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  • RDF Lt Col?

    On the subject of which are they now going to promote RDF officers beyond Commandant?

    Yes, each Brigade will have One Lt Col.

  • #2
    It'll be wacky races for that job :-patriot:

    [ nb in some places it already is ]
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    • #3
      The Lt Cols are based in the 3 RDF brigade HQ's and one in the DFTC. God knows who will be the Bn Commanders, probably the Bn Commander of the "parent" PDF bn
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      • #4
        It's the one in the DFTC that will cause the most fun, rumour has it that someone in the NSR has their eye on it......
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        • #5
          In other news,residents of Hell are looking forward to a sudden cold snap. Frost and icy roads are expected.


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

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          • #6
            There are going to only be 4 RDF Lt Cols as previously said, so non-integrated units will proberly continue to have a PDF cadre assigned, with a PDF CO.

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            • #7
              The integrated units will be commanded by the CO of the PDF unit

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              • #8
                "On the subject of which are they now going to promote RDF officers beyond Commandant?"

                Are there any RDF officers in service competent to be promoted to Lt Col? With respect, I find it difficult to believe a RDF Comdt is at a comparable level to his PDF counterpart. If they are not, then a promotion to Lt Col makes a mockery of the alleged re-org before it even begins.
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                • #9
                  There is to be only one Lt Col per brigade. I dont expect the crossed sword and pip will be given out in a lucky bag..


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

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                  • #10
                    There are plenty of competent Cmd's around I imagine that those involved in the special olympics would likely.
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                    • #11
                      I find it difficult to believe a RDF Comdt is at a comparable level to his PDF counterpart.

                      Not likely. But then a PDF Comdt has 20 years soldiering full time under his belt. His RDF counterpart hasn't. The whole idea of a reservist is that he has SOME knowledge of his military task and in the event of war he can be quickly prepared for combat.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Groundhog
                        I find it difficult to believe a RDF Comdt is at a comparable level to his PDF counterpart.

                        Not likely. But then a PDF Comdt has 20 years soldiering full time under his belt. His RDF counterpart hasn't. The whole idea of a reservist is that he has SOME knowledge of his military task and in the event of war he can be quickly prepared for combat.
                        PDF Comdt may have 20 years full time service + 21 months cadet training + proberly a degree + Y/O Course + Std Offrs Cse + Jun C&S Cse

                        While most RDF Comdts may have c20 years part-time service + 2 weeks Pot NCOs Cse + 4 weeks Pre & Pot Offrs Course

                        The RDF Arty officers are the only ones who seem to do the Std Offrs Course, it isn't fair to compare them, if they aren't being trained for the job.

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                        • #13
                          I was looking at the pitures on the wall in my HQ and I noticed that an ex commandant was a corporal in one picture and became IC of the company ten years down the line although I'm not sure if I was promoted to comandant at this stage. It was still some jump through the ranks

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kermit
                            You need to keep your ears open and your mouth shut. There are currently YOs, Junior and Senior C&S courses being run for reserve Officers.

                            Reserve Officers only reach Captain, automatically, 15 years after being commissioned, so fair play to any RDF Comdt in DeVs unit with only 20 years total service.
                            "CURRENTLY .. being run" - they haven't been in the past

                            Any person (including a reservist) can be nominated to be an officer, if the have a degree/diploma/equivalent qualification/other special qualification of military value.

                            Therefore a grand new recruit could be nominated to do the Pre-Pot Officers Course, do the Pot Officers Course (that 2 years so far), could therefore reach captain after 17 years service, therefore promotion to Comdt could be reachable after 3 years in rank.

                            The Minister can promote any officer to higher substantive rank (that is to say a Lt can be promoted to Capt before they reach 15 years service as an officer).

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                            • #15
                              there has been one RDF one thusfar

                              There was one this year, one the previous year [ and more besides ] .


                              As in proper C&S courses.
                              "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

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

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