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My name is Fisher, or Fish for short.
I founded this site with several friend of mine, each of which share a passion for the R125, and biking in general. We go for regular rides, and meets around the south of England, especially Ace Cafe and Box Hill.

When I am not biking, working on my bike, or Duct Taping my bike back together, I am in 6th Form College studying for my A levels in Computing, Photography, and Physics.

Next year I hope to join the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer, serving on Submarines. I am currently in the application process as I type, playing the waiting game.

I occasionally enjoy playing computer games, such as Battlefield 3, and of course I enjoy a bit of Photography from time to time.

I am your general 18 year old, computer whizz kid, with a twist. I ride a motorcycle, which by definition makes me ultimately cool.
 

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u want to serve on submarines? mint!
Yeah. Originally, my life long dream (literally!) was to be a fighter pilot.
But alas, I got glasses.

So, nuclear submarines is my alternative. Equally dangerous, and all sneaky sneaky behind enemy lines and all that :D
 

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Yeah. Originally, my life long dream (literally!) was to be a fighter pilot.
But alas, I got glasses.

So, nuclear submarines is my alternative. Equally dangerous, and all sneaky sneaky behind enemy lines and all that :D
woow u are a cool kid!
and yea u need perfect vison to be a pilote lol!
 

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woow u are a cool kid!
and yea u need perfect vison to be a pilote lol!
Suprisingly not actually.
My eye sight is LITERALLY only just beyond the limit unfortunately.

I LITERALLY came out of the optician crying.
For YEARS I had perfect vision, then almost over night I woke up, thinking, I can't see in the distance any more!

What is MORE. Had I of already started training, it wouldn't of mattered.
If you are already a Pilot, you can wear glasses. It only stops you from joining.
 

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Suprisingly not actually.
My eye sight is LITERALLY only just beyond the limit unfortunately.

I LITERALLY came out of the optician crying.
For YEARS I had perfect vision, then almost over night I woke up, thinking, I can't see in the distance any more!

What is MORE. Had I of already started training, it wouldn't of mattered.
If you are already a Pilot, you can wear glasses. It only stops you from joining.
wtf!!
it dont matter if u donw the training already?
hope pathetic! wats the diffrence lo!
 

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wtf!!
it dont matter if u donw the training already?
hope pathetic! wats the diffrence lo!
Yeah, it is rather quite irritating.
ALTHOUGH, to be fair, it costs the Navy / RAF an absolute FORTUNE to train pilots!!!
So it is financially beneficial to keep them...
 

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Yeah, it is rather quite irritating.
ALTHOUGH, to be fair, it costs the Navy / RAF an absolute FORTUNE to train pilots!!!
So it is financially beneficial to keep them...
yea good point!
iv got a mate who has just joing the army in the signles.
he has to do loads of things to get in lol!
hope u get ur achivment anyway mate!
 

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yea good point!
iv got a mate who has just joing the army in the signles.
he has to do loads of things to get in lol!
hope u get ur achivment anyway mate!
I do hope so, it is one of the toughest application processes in the world I believe.

An Aptitude exam which I have passed already (really really stressful hour long exam).
A major physical / medical which I am in the process of.
Followed by an interview (pretty standard for a job I suppose..)
Followed by more paperwork / medical.
Followed by the killer 3 day long interview process, involving assessed teamwork and planing exercises. (The dreaded admiralty interview board.).
THEN you wait to see if you actually get a place in the college.

THEN it is off to training, which you COULD still fail...

But it will all be worth it in the end :)
 

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I do hope so, it is one of the toughest application processes in the world I believe.

An Aptitude exam which I have passed already (really really stressful hour long exam).
A major physical / medical which I am in the process of.
Followed by an interview (pretty standard for a job I suppose..)
Followed by more paperwork / medical.
Followed by the killer 3 day long interview process, involving assessed teamwork and planing exercises. (The dreaded admiralty interview board.).
THEN you wait to see if you actually get a place in the college.

THEN it is off to training, which you COULD still fail...

But it will all be worth it in the end :)
woow i never knew u had to go all through that!!
i thought my mates was hard!
 

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Yeah, it's pretty killer.

In the AIB, they ask you about the ship types. The weapons used on them. The types of Radar.
Where the ships are deployed curently, who the admirals are, what the ranks are, what exactly the training pipeline is...
What the Marines rifles are, what tanks the army use, the types of planes and helicopters and what their primary roles are...
A brief history of the Navy... All in an exam as soon as you arrive.
The whole time you are there, you are also staying with your competitors :p

And the Dreaded: "Why do you want to join the navy?"

Plus all the fairly standard job interview questions...

And many other things, like I said before. Planning exercises, team building exercises, More running and fitness tests also...
Apart from the interview itself, I reckon it would actually be a fairly fun three days :)
 

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Yeah, it's pretty killer.

In the AIB, they ask you about the ship types. The weapons used on them. The types of Radar.
Where the ships are deployed curently, who the admirals are, what the ranks are, what exactly the training pipeline is...
What the Marines rifles are, what tanks the army use, the types of planes and helicopters and what their primary roles are...
A brief history of the Navy... All in an exam as soon as you arrive.
The whole time you are there, you are also staying with your competitors :p

And the Dreaded: "Why do you want to join the navy?"

Plus all the fairly standard job interview questions...

And many other things, like I said before. Planning exercises, team building exercises, More running and fitness tests also...
Apart from the interview itself, I reckon it would actually be a fairly fun three days :)
lol really?
suppose if u want to do that for a career u will work hard:)
 

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lol really?
suppose if u want to do that for a career u will work hard:)
Oh yes.
Secretly, I LOVE learning all about the ships, and weapons, and jets and stuff.
I find it all facinating.

Since a very young child, as long as I can remember, I have always had an obsession with planes and boats.
I have a passion for bikes, but an OBSESSION for planes and boats :p

I must be one of the few people who have ALWAYS known what they want to do.

If I don't make it in the Navy this year, I will work part time whilst hopefully volunteering for the lifeboat service or similar.
 

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Oh yes.
Secretly, I LOVE learning all about the ships, and weapons, and jets and stuff.
I find it all facinating.

Since a very young child, as long as I can remember, I have always had an obsession with planes and boats.
I have a passion for bikes, but an OBSESSION for planes and boats :p

I must be one of the few people who have ALWAYS known what they want to do.

If I don't make it in the Navy this year, I will work part time whilst hopefully volunteering for the lifeboat service or similar.
i love planes been goin to farnbrough airshow sines i was 5:)
i like the idea of volunteering for the lifeboatd! i admirepeople who do that!
 

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i love planes been goin to farnbrough airshow sines i was 5:)
i like the idea of volunteering for the lifeboatd! i admirepeople who do that!
I love F'Boro air show!
Not sure how long I have been going for, but it has been a while.

Although, I missed it last time as I had a Duke of Edinburgh hike that weekend. I was gutted :(

I applied for a press pass for the next show though, which gives me better access to all areas :D
I didn't get one last year, so this year I should get one as a freelance photographer :p
 

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I love F'Boro air show!
Not sure how long I have been going for, but it has been a while.

Although, I missed it last time as I had a Duke of Edinburgh hike that weekend. I was gutted :(

I applied for a press pass for the next show though, which gives me better access to all areas :D
I didn't get one last year, so this year I should get one as a freelance photographer :p
woow!
ill be there this year:)
 
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