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How easy/possible is it to get kosher/halal/Hindi/vegetarian rations whilst on operations?

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We now supply rations to cater for a number of different dietary needs, including kosher, halal, Hindi and Vegetarian, and there are a number of serving personnel that only use these rations.

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

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Yes. We run four-day ‘acquaint’ courses in the Portsmouth area, which will give you a taste of life in the Royal Marines Band Service, as well as a chance to ask questions and find out more about the different options available to you. It’s free and we’ll even pay for your travel costs.

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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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How do submarines dive and surface?

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To dive or submerge the submarine, valves on the top of the very large ballast tanks are opened.

This allows the air in the tanks to escape; at the bottom of the tanks are holes that allow the seawater to flood in.

As water is heavier than air, the submarine becomes heavier and therefore sinks in a controlled manner.

To surface the submarine, the valves on the top of the ballast tanks are shut, high-pressure air is pumped into the tanks and the water is forced out through the holes at the bottom. The tanks fill with air and "float" the submarine to the surface.

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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 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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Can I visit a submarine?

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Yes at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport they have an actual submarine that is permanently open to the public. Their website can be found at the link below.

WWW.Submarine-Museum.co.uk

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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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Are there any special perks to working in the Submarine Service?

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Yes. When you qualify as a Submariner you'll get a bonus of £5,000. You’ll also then receive extra Submariner pay that ranges between £12.24 to £26.93 a day. Plus when you're on operations, you'll receive the additional operational Submariner pay of an extra £5.29 a day.

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