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    Hey, Ive heard rumors that all promotion courses next year have been cancelled, anyone able to confirm or deny?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Vamp369 View Post
    Hey, Ive heard rumors that all promotion courses next year have been cancelled, anyone able to confirm or deny?
    There's a promotion embargo so what would be the point?
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    • #3
      Improving skills even if they don't get promoted, keep people interested etc

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vamp369 View Post
        Hey, Ive heard rumors that all promotion courses next year have been cancelled, anyone able to confirm or deny?
        We were told the same in my unit.

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        • #5
          I' ve heard same as Kermit

          - at least one RDF promotional course is slated for next year, possibility of
          one in a different category, and less possibility of the third

          Then again, it's all down to what happens in the Budget

          If we are reduced to 7 days FTT per member next year, all bets are off
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          • #6
            I agree with Vamp369, why wouldn't they be run? Its not as if people were always promoted as soon as they got back from them. Better to do it and at least use the experience of the course (and hope the embargo gets lifted) than to cancel all of them. To cancel them would give the impression that things will never get back on track to people who have been waiting patiently and giving their best with the intention of being promoted eventually.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vamp369 View Post
              Improving skills even if they don't get promoted, keep people interested etc
              They don't want to keep people interested!

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              • #8
                That's the very opposite to what I was told by Bde Hq.
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                • #9
                  Students expect to be promoted because thats what is usually done.
                  The norms have no changed.

                  There is 2 vacancies for CS in our unit.
                  Assuming no one comes in from another unit that means 2 sgts to be promoted when the embargo is lifted.
                  There is atleast 6 Cpls that have completed their Std crse waiting in the wings for those two posts so again assuming no one comes in from another unit that means 2 Cpls to be promoted when the embargo is lifted.
                  So why not have ptes trained and groomed to take those two Cpl posts?

                  The alternative is to operate with 2 less Cpls.

                  I suppose it could be argued that if we are running the unit short of NCOs the there is no reason for not continuing o like this.
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                  • #10
                    The life blood of any unit is it privates but..... they will not be trained to high standards or do anything without corporals (or which most units are already critically short).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DeV View Post
                      The life blood of any unit is it privates but..... they will not be trained to high standards or do anything without corporals (or which most units are already critically short).
                      Thats alwys been said. Is there no life blood in the PDF non inf units?

                      There will only be 200 recruits.
                      We can either get them in to inf coys and train them properly then send them out to corps to fill posts.
                      Or piss about and each unit take a couple. Not be able to train them properly and have them so bored that they quit within 6 months.

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                      • #12
                        It is easier in multi-unit barracks but what about the one horse towns?

                        They need to have a plan, they could carry on as is each unit get a quote etc but immediately detach them to a specific unit for recruit to 3* line training (to be completed over 12-18 months and then end the detachment.

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                        • #13
                          We have ran interviews for our potential NCO spots for next year so far as i know there is a pots course. In the East anyway

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DeV View Post
                            It is easier in multi-unit barracks but what about the one horse towns?

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                            • #15
                              The tendance is to have an inf unit in a 1 horse town, which is a sub-unit of an inf unit in a multi-unit bks.

                              There is no point shooting the horse as they will need it to get to the bigger town.
                              Without supplies no army is brave.

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                              Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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