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  • #46
    pass the hat on the way to location Bravo Golf, or location Foxtrot.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

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

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    • #47
      Originally posted by The Prisoner View Post
      Yes, a euro or two a week tech pay
      If you are filling a post attracting tech pay that is!

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      • #48
        Originally posted by trellheim View Post
        pass the hat on the way to location Bravo Golf, or location Foxtrot.
        Ah yess passing the hat.

        In the days when people smoked you were sure to get it back full.........
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        of fag buts.
        Now all you get is sweet papers.

        THats assuming you do get it back
        Without supplies no army is brave.

        —Frederick the Great,

        Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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        • #49
          Is it just my imagination, or is it only lads in the LSB's who are being thought to drive from scratch these days?

          I remeber when i was a 2* our unit ran a driving course for non drivers which i missed as i was starting a new job....

          But ever since then theyre have been only conversion courses available to us.
          But there's no danger
          It's a professional career
          Though it could be arranged
          With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
          If you're out of luck you're out of work
          We could send you to johannesburg.

          (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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          • #50
            You do after the first time they do that, when the pickup bus from the boozer doesn't arrive. A Critical job for the Duty Driver somewhere else ....
            "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

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

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            • #51
              Originally posted by turbocalves View Post
              Is it just my imagination, or is it only lads in the LSB's who are being thought to drive from scratch these days?.
              Generally yes.

              By time the 3* course is finished the females either leave or have done their civvi licence so they go to the conversion.

              There are some exceptions.

              We have one. After 3 years still trying to get through mod1!!!!!

              Also any NCO that transferes in to us is made do the full Mod1 to 3.
              The idea being that you can't teach what you don't experience.

              At the orienteering we had 4 females present (3 driving) all of whom went from scratch. All but one of them has been around for a long time. The odd one is a blow in!!!!

              We, in the East, are an equal opertunity unit.

              South, West, East, Male or Female!!
              Without supplies no army is brave.

              —Frederick the Great,

              Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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              • #52
                eh 'lads' was meant as in non gender specific- and relating specifically to the troops in the LSB not to males or females.....
                But there's no danger
                It's a professional career
                Though it could be arranged
                With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
                If you're out of luck you're out of work
                We could send you to johannesburg.

                (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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                • #53
                  And the answer is generally yes.

                  But as you see, as it happens, generally those lads are male.

                  Cav also run driving courses but AFIK there are a lot less places on their course.
                  In the last 10 years I only know of one infantry man, who was male, that actually did the driving course from scratch.
                  Without supplies no army is brave.

                  —Frederick the Great,

                  Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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                  • #54
                    Unless there is a Bde course being run, outsiders are generally put on a course as a favour for another unit. Currently, we have pupils on Mod2A and on Mod3A, all being favours/payback. And the exception to prove the rule is we also have a few from other units down the country who are working in Dublin who are parading with us and are working their way through the modules.

                    But in fairness to all these people thay have given us a dig with various tpt requests and other duties over the last few months, so it works both ways.

                    As the cadre NCOs/storeman-driver numbers are currently being run down the tpt area is one that will have to be addressed. The RDF will have to become more self sufficient with regard to drivers, cooks, etc.
                    I'm not a number, I'm a free man.
                    Who is number 1?

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by The Prisoner View Post
                      Unless there is a Bde course being run, outsiders are generally put on a course as a favour for another unit. Currently, we have pupils on Mod2A and on Mod3A, all being favours/payback. And the exception to prove the rule is we also have a few from other units down the country who are working in Dublin who are parading with us and are working their way through the modules.

                      But in fairness to all these people thay have given us a dig with various tpt requests and other duties over the last few months, so it works both ways.
                      It also means that Tpt Coys are able to concentrate on their job and not have to provide tpt to move units.

                      As the cadre NCOs/storeman-driver numbers are currently being run down the tpt area is one that will have to be addressed. The RDF will have to become more self sufficient with regard to drivers, cooks, etc.
                      The reorg of the PDF took the PDF Storeman/Driver from each RDF infantry company and left only 1 in the HQ of the infantry battalion.

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                      • #56
                        Like on the current 2A, the driving cooks.

                        Multi tasking without the drama!!!
                        luchi
                        Cut backs
                        Last edited by luchi; 30 April 2010, 08:48.
                        Without supplies no army is brave.

                        —Frederick the Great,

                        Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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                        • #57
                          Hi all,
                          As a Donner, we techs never had the "benefit" of a 154 but we could drive the aircraft tugs and push and tow million-dollar aircraft in and out of hangars and anywhere on the ramp, yet we could not drive any vehicle such as a Transit or a Landy around the Camp.Conversely, the proper drivers were not allowed to drive the tugs if they were attached to aircraft and we were not allowed to drive the tugs the few yards to the Transport hangar for servicing! Of course, what was official policy was not always followed, as the proper drivers often tended to tap the aircraft with their vehicles. We often tried to get the Don to even issue a restricted 154, so that we would be legally covered to drive tugs in the first place but the system couldn't even do that. So we (and it's probably still the case) routinely drove tugs that were bigger and more powerful than many DF vehicles but were not legally trained by the State to do so, whilst being attached to the State's valuable aircraft.
                          regards
                          GttC

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by luchi View Post
                            And the answer is generally yes.

                            But as you see, as it happens, generally those lads are male.

                            Cav also run driving courses but AFIK there are a lot less places on their course.
                            In the last 10 years I only know of one infantry man, who was male, that actually did the driving course from scratch.
                            Well its long winded, and round about, but it answers my question.

                            Thanks

                            Tc
                            But there's no danger
                            It's a professional career
                            Though it could be arranged
                            With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
                            If you're out of luck you're out of work
                            We could send you to johannesburg.

                            (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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                            • #59
                              No just have a provisional licence at the minute

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by turbocalves View Post
                                Well its long winded, and round about, but it answers my question.
                                you wouldn't survive long with us in the mess.

                                Originally posted by koppiteal View Post
                                No just have a provisional licence at the minute
                                so to get on a course you would either need to
                                transfer in to LSB
                                or
                                find out if your officer (or more often CQ) is owed a favour by the 62LSB.
                                get in that officers good books
                                grovel a lot so he is willing to do you a favour.
                                get on the LSB course.

                                Any thing is possible!!!!!!!!!!!
                                Without supplies no army is brave.

                                —Frederick the Great,

                                Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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