Can I drop out in Basic in the RAFWatch
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On the flip side, the joining process is made clear, there are plenty of videos and other information available showing the training, so you are informed on what you are signing up for. The RAF isn't for everyone, it takes serious commitment, so speak with your supervisors if you genuinely can't meet that requirement.
Hi there. I start basic training in RAF Halton at the end of April. But I'm scared that if I really dont enjoy it in the first 2 weeks I'll have to stay until it finishes. Would I be able to drop out if I hate it that much or do I have to stay.
Short answer is yes, you can. However, as Surnia has also stated, don't be in a rush to drop out just because it's 'different' than what you're used to, it is for everyone. The main key is to work together and get through it, there's much, much more to life in the RAF than the first ten weeks.
Have you watched the video diaries from phase one training so you know what to expect? There's a wealth of info throughout about how to deal with it.
As in, you can say "I'm considering leaving" and they'll say fine, but give it another day or two, think about it, and make sure it's what you really want to do.
Just like you won't have rushed into the decision to join, they don't want you rushing into the decision to leave.
Ultimately, you won't be "forced" to stay, but heavily encourage to stay, and rightly so.
The shock of capture is the first thing you'll feel. I did, as did everyone else in the room to a degree I'm sure. However, throw yourself into it with as much enthusiasm and positivity as you can. I left a new born child at home when I went to basic, so that was hard, but you just need to focus on what motivated you in the first place. You'll hit a point where you think "I want to leave" but just push through it, and be there for the other lads or girls, because they'll be feeling it too.
Any further questions I'll do my best to provide any info you need.
It's the start of a great chapter for you!