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Where can I find out about receiving or replacing lost medals?

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Medal information can be found on the Service Personnel & Veterans Agency website www.veterans-uk.info/medals.html or phone them on 0800 085 3600, you can also email them via SPVA-Medals@mod.uk

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Where can I find Information about Committal of Ashes Services for ex service personnel and veterans?

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For information about Commital of Ashes services for ex service personnel and veterans please email NAVYChaplaincy-COTFCOORD@mod.uk or you may wish to contact the Royal British Legion who may be able to assist www.britishlegion.org.uk

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Is there a course with the Royal Navy to see if I like it before I apply?

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Yes. We run four-day 'acquaint' courses on the south coast and in Scotland, which are designed to give you a taste of life during initial training and on a ship or submarine, as well as a chance to ask questions and find out more about the different options available to you. It’s free to attend and we’ll even pay your travel costs.

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Can I change jobs once I join?

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No. You’ll be processed for the branch you applied for. There are very few opportunities to transfer once you’re in, so don’t expect to be able to. Similarly, as an officer you’ll be processed only for your chosen branch, unless there are shortages in other branches (as sometimes happens in Engineering and Warfare) which may be offered as an alternative if the branch you applied for is full.

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What does initial training involve?

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How safe are Nuclear reactors on board submarines?

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Safety is a submarine's top priority. The submarine is designed and operated to ensure that the crew, the public, and the environment are protected from the risks of radiation.

The ship is designed with "shielding" around the reactor to reduce radiation levels. Radiation levels are very low, so much so that a submariner gets less radiation at sea than a person on a beach receiving radiation from the sun and other natural source

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How deep can a submarine go?

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Submarines can dive to depths in excess of 250 metres.

The actual depth is classified.

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How long can you stay underwater in a submarine?

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Nuclear Submarines are able to produce their own indefinite supply of air, water and power for driving the submarine forward. It's only limitation for staying submerged is the amount of food on board, or if they sustain a major defect.

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