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131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers (V)

#1
Are any current or ex-members on here?

I'm still thinking hard on joining the Squadron but need persuading further otherwise it's RMR.

Thanks

Woodsey
 
#3
Well I'm 31 now and a plumbing/heating engineer

...so wanna go in 131 Ind. Cdo. Sqn RE (TA Volunteers, part time) in Kingsbury, North West London

I was a Nod at Lympstone on 2 seperate occasions as a kid but failed to pass out, always eats at me.

What's the role like? How is it different from RM AE?
 
#5
Well I'm 31 now and a plumbing/heating engineer

...so wanna go in 131 Ind. Cdo. Sqn RE (TA Volunteers, part time) in Kingsbury, North West London

I was a Nod at Lympstone on 2 seperate occasions as a kid but failed to pass out, always eats at me.

What's the role like? How is it different from RM AE?
Mate, I admire your sentiment, but if you want to be a Booty, go RMR. Even as a Cdo Sapper you'll do very little HVAC. The role is probably along the lines of combat engineering alongside other combat engineers or engr support to Coys of Royal. The job spec would probably be along the lines of eod, bridging, mine-warfare, water supply, field defences and then trade. Current ops might lay a different aspect of each role on the day to day job but it's going to be there or thereabouts.

Can't really comment on the role of AEs RM but I'd expect it to be lots of making stuff and lots of blowing other stuff up.

Google will probably be your bezzer here, or a trip to your local RN/Army CIOs, for the gen buzz.
 
#6
Thanks for the advice. I did hear though that I'm right on the edge of entry requirements being 31 though for the RMR and I'm still waiting for a slipped disc in my lower back to heal which means I can't apply immediately :-(
 
#7
Best of luck with a slipped disk at CTC.

Madness to consider being a combat engineer.

Bridge builds are a ball breaker at the best of times, but it's route 1 to the med centre with your circumstances.

Take the easy route and go RM.
 
#11
Well, time has marched on, I'm 32, the mild slipped disc has healed and good old muscle memory has kicked in from my previous RM basic training and I'm piling on the muscle. I just looked at entry requirements for the TA and it says officer 35 upon entry and soldier/sapper upto 43! Surely that can't be so for 131 can it???
 
#19
Well, I was a bit shocked to hear that you could do Commando training at 43. Anyway, gives me a big deadline to get fit and finish several part time courses before applying. Nice one, and play nice gentlemen.
 

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