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    Of course biggest problem with this, is RDF recruitment is not getting the numbers, applications appear to be down in places. That means RDF loose good member and we get smaller and problem grows....

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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    Of course biggest problem with this, is RDF recruitment is not getting the numbers, applications appear to be down in places. That means RDF loose good member and we get smaller and problem grows....
    If we converted 15% of the people who applied this year into attested RDF members it would be a huge improvement... there is nothing to stop RDF personnel undertaking most of the admin (and they probably should as the PDF resources aren’t there).

    2 formations have people in uniform and training in less than 3 months (after close of applications)... others are 12+ months and they wonder why there is an issue!

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    15% is huge when the norm has been 5-8% over the last few years. I'm talking about using the Reserve to bolster the PDF as PDF. RDFRA and RDF members ask about serving overseas, if they can give that time why not enlist as per my previous post. DOD and mil authorities may look favourable on it.

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    Point I’m making is that RDF recruitment is getting the numbers ... problem is getting them attested in some formations

    Many of those who are leaving after attestation are doing so to join the PDF

    Chances are some of those who remain (Who don’t want to join the PDF) will have specialist skills the DF need.

    The DF has (reserve) personnel within its ranks that could (and in some cases have) fulfilled jobs that DF needs done (not all of them specialist by any stretch of the imagination). There is a resource there that can be used.

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    Duties in most Bks, drivers, medical, IT helping with numbers during exercises. That's about it but members are willing to do more.

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    The RDF was nearly done for by the powers that be, until another came along and stopped it from being scrapped. The other has done very little since, he oversaw the current WP and this update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    Duties in most Bks, drivers, medical, IT helping with numbers during exercises. That's about it but members are willing to do more.
    That’s what makes a difference when there isn’t enough PDF to do them as is

    It’s is filling skills gaps or be it on a very temporary and ad hoc basis

    The more of it done the better, the more useful (and required) the RDF is

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