At my initial interview at the AFCO it was predicted that it would be April 2011 before the Royal Engineers start loading new recruits onto phase 1. I was told that with the AFCO not even having dates down on the system for any of the design trades that it could be a while after passing phase 2 that I would go to Chatham. Depending on how long the wait was I was told I could attempt the All Arms Commando Course or other courses that were available whilst I wait. Contradicting that the Warrant Officer on my 3rd interview told me that I would only start basic training when dates where available for my chosen trade course so there was no waiting around once passing phase 2. So with the design trades not having dates available yet I would not make Aprils intake. Who's right? The sergeant on my initial interview was from the RE, the Officer wasn't.