whats the £80 used for?

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  1. ElectroDreams

    ElectroDreams New member

    Just curios as didn't it used to be £50?
  2. bikerman

    bikerman War Hero

    You may have to give a bit more info on that, but in Amsterdam it would give you a bloody good time!! :p
  3. becky_w_84

    becky_w_84 New member

    hahahahaha!!!! :D :lol: :D :lol:
  4. ElectroDreams

    ElectroDreams New member

    During training, I understand some is used for laundry and a hair cut
  5. soleil

    soleil War Hero

    ElectroDreams is talking about the sum of money you are meant to take with you to HMS Raleigh when you start Basic Training.
  6. dunkers

    dunkers New member

    £80 is a bit steep to expect a 16 year old just out of school to have lying around?

    IMO a new joiner should be able to turn up at Raleigh with nothing but the clothes he stands in and have everything issued (including a haircut).
  7. andym

    andym War Hero

    Its for the Instructors Drug and Alcohol Boat.Could you train sprogs 24/7 all year without Drugs and booze?
  8. ElectroDreams

    ElectroDreams New member

    Well I've got 70 of it until Wed and I start tomorrow, hope I don't need it all straight away
  9. Deano19

    Deano19 New member

    I'm sure if you don't have money for a haircut, they'll manage to get it off 'somehow'.

    Best to bring a little doe lol
  10. soleil

    soleil War Hero


    You won't need all of it straightaway.
  11. dixie_gooner

    dixie_gooner Badgeman

    Thats inflation for you
  12. FistFullOfNails

    FistFullOfNails New member

    *sigh* dixie

    It's not called "inflation" anymore. It's called "the economic stimulus package"....
  13. nufc70

    nufc70 New member

    not sure why they tell you to bring that much. however in the first week its £5 for a haircut if you need one, and i think in week 3 we paid £22 to cover our laundry charges for the whole 9 weeks. apart from that you will be buying bits and pieces from the Naafi e.g. boot polish, toiletries, cleaning products, food and drink and also you get the chance to go to the pub if you pass the week 5 kit muster. which i have tomorrow :D !
  14. philcom3

    philcom3 New member

    its a bit confusing on here :s so you pay for laundry but still have to hand wash and buy washing powder and things?
    £5 for a haircut when they just run a number 2 over you ? lol i paid £4 50 for a number 2 back and a cut on the top and sides what do they do, patterns or something ?
  15. Guzzler

    Guzzler War Hero

    If I were you I'd complain to my instructor, I'm sure he or she would be sympathetic.
  16. stirling2

    stirling2 Banned

    It seems Creddly has relatives Guzz. :)
  17. jesse

    jesse War Hero

    LAUNDRY CHARGES! in part one? I was issued with a bar of pussers hard.It's all too much I'm going down the pub.
  18. FistFullOfNails

    FistFullOfNails New member

    do what Im gonna do mate....shave me head with a number 1 before I go in then wont have to have a hair cut :)
  19. Polto

    Polto War Hero

    Why would you need to refuse to have a haircut if it's already short enough?

    Unless of course you have some sort of ulterior motive to see how you can thumb your nose at those in authority....if you start down that route, you won't get to the end of Phase one. :roll:
  20. FistFullOfNails

    FistFullOfNails New member

    Not at all :roll:

    I keep my hair at number 1 so it's nowt new to me. I just dont wanna pay when i can do just a good enough job myself and i'm a cheap skate lol

    Nothig to do with thumbing my nose :D

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