- 07-06-2012, 00:17 #21
It is possible to sign until age 55 but only on promotion to FS.
EH tech. Good promotion. In fact superb in many cases.
Despite what the web site says, Aerial Erector trade is gagging for intakes. Like an earlier individual mentioned, don't always believe what the internet tells you or RAF AFCO's for that matter!
- 07-06-2012, 00:27 #22
Of course it's not always what you or the RAF want.
Itíll be C.Oís interview and he might decide he needs to keep hold of you
Or he might notice your wavering loyalty and get rid of you.
You could hang round get made redundant join the RAF and have some serious coin to do it with.
Iím sure your pension and everything would just transfer across just the sameWe should remember the tremendous contribution of the Queen Mother to the war effort:
As the BBC pointed out, she 'bravely remained in London beside her husband' during the war.
This contrasts sharply with the actions of my grandfather who, on the declaration of war immediately left his wife and children and pissed off, first to France, then North Africa, Italy, France (again) and finally Germany.
The shame will always be with us.
- 07-06-2012, 09:33 #23
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
With the rigging courses I already possess (oddly enough from the RAF School) could probably leave teh Army with redundancy and then join the RAF as a sort of half way house to civvie street :D
- 07-06-2012, 09:58 #24
- 07-06-2012, 11:27 #25
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
TBH, though, I think the SMEs fore AE should stay with the RAF. THey have a dedicated trade, where as RSignals pax tend to pop in and out as needed. I don't think we'd be able to build a strong enough base of knowledge without relying ont he RAF anyway.
- 08-06-2012, 18:55 #26
- Join Date
- Sep 2009
- 03-03-2013, 22:12 #27
Resurrecting this thread to try and glean a bit of information if anyone has it.
In short, I'm looking into transferring from the army to the RAF, but also from soldier to officer, to make matters more difficult. Before I go stomping into the staffy's office and start requesting transfers and all that good stuff I thought I'd do a quick ARRSE recce to see if anyone knows of anyone who has managed this potentially awkward switch, and whether or not it's relatively straightforward to do.
I've got the relevant quals for officer entry (A Levels etc), though no degree, and I see the RAF are on a bit of a recruitment drive so thought now might be a good time to try and make the move. I also understand and am fully prepared for incoming banter from my muckers.
Yes, I should have probably done this to start with before I joined any of the services, but 20/20 hindsight and all that. I'd rather have a go and be told to do one than not try at all, and I'm fairly sure it's going to require a lot of pushing on my part if I want it to go ahead (if it's actually possible).
Cheers in advance!_________________________________________________
"If at first you don't succeed... excessive force is probably the best answer."
- 04-03-2013, 17:17 #28
- Join Date
- May 2011
The RAF appear to have a drive on...but actually I thing the numbers they are actually taking on are quite small in each trade.....they are very worried about the recruitment tap turning off.... they had alot of problems after the last "options for change"... when they virtually stopped recruiting.... their process is very strange roles open for a short time.... you have to register for them.... if you dont get in the window thats it and can only register for one trade at a time.....but then they are virtually civilians.......... Also the RAF have an exciptional PR team and lots of gloss photos....all gloss...and little substain...?
- 14-03-2013, 13:47 #29
AKT, there are too many variables and you give no details of your current circumstances or aspirations. Inform your CoC and go to your local AFCO. The RAF team there will be able to tell you which branches are available and which you are qualified for age-wise, experience-wise and academically. The RAF Careers website has general info but there is not much on there for transferees.
Unless you are a WO, you will do the full course at RAFC Cranwell, if selected, and then specialist training depending on your new branch. Expect to graduate as a flying officer with a short time to serve to flight lieutenant but sort your seniority out before you start at Cranwell. You will not take a cut in pay but you might mark time until your new pay scale overtakes what you are on at the moment.
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- 14-03-2013, 13:55 #30
Unless you are a WO1, you WILL do the full IOT course at Cranwell; prior to attending IOT, you will have to pass OASC and the results may surprise you - they certainly surprised me when I did it. One of the key shortage branches is Aerospace Battle Management or Fighter Controller in old money - if you pass the aptitude tests for it, you WILL be streamed for it irrespective of your personal preferences (as I found out to my cost).