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    I've been interested in joining the navy for a while now, and have looked into it quite a lot. I'm academic, so was thinking of going down the route of officer, but was wondering about how much university fees they would cover, say if I were to go Cambridge. Also, and this is a more general question, but if you own a house, say it's passed down to you, and you could see yourself living there for the majority of your life, how much money would you really need to survive? Say you have no mortgage as the house has been passed down, how much would you need to be on per year to live well in London? Final question, my grandad was quite a high ranking in the navy during ww2, though because of his class and othe reasons, never made it to the proper high rankings, so from hearing this I've always wanted to become a high ranking in the Navyas I can. So, I was wondering how long it would take to reach a top rank in the Navy, like a Captain, and how many people would realistically get to this rank. Thanks
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    I've been interested in joining the navy for a while now, and have looked into it quite a lot. I'm academic, so was thinking of going down the route of officer, but was wondering about how much university fees they would cover, say if I were to go Cambridge.
    Where you go doesn't matter. Sponsorship is available, but this will be extremely limited and won't cover fees at all. More information is available on the RN website, have you looked?

    Also, and this is a more general question, but if you own a house, say it's passed down to you, and you could see yourself living there for the majority of your life, how much money would you really need to survive? Say you have no mortgage as the house has been passed down, how much would you need to be on per year to live well in London?
    How long is a piece of string?
    It's impossible to say. And if you're joining the Navy, why would you be living in London?

    So, I was wondering how long it would take to reach a top rank in the Navy, like a Captain, and how many people would realistically get to this rank. Thanks
    Hard to say. ~15 years for the first bit, if you're in the right branch, right place at the right time and have the right service record.
    Not many.
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    (Original post by That'sGreat)
    I've been interested in joining the navy for a while now, and have looked into it quite a lot. I'm academic, so was thinking of going down the route of officer, but was wondering about how much university fees they would cover, say if I were to go Cambridge. Also, and this is a more general question, but if you own a house, say it's passed down to you, and you could see yourself living there for the majority of your life, how much money would you really need to survive? Say you have no mortgage as the house has been passed down, how much would you need to be on per year to live well in London? Final question, my grandad was quite a high ranking in the navy during ww2, though because of his class and othe reasons, never made it to the proper high rankings, so from hearing this I've always wanted to become a high ranking in the Navyas I can. So, I was wondering how long it would take to reach a top rank in the Navy, like a Captain, and how many people would realistically get to this rank. Thanks
    Thats Great

    Can't answer many of your questions. The answers are up to you and your personal life plan. I can tell you that London is an expensive place to live and maybe not compatible with a military salary.

    How long it takes for you to climb the greasy pole is entirely up to you, your existing skills and ambitions and single mindedness.

    In terms of likelihood of achieving the top ranks, then according to the Dec 2016 RN personnel stats, there are about 260 officers at OF5 and above (NATO code for Captain rank). This is approx 7% of the trained RN officer strength and less than 1% of the total RN trained strength which stands at less than 30,000.

    Very best of luck with your career, but remember you are likely to pick up a family along the way. Please remember them as you ascend the ladder.
 
 
 
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