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    I think until you've finished your Further Training course (Not Fitters), then you might find the job quite boring, however, its all valuable experience in my eyes, getting to know the jets, how things work on a day to day basis and going on det, its a worthwhile first posting. Im looking forward to going back on my FT course and doing the proper maintenance work but lineying in the summer is one of the best jobs going, pity in the winter the same cant be said.
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    hey i have my intelligence analyst specialist interview in two weeks , very very nervous and just wondering if anyone has got any reccomendations on websites , books etc that i can look at to improve my chances of success ??

    cheers
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    Although I will not take a specialist interview, I would be very interested to know what it envoles.
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    (Original post by mbro12)
    I think until you've finished your Further Training course (Not Fitters), then you might find the job quite boring, however, its all valuable experience in my eyes, getting to know the jets, how things work on a day to day basis and going on det, its a worthwhile first posting. Im looking forward to going back on my FT course and doing the proper maintenance work but lineying in the summer is one of the best jobs going, pity in the winter the same cant be said.
    where abouts are you stationed at the moment? i agree with what you said but what wrong with the winter? theres nothing better than doing a see-off, see-in or hotpit while its chucking it down with rain in the freezing cold
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    Anyone had aletter about their trade training yet. I did.
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    Slightly off topic but thought I'd stick it in here anyway... Why do they still insist on shaving every lads head at Halton? What if your hair is short anyway but you don't shave it because it looks stupid like it does on most people which is why most people don't have shaven f**king heads!

    The girls don't have it done so that means they can function with this really bad hindrance that we've put up with all our lives and got on fine with called hair, but us men are deemed incapable of being able to work with hair that's an inch longer than what they want?

    Any reason for this?
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    I'm sure Sir Glen Torpy would be interested to here your opinion
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    and does Sir Glen Torpy have a shaven head...? Nope!
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    Lmao!!!!
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    neither does Sir Stephen Dalton!

    Suppose girls do have some bonuses after all! lol
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    I wasn't askign the question by the way just for the sake of it, I was seeking an answer. Most things have a point to them?
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    It brings everyone to a base level and helps introduce several essential ideas and thought processes.
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    (Original post by Lewis1987)
    hey i have my intelligence analyst specialist interview in two weeks , very very nervous and just wondering if anyone has got any reccomendations on websites , books etc that i can look at to improve my chances of success ??

    cheers

    Hey, I hope this reply isn't too late, but there's a good group on Facebook, if you are a member, called RAF Intelligence Recruiting, which has loads of useful info', especially regarding Spec Interview prep', through website, and literacy recommendations (downloaded from on-line or otherwise ordered through www.amazon.co.uk) etc. Probably best not to buy them all unless you want to buy another book case aswell. Be selective.

    Anyhow, hope your Spec Int goes/went well
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    Base level I can maybe see, apart from the women? But if the ladies were made to shave their hair then quite simply none would join. What are the essential ideas and thought processes please? The only one I could think of is a negative one in that people maybe less confident without their hair? Cheers prostacker
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    The MoD discriminates against women by refusing to allow them to operate in the full spectrum of military roles according to their ability, but precludes women from certain roles because of the inability of men to deal with it.

    The MoD discriminates against men by cutting their hair very short during basic training.

    Dry your eyes :rolleyes:
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    Look at basic training and see what it is meant to do. It takes a mixed bunch of strangers and gives them a new base level - uniform, appearance, shaving, hair, rules, tasks etc etc. Ask yourself why the instructors are not all fluffy all of the time. It isn't to toughen you up - it makes you bond and gets you closer as a team. It is all just part of giving you a common start to a new way of life.

    So MTFU and grow a pair.
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    I really dont see the issue with shaving your hair! Or why it matters, there is going to be a lot of rules you are going to have to ACCEPT if you want to be apart of the forces.

    Once you finish basic training you can have your hair a little longer as long as it doesnt touch your collar.

    Its another way of making you all the same along with wearing a uniform, for you to become "one".
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    I wasn't whinging aboutt he issue I was wondering about it. There's a difference. There's arguements for both sides.

    Threeportdrift... the hair thing is 100% discrimination. That cannot be denied. On the other hand not letting women do certain jobs is 100% not discrimination they jsut simply can't do it, again there's a difference.
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    A guy I knew from air cadets who joined the RAF got told a few weeks before his recruit training NOT to have a haircut. The reason for this being that the RAF hair stylists (you know what I mean) could shave it all off on the first day to the style that's appropriate.
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    i think you need to loose the attitude before you go in the RAF- life will be easier for you!
 
 
 
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