All Arms Commando Course

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  1. Afternoon all,

    could anybody tell me whether there's a return of service after completing the AACC?

    Also, am I right in thinking being commando trained doesn't qualify for additional pay like being para trained does?

    Thank you.
  2. What do you mean by 'a return of service'?
  3. I'm not in yet, but I see lots of DINs at work, and the one I read for the AACC didn't mention a Return of Service... Hmm.
  4. No! You are Wrong!!! :D

    Being Commando trained Qualifies you for Para Pay from the minute you apply for the course.
    On completion of AACC, Your Wings will be presented to you by the RSM.

    Hope that helps! :lol:
  5. I understand that the Royal Marines have a longer return of service than the Army for trained ranks, which I presumed would be down to the training being longer and more costly so they would want their "money's worth" from you before you might decide to leave. Same thing with different specialisations having a couple of years return of service before you could move on to something else.

    I can imagine putting a soldier through the AACC would be expensive so thought there might be some extended contract you would sign so you couldn't just hand in your notice to leave after you've just had however much spent on you.

    Thanks to all who have replied.
  6. I'm pretty new on here so I'm not familiar with you, so I wouldn't know whether your being sarcastic with me. Pay being backdated from the time somebody applies seems very generous by Army standards, and I wouldn't expect a soldier to receive 'wings' for completing the AACC. I just wondered if there was a increase in pay after qualifying like there is for personnel who become para qualified.

    If that was a genuinely helpful reply then forgive me for my skepticism. If not then how would somebody outside of the forces be expected to know the answer to that question without asking?
  7. You appear to have various misconceptions about the AACC and the Royal Marines. The AACC is for Army and Navy all ranks who volunteer for service in the various Army/Combined operations units within Commando Brigade. As such, these people would already be trained Soldiers/Sailors and would already (presumably) know how to march, fire a rifle, etc. The Royal Marines take people straight from civilian life and have to train them from scratch - that is why it takes longer.

    In addition, for some Army Commando units, you would expect to do considerable extra trade training after the AACC in order to fulfil your role within that unit (for example, NGS in 148 Commando FO Battery). Yes, cunny_funt is being sarcastic - on completion of the AACC you are entitled to wear the dagger badge (not wings - that is a totally different course) and, as far as I am aware, there is no extra pay (unless things have changed since I was with Cdo Bde).

    Hope this clarifies things for you.
  8. He He! :D

  9. get lost you dirty hat
  10. VERY funny!

  11. Oh, troll off, you failed excuse of a travesty of a human. You have nothing funny or constructive to add to anything.

  12. bore off you wannabe hat
  13. Did you actually pass P-Company (the British one)?
  14. Funnily enough.... I don't think he did.
  15. After looking at this guy's email address, I am wondering too!
    & if you are ex 216, you've got the wrong avatar too!