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Jack.s
4th February 2014, 15:10
Any dates on an RDF recruit camp? I've been in the RDF since 2012, haven't been sent on a recruit camp, fired the Steyr and GPMG, and have done a 3 star course, but no recruit camp, absolute joke as I can't do any courses or anything.

ODIN
4th February 2014, 15:38
No solid dates as of yet, but there's been talk about it.

DeV
4th February 2014, 17:43
Such information is OPSEC and will not be given out in a public board.

Recruitment is in train so it will follow.

There is no recruit camp, it is a recruit course (it is currently around a year long).

Are you saying you have fired the Steyr & GPMG and did a 3* course? But haven't done a recruit course?

Jack.s
4th February 2014, 19:52
Such information is OPSEC and will not be given out in a public board.

Recruitment is in train so it will follow.

There is no recruit camp, it is a recruit course (it is currently around a year long).

Are you saying you have fired the Steyr & GPMG and did a 3* course? But haven't done a recruit course?

Yes I have fired both, have done 2-3* COURSE but was never sent on a recruit camp when I joined 2 years ago and now I'm unable to go on a PNCO course as a result. Haha opsec... if the ra really wanted to know when the southern bde recruit camp is they'd just ask. :P

Infy
4th February 2014, 20:48
Well with that attitude, you'll go far on a pnco's course.

DeV
4th February 2014, 20:54
Yes I have fired both, have done 2-3* COURSE but was never sent on a recruit camp when I joined 2 years ago and now I'm unable to go on a PNCO course as a result. Haha opsec... if the ra really wanted to know when the southern bde recruit camp is they'd just ask. :P

Have you been upgraded to 2* and/or 3* yet ?

Is there a PNCO course being run?

ODIN
4th February 2014, 21:55
Is there a PNCO course being run?

Wouldn't that info be OPSEC DeV :P

madmark
4th February 2014, 22:26
Any dates on an RDF recruit camp? I've been in the RDF since 2012, haven't been sent on a recruit camp, fired the Steyr and GPMG, and have done a 3 star course, but no recruit camp, absolute joke as I can't do any courses or anything.
if your from the south ask in your unit all info you need should be gotton there not on the internet

Jack.s
4th February 2014, 22:31
if your from the south ask in your unit all info you need should be gotton there not on the internet
What world are you living in man? Response was "I don't know, I'll tell you if I find out" same thing said to me for the past 2 years.

The real Jack
4th February 2014, 22:57
What world are you living in man? Response was "I don't know, I'll tell you if I find out" same thing said to me for the past 2 years.

If you haven't even done recruit camp why would your unit use one of it's few slots on the (real/hypothetical) course on you? Are you actually a 3*?

hptmurphy
4th February 2014, 23:12
What world are you living in man? Response was "I don't know, I'll tell you if I find out" same thing said to me for the past 2 years.

Don't fancy your chances on a PNCOs course with attitude like that.:rolleyes:

hey Mark you instructiong on the POTS Course??:-D

madmark
4th February 2014, 23:14
recruits

DeV
4th February 2014, 23:29
Wouldn't that info be OPSEC DeV :P

Dates and location are

Jack.s
5th February 2014, 15:58
Don't fancy your chances on a PNCOs course with attitude like that.:rolleyes:

hey Mark you instructiong on the POTS Course??:-D

What giving an honest answer?

hptmurphy
5th February 2014, 17:04
What giving an honest answer?

Lighten up.....:-D

Just be careful, you might meet some of your instructors on line!!!!

Has happened;)

SwiftandSure
5th February 2014, 17:47
Lighten up.....:-D

Just be careful, you might meet some of your instructors on line!!!!

Has happened;)

Oh I just know that my gobbing off on here is going to cause me trouble on some courses if/when I eventually get on to them.

morpheus
5th February 2014, 17:50
Hey Jack.s

relax man, you are probably frustrated, yet some of the information you seek is opsec - it involves movements of materials and personnel of the defence forces no matter how mundane you consider that.

Go to your Corporals - ask them - repeatedly - use the chain of command - exhaust it
chances are there will be a full time recruit training period this year as there are whispers that recruitment will commence sometime around the end of the first quarter.

however:
firstly, what is your rank ... officially? if you dont know, you CAN ask this of the chain of command.

note, you shouldn't be considering a PNCO course if you have not completed the recruit phase and are not a full 3 star - i think this would prohibit you from attending it.

however, if you have been promoted to 3 star - i.e. if you ask the above question and are told that you are in fact a 3 star - (your official rank is on your payslip) then you can be considered for a PNCO course.

BTCs were disbanded and the RDFTA will now run this course as far as im aware.

There is a YO's and a standard NCOs course being run this year.

PNCO courses usually begin in the first half of a year and joining instructions are normally sent out by now so I have a feeling the next one wont be until next year.

hope this helps - calm down man.

ODIN
5th February 2014, 18:07
BTCs were disbanded and the RDFTA will now run this course as far as im aware.


...Wrong, RDF BTCs are now part of the PDF BTC.



PNCO courses usually begin in the first half of a year and joining instructions are normally sent out by now so I have a feeling the next one wont be until next year.


...Technically correct, but PNCO course 2012 in SBde was announced at the beginning of March, and ran weekends in March, April, May and June with FTT at the end of June into July. Basically, a PNCO course could still happen this year.

morpheus
5th February 2014, 18:10
Fair enough on the BTC's - whats their official status so? i was told that they were absorbed into the RDFTA so assumed that they had ceased to be?

ODIN
5th February 2014, 18:15
They have been absorbed into the PDF BTC's as an RDF cell, although are substantially smaller than the pre re org establishment, I won't go into specific numbers, but the taskings remain the same, ie running of recruit, 2-3 star and PNCO training.

trellheim
5th February 2014, 18:16
Quote Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
BTCs were disbanded and the RDFTA will now run this course as far as im aware.
...Wrong


Well partially correct. BTCs are still to run this course. But if its not on the ATD its probably not running.

The parts about the rank is correct. If you have not been published in Routine Orders as promoted to 2* and 3* by your C.O then the only course you can do is a Recruit Course, and if you are a two star, a Three Star Course for most units. There is not much getting around this.

Only then is PNCO an option.

kermit
5th February 2014, 18:18
the RDFTA

Such a thing no longer exists.

ODIN
5th February 2014, 18:21
RDF Training Element?

DeV
5th February 2014, 18:23
There are no RDF units anymore, that includes the RDF BTCs and RDFTA. There is now RDF personnel in the (PDF) BTCs and each school in the DFTC.

DeV
11th May 2014, 16:01
Any dates on an RDF recruit camp? I've been in the RDF since 2012, haven't been sent on a recruit camp, fired the Steyr and GPMG, and have done a 3 star course, but no recruit camp, absolute joke as I can't do any courses or anything.

Have you found out what the story is yet?

There will be a course this year