I filled in a coupon from the newspaper. Sent it off to the address and got a quick reply with some general info. Filled in the application form and sent it by return of post. A few weeks later I received another letter informing me of my RT date etc. Did everything in the one day, and then went home to wait it out. Joined 7 months after applying, never had to make a phonecall to the AFCO, and turned up at HMS Raleigh with the kit that was on the list. Simples. The navy I joined wasn't the same one that I left and I don't have any regrets. How was it for you?