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“Life as a Rockape”

published 15/02/2004

ProGood Pay, Secure

ConsGet messed about a bit

I have been in the RAF just over four years now, I joined up in August 1999. I had wanted to join from a very young age and had been in the Air Cadets since the age of 13. As soon as I was old enough at 17 I went along to my local careers office to find out some more information, my local office...

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Super

ProFairly well paid, travel, sports, sense of pride i...

Consyour life is not completley your own.

An unusual question for a title. However one I was once asked when a lady found out that i was a member of the RAF Police. Im sure that everyone who reads this will have heard of the Royal Military Police (Redcaps), the British Armys police force. Well the RAF Police is the Royal Air Forces...

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Good

“The service alternative”

published 23/03/2001

ProOpportunities at all levels

ConsLess control over your life

Life in the armed forces is not for everyone and everyone has their own experience but I would like to offer my view of life in the Royal Air Force (RAF). You can judge from the following if it is a course you would wish to pursue. I joined the RAF in 1980 and served twelve years, leaving in the...

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“Life as a Wedgewood Warrior”

published 14/08/2002

ProVariety, training, travel

ConsDiscipline,

I have been in the RAF since early 1988. For all of that time I have been a commissioned officer. For the record, I too wanted to be a pilot - but the RAF realised quickly that it was safer for all concerned if I was kept as far away from actual aeroplanes as physically possible! It might...

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Excellent

“Want to be a bombhead?”

published 07/02/2006

ProPay, education, friends, job variety, travel, espr...

ConsSometimes unsociable hours, going to war zones, di...

The Royal Air Force was formed on April 1st 1918, an amalgamation of both the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). During its short history, the RAF has been involved in every war the country has ever fought in, and has played a decisive part, most notably in the...

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Excellent

“RAF Selection”

published 23/04/2001

Proexcellent experience

Consstressful

I applied for a commission in the RAF in 1998, as a pilot ( surprise ). It was possibly the best thing i have ever done. and I failed. After attending a brief interview at a careers office, i was put forward for selection at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire. Two months later, there i was sitting in...

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Good

ProGood for physical fitness

ConsBad for mental stability

The Royal Air Force is the junior of all the British Armed Forces being born as the Air Flying Corps and during the first world war finally becoming the RAF, that we all know today. Everyone that joins up will tell you that their experiences are different from anyone elses, they would be correct...

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“I've done alright for myself”

published 05/05/2001

ProTravel, Good pay

Conssometimes it might get a bit busy!

I joined in 1988 shortly after seeing the film 'Topgun' I wanted to work on those plane thingys and found that I could join up when I was 16. The RAF has changed somewhat over the past 13 years, the criteria for joining up has also changed. I think you need to get your GCSE's in maths and a...

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“Job for life ... not quite”

published 23/01/2003

ProGood pay, good life, good friends

ConsNothing like you previously experienced

I did 12 years in the RAF as a Gas Turbine Technician, As a trade group 1 person I earned as much as the rest and more than many, and as a girly in a man's job took more than my fair share on the chin. The life in the forces is very insular. You are told when to start and stop work, how to dress...

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Question

published 19/12/2009

what are the ranks in the RAF regt. and what is the pay structure like? im very keen on joining the RAF regt. as ive been intersested in a military career for years, after doing s...
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published 22/12/2009

During your recruit and specialist training you will be paid approximately £257 per week. You will be promoted to Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman after six months or when you complete your specialist training, whichever occurs first. Post sompletion you pay would be £1371 per month. Your pay will be reviewed every year.

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