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    DF Driving license.

    I'm hoping to join the army reserves (I've sent my application in and I'm waiting for a date for the medical).
    Just wondering is it possible to do a DF driving course (car) and get it transferred to civilian type.
    I saw a similiar thread about a minibus license.

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    You'd want to double check with the S&T boys here but i think its possible if you join a transport coy... granted you wont do it straight away, you'd have to do a hell of a lot of soldierin and cold wet field days first!

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    No.
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    Yes. If you do the full Nissan driving course from scratch, you get a Certificate Of Competency from D Tpt, with which you
    apply for your civvy driving licence in the normal manner

    Now, however, it is required to pass the driving test WITH trailer, whereas before, if you failed the trailer test, you got your
    AF154 minus trailer

    Now failure of the trailer test constitutes failure of the course, in the same way a fail on the road test would constitute a fail

    In essence, you are doing a test for an EB, rather than a B licence
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    Am I missing something, Dev ???
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    That's new! You will need to join a transport unit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack.s View Post
    I'm hoping to join the army reserves (I've sent my application in and I'm waiting for a date for the medical).
    Just wondering is it possible to do a DF driving course (car) and get it transferred to civilian type.
    I saw a similiar thread about a minibus license.
    Do you wish to join the RDF to soldier or to get a driving licence without having to pay for lessons???
    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack.s View Post
    I'm hoping to join the army reserves (I've sent my application in and I'm waiting for a date for the medical).
    Just wondering is it possible to do a DF driving course (car) and get it transferred to civilian type.
    I saw a similiar thread about a minibus license.
    Its not a requirment to join a Tpt. Unit in order to get a driving course.

    Driving courses are devolved to other units in the RDF.

    The criteria required for an AF 154 course:-

    Be of 3 star rank or equiv.

    Must pocess for 2 years a clean full driving licence. (No penalty points or endorsements)

    May be a course medical?

    And attend training nights & field days lots of them.

    If you for some strange reason are offered this course , you will be required to attend for one week , if lucky , you will get the trailer done as well. There are 3 modules 1, Nissan 2, Mini Bus & 3, Trucks.


    Best of luck to you.



    signed AF 154 holder

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Count of Monty Christo View Post
    Its not a requirment to join a Tpt. Unit in order to get a driving course
    Agreed


    The criteria required for an AF 154 course:-

    Be of 3 star rank or equiv.

    Must pocess for 2 years a clean full driving licence. (No penalty points or endorsements)
    These are the requirements for the Civilian Licence Holders course, not the "from scratch" course


    May be a course medical?
    Yes...

    And attend training nights & field days lots of them
    Yes, you must earn your corn, after all...

    There are 3 modules 1, Nissan 2, Mini Bus & 3, Truck
    More than three... Nissan (with trailer), minibus, truck, truck + trailer, specialist vehicles
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    ITs to be done aswell i think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic-Warrior View Post
    ITs to be done aswell i think?
    Yes...
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    A couple of our lads have done the tpt course with the 62 tpt.

    But although as some have said you can get on a course it is really only if you are lucky.
    Where as lads who join tpt automatically get on a course.

    But the criteria for the tpt course seems to be getting stricker.
    It's ITs and medicals all the way now.
    The sight of rotund drivers is fading fast.

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