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D_T_W

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2,131 posts

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Got my main interview with the RAF on Wednesday to see if I'm eligible for being passed to Cranwell for the 4 day tests and interviews.

Anybody else done it? Any handy hints they would care to share? I'm up to date with the majority of the the RAF are doing globally etc, and the aircraft types, as well as an understanding of the roles I'm applying for. However, there's no harm in asking if there's anything obvious i might have missed!!

Cheers

Maxf

7,197 posts

126 months

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Simple questions can throw you. Make sure you have a decent answer for 'why do you want to join the RAF'!

Eric Mc

76,464 posts

150 months

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You need to know the following -


Ours -



Theirs -



This might help -



Best of luck (I'm only jealous) smile

JJCW

2,425 posts

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"Do you realise we will send you to war where there is a chance you will be maimed or killed?"

"What do your parents think about you applying to join the RAF?"



Remember that EVERYTHING you say in this interview will be noted, and it is likely you will be asked questions on it at Cranwell. Especially on drug history, they ask this many, many times. Any discrepencies will be noted as potential lack of integrity.

Battenburg Bob

6,461 posts

77 months

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There's a very long 'sticky' on the pprune website.
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SystemParanoia

9,696 posts

83 months

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You don't have to be a pilot... To fly in the RAF

Cara Van Man

29,852 posts

136 months

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Be yourself.
Be honest.
Don't tell them your name, Baldrick.

Eric Mc

76,464 posts

150 months

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That's an Ilyushin 76 behind the drone.

Papa_Hotel

12,753 posts

67 months

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Get along to egoat, they should be better placed to help.

wadgebeast

3,856 posts

96 months

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They're likely to ask if you're prepared to kill someone. Or at least that's a common question in military interviews, but the RAF are less military than the RAC or the coastguard, so it's anyone's guess.

Only kidding, good luck with it.

Know the career path - don't just focus on the training part. You're also there for an officer interview, so show and demonstrate leadership and command. (That's another first for the RAF...just can't help myself!)

paul99

427 posts

128 months

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Be impecably turned out, i know someone who went for an interview for the RAF, they noted his tie wasnt straight, shoes were not perfectly clean and shiny.

He didnt get accepted, he's a bit cocky and his personality didn't go down too well and he got a real hard time from the interviewer.

SiH

1,279 posts

132 months

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Eric Mc said:
That's an Ilyushin 76 behind the drone.
Not wishing to correct Eric Mc (with your somewhat legendary aircraft knowledge), I think you'll find it's called a Humvee, sometimes known as a Hummer. Don't worry, we can't all be correct 100% of the time. wink

Papa_Hotel

12,753 posts

67 months

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wadgebeast said:
They're likely to ask if you're prepared to kill someone. Or at least that's a common question in military interviews
Is it? What branch of the forces did you serve in? They certainly never asked me that in the army.

ETA - apologies, it seems you were a bootie.

Edited by Papa_Hotel on Monday 10th August 10:45

Eric Mc

76,464 posts

150 months

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SiH said:
Eric Mc said:
That's an Ilyushin 76 behind the drone.
Not wishing to correct Eric Mc (with your somewhat legendary aircraft knowledge), I think you'll find it's called a Humvee, sometimes known as a Hummer. Don't worry, we can't all be correct 100% of the time. wink
I can obviously see further than you smile

Edited by Eric Mc on Monday 10th August 10:42

wadgebeast

3,856 posts

96 months

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Papa_Hotel said:
wadgebeast said:
They're likely to ask if you're prepared to kill someone. Or at least that's a common question in military interviews
Is it? What branch of the forces did you serve in? They certainly never asked me that in the army.
Currently serving. Interviews at AIB for both marines and Navy and asked the same question at both boards.

Negative Creep

12,763 posts

112 months

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Eric Mc said:
SiH said:
Eric Mc said:
That's an Ilyushin 76 behind the drone.
Not wishing to correct Eric Mc (with your somewhat legendary aircraft knowledge), I think you'll find it's called a Humvee, sometimes known as a Hummer. Don't worry, we can't all be correct 100% of the time. wink
I can obviously see further than you smile

Edited by Eric Mc on Monday 10th August 10:42
No, that's a Humvee behind it as well :P

SiH

1,279 posts

132 months

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Eric Mc said:
SiH said:
Eric Mc said:
That's an Ilyushin 76 behind the drone.
Not wishing to correct Eric Mc (with your somewhat legendary aircraft knowledge), I think you'll find it's called a Humvee, sometimes known as a Hummer. Don't worry, we can't all be correct 100% of the time. wink
I can obviously see further than you smile

Edited by Eric Mc on Monday 10th August 10:42
It looks like the advice I was given as a child was true, it does make you go blind! eek

Hedders

17,856 posts

132 months

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No matter what questions they ask, only ever tell them your name and rank.

That should impress them.


JJCW

2,425 posts

71 months

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Papa_Hotel said:
wadgebeast said:
They're likely to ask if you're prepared to kill someone. Or at least that's a common question in military interviews
Is it? What branch of the forces did you serve in? They certainly never asked me that in the army.

ETA - apologies, it seems you were a bootie.

Edited by Papa_Hotel on Monday 10th August 10:45
They asked me this at forces interviews too.

Papa_Hotel

12,753 posts

67 months

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wadgebeast said:
Papa_Hotel said:
wadgebeast said:
They're likely to ask if you're prepared to kill someone. Or at least that's a common question in military interviews
Is it? What branch of the forces did you serve in? They certainly never asked me that in the army.
Currently serving. Interviews at AIB for both marines and Navy and asked the same question at both boards.
Booties I can understand. But Navy?? That's almost funny.
Anyway, apologies for the contradiction. If you were asked it that's fair enough.
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