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RAF lifestyle

Old 19th Aug 2007, 09:40
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Falmouth
Age: 61
Posts: 15
Service Life

Matt,

I am not RAF but I would offer this advice having been in the Navy as NCA for 32 years (still in) Service life is brilliant and I would join again in a heart beat. Yes there are time when the system F**** you over but show me a job that does not.

Join up and make the most of what is on offer. Learning credits, adventurous training and the dry humour of your colleagues. No 2 days are ever the same and the pay is pretty good too.

Good luck

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Old 19th Aug 2007, 10:13
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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: fantasyland
Posts: 118
I did the max - 39 years and it was absolutely brilliant. Some bad times of course but far outnumbered by the good ones. Even now though I'm still part of the Family and get invites to sqn bashes and meet up at reunions etc.
When I started we had bases everywhere but most of mine both home and abroad are gone! Steamer Point, El Adem, Nicosia, Tengah, Gutersloh - Acklington, Abingdon, Colerne, Finningley and now even possibly Lyneham!
Amazed that we (so far) always remained smiling although they chop your allowances, stop free food and accom, make you pay to come to work, buy half your own kit, sit in a NHS queue to get medical treatment etc.
Eventually the bubble will burst?
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 18:29
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wilts
Posts: 76
AIDU ref post number 19 - sorry been away 'doing stuff', but so very glad that you've missed me. Yet more proof that its not so bad then eh? As ever, best wishes to all PPRuNe doom-moungers and 'glass half empty' pain in the arses - where we would be without you.
Matt,
Hope that general feeling of its a pretty good life, all in all, has come thru.
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