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[QUOTE=Sunchild]It's been brought up a million times before, but it's hard to find stuff in this thread now.

thats why a new thread was started titled RAF
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As of late I've been mulling things over with my dad, and I've decided if the RAF Officer quota is full (will be applying for the Regiment as "first choice") and they won't take me, I'll try my luck at the Marines. But, until then, chin up and keep going at it!

Seems a shame that there are so many people being told to wait indefinitely (mainly refering to Ickle_cathy, who seems to be really going for it) whilst things are sorted out.

Also, for those who are still looking for answers to general questions www.militaryforums.co.uk is pretty good for a search. Most RAF threads are Regiment or pilot related, with a fair few on engineering and Loadmaster. There's even one for painter and finisher!! Anyway, catch you later...
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(Original post by Sunchild)
As of late I've been mulling things over with my dad, and I've decided if the RAF Officer quota is full (will be applying for the Regiment as "first choice") and they won't take me, I'll try my luck at the Marines. But, until then, chin up and keep going at it!

Seems a shame that there are so many people being told to wait indefinitely (mainly refering to Ickle_cathy, who seems to be really going for it) whilst things are sorted out.

Also, for those who are still looking for answers to general questions www.militaryforums.co.uk is pretty good for a search. Most RAF threads are Regiment or pilot related, with a fair few on engineering and Loadmaster. There's even one for painter and finisher!! Anyway, catch you later...
Why thankyou! I only hope the Boarding Officer's recognise my committment and determination to get in!!

The way I see things, if we are still going to OASC, (haven't had the dreaded brown OHMS envelope cancelling yet!) there must be places, all we need to do is get one.
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Well, it's true. You've done two base visits, you know what you're talking about, you know what you want to do!

As you were...
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Afternoon all.

Just been spending some time looking over the previous posts. (few!)

I have my date for OASC in the next few months but my query surrounds clothing. I'm not the best dressed chap in town (i don't do bad though).

I know a need a decent looking suit for the interview and rest of the week, but what's the best to wear in the bar etc. I've heard a few people talk about lounge suits (what are them? - links appreciated)

I don't want to get fashion stuck in the way of progress !

Much appreciated
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(Original post by Bilko1)
Afternoon all.

Just been spending some time looking over the previous posts. (few!)

I have my date for OASC in the next few months but my query surrounds clothing. I'm not the best dressed chap in town (i don't do bad though).

I know a need a decent looking suit for the interview and rest of the week, but what's the best to wear in the bar etc. I've heard a few people talk about lounge suits (what are them? - links appreciated)

I don't want to get fashion stuck in the way of progress !

Much appreciated
Hi, you'll wear your suit for the first day and a half pretty much full stop. The Candidates mess is treated the same as an officers mess and shirt , tie and jacket are needed for dinner however, once thrgouh to the bar you can get rid of jackets in the cloak room. If you want to change take some chino's and smart shirt for evenings. The 2nd day and a half you'll be in boiler suits and gym kit.

Make sure you have a good suit and smart shirt and tie. Smartness is extremely important. Take spare jacket and shirts incase you do end up spilling coffee down it, it would be awful to have to wear stained clothes because you have not come prepared.

Don't worry about it too much and good luck.

Lou
p.s wear smart, well polished shoes but make sure there comfortable your inthem all day, you don't want to be hobbling!
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Just wondering what time approx you finished on the final day ?
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(Original post by icklecathy)
Just wondering what time approx you finished on the final day ?
You complete the hangar exercises on the morning on the final day and then get the chance for a final informal chat with boarding officers. After this you are free to go. Most people hang around for lunch and then head off.
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Anyone going on the Int visit at Chicksands on the 1/2 of july, and does anyone know anything about the Int aptitude tests that you do when you are there?
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You complete the hangar exercises on the morning on the final day and then get the chance for a final informal chat with boarding officers. After this you are free to go. Most people hang around for lunch and then head off.
So the Bleep Test is the day before then ??
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Why not ask on THE RAF FORUM There are not many users yet, but there are some well knowledgeable people on there.
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Why not ask on THE RAF FORUM There are not many users yet, but there are some well knowledgeable people on there.
Because I like this one just fine, and have done for several months, not just the one that you've been registered for!
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Hahaha!!

I'm lovin' it...
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Why not ask on THE RAF FORUM There are not many users yet, but there are some well knowledgeable people on there.

Whats wrong with this forum? Worthwhile people get posted worthwhile information. Is that not right icklecathy? Actually, when you at OASC? Really got my fingers crossed for you.
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Hi everyone. I attended OASC two weeks ago today, and yesterday i recieved my acceptance as NCA WSOp (ALM/AEOp), providing i pass the specialist medical in the next few weeks. I have a start date in September.
I would just like to clear up a few points. Firstly, the RAF is currently actively recruiting aircrew and pilots so please don't be put off anyone. If there were no vacancies, they would tell you at AFCO. Secondly, it is important to make sure you do your own research into the structure of OASC and make sure you are happy with this. This forum is helpfull but don't get bogged down with all the hear'say. Please feel free to contact me regarding further advice and i would be glad to help! My msn user id for the moment will be [email protected] cause its easy to remember! Feel free to msg me. Nik.
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Hi everyone. I attended OASC two weeks ago today, and yesterday i recieved my acceptance as NCA WSOp (ALM/AEOp), providing i pass the specialist medical in the next few weeks. I have a start date in September. Firstly, the RAF is currently actively recruiting aircrew and pilots so please don't be put off anyone.

Actually son, they are not. I was informed of this at my AFCO, as have others been. Furthermore, i pushed, and i mean actually had to push the point with a couple of boarding officers whilst i was at Cranwell and they admitted as much. They are hopefull that the quotas will change but for those who have attended in the past few weeks or so the slots are just not there at the moment. Well done with your non commissioned position. Wish you the best of luck with your medical (eyesight prob or something?). Not the best time to be joining the RAF, blame the government and beurocratic mismanagement of budgets.
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somebody kill this thread!
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somebody kill this thread!
WHY?!!!! It's got tons of info on it, and unlike some it's been around for ages, some of us like it, there doesn't have to be just 1 RAF thread you know.
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somebody kill this thread!
Erm, and seeing as you've been registered at the most 9 days who are you to tell people on this forum where and where not to post?
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somebody kill this thread!
Like minded people, with similar aims, swopping information!
why kill it? Many of us have taken useful information from this sight. Its here to use as you please. No one is forcing you to sign in
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