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    hi all, i was wondering what trade training as a Driver is like? whats it like at Leconfield?

    Also how much freedom do you get? and is there oppertunity for sport? would i be aloud to see my fiancee who will also be on trade training?
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    Leconfield is a strange place. It's mostly Army orientated so they do a lot of things their way.
    If things haven't changed, you'll be mixed in with others from all 3 Services for your accommodation and training. There are RAF instructors on the staff there and their job is to ensure you have RAF to talk to and keep an eye on you.
    There's free time most evenings with plenty opportunity for sport. There is a well equipped gym and lots of 5 a side etc.
    It depends on the rules as to you being able to see your fiancee during training. You'd probably not be allowed in each others accommodation so that will limit you. If you get to the point you're allowed down town, there will probably be a 10pm curfew to be back in barracks.
    So. Plan for weekends. That's probably all you'll have unless you happen to get posted to the same unit after training.
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    (Original post by ProStacker)
    Leconfield is a strange place. It's mostly Army orientated so they do a lot of things their way.
    If things haven't changed, you'll be mixed in with others from all 3 Services for your accommodation and training. There are RAF instructors on the staff there and their job is to ensure you have RAF to talk to and keep an eye on you.
    There's free time most evenings with plenty opportunity for sport. There is a well equipped gym and lots of 5 a side etc.
    It depends on the rules as to you being able to see your fiancee during training. You'd probably not be allowed in each others accommodation so that will limit you. If you get to the point you're allowed down town, there will probably be a 10pm curfew to be back in barracks.
    So. Plan for weekends. That's probably all you'll have unless you happen to get posted to the same unit after training.
    Are you allowed off base for sport as the sport I mostly compete in is equestrian sports.
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    As its phase 2, you may have working weekends, so don't expect to have a lot of free time.
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    Don't plan on being able to do too much during your training. You're there to train and until you are trained, you aren't any use to the RAF. So, if weather or floods or anything else interrupts the training week, it will have to be made up.
    That said, you should be free most weekends, but don't make too many firm plans that could cost you as last minute changes can happen.
 
 
 
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