AAC??

#1
Hey im fairly new to this site and im just wondering if their is
anyone out there that can give me some info or personal experience
of the AAC?

I have read everything about it on the internet and in brochures etc
but they are made to sell you the idea of the army so it obviously
looks appealing. I have signed up and im just waiting on my medical
forms to get cleared.
The wait is just killing me, im excited for everything to get going, and im
just trying to get all the info i can about it so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
#2
Walker, just to clarify....... Are you a Texas Ranger?

It will help me in any advice I steer your way
 
#5
minister_doh_nut said:
Walker, just to clarify....... Are you a Texas Ranger?

It will help me in any advice I steer your way
I see what you did there :wink:
 
#6
Walker, be very careful with any advice MDN gives you. The only things he knows about are where to get a good kabab, where to buy Rogaine in 55 gallon drums and where in Germany to get cheap male prostitutes.
 
#7
Screw_The_Nut said:
The Army is one thing, AAC is another :)
I have heard good and bad things about it
any advice?

Corporal said:
Walker, be very careful with any advice MDN gives you. The only things he knows about are where to get a good kabab, where to buy Rogaine in 55 gallon drums and where in Germany to get cheap male prostitutes.
thanks for the heads up
 
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Screw_The_Nut

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#8
Well it just depends if you want to be in the army, as in be a soldier and do soldier type things, or if you want re-fuel helicopters for your entire career! But if you wanted to do that why not just join the RAF, and get treated and paid better?
 
#9
Screw_The_Nut said:
Well it just depends if you want to be in the army, as in be a soldier and do soldier type things, or if you want re-fuel helicopters for your entire career! But if you wanted to do that why not just join the RAF, and get treated and paid better?
Well i certainly don't want to do that for my entire career!!
I don't have my mind set on any particular job in the army at the moment,
im just trying to get as much info as i can.
I want to be a soldier and do 'soldier type things' im just unsure
of what road to go down. Any opinions on all kinds of jobs would
be appreciated.
 
#10
Being an Air Trooper doesn't necessarily mean being a bowser mong. I spent three years in MT before I even touched a bowser. Which made it all the more interesting when I did do it for a while in NI.

The lack of an HGV licence may have had a lot to do with that - something to ponder there, Walker.
 
#11
Screw the nut is a mis-informed odd ball, I have done 2 infantry secondments on operations, also the corps had attachments/multiples to 2 Para for Iraq, 5 Scots currently in Afghanistan and so on.As you can see we do the soldiering bit as well (incidentally our TO's and EO's are identical to infantry...Training Officer 5 Scots can verify this when I asked to check!)
 
#12
Very few people 'spend their entire career refuelling helicopters' in the AAC (unless they only do a couple of years). One of the very big differences between the AAC and the RAF is your chap in the crabs will spend his entire 22 year career on the bowser park because thats probably all he is good at or all he wants to do. He will no doubt leave after 22 as a Cpl if he is lucky having refuelled aircraft all over the world. I beg to differ re the crab getting paid better. He may do initially but he will not get promotion for approx 10-12 years...if he is lucky. Meanwhile, your sharp AAC soldier will be a SSgt by then. ;)

The AAC chap will possibly only spend a short time refuelling. A couple of years at the very most and even then, its not as if he will be soley doing that job in that time period. He has the option to specialise and gain promotion. And the big, big difference is he can actually get to fly the aircraft is he wishes to go down the aircrew route.

As blobby quite rightly says, many AAC chaps are able to get seconded to outside units on ops. Its quite astonishing at times to see where a blue beret pops up around the world.

Most importantly, dont listen to people who have no idea what the AAC soldier does. The only people who do know, are AAC soldiers.
 
#13
Walker89 said:
Hey im fairly new to this site and im just wondering if their is
anyone out there that can give me some info or personal experience
of the AAC?

I have read everything about it on the internet and in brochures etc
but they are made to sell you the idea of the army so it obviously
looks appealing. I have signed up and im just waiting on my medical
forms to get cleared.
The wait is just killing me, im excited for everything to get going, and im
just trying to get all the info i can about it so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
AAC=RLC with a gayer beret.
Twenty two years service will qualify you for a job as a TESCO tanker driver :lol:
Head well down waiting for the lord-budgie to respond...you cant bully me it's the internet :wink:
 
#16
Why don't you join a corps that can give you easily transferable skills onto civvy st (not saying that AAC cant) like the engineers...bet im in for it now with such a suggesstion. Either that or fly.
 
#17
ordinaryforces said:
AAC=RLC with a gayer beret.
Twenty two years service will qualify you for a job as a TESCO tanker driver :lol:
Head well down waiting for the lord-budgie to respond...you cant bully me it's the internet :wink:
Join the Corps and relish in the fact that all other squaddies will make comments like the above whilst secretly sneaking away to their Admin Clerk to ask how to get on Aircrew Courses.

Worst thing that could happen in the AAC? You'll be crap and will indeed spend your entire time as a Bowser Mong, but that'll be because you are crap.

Best thing? You could end up as a door gunner.

Second best? You could be the pilot whose sole responsibility is to fly that gunner around :) (Or maybe an Apache pilot, and that's gotta be a really crap job, hasn't it?)

Before listening to "other Regts and Corps", think about this. Why has the AAC got by far the biggest diversity of Cap Badges and transferees within it's ranks? And all of those posting / transfer requests are voluntarily made.

BUT, if you are indeed Walker the Texas Ranger as has been inferred above, I would suggest direct entry to "Them". Just take your six shooter into the ACIO, you'll be fine ;)
 
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#18
blobmeister said:
Screw the nut is a mis-informed odd ball, I have done 2 infantry secondments on operations, also the corps had attachments/multiples to 2 Para for Iraq, 5 Scots currently in Afghanistan and so on.As you can see we do the soldeiring bit as well (incidentally our TO's and EO's are identical to infantry...Training Officer 5 Scots can verify this when I asked to check!)
Thats great, but it's not the norm by far. If you see AAC alongside the infantry I think most people would get worried, imho. Stagging on in a sanger is not 'soldiering'. Nor did I see any AAC on Telic, outside of the brigade hq building (not that we actually have any helicopters worth talking about in iraq). Mis-informed maybe, it's just my opinion after all, welcome to the internet.
 
#19
Aunty Stella said:
ordinaryforces said:
AAC=RLC with a gayer beret.
Twenty two years service will qualify you for a job as a TESCO tanker driver :lol:
Head well down waiting for the lord-budgie to respond...you cant bully me it's the internet :wink:
Join the Corps and relish in the fact that all other squaddies will make comments like the above whilst secretly sneaking away to their Admin Clerk to ask how to get on Aircrew Courses.

Worst thing that could happen in the AAC? You'll be crap and will indeed spend your entire time as a Bowser Mong, but that'll be because you are crap.

Best thing? You could end up as a door gunner.

Second best? You could be the pilot whose sole responsibility is to fly that gunner around :) (Or maybe an Apache pilot, and that's gotta be a really crap job, hasn't it?)

Before listening to "other Regts and Corps", think about this. Why has the AAC got by far the biggest diversity of Cap Badges and transferees within it's ranks? And all of those posting / transfer requests are voluntarily made.

BUT, if you are indeed Walker the Texas Ranger as has been inferred above, I would suggest direct entry to "Them". Just take your six shooter into the ACIO, you'll be fine ;)
errm Aunty I was'nt serious you know, At my age they would'nt let me sweep the landing strip with a brush, so joining is out of the question. You airyplane people are sooo sensitive :wink:
 
#20
Screw_The_Nut said:
Thats great, but it's not the norm by far. If you see AAC alongside the infantry I think most people would get worried, imho. Stagging on in a sanger is not 'soldiering'. Nor did I see any AAC on Telic, outside of the brigade hq building (not that we actually have any helicopters worth talking about in iraq). Mis-informed maybe, it's just my opinion after all, welcome to the internet.
And welcome back at ya.

It may appear that you are also slightly misinformed.

Look at the MID / Medals lists for citations. For obvious reasons I won't post names on here but I think you'll find quite a few where honours were given to AAC personel for entirely none AAC related "issues".

I knew AAC personel doing Inf tours on Banner as far back as 89 and being attached to Armoured or Inf on both Granby and Grapple, so it's not even a new thing.

One springs to mind immediatley involving a AAC Scotish WO2 in Afghanistan. It stuck in my mind 'cause he kicked the fcuk out of me in 92 and you tend to remember their names after that :)
 

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