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Ammunition technician

#1
Hi all, I'm in phase two training at the moment but am pretty sure /i want to re-allocate and the Ammunition technician trade is what I would want to transfer into. I'm just wondering if anyone on here could tell me anything about whats involved in the selection course, from what I've read on here it involves several tests' and interviews but any further details would be great. Secondly I'd be grateful for any general info on what the trade training is like ie. day to day routines, Is it all classwork etc

All comments welcome

Cheers
George
 

qman

War Hero
#2
First thing you need to do, me ol' china, is find out if you have the requisite GTI score then you need to speak to CoC and let them know of your intentions. Then report to the medical centre and have your sense of humour removed and a god complex inserted, Then you will embark on a very intense course of learning about how to whine like a biatch on interesting and varied subjects like 'aren't AT's brill' and 'I need extra cash for doing the job I signed up for' Only once you have mastered all aspects of AT'ing will you be awarded your coveted 'grenade' which entitles you to whinge like the proverbial 'good un'. After 22 yrs in the trade you may find that you will have eventually got over yourself and yearn for friendship with 'normal people', but probably not!

Seriously though good luck and try and get what you want as early on as you can that way you'll have a better crack at progressing as far as possible - even if it is counting bullets!
 
#3
GTSCO - If your working in Deepcut, then speak to the OC of one of the trg Sqns there. He is an ATO and should be able point you in the right direction. Failing that speak to you Sqn Clerk and they will do the same.

qman - Nice that you ended with some good wishes as it did sound initially like you'd been a little bitter and twisted about the whole AT thing. Possibly failed selection or been beaten successfully to any top student place on cadre courses? If anything your initial comments made you seem like the whiney biatch who had lacked the ability to stop pushing the door marked pull at your AT selection. You could also be the reason that stamps are now sticky to cut out dribbling in the workplace.

:)
 
#4
Farmaggeddon, Qman is having a bad day, although i expect if it was a good day he would of said the same thing!
 

luke

War Hero
#5
farmaggeddon said:
GTSCO - If your working in Deepcut, then speak to the OC of one of the trg Sqns there. He is an ATO and should be able point you in the right direction. Failing that speak to you Sqn Clerk and they will do the same.
It is the OC of 109 Sqn (the red tabs), he is a good egg if you can get hold of him (busy man).

Request an SPSO interview asap, through your block NCO or one of the other training NCOs, and they will take it from there.
 
#6
Qman an AT! Laugh I nearly bought a round

If only you knew how unstable that man is!!!
Good thing Im on leave and out of earshot
 
#7
ROUND getit Ammo/rounds Did you see what i did there
 
#8
farmaggeddon said:
GTSCO - If your working in Deepcut, then speak to the OC of one of the trg Sqns there. He is an ATO and should be able point you in the right direction. Failing that speak to you Sqn Clerk and they will do the same.

qman - Nice that you ended with some good wishes as it did sound initially like you'd been a little bitter and twisted about the whole AT thing. Possibly failed selection or been beaten successfully to any top student place on cadre courses? If anything your initial comments made you seem like the whiney biatch who had lacked the ability to stop pushing the door marked pull at your AT selection. You could also be the reason that stamps are now sticky to cut out dribbling in the workplace.

:)
Another fine exapmle of an AT thinking everyone else wants to be one!
Bore off and count your bullets, Number 2 Drivers see more action than you walting gits.
:p
 
#9
gtsco said:
Hi all, I'm in phase two training at the moment but am pretty sure /i want to re-allocate and the Ammunition technician trade is what I would want to transfer into. I'm just wondering if anyone on here could tell me anything about whats involved in the selection course, from what I've read on here it involves several tests' and interviews but any further details would be great. Secondly I'd be grateful for any general info on what the trade training is like ie. day to day routines, Is it all classwork etc

All comments welcome

Cheers
George
Am just curious about whether your Supervisory NCO is an AT and what trade did you originally join as?
 
#11
MSI, I originally joined up into the Int Corps I'm just at the point I'm pretty sure it isn't for me, or at least it isn't what I want to do solely in my career, I do fancy doing defence humint/Op Samson or something sometime though! I haven't seen any RLC around this base though so I haven't been able to easily get hold of anyone to ask about it that could give me plenty of info about it. Anyhow cheers for all the replies.

G
 
#12
Moon_Monkey_Spunk said:
farmaggeddon said:
GTSCO - If your working in Deepcut, then speak to the OC of one of the trg Sqns there. He is an ATO and should be able point you in the right direction. Failing that speak to you Sqn Clerk and they will do the same.

qman - Nice that you ended with some good wishes as it did sound initially like you'd been a little bitter and twisted about the whole AT thing. Possibly failed selection or been beaten successfully to any top student place on cadre courses? If anything your initial comments made you seem like the whiney biatch who had lacked the ability to stop pushing the door marked pull at your AT selection. You could also be the reason that stamps are now sticky to cut out dribbling in the workplace.

:)
Another fine exapmle of an AT thinking everyone else wants to be one!
Bore off and count your bullets, Number 2 Drivers see more action than you walting gits.
:p
here here i will get you a drink in fella.
 
#13
Moon_Monkey_Spunk said:
Number 2 Drivers see more action than you walting gits.
:p
Go to jobs by themselves now do they?
 
#14
farmaggeddon said:
You could also be the reason that stamps are now sticky to cut out dribbling in the workplace.

:)
Wow there fella, leave us :p stamp lickers :p out of this 8O ! Go the AT's, there's one here who's a 4 yr Sgt!! Horse's for courses, nice badge but no thanks. :lol: Felix is a pussy :twisted: !!!
 
#15
Is this another example of an Ammo Tech bashfest.

If so.......... then good show.

4 years to Sgt - sheesh, oh well - maybe if I had studied a bit harder at school I could do it too.

If you are going to transfer, then do it soon. Once the VEng kicks in good and proper, the whole AT promotion thing (8 year Warrant Officers!) will be a thing of the past.
 
#16
whats with the AT bashin gents/ladys, i personally think they can be quite helpful, ever been on ops lately and not needed there help? or are you all camp rats thinking your save untill that rocket or morter come winging in. how many you bashers have got the balls to do the more important side of AT's. go the AT's but dont forget the help you get from drivers and storeman and the reme.
 
#18
strima said:
If you're after the Corps gelling together and having a group hug you've come to the wrong place!!!
Now that would be funny. As far as I'm aware it's due to happen right before 4 blokes on horses. One boney one, one hungry one, one who's looking for a fight and last but not least some poor cnut with the sniffles.

War said:
Aww, come on guys, lets get down there and start this apocalypse rolling. I'm starvin’ and the missus is making Spag Bol tonight.
Famine said:
Starving, your bloody starving? I’ve had sod all to eat since that Maccy D’s outside Oxford on the A34, and that was 2 millennia ago.
Death said:
Now behave you two, were nearly there, just got to wait for the Ammo Techs to turn up and were off. Bloody Prima Donna’s are always late.
Pestilence said:
Hold on where’s my Pet Op’s. You know the blokes with chronic dermatitis and coveralls that haven’t seen Persil since before that tosser discovered penicillin. Spoiled all my fun he did. Ah there they are, and here come the AT’s.
death said:
Right, hold on gent’s, we’ve just got to wait for the group hug and we can get down to business. Hang on, what they doing now? The Postie’s just nutted the Chef. Bugger. They’re never going to group hug now.
war said:
Well, that’s it for this ice age then. Might as well call it a day and try again in another couple of eons. I hope the wife’s done garlic bread an all. I love garlic.
 
#19
Pestilence wrote:

Hold on where’s my Pet Op’s. You know the blokes with chronic dermatitis and coveralls that haven’t seen Persil since before that tosser discovered penicillin. Spoiled all my fun he did. Ah there they are, and here come the AT’s.

Fantastic Pestilience in a jackson suit Now that would be a good piece of Mess silver
 
#20
apfsdsdu said:
strima said:
If you're after the Corps gelling together and having a group hug you've come to the wrong place!!!
Now that would be funny. As far as I'm aware it's due to happen right before 4 blokes on horses. One boney one, one hungry one, one who's looking for a fight and last but not least some poor cnut with the sniffles.

War said:
Aww, come on guys, lets get down there and start this apocalypse rolling. I'm starvin’ and the missus is making Spag Bol tonight.
Famine said:
Starving, your bloody starving? I’ve had sod all to eat since that Maccy D’s outside Oxford on the A34, and that was 2 millennia ago.
Death said:
Now behave you two, were nearly there, just got to wait for the Ammo Techs to turn up and were off. Bloody Prima Donna’s are always late.
Pestilence said:
Hold on where’s my Pet Op’s. You know the blokes with chronic dermatitis and coveralls that haven’t seen Persil since before that tosser discovered penicillin. Spoiled all my fun he did. Ah there they are, and here come the AT’s.
death said:
Right, hold on gent’s, we’ve just got to wait for the group hug and we can get down to business. Hang on, what they doing now? The Postie’s just nutted the Chef. Bugger. They’re never going to group hug now.
war said:
Well, that’s it for this ice age then. Might as well call it a day and try again in another couple of eons. I hope the wife’s done garlic bread an all. I love garlic.
pestillence said:
OOOhhhh hang on an ammo tech has the power to post O2 thief all over a Pet Op cos the nasty man said nasty things
 

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