

War Hero
adrift said:
I just registered to be able to thank all contributors for their wealth of knowledge (and humour!), that has helped my youngest's recent Royal Navy application.

The links provided by Ninja to various publications, we have found particularly useful. The interview threads have been printed out and stuck on every surface in the house! I'm very pleased, and very proud to say that all the selection process has been passed now, and it's a waiting game as they say. On the plus side, it means I get all the ironing, and handwashing done for the next 18 months - practice makes perfect as they say!

The training is sooo different from when I went through Raleigh. Not saying easier, or harder mind you - don't want to open THAT can of worms..

Anyway, sincere thanks and my advice to any others joining the forum would be to read, and read , and read again every thread in the newbie section. There's an awful lot you didn't even know you needed to know.

Best of luck to all the other baby sailors hoping to join soon.


Have you found the right iron yet? :lol:
 

ElQuesoGrande

Lantern Swinger
adrift said:
I just registered to be able to thank all contributors for their wealth of knowledge (and humour!), that has helped my youngest's recent Royal Navy application.

The links provided by Ninja to various publications, we have found particularly useful. The interview threads have been printed out and stuck on every surface in the house! I'm very pleased, and very proud to say that all the selection process has been passed now, and it's a waiting game as they say. On the plus side, it means I get all the ironing, and handwashing done for the next 18 months - practice makes perfect as they say!

The training is sooo different from when I went through Raleigh. Not saying easier, or harder mind you - don't want to open THAT can of worms..

Anyway, sincere thanks and my advice to any others joining the forum would be to read, and read , and read again every thread in the newbie section. There's an awful lot you didn't even know you needed to know.

Best of luck to all the other baby sailors hoping to join soon.
Out of interest, when did you go through Raleigh?
 

adrift

Badgeman
I went through Raleigh in 1988, the era of dodgy perms & even dodgier music!. Oh dear, a lifetime ago.
 

Blackrat

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
I agree with Adrift but i really wish i knew the waiting times for various branches.
 

Pontius

War Hero
As well as the obvious need to know what size of grip to take, having established what the waiting time is, wouldn't it be great to know if you need to take an ironing board (to go with the correct iron).

In fact, having thought long and hard about it (>3 seconds), I reckon you'd need to know that first because it could influence your choice of grip size and/or whether or not the grip should have external straps for affixing said ironing board (if required).

I'm at it again :roll:
 

adrift

Badgeman
The subject of towels has been raised here at home, colour/size/thickness/ability to hide the muck etc, but we're hoping all the remaining answers will be covered in the coming months here on RR.... :wink:
 

bikerman

War Hero
adrift said:
I went through Raleigh in 1988, the era of dodgy perms & even dodgier music!. Oh dear, a lifetime ago.
I went through Raleigh in 88. My intake was Benbow 07. Yours??
 

adrift

Badgeman
I was in Danae division (Wrens). I remember coming home for Christmas break in the middle of training, so we must have been one of the last '88 intakes, and passed out in 1989. I would think Raleigh is completely transformed nowadays.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
TattooDog said:
adrift said:
I would think Raleigh is completely transformed nowadays.
Well, Dauntless Squadron is no longer - it's now part of the Submarine School.
And re-named Dolphin block and haunted by an expired wren (allegedly)
 
adrift said:
The subject of towels has been raised here at home, colour/size/thickness/ability to hide the muck etc, but we're hoping all the remaining answers will be covered in the coming months here on RR.... :wink:
The nice man at Pussers used to issue us two olive green towels for the use off. Bit small for sunbathing on the beach with but no self respecting German would move them if placed on a sun lounger. Failing that just nick one from a hotel.
 
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