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    Hi All,

    This is the first time posting to the forums. I've recently finished studying criminology at University and am very interested in pursuing a career in the RAF as RAF Police.

    However, the deal breaker for me is to make sure my Macbook laptop will be permitted on site. I've literally just bought the thing about a month back (i'd hate to have to sell it) along with my newish Nikon Camera, as photography is a huge passion of mine and it will be something I won't be able to live without in my free time. So if I'm committing myself for up to 6 and or 12 years I want to make sure I can still do my hobby, as I'm always out and about shooting landscapes, plane spotting etc.

    I hope someone can claify

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    Believe me, plenty of people will have stuff that makes yours look cheap and amateurish!

    Absolutely no reason whatsoever that you shouldn't be allowed to keep and use them. You will, however, know what you can and can't take pictures of on base...

    And you might get bored of the plane spotting.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Believe me, plenty of people will have stuff that makes yours look cheap and amateurish!

    Absolutely no reason whatsoever that you shouldn't be allowed to keep and use them. You will, however, know what you can and can't take pictures of on base...

    And you might get bored of the plane spotting.
    Thanks for the info. I've heard stories of people having laptops and camera gear confiscated from them by RAF superiors. Although they didn't say when or where this was. If there is a constant fear of having some of my camera gear, lenses and MacBook Pro confiscated then the job is not for me. I do understand that laptops aren't permitted during basic training, but I assume fine its afterwards?

    I do love aviation lol haven't got bored of plane spotting yet. I'm currently studying for my PPL in a Cessna 150.
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    (Original post by Alex_Smith_1993)
    I do understand that laptops aren't permitted during basic training, but I assume fine afterwards then?
    That certainly never used to be the case, pretty much everyone on my IOT had a laptop with them. Somebody who went more recently will be able to update you, but I think you've been hearing way out of date scaremongering horror stories. (Obviously you don't take them away with you on exercises)


    It is important to note though that, if you get in, you're in the military and their rules come first. While I'd suggest confiscation is unlikely, there will be times when you're not allowed to take things with you - and your bags will be checked - and you need to be OK with that.
 
 
 
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