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I was at JATE and then 29 Regt RLC and worked alongside 47 AD Sqn. They were all a good bunch of lads who worked hard played hard etc. Because they worked independantly from the Regt and were at RAF Lynham they are quite a close knit bunch.
So if you like chucking things out of Hercs, strutting around in a para smock with a DZ flash and living in cushy raf accomodation then 47 AD is for you! They also have a busy MT section DROPS and TM's 8t and 14t.
All in all a good sqn with plenty of opportunities.
Hi there not sure this entirely relevant to your initial question, but was at the ACIO today and apparently they are not recruiting anymore air despatchers this year, that not to say that they won't be next year but just thought i would mention it.
The ACIO in this instance are wrong. The AD trade is recruiting at the moment. The AD trade is pretty good as they go, depending on what you want. There's little in the way of field exercises etc but plenty of interesting dets around the world (both operational and some pretty guccis detachments to places like the states etc). Life in the Sqn is pretty stable, based at Lyneham, the guys generally stay in the area, many settle there and there's a good espirit-de-corps. You'll get to fly plenty and have a good social life.
On balance, go for it, there are many much worse trades to join. Good luck.