Travel Warrant

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  1. Hi,
    I was just wondering whether travel warrants can be issued to people for medicals and other AFCO things. My AFCO is the London office, and it costs me near enough £20 to get there, and I was wondering if I could ask for a travel warrant, as I am only a poor student (wont be as of Friday, my last exam :lol: :lol: )
  2. Is it possible to get a day's Travelcard to get in there?

    Is Central London (Holborn) definitely your nearest?

    Do you already have a CA there?
  3. I don't think you can, you're not in the navy yet so why would they pay for you considering you might fail the medical? I would of thought you could use this to your advantage in your interview as an example of your commitment if you bring it up tactfully, might I suggest 'yo gorra employ cuz i bay paying 20 bob everytime im cumin darn eya an no uva sods doin tha'.
  4. When I had to go over to liverpool for a colour blindness test I got a travel warrant
  5. Well I got a travel warrant for my gliding scholarship, and I know someone who gets one up north. Guildford is my nearest office, but they switched me over to London for some reason. I can get a travel card but its still quite pricey. A mate of mine whos applying for the Army got one for his medical in Kent (I am in Surrey).
    Its no probelm, I have a job but I don't want to be wasting money when they could give me a travel warrant, its no skin off their backs.
  6. Is your medical the only stage of your application still left to be done (apart from your Clearance, of course)?
  7. No, I still have FAT's and AIB left, and I think I may have to end up doing the SIFT interview again as its been ages since I last did it. I am not being tight or anything, but it can total a fair amount of money trips back and forward to central London, its only if I am entitled to one.
    Thanks for the speedy reply
  8. I got a warrant to go to an aquaint. Didn't get any for my 40 mile round trip to the 5 times AFCO, the optician and fitness first.

    (I actually had to made a retrospective claim for the aquaint and I haven't had the money yet. It's been three months, is this normal?)
  9. At one time quite a while ago you used to get all exspenses to do with joining up
  10. FOR FUCKS SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CNUTS
  11. Think yourself lucky. I had to pay out for flights and accomodation everytime I came back for tests and medicals and such like! You may only be a poor student but if you spend that little bit of money now soon enough you'll be earning it back.
  12. meh.

    £40-£60 everytime I have to go. So far that's a grand total of about £250 plus, potentially, another £120-£180 on top in the future.

    And Smoggie, I'm glad I'm not in your shoes :lol:
  13. you are seriously complaining about spending on something you supposedly want to do as a career

    im not really quite sure what to say.....misplaced sense of entitlement.

    solution - stop whining and skip a night out down the pub/club, 40 quid saved, there are two trips to London.
  14. Lynx, you could always do what I advised the other bonehead, Tim (Dr Zoidberg to you.), to do and write a letter claiming back any and all expenses incurred by the Recruitment Centre not being on your doorstep. Address it as follows.
    Liz Windsor
    Buck House
    The Mall

    I'm sure you'll recieve an answer of some sort.
  15. I'm glad I never wrote that letter :lol:
  16. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    If it's any consolation the AFCO staff cannot claim travelling expenses to/from their place of work, nor do we fund overseas applicants flights to UK.

    If you need to attend specialist medicals, selection courses, acquaint courses, selection boards etc., outside of the immediate geographic location of the AFCO, we usually either provide transport or rail tickets.

    In cases of extreme financial difficulty for applicants genuinely living a long distance from their nearest AFCO, you may ask your AFCO if a warrant maybe requested to cover rail or short-ferry crossing expenses.

    Many AFCOs conduct regular "clinics" in outlying areas of their catchment areas to reduce commuting costs for applicants.

    A quick, easy, stress-free & inexpensive method of reducing your application costs is by asking your parents to buy a house closeer to your AFCO.
  17. Hi,
    Look, I am not moaning about having to pay it, joining the RN is the only thing I want to do, its just that if I could get warrants and save spending my own money then I would.
  18. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    As stated, there's absolutely no harm asking your AFCO if you are entitled to travel concessionsdue to the distance involved - if you don't ask you'll never know.

    If, however, the cost involves parking or congestion fees, then the answer will be in the negative.
  19. Lynx101

    Do you have an e-mail address for your contact at Holborn? Why not e-mail him/her and ask if he/she can help in any way? This is something for his/her individual discretion, based on the circumstances. If he/she can't help with funding, he/she may well be able to schedule things to your advantage, ie so that you can do a couple of things in one day instead of going up twice. Quick tip - if you want to see your ACLO, e-mail and book a time well in advance. If you haven't been in for a while, that's a good start.

    If you do have to pay for your travel yourself, I can see that National Express do Guildford to London for the day for £7.50 (return) if you've got a Student Coachcard. With bus fares from Victoria Coach Station round to the AFCO, that's about a tennner, all in.

    Good Luck for Friday, by the way.
  20. How do you fancy standing for parliament? :p

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