7 RHA

#1
New here... :? ..... Im serving in germany at the minute, a Lance Bombadier, sick to feckin death of the land of the Bratty and Warsteiner and bored of being an armour farmer. Been stuck on the FPC for a while, thinking of going 7... I reckon I'm fit enough, I always keep on top of fitness, and without bragging, I usually p*ss all over lads years younger than me on pft's and boot runs, tabs etc. Can anyone say for sure, will I keep my rank, or be bust to Gunner for a while?
 
#2
No you keep your rank
 
#3
As Welly said, you'd keep your rank. Although has Germany changed that much that you're sick of it??
 
#4
Deutschland is OK for a single lad I suppose, things are a bit more complicated for me. Going through a divorce and got a new missus, a British one. Plus I have a nipper with my ex who lives in the UK. Apart from that, love the price of the beer, and the LOA :D
 
#6
I've just been drinking with some 7 RHA blokes, forget that unit, they're awful!




*said slobberingly (if thats a word)*
 
#7
Awful? My kind of blokes. Sure I wont get full screw till I pass P coy, I would'nt expect to, I wouldn't expect to get into the regiment until I had. I just hope I don't wait too long for the "jumps" course. When I did my cadre course (I did it with 47 regt, external, with quite a few 21 para bty) some of the lads there had been waiting almost 2 yrs for it after passing P coy. Does anyone know the usual waiting time?
 
#8
I thought & Para offered a full career course to non P company trained ranks and P company isnt a requirement in 16 AA Bde or has that changed again?

I saw lots of maroon bereted guys at larkhill on courses
 
#10
Penguins can and do get promoted

Mate of mine went there as a Sgt to set a cell up, he was told in no certain terms that his priority was the job and P Coy came a very poor second.

Although he didn't get promoted there, it was more down to seniority than being a hat, he did however get promoted 2 years later when he moved on
 
#11
As ever getting in P Coya nd the Jumps course can take 4 months, maybe longer if injury plays a part or you cannot get on the Jumps Course.
The Regt would have to be barking to not promote people as long as they are up to the job. I heard on the grapevine that the CO has not done P Coy (although has done the Commando course and Jumps), but then I imagine it is hard to free the diary for 4 months when in command - "2ic, Adj and RSM carry on!!!"
 
#12
AACC is an arduous course entitling you to attend a BPC...the only reason you "might" want to do P Coy moving from 148 or 29 to 7, would be esprit de corps. At BC/CO level, that really isn't an issue...
 
#13
7,29 and FOU full of very good people,when I knew them.It's probably the same today.Gunners at their best-and that's from a Sapper!!!
 
#14
Lots of maroon bereted guys at Larkhill. Half of them phase 2 crows who wear the cherry beret even though they havent attempted P coy.
 
#15
Its a recruiting issue, they are officially still part of 16 AA even as recruits. A good system if you get past your first impressions of the theory.
 
#16
CO level, that really isn't an issue... Fair one!!

The BC's and all the other freeloading back door mercants, who step into 16 AA should lead by example on get on the F&&&&king course and then try and lord it..... Harry's
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#17
loopline said:
CO level, that really isn't an issue... Fair one!!

The BC's and all the other freeloading back door mercants, who step into 16 AA should lead by example on get on the F&&&&king course and then try and lord it..... Harry's
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I cannot believe that anyone picks up a BC slot in 7, without being either P Coy or 29 quallled, even these days?
 
#18
yes -we have ruppet's who are quite open about NOT doing P Coy based on tthe fact they have attended the commando cse!!!. It's becoming a joke.............
 
#20
I have considered 4/73 being an OP already, but the lure of para pay is there. Always been attracted to 16 AA for some inexplicable reason.
 

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