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... Here, the Royal Navy weeded out those serious in becoming a fully fledged member of the Armed Force from those who just wanted to 'see what it was like.' We didn't wear the full uniform at this stage, just casuals given to us by Stores. We were really the lowest of the low to some of the ... Read review

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Community Level 4backstreet...

backstreetwoman

Join the Royal Navy and see the world....

AdvantagesA fantastic career

DisadvantagesNone, none, none

"...fully fledged member of the Armed Force from those who just wanted to 'see what it was like.' We didn't wear the full uniform at this stage, just casuals given to us by Stores. We were really the lowest of the low to some of the Leading Wrens there and a couple of these were not particularly nice girls. We went to classes each day and as I mentioned before, we would spend time cleaning our shoes - properly. This meant spending ages rubbing on shoe ..." Read review
03.02.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 1stuartstorey

stuartstorey

RAF, not a job, a fantastic life

AdvantagesOverall lifestyle, Money, Time Off

DisadvantagesCommitment

"If you have any doubts about a career in the Royal Air Force, I hope that I can dismiss them immediately! Ive been in the RAF for nearly 2 years now and I can safely say that it was the best career move that I have ever made. At the front end of your career, yes, it will be fustrating taking orders constantly for 7 weeks for basic training at RAF Halton, but you will enjoy the experience. There is a lot of untrue rumours about the RAF that it is ..." Read review
02.01.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 1peedoff

peedoff

A career in the British Army

AdvantagesGreat prospects, unlimited qualifications paid for by HM Governement, Travel, Great Pay, 30 Days paid holidays per year, Accomodation and food taken straight from your pay and its not a lot.

DisadvantagesService overseas, living in tents on Operations some times,

"After 12 years in the British Army I have found that if you want something you have to work hard to get it, whether its promotion or a qualification. In the prior to '94' it was different there where enough soldier to go around and promotion came fairly easy and so did the courses. Now due to shortages in personnel it is harder to get out on a course due to the fact that there is an exercise/operation and we just cannot spare personnel to get away ..." Read review
18.12.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 1oneeyedcat...

oneeyedcat985

Want a new life

Advantagessee the world ,meet new people

Disadvantagesnot allot of money and the discapline is very strong

"Do you want a new start a new life or just a new carreer well then the army could be for you. However you need to ask yourself are you healthy fittness wise and mentally to be able to take the rigerous training program if so what would you like to do in the army there is a number of carreer opatunaties ranging from Infantry,Artillary,Signals all the way to Cooks,you have the option to do any Trade in the Army. As i have done it i reccomend it strongley ..." Read review
22.01.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful

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