All Arms Commando Course

A year at RMCTC with out getting a green lid, where you in Hunter Company?
What was the injury as if it stopped you once it might do again?

Well get phase 1 training done as if you have had injuries before they might come back.
On phase 2 reccy mech training ask about AACC & P Company then, depends of manpower.
Pedant head ‘On’. It’s CTCRM, not RMCTC. Pedant head ‘Off’.
 

mrnufc115

Swinger
A year at RMCTC with out getting a green lid, where you in Hunter Company?
What was the injury as if it stopped you once it might do again?

Well get phase 1 training done as if you have had injuries before they might come back.
On phase 2 reccy mech training ask about AACC & P Company then, depends of manpower.
Yeah was mid way through Phase 2 ( week 26). And had a head injury which put me into hunter for 10 months, couldn't do any phys.

Okay thanks.
 

Greenfly

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On ROPs
The only PARAs I know with the commando dagger are the few bootnecks who rebadged from RM to 1 PARA after a stint in SFSG.
 

Greenfly

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But if you see a Para with the commando dagger these days it’s most likely a bod who went -Army RE/RA, AACC, left, then later joined Paras.

Or a former Royal who left & joined the Paras, entitled to wear the Commando flash. Could be a Para who went SC, then rejoined his parent regiment. PFPL official Instagram posted a list of the various capbadges currently serving with them. It included two RMs who have recently rebadged to Para Reg. Presumably to avoid being SQ’d on their return.
 

Sexton Blake

Old-Salt
But if you see a Para with the commando dagger these days it’s most likely a bod who went -Army RE/RA, AACC, left, then later joined Paras.

Or a former Royal who left & joined the Paras, entitled to wear the Commando flash. Could be a Para who went SC, then rejoined his parent regiment. PFPL official Instagram posted a list of the various capbadges currently serving with them. It included two RMs who have recently rebadged to Para Reg. Presumably to avoid being SQ’d on their return.
SQ’d please?
 
Specialist Qualification - a RM "trade".
 

Sexton Blake

Old-Salt

Greenfly

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On ROPs
SQ’d please?
Essentially you can get “pinged” for a trade. You remain in that SQ for two years. After that you go top of the waiting list for your desired SQ. As you can imagine the popular SQs such as Sniper, Assualt Engineer, SF Comms, to name a few are hard to come by and waiting lists can be high.
You may fail a aquiant (briefing course) or get pinged before you can get on the course you want, the pings include:
Signals
Driver
Stores
Clerks
Which means your tied to that SQ for 2yrs. It is feasible that a lad could return to his unit after a spell in SFSG, MLs or PFPL and be pinged as a driver. Hence why some SFSG or PF lads transfer over to Para.
 

Greenfly

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Specialist Qualification - a RM "trade".
Apparently this is all due to change with FCF mate.
Word is that ML3, S3 and D3 will all becanned. The idea is that the SQs with short training courses, such as ML3, sigs, PW gunner, anti tanks and the like are changing to SSQs which are essentially an additional qualification, and these are given and taught actually at unit instead of having to ship lads down to CTC. In addition to this you can take on as many of these as you like, idea being you have longer as a “commando duties” marine (used to be called general duties) with multiple arrows in your quivers And you don’t fully specialise unless you choose an in depth SQ such as VM, snipes or medic etc. Or when you are ready to promote and take a 2s course at Cpl level providing you have already done the SSQ or “ad qual” relating to that spec. It might also be worth mentioning, sigs 3 level ad qual is now called “combat communicator”, and instead of an ML 3 you have a recce operators course which they have brought back, and assault engineers prerequisite is combat breacher or something along those lines. Driver has also changed to “combat” something or other. I think the head shed has thought if we put the word combat in front of a boring word that means a less desirable SQ they might fall for it. It’s all in a transition phase from the old to the new so it’s all a bit hazy right now. You probably know more than I Al
 

Sexton Blake

Old-Salt
Essentially you can get “pinged” for a trade. You remain in that SQ for two years. After that you go top of the waiting list for your desired SQ. As you can imagine the popular SQs such as Sniper, Assualt Engineer, SF Comms, to name a few are hard to come by and waiting lists can be high.
You may fail a aquiant (briefing course) or get pinged before you can get on the course you want, the pings include:
Signals
Driver
Stores
Clerks
Which means your tied to that SQ for 2yrs. It is feasible that a lad could return to his unit after a spell in SFSG, MLs or PFPL and be pinged as a driver. Hence why some SFSG or PF lads transfer over to Para.
Many thanks.
 
Apparently this is all due to change with FCF mate.
Word is that ML3, S3 and D3 will all becanned. The idea is that the SQs with short training courses, such as ML3, sigs, PW gunner, anti tanks and the like are changing to SSQs which are essentially an additional qualification, and these are given and taught actually at unit instead of having to ship lads down to CTC. In addition to this you can take on as many of these as you like, idea being you have longer as a “commando duties” marine (used to be called general duties) with multiple arrows in your quivers And you don’t fully specialise unless you choose an in depth SQ such as VM, snipes or medic etc. Or when you are ready to promote and take a 2s course at Cpl level providing you have already done the SSQ or “ad qual” relating to that spec. It might also be worth mentioning, sigs 3 level ad qual is now called “combat communicator”, and instead of an ML 3 you have a recce operators course which they have brought back, and assault engineers prerequisite is combat breacher or something along those lines. Driver has also changed to “combat” something or other. I think the head shed has thought if we put the word combat in front of a boring word that means a less desirable SQ they might fall for it. It’s all in a transition phase from the old to the new so it’s all a bit hazy right now. You probably know more than I Al
When I was with the Brigade, all in-depth trade training (VM, Chippie, advanced driving, etc.) was done at RM Poole. The only SQ that was done externally (to my knowledge) was Tels. Tech., where bootnecks were sent on long courses (14 months) to Arborfield. The last time I was at Poole (18 months ago for a reunion), apart from 148 Bty., it was all Special Forces. Do the RM still do their own trade training, and if so, where?
 
When I was with the Brigade, all in-depth trade training (VM, Chippie, advanced driving, etc.) was done at RM Poole. The only SQ that was done externally (to my knowledge) was Tels. Tech., where bootnecks were sent on long courses (14 months) to Arborfield. The last time I was at Poole (18 months ago for a reunion), apart from 148 Bty., it was all Special Forces. Do the RM still do their own trade training, and if so, where?
CTCRM, with some passed to the Army (Tels Tech, VM etc) and some to the RN (Chefs, Aircrew etc).
 
1 RIFLES did for a while when they were in 3 Cdo Bde. Years ago, now.
AIUI Royal wanted EVERY Rifleman to do the Commando course, regardless of whether you'd done CIC, SCBC or been on Ops, so that the blokes could do things the Booty way

I gather they response was along the lines of "No". ..
 

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