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    Quote Originally Posted by UniSol View Post
    Had my test in 2008...did the whole course on the old 90-d GT550s and got a blue Deauville on test day
    You still serving, Unisol?
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/DF_COS/st...939300864?s=19

    RDF participates in a NATO exercise

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    https://mobile.twitter.com/DF_COS/st...939300864?s=19

    RDF participates in a NATO exercise
    Not the first year the RDF have been involved with that exercise too.

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    There are ways as well if RDF folks want to be involved in this area; if you do, PM me and we'll chat
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    There are ways as well if RDF folks want to be involved in this area; if you do, PM me and we'll chat
    Outside of CIS?

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    Yes but bear in mind they're a hungry crew lol . If there are skills to bring to the party though I can confidently say it will get a fair hearing
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    Yes but bear in mind they're a hungry crew lol . If there are skills to bring to the party though I can confidently say it will get a fair hearing
    PM sent!

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    If your interested in becoming an army reserve officer, talk to your Coy Comdr (you have to be either an NCO or a university graduate)
    Last edited by DeV; 12th December 2018 at 23:47.

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    i.e. the calling notice is out. First closing date Jan 7th or thereabouts. See your unit as timelines will be tight to get onto the list.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    If your interested in becoming an army reserve officer, talk to your Coy Comdr (you have to be either an NCO or a university graduate)
    So someone who spent years repeating orts exams is considered as good as an experienced NCO? Someone who attended 11 hours a week of lectures is as good as someone who gave up all their summer leave to attend annual training?
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    So someone who spent years repeating orts exams is considered as good as an experienced NCO? Someone who attended 11 hours a week of lectures is as good as someone who gave up all their summer leave to attend annual training?
    There always has been provision for it in R5 but it has been extremely rarely used.... partially because we had loads of JNCOs. We are critically short of privates yes but we don’t have enough corporals (or Lts) to train the ones to do have

    It is also an opportunity to get higher ranking tech specialist.

    The training opportunities for many privates now surpass any previously generally available (if they have been involved).

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    Also if you have a degree - you can be up to 45 years old
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
    Also if you have a degree - you can be up to 45 years old
    That could be useful for those with specialist skills. Engineering, watchkeeping, etc.

    Possibly not so much for a 44 year old prospective infantry lieutenant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auldsod View Post
    That could be useful for those with specialist skills. Engineering, watchkeeping, etc.

    Possibly not so much for a 44 year old prospective infantry lieutenant!
    That’s up to the interview board
    Grade 3 in ITs required

    Post commissioning (non mandatory at the minute) you’ll also have to do your YO’s Cse

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    I would advise anyone thinking about this to bite the bullet on it. All the Board can say is no. I'd view the Grade III as the bare minimum and start thinking about PT schedule right now. Some formations have already released their PT testing dates for 2019 and they include RDF testing dates already , the prepared man will find this very much easier than the rock-up-on-the-day types.

    I did this (along with a noted other member of this forum ) in 2000 and havent looked back ... recommended.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    I haven't seen the notice. What is the fitness requirement? Grade 3 or Grade 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auldsod View Post
    I haven't seen the notice. What is the fitness requirement? Grade 3 or Grade 4?
    Grade 3

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    By.... the way .. some phone conversations last couple of days indicate there will be a lot of people applying which is good - but it may be full too ! Also at commissioning you go where you are told not where you might like.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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