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Where will I be based


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Hey guys I go to training in may at Raleigh followed by 12 months so I am told at Seahawk when would I find out where I will be based to? I am going to put a preference of culdrose would they tell me almost straight away at stage two training because I will be there for 12 months. As my fiancé will have to move down and find work etc so just wondered how much time we would have before relocating properly.

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War Hero
It is important to accept that Initial Naval Training and branch (phase two) training is carried out at mandated training establishments, there is no choice of training establishment.

Similarly, once trained, the individual can express a drafting preference prior to completing training, the requirement of the service can override the preference of the individual. In other words, where possible, the service will try to assign you to an area of preference but there is no guarantee you'll always get what you want. From training, you may only get a month or two's notice of your assignment order. If joining and planning your life on being based in a specific area, then there is a high chance you will be very disappointed at some juncture.


War Hero
Okay great I realise it's a preference I live closer to yeovilton so where ever I am needed couple of months to find a job etc . Also how much notice would I get for a married quarter once I request one is it a set date and and only one choice?

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Assignment orders are usually for around two or three years. If you get drafted somewhere it won't be for a couple of months.

You can apply for Service Family Accommodation (Married Quarters) whilst in phase two training but technically cannot move-in until training is complete. Generally, but again areas can vary, you need to apply about six weeks ahead of the targeted move-in date.

There's loads of handy information about Service Family Accommodation on this link. You may want to check eligibility criteria also.
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