Hi, i'm half way through my application now and was wondering where people are joining from? I live in Ireland but from Staffordshire and I think i'm going to be one of the only people from those areas joining
Must admit, it wouldn't be something that kept me awake until 03:00 worrying about it.
As one who was positively delighted with the absence of the not-so-dulcet tones from my region, it would be interesting to hear why the lack of your six-fingered kindred would be seen as a disadvantage?
I'm joining from Grimsby, North Lincolnshire. I was surprised to learn at quite how many people actually are in the RN or RM from this area when I started the process. Joining up and meeting people from all over the world and working with them from all over the country is surely much more of an advantage than a disadvantage?
Yep, the bulk of recruits tend to come from the places with higher than average unemployment to a degree, however Portsmouth & Plymouth AFCOs tend to be high up on the list of productive offices. We tend to recruit most from the North of England, but suprisingly less in Scotland.
Scotland has traditionally been more of a Regimental recruitment ground, but that is not to say we didn't have a significant representation in the various Corps as well. Some have even joined the other lot from time to time (due to rumours of hotels and being able to stay in one rather than work in it).
Hi I'm originally from Lichfield, but now I live in Liskeard near Plymouth. I'm just about to sit my AIB (26-7th), really hope it goes well so I can get started. I'm also looking for like minded people going into my AIB to talk about it.