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    How much does a new RDF recruit make?

    I am considering joining the RDF as a full time job

    How much do new recruits make per week?

    and what exactly do they do?

    Theres not alot of info from what i can see on the RDF online

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    Commander in Chief Bravo20's Avatar
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    The RDF is not a full time job. The PDF is.

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    Moderator DeV's Avatar
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    Why consider it if you don’t know what they do?

    Not that I’m trying to discourage you

    But if anything it is a part time job (the vast majority of it being unpaid

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    Lt Colonel Buck's Avatar
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    You'll never make enough money out of it to make it a full time job. To be brutally honest, you'll probably come out with a net loss.

    It's a great experience, just don't rely on the money.
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Space Lord of Terra morpheus's Avatar
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    As mentioned, RDF is Reserve Defence Forces - a mostly unpaid voluntary role, yes you get a uniform, but you only parade once a week for 2 hours, and unless you participate in a paid course or training exercise which may last a couple of weeks, or do a duty, you mostly dont get paid.

    PDF - Permanent Defence Forces.... This is made up of full time soldiers and they are paid public servants, the full time branch of the defence forces are not currently recruiting general service, however here the is the page to watch as recruitment happens a couple of times a year there.

    best of luck in the future.
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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