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Were you sponsored through the RAF?
No, I joined the UAS in my second year, made up my mind by the start of my third year and then applied for a bursary. I went to OASC about Christmas that year, and was informed that I was unsuccessful around Easter time (rough timings). The very next town night, we were informed by our boss that the RAF were accepting "anyone with a pulse" for pilot at that time (someone else's opinion!). I felt a bit :mad: by that, and asked my boss about my options if I sh!vcanned my final year, and joined directly on the premise of my previous OASC performance. (In Scotland, or Edinburgh at least, you are eligible for an ordinary degree after your third year in some subjects.) The Air Force agreed, I left the 2:1 somewhere behind on the uni campus, and still got my graduate promotion to Flt Lt as I would have if I'd have stayed for honours.
Long answer, sorry! But what I'm trying to say is that there are many ways in and even if they knock you back once, it doesn't mean they don't actually want you...necessarily!
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if theres one answer to a question on your interview that you really need to think about it is " why do you want to be a commissioned officer in the royal airforce?"

another common one is " what is the difference between and commissioned officer and a seniour non-commissioned officer.

you have a got a booklet on " a guide to oasc candidates" right? or are you not that far on in your application yet?
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if theres one answer to a question on your interview that you really need to think about it is " why do you want to be a commissioned officer in the royal airforce?"

another common one is " what is the difference between and commissioned officer and a seniour non-commissioned officer.

you have a got a booklet on " a guide to oasc candidates" right? or are you not that far on in your application yet?

Thanks for that. Those seem to come up quite commonly based on what other people who've been through the process have said.


I don't have the booklet you've mentioned as I'm going for 6FS, although I do have the 'RAF 6FS notes and career briefs for candidates' booklet. From what I can gather it sets out pretty much the same thing. But just in case, I downloaded the one you've referred to from Cranwell's website
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I've been trying my hardest to sustain this thread's quest for knowledge for about a 100 pages and 2000 posts now
And it's very much appreciated.



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so I probably need a break!
Can't you wait until I've successfully got through OASC before you have a break? In which case, you may be here for some time to come
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Can't you wait until I've successfully got through OASC before you have a break? In which case, you may be here for some time to come
:rolleyes:
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Oh, nothing. You'll be fine at OASC, so I'll get my break soon!

If you don't think you'll be fine, why aren't you here asking questions? :hmpf:
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Oh, nothing. You'll be fine at OASC, so I'll get my break soon!

If you don't think you'll be fine, why aren't you here asking questions? :hmpf:

I thought i'd been making a sufficient nuisance of myself for months
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I thought i'd been making a sufficient nuisance of myself for months
and thats my job after youve done OASC
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and thats my job after youve done OASC
Christ, not to me, I hope! Just realised my first post here was October 2003 and it started people hurling abuse and saying (and I quote) "this guy can't be a pilot, he probably works at McDonalds and has never even been a cadet."

Why did I stick around?
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Christ, not to me, I hope! Just realised my first post here was October 2003 and it started people hurling abuse and saying (and I quote) "this guy can't be a pilot, he probably works at McDonalds and has never even been a cadet."

Why did I stick around?
Its showing your commitment to the cause
commitment is a good quality I beleave
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Nikki, When do you go to OASC? Is it soon??

Where is everybody else? REME mate, are you still with us?

Nik01 :rolleyes:
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Nikki, When do you go to OASC? Is it soon??

Where is everybody else? REME mate, are you still with us?

Nik01 :rolleyes:

Feb 8th. :eek:

I wondered what had happened to REME as well :confused:

Have you heard anything yet?
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Its showing your commitment to the cause
commitment is a good quality I beleave
What cause is that? Remember, last time I checked I got paid to fly; I'm not in the careers service anymore
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It's gone very quiet on here today, where is everyone?? Christmas and new year celebrations don't last that long surely!!
Ahem... some of us are back at work. Bloody students :rolleyes:

(Original post by Nikki J S)
You do know i'm not serious don't you? Well.......not totally anyway
I dread to think....
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Why would you be 'mad' ?
Thought this forum was about RAF and Officer entry, not you and WZZ pulling each others pigtails!
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After 800-odd posts, I consider this thread my personal property and I'll do whatever I like with it.

Plus, I don't have pigtails, and stop captialising me! :rolleyes:
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:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Got to keep everyone on their toes
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What cause is that? Remember, last time I checked I got paid to fly; I'm not in the careers service anymore
You do this voluntarily, thats also good too
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howdy , any of you pilot *****es been flying today?
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Yes, I've been accepted to start on 03rd April...

That's fantastic news, well done Nik. When did you find out? What branch/post?

I'd like to know how REME got on, have you heard anything from him?
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