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im 17 and need help applying for the RAF

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
iam 17 and i have always wanted to be in the RAF but dont know how to go about it.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I want to be in the RAF as well.
    How you do it depends on what you want to be.
    For aircrew, You have to have at least 2 A-levels A-E, but a degree helps and don't quote me on this, but i think you enter as a higher rank and that = more £££.

    Thats all i know about, but there are loads of places you can send off to, to get info.

    I hope this helps a little bit. I'm sure there must be someone around this place that is in the RAF or something like that.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'm applying for the raf, my mate is goin in in may. But hes been in aircadtes do apparently that give s you more experience coz you get to go flyin, shootin,duke of edinburgh awards,nite ex's and stuff, he's a sergant too. i'd check out the web page or visit your local raf careers centre.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Gandalf:
    <STRONG>I want to be in the RAF as well.
    How you do it depends on what you want to be.
    For aircrew, You have to have at least 2 A-levels A-E, but a degree helps and don't quote me on this, but i think you enter as a higher rank and that = more £££.
    </STRONG>

    Pilots are normally commissioned officers (meaning everyone has to salute you <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">), but there are some non-commissioned aircrew in the back of Sentrys, Nimrods, transport aircraft and Helicopters. If you want to be an oficer you normally need a degree. Engineering officers require engineering-related degrees. I believe engineering ground crew need maths and physics GCSE or equivalent.

    I used to be an air cadet and it certainly helps you get ahead in knowing little things like who to salute and how to look after your uniform, but they will teach you all that when you join anyway.
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