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What actually happens when you apply (as an officer)

Pontius

War Hero
You're absolutely correct, Scouse, I should never have suggested such a thing for dinner; after all, officers only eat beef wellington, lobster thermadore etc. As for the timing, well that has more to do with time zones than me totally losing my mind and suggesting dinner rather than breakfast and I'm now just having a pre-ZZZzzz type.

Yaaawwwn, almost time for the Geisha to bring my night, night Asahi :D
 
In my case, I was told to come back a bit later.

(I was only 11 at the time but got carried away after reading John Winton's book 'We Joined the Navy' and listening to Leslie Phillips in 'The Navy Lark'.)
 

Androzani

Newbie
2_deck_dash said:
Chaz said:
2DD you neglected to mention the frontal lobotomy removal, thus causing loss of all capacity for higher thought and reason!

That comes when they get to Dartmouth. Here is a copy of the first day's syllabus:

0700: Call the hands.
0800: Snorkers, good oh!
0900: Lobotomy.
1000: Pipe smoking.
1100: An introduction to high jinks.
1200: Intermediate high jinks.
1300: Snorkers, good oh!
1400: An introduction to Tomfoolery.
1500: Pipe smoking while sipping gin.
1600: Cravat tying.
1700: Intermediate Tomfoolery.
1800: Snorkers, good oh!
1900: Gin and naked rugger.

Gosh that all seems somewhat fast paced, hardly time for a splash of marsala and a macaroon, i thought they would have started with; letters of introduction, chosing an appropriate button hole, and when to give the gentlemans gentleman five of the best?
 

soleil

War Hero
Naval_Gazer said:
In my case, I was told to come back a bit later.

(I was only 11 at the time but got carried away after reading John Winton's book 'We Joined the Navy' and listening to Leslie Phillips in 'The Navy Lark'.)

NG

I think that is very sweet and quite touching.

Did you really enquire at the age of 11?

How did you go about it?
 

Chaz

MIA
soleil said:
Naval_Gazer said:
In my case, I was told to come back a bit later.

(I was only 11 at the time but got carried away after reading John Winton's book 'We Joined the Navy' and listening to Leslie Phillips in 'The Navy Lark'.)

NG

I think that is very sweet and quite touching.

Did you really enquire at the age of 11?

How did you go about it?

I genuinely applied to join the RN at the age of 13, the RN wrote back telling me to reapply 6-8 months before leaving school!
 
soleil said:
Naval_Gazer said:
In my case, I was told to come back a bit later.

(I was only 11 at the time but got carried away after reading John Winton's book 'We Joined the Navy' and listening to Leslie Phillips in 'The Navy Lark'.)

NG

I think that is very sweet and quite touching.

Did you really enquire at the age of 11?

How did you go about it?

Oh, Jane. How could you?

Sweet?!? :oops:

If you must know, I cut out a coupon in the Daily Express and posted it to the Admiralty. I received this brochure and a covering letter in return:



As things turned out, I was among the few in my Dartmouth entry not to be an Air candidate.
 
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