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RAF reserves


tim

Senior Member
#1
hey guys,
totally off topic. shhh. nobody needs to know.

anyway. thinking of joining then RAF reserves. always wanted to be a pilot. never been able to afford training. been advised by experienced people that military pilots get priority over commercial piloting jobs.

opinions? minimum sign up is 4 years, which is slightly terrifying, but it's ony 30 days a year, all of which are paid too.
anyone know of any RAF people who joined via the reserves? (long shot)
tim
 
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Matt Harle

Guest
#4
I don't know anybody in the reserves, but I think you should go for it. It's a way to get to where you've always wanted to be, so do it.
 
#5
You get really well treated in the RAF, it's an established institution that always strive for the best. I was joining the RAF regiment, but switched to the mercians and got my fitness test soon. Your'e gonna miss out on a lot more not joining.
.......I only suggest a boat load of running and if you're over 14 stone ( like me ) try and slim down lol, its easier to carry a full bag of gear when you're lighter haha
 
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Tony Hardy

Guest
#6
I was in Air Cadets once. Hated it. :( Pledge allegiance to the crown and the country, and God...*oh wait, that's me out*

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#7
Many moons ago I wanted to join the RAF Regiment. So as a try out sort of thing I did the TA Yeomanry at Newcastle. They give you a little tank so not too much running.
It was fun and quiet hard work but I have some great stories. Didnt go the RAF way in the end...
Good luck Tim. You could be a Drone pilot.
IDrone of course.
 

tim

Senior Member
#8
why thanks. my grandad was RAF so my mum will kill me haha
only thing im worried for is as a reserve they can call you up until youre 50 i believe...?
 
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Squiddy

Guest
#9
Tony Hardy said:
I was in Air Cadets once. Hated it. :( Pledge allegiance to the crown and the country, and God...*oh wait, that's me out*

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I went to air cadets too! It was okay, the people were a bit too... mechanical for my liking though.
 
#10
You can join up to the age of 50 as a Gunner, or 55 with previous service. To be fair to GH, the RAF's own web site calls the RAuxAF the Reserves: