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#1
Hi all.

I am due to start phase 1 in November and was wondering what sort of trainers I will need. I was planning on taking 3 pairs; 1 pr for the gym, 1 pr to wear to the gym (so that I can change into my gym ones once I get there), and 1 pr for in the block (to wear to the door until I put my wearing to the gym trainers on). Does this sound about right or will I need more trainers?

Also, I have heard that the NAAFI will be closed from 2200 hrs until 0700 hrs, is this because of the defence review? If so will this affect my entry at all?

One last thing, I once saw an inhaler, it was being used by a bloke on the train. I didn't sit near enough to him for it to affect me - should I let them know once I arrive or shall I blag it?

Thanks all, looking forward to your 'constructive' replies.


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#2
My advice would be to invest in a 4th pair of trainers. Many a recruit has made the 3 trainer error of judgement.

When I was there I was walking to the NAAFI at 2158hrs when my trainers split ended up going back to the accom to change them (cursing all the way due to my lack of forethought in packing a spare pair in my 6th daysack). Both pairs of my remaining trainers were drying after a monster matelot phys session. By the time I got to the NAAFI the shutters were coming down and I failed to secure my pot noodle. So, think on...
 
#3
Jimbo strikes again :p

best take 4 pairs as Labrum suggested. including a pair of those really shiny white lacoste ones for those special trips to plymouth nightscenes so you can look like the chavvy local wildlife and blend in
 
#6
StixJimboRM said:
Do you think I could appeal because I have looked on the internet and it says things that are completely different to all this.
Best advice is to ignore anything a Careers Advisor or a qualified RN Medical Officer tells you, and ask the bloke sitting at the end of the bar in the pub.

He knows best.
 
#7
Of course you can appeal. Just tell them the fragrant chap in the blue shirt down the AFCO lied to you and you thought you were going to Butlins instead of Plymouth. After all Baz's mate's Uncles friend Sandra's son is a world renowned expert on all things

:p
 
#8
Ok considering you asked me on a good day, im going to help you the best I can.

Trainers are over rated nowadays, I mean through the rigours of training you will be constantly be in need of new pairs over the training period. May I advise you to get a pair of these.



Not only these look great but they can take a good amount of punishment as well and save you money for when you really need it.
 
#10
StixJimboRM said:
TattooDog said:
StixJimboRM said:
Do you think I could appeal because I have looked on the internet and it says things that are completely different to all this.
Best advice is to ignore anything a Careers Advisor or a qualified RN Medical Officer tells you, and ask the bloke sitting at the end of the bar in the pub.

He knows best.
yeah cheers I was going to do that. The bloke in my local pub is genius, he has all that answers on his i-phone
Is there an app for that ?, sod you CA, im getting an Iphone.
 
#11
You will find that the only shoes you will really need are Brothel creepers.

Don't bother with inhalers, just buy a party size butane canister and you will find its a gas.
DONT SMOKE near it or the gas will turn into a real blast. This is not good as unless you have the correct suitcase with you they wont be able to send whats left of you home. Unless you have a big iron and they are able to flatten you first.
If the naafi is closed smoke near your canister by the shutter and it will open. Although you won't benefit from this your oppos will.
Oh and the best phone to take with you is the new Kiosk phone from BT.
If it fits in your suitcase you have the right size for all eventualities.

PS If when you pass out and they give you a draft to Afghanistan and don't know what a ship is then I'm afraid you fucked up and joined the army by mistake.
 
#12
StixJimboRM said:
yeah cheers I was going to do that. The bloke in my local pub is genius, he has all that answers on his i-phone
And you need to forget all about that writing stuff. What you should have said was:

yeh chrs m8 wz goin 2 do dat. Tht blk in mi pub is ded gen - he haz all answrs on hs iphn pmsl lol lol lol
 
#13
StixJimboRM said:
daffy1 said:
Ok considering you asked me on a good day, im going to help you the best I can.

Trainers are over rated nowadays, I mean through the rigours of training you will be constantly be in need of new pairs over the training period. May I advise you to get a pair of these.



Not only these look great but they can take a good amount of punishment as well and save you money for when you really need it.
Thanks mate, are you like high up in the rn and stuff?
Nah mate, but my best mates dad used to be in the RAF Regt and I took his advice and so happy I did.
 
#14
StixJimboRM said:
ah, soz m8 i wuzn fnkn wen i put dem wrdz up innit (brrraaaapp) chrz fr da gen n dat i iz gna stop putin al dem sqiggle fl stps n stuff in 2 coz dey is a waist of tyme is u in da rn when i go to rayleegihg i wil be kul coz i am well ard do da peepl hoo trane you live on da camp when do u go 2 yer 1 ship
Wot u need 2 know iz dat if you woz in cadets den u get promoted at raleeygh and u cn tel all th trainers and othr trnees wot 2 do
 
#15
StixJimboRM said:
i wuz in cadets but i had 2 leave cos i wuz better than my instructors will there be loads of peeps in the train what time do i need to leave when i join up i will be lukin forward to it i still think i need more trainers cos that other bloke said 4 will 6 bags be enuff where do i put all my trackys shall i were my new trackys down sry for all the questions i am gettin nervus know
I wuz a cadet in the cavalry but i ad to giv up as a geezer what pimps orses in the borders took me orse an put it in a place wat orses liv in an sold it for a poni to to a geezer that liks sea orses or even clothes orses or sumat an anyway it wunt get in me bag wat i puts me stuf in innit
 
#16
it is also a good idea to take a crate or 2 of beer to bond with your room mates once you get some time.
they love to see that you are all getting to know each other.

a big sound system, a variety of fancy dress clothing and a suitcase full of your favourite drug is also a good idea as it all goes well with the team bonding, good luck and let me know how long you lasted
 
#20
Trainers?

......Do NOT worry yourself about falling as you change trainers on your journey there.



This nice brother of JD will always be at hand to rescue you:



....His guitar is only two-years-old, too.
 

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