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    Assuming you joined up at 18 years of age and you have ability, RDF/PDF, how long would it take to make advancements up the ranks?


    RDF:
    Time to make...
    2star?
    3star?
    Cpl?
    ...
    etc. up to Capt? (Just for kermit...smart ****er)

    PDF:
    AS ABOVE...
    time until you are eligble to serve abroad?
    Last edited by Itchy; 29 March 2005, 23:23. Reason: because the talking manual says im wrong...
    Sex - Breakfast of Champions!

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    21 yrs........retirement

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    • #3
      With the RDF, there are a lot of variables:

      time of year you join
      unit planning
      sufficient numbers to do activities
      ability to go on field days/weekends/camps/courses
      vacancies in NCO / officer ranks
      passing tests
      being recommended for promotion
      experience
      standard of training received

      ... not an endless list
      Last edited by DeV; 29 March 2005, 22:16.

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      • #4
        You forgot to mention rank of parent within unit.....


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

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        • #5
          3 replies, no answer...
          Last edited by Joshua; 29 March 2005, 23:26. Reason: previous posts non contributory..edited to suit
          Sex - Breakfast of Champions!

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          • #6
            I know an 18 year old corporal...go figure...


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

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            • #7
              On average a member of the RDF can expect to be a 2* within a year of enlistment and a 3* within 2 years of enlistment. After that, as I have said it depends, but if there is a place available and you are suitable expect to be on a Pot NCOs Course after 3/4 years service.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Goldie fish
                I know an 18 year old corporal...go figure...
                I believe I know this individual as well Goldie...that is very quick for this person to reach NCO. In general in the reserves is obtaining NCO's based on experience or vacancies? or a little bit of both?
                Last edited by ELVIS; 30 March 2005, 00:25.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Itchy
                  Assuming you joined up at 18 years of age and you have ability, RDF/PDF, how long would it take to make advancements up the ranks?
                  Joined FCA at 17- Cpl at 19, Sgt at 23.

                  Joined PDF at 24- Cpl at 27, Sgt at 39, currently a 43 y o A/CQMS.
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                  Say NO to violence against Women

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                  My favourite moment was when the
                  Originally posted by hedgehog
                  red headed old dear got a smack on her ginger head

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                  • #10
                    ARW once had a 23 Year Old Sergeant (Team Leader)
                    Glaine ár gcroí
                    Neart ár ngéag
                    Agus beart de réir ár mbriathar

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                    • #11
                      The joining instructions for the East usually state 1 year as Tech 2* / Line 3*, but there have been people on the course with less than 1.5 years service in the RDF.

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                      • #12
                        From the time of joining up, how long would you be in before you went on UN duty?
                        Sex - Breakfast of Champions!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Goldie fish
                          You forgot to mention rank of parent within unit.....
                          very very true
                          i can think of a certain person who shall remain nameless that got promoted due to daddy
                          Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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                          • #14
                            adding in a piece of useless information here but the CO of the Commandos in WWII was 27 at the end of the war and not some ladida Duke of Something
                            Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bosco
                              got promoted due to daddy
                              Nepotism, a subject covered amongst others at:
                              http://www.irishmilitaryonline.com/b...light=nepotism

                              Leave nepotism as a seperate entity and use ability and competence as benchmarks, which I believe Itchy was referring to.
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