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    I decided to start a second thread because my last one has gone off track somewhat. I think I will go to a corps unit when I come to Dublin.
    I am trying to choose between Arty, CIS, medics and engineers.

    What do the engineers do training wise? Likewise for the Arty, medics and CIS.

    From a recruit up to a three star. I imagine I will have to train with recruits to get the introduction to the training that they all do, so that I have the same level of knowledge that they do.
    So training wise, recruit-two star-three star, what would the training involve in each of these units for someone who joined?

    Thanks

  • #2
    If you are already in the RDF or PDF then no you will not have to redo recruit training, at least not for Arty.

    You will probably first do the Mortar, due to the retirement of the 25 pounders.

    You will be exactly where EVERYONE else is at including most of the NCO's regarding the new 120 Mortars.

    They have only been used by RDF. Depending where you are going to college, Dublin I assume, you will be welcomed in alright. Barry's in the Dublin unit, he should attest to this, unless he's a bollix!!!

    If going to Cork, I can personally garuntee you would be welcomed in warmly by the gunners straight off the bat.

    If you are not in the RDF yet then you will have to wait anyway, but you would do recruit training just like everyone else.
    I probably am wrong, sorry about that!!!

    Please PM me to correct me.

    But, not if I state an opinion, only if I state something as truth!!!

    I have bad opinions but I stick by them!!!

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    • #3
      Thanks. Do they have a bebo page?
      I was checking the one out for the engineers yesterday. If there is one for the Arty can you let me know.

      Thanks.

      I am already in the RDF. I am a recruit in infantry, but I want to transfer out when I see out my three years because I want to see more of the RDF and gain a lot more skills and such from it.
      Last edited by ghostrider; 8 August 2009, 01:18.

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      • #4
        http://www.62regiment.net/

        That's the 62nd's website. I would think that is better than their Bebo page which I haven't seen.

        31 RAR have no website but we do have a wiki page if you look for it.

        54 RAR seem to have nothing.

        Did you not complete recruit training this year??? I had the same plan as you originally but I decided against it, enough friends in the Regt and we get up to enough to keep me happy, my first 3 years is up in Nov I think.
        Last edited by Dazzler; 8 August 2009, 03:11.
        I probably am wrong, sorry about that!!!

        Please PM me to correct me.

        But, not if I state an opinion, only if I state something as truth!!!

        I have bad opinions but I stick by them!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dazzler View Post

          They have only been used by RDF.


          Dazzler are you talking about the 120's here? They have only been used by RDF?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tango_Charlie View Post
            Dazzler are you talking about the 120's here? They have only been used by RDF?
            Sorry about that, I was writing that and left it and forgot to finish, I meant to say they have only been used by a handful of RDF who have done a course with the School so he will be at basically the same level as everyone.
            I probably am wrong, sorry about that!!!

            Please PM me to correct me.

            But, not if I state an opinion, only if I state something as truth!!!

            I have bad opinions but I stick by them!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dazzler View Post
              Sorry about that, I was writing that and left it and forgot to finish, I meant to say they have only been used by a handful of RDF who have done a course with the School so he will be at basically the same level as everyone.

              Ah, roger that. Apologies to mods and especially ghostrider for breaking away from the topic.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ghostrider View Post
                So training wise, recruit-two star-three star, what would the training involve in each of these units for someone who joined?

                Thanks
                Recruit training - exactly the same for all corps
                2* - 3* training - exactly the same for all corps
                3* training:

                Arty - gunners course
                CIS - Communication Operator Cse (this is a very long course so they specialise in either radio or IT)
                Medics - as far as I know you start with Occupational First Aid, then Ambulance skills etc etc
                Engineering - you will cover bridging, rope work, mine warfare, demolitions etc etc

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dazzler View Post
                  Sorry about that, I was writing that and left it and forgot to finish, I meant to say they have only been used by a handful of RDF who have done a course with the School so he will be at basically the same level as everyone.
                  Incorrect: RDF FARs have had shoots which include a Bty of 120s.

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                  • #10
                    Apologies Barry, i was working on info i was supplied with.

                    I feel bad now, they let ye have a bash before us!!!!
                    I probably am wrong, sorry about that!!!

                    Please PM me to correct me.

                    But, not if I state an opinion, only if I state something as truth!!!

                    I have bad opinions but I stick by them!!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ghostrider View Post
                      Thanks. Do they have a bebo page?
                      I was checking the one out for the engineers yesterday. If there is one for the Arty can you let me know.

                      Thanks.

                      I am already in the RDF. I am a recruit in infantry, but I want to transfer out when I see out my three years because I want to see more of the RDF and gain a lot more skills and such from it.
                      try Air Defence. new equipment / radar coming on stream too. plenty of opportunites for advancement

                      3Ad in limerick, http://www.bebo.com/3adrecruitment
                      4Ad in Cork, dont have a bebo address sorry
                      I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.

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                      • #12
                        Surely the official RDF website is a better point of contact for potential recruits than a bebo page?


                        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                        • #13
                          The person who asked the orginal question is a serving member

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ghostrider View Post
                            I am trying to choose between Arty, CIS, medics and engineers.
                            Why limit yourself?

                            If you are comming to DUblin on a "temporary" basis than why not see if you can go on attachment rather than transfer in. You can easily get attachet to medics for FA course, tpt for driving course. I am sure there are courses in other corps units that would permit such attachment.

                            We currently have a number of pers from country units on attachment.

                            The benifit is that there is less paperwork involved moving between units until you discover what you want but also you can easily return to your own unit should you want to attend certain training that is on offer.

                            You can then settle on a unit with first hand knowledge of what the do and the people doing it.
                            Without supplies no army is brave.

                            —Frederick the Great,

                            Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                              Surely the official RDF website is a better point of contact for potential recruits than a bebo page?
                              that website only gives you the "offical" viewpoint. bebo lets you see it from 1st hand experiences. i find anyway.
                              I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.

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