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Everyone wearing a uniform will deploy on operations. Any jobs which don't need that level of training or risk is generally contracted out.
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Depends what you mean by 'go to war'. The RAF Regiment are really the only ones who deploy 'front line' in that sense, but all RAF trades deploy - normally to create an EAW (essentially, a mini version of the RAF deployed overseas).
Musicians probably deploy the least though...
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Every role can be operationally deployed. If you don't want to do that then you shouldn't look to apply for any of the armed forces.

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Every role can be operationally deployed. If you don't want to do that then you shouldn't look to apply for any of the armed forces.

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What kind of role could a physics graduate expect in the RAF? Like have seen stuff for medicine and engineering graduate but not physics
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What kind of role could a physics graduate expect in the RAF? Like have seen stuff for medicine and engineering graduate but not physics
Your role doesn't depend on your degree. You choose the branch you want to join. Like all jobs, some of them you have to have a specific degree, strangely Doctor and Engineer are two of them. Take a look at the RAF careers website for the role you want and see if you have the qualifications.
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What kind of role could a physics graduate expect in the RAF? Like have seen stuff for medicine and engineering graduate but not physics
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The decision of which role you want to apply for is entirely up to you. We don't have any roles that require a specific physics qualification.

You can see the entry requirements listed on every role page, there are only a small number that require specialist qualifications (Medical/Dental/Legal/Engineering etc) for most role you only need to meet the GCSE and A level requirements, we train everyone from scratch (except those specialists).

We advise everyone to apply for a role they really want to do as you could be doing it for a long time, so it needs to be right for you. Do you want to apply for a role and be fed up with it two weeks after completing your phase two training?

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Out of curiosity are there any administration roles in the R.A.F? like payroll clerks etc

I know there was once an army paycorps, is there a similar thing in the R.A.F or similar roles?

I have considered joining the services but, to put it bluntly I'm very unfit and worry that my cardiovascular condition might lead me to be declared medically unfit. I could definitely work in a support role.
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Out of curiosity are there any administration roles in the R.A.F? like payroll clerks etc

I know there was once an army paycorps, is there a similar thing in the R.A.F or similar roles?

I have considered joining the services but, to put it bluntly I'm very unfit and worry that my cardiovascular condition might lead me to be declared medically unfit. I could definitely work in a support role.
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Yes, the Personnel Support role does exactly that as one part of the trade. However, you'll still need to pass all of the same medical and fitness tests as anyone else that applies for any other role, the standards are the same. There's no getting around being fit and healthy enough to apply I'm afraid.

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Yes, the Personnel Support role does exactly that as one part of the trade. However, you'll still need to pass all of the same medical and fitness tests as anyone else that applies for any other role, the standards are the same. There's no getting around being fit and healthy enough to apply I'm afraid.

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Fantastic, I can understand that personnel need to be fit and healthy, but would being affected by a condition a few years back affect my chance of entry? I've done a lot of strenuous exercise since and haven't had any symptoms. The condition in question is generally age related and most sufferers "grow out" of it (probably the case with me) and i'm otherwise healthy.
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Fantastic, I can understand that personnel need to be fit and healthy, but would being affected by a condition a few years back affect my chance of entry? I've done a lot of strenuous exercise since and haven't had any symptoms. The condition in question is generally age related and most sufferers "grow out" of it (probably the case with me) and i'm otherwise healthy.
The only way to find out is to make an application and be assessed by the doctors. More explained here:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6178284
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You'll need to look at educational requirements for the individual jobs in which you are interested. Even for Officer roles that don't require a specialist degree, graduates still need the stated GCSEs.
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The only way to find out is to make an application and be assessed by the doctors. More explained here:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6178284
I didn't know that it was done on a case by case basis.... I've heard stories of people who *apparently* had minor complaints but were rejected on medical grounds (although how much truth there is to these stories idk) after swatting up on it the personnel support role sounds right up my street...

I've always wondered how much does accommodation and food cost in the R.A.F? I've heard varied stories.... All i can find is a spreadsheet for family quarters. When my grandfather served in the R.A.F it was free.... however that was some time ago and i imagine that much has changed since then.
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You'll need to look at educational requirements for the individual jobs in which you are interested. Even for Officer roles that don't require a specialist degree, graduates still need the stated GCSEs.
Isn't there the thing where you serve for X amount of years in exchange for them covering your student debt? Sorry I don't know much about it. I was trying to look for something like that
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Isn't there the thing where you serve for X amount of years in exchange for them covering your student debt? Sorry I don't know much about it. I was trying to look for something like that
That's the USA, not here in the UK.
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I didn't know that it was done on a case by case basis.... I've heard stories of people who *apparently* had minor complaints but were rejected on medical grounds (although how much truth there is to these stories idk) after swatting up on it the personnel support role sounds right up my street...

I've always wondered how much does accommodation and food cost in the R.A.F? I've heard varied stories.... All i can find is a spreadsheet for family quarters. When my grandfather served in the R.A.F it was free.... however that was some time ago and i imagine that much has changed since then.
If you've read the link you'll understand that what is considered 'minor' in normal life isn't necessarily compatible with service life. It's totally impractical for the military to make available every single medical caveat for joining up as there are too many variables and what is used is a huge publication; eyesight alone is different between roles and they don't want people self-diagnosing and to miss out on a good candidate who has had issues, but who can be taken on with minimal risk.

Info on food and accommodation is on the RAF Recruitment website; I suggest you have a good read and cone back with questions if you genuinely can't find the answers from offical sources.
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That's the USA, not here in the UK.
Ahhhh, I'm sure there's a similar thing though
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Not that I'm aware of. We do offer sponsorship for part of the course fees for some degrees for some roles, but we don't pay off your student debt.

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Ahhhh, I'm sure there's a similar thing though
Maybe you’re thinking of cadetships for medical/dental etc students? Where you get a bursary?
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