Artillery- wanting to transfer to DENTAL CORPS- HELP!!!

#1
Well im 19 years of age and i have done 2 years in the artillery, i have not long ago returned from my first tour (op telic 12) i had a very exciting tour... but its there where you are doin your job day in day out, and i have realised that it isnt the job for me, i have been looking into the medical side of the army and i feel that i would be able to further my army career within the Dental Corps, if anyone would like to help me out please feel free, i just want a lil info on it and info on how to deal with my transfer?
thanks
 
#2
Have you got the right qualifications for the job you want to transfer to in the dental corps? You might not be eligible.

You need to speak to your RCMO about a transfer who might not be that co-operative. I was attached to 19 guns and the RCMO tended to be a bit evasive to try and stop the lads signing off. Or am I just being cynical and he was he just too busy too see them?
 
#7
Ok thanks, Well i could bring propbably all the wrongs thing to be honest i work on guns at the mo- so gunna be totally different workin on teeth. But im very hard working and willing to learn everything about the job in question... thats why i need ppls advice n info
 
#8
My mate was a 14 year full screw and re-badged.

He dropped to LCpl but, has now got civvy quals and a job to 55 if he wants it.
 
#9
See thats all im lookin into now, the future and jobs on the outside i mean i know i have got a fair few years left but still plannin ahead and i just wanna get in and settled
 
#10
Teeth for the majority of those in the Dental Corps are like fast jets to the majority of the RAF, they know what they look like but never get to touch them.

If you want to touch teeth (real teeth (legally)) youll need to get on a hygiene course once youre in, these courses are highly subscribed to so be prepared to slug it out in the jello-pit selection bouts.
 
#11
I remember standing at the back of my BC's office when one of my Gunners was marched in for interview and announced that he wanted to "join the medical corp Sir." My barely concealed smile turned to side hurting giggles when the BSM shouted in his broad Perthshire accent, "the only place you'll be goin' wi the fvckin medical corp is in the back of fvckin ambulance wi a blue flashing light on fvckin top sonny!"
 
#12
Did he go from putting up tents and humping boxes of shells to putting up tents and humping boxes of med stores?
 
#13
Filbert Fox said:
Did he go from putting up tents and humping boxes of shells to putting up tents and humping boxes of med stores?
stayed as an ammunition number and enjoyed a tense relationship with the BSM thereafter. Bit of a dreamer to be honest..
 
#14
Bumper said:
Bit of a dreamer to be honest..
He'd have fitted in with the RAMC then, most CMTs dream that their box painting qualification is the equivilant of a Paramedic and theyll walk straight into a job 'on the rigs'. :D
 

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#15
Filbert Fox said:
Bumper said:
Bit of a dreamer to be honest..
He'd have fitted in with the RAMC then, most CMTs dream that their box painting qualification is the equivilant of a Paramedic and theyll walk straight into a job 'on the rigs'. :D
Or even an Education Centre in the ashes of the remains of BAOR. :D
 
#16
So, you want to go from the Guns to the gums?

Sorry, it was crying out to be said.
 
#17
I remem going for an annual check up in Palace Bks on a hot sunny day, the girl in the dental admin was going off somewhere and i couldnt help but notice as she stood in front of the window with the sun shining in, that you could see the silhouette of her body through the white cotton dress and her stockings ...made me smile through the check up no end ! :D

Hmmmm... Dental Corp or RA :?
 
#18
Around '94 one of the dentists at Drumadd had a fearsome reputation as a butcher.
One of my team developed a horrendous toothache towards the end of the tour, but refused to go and get it seen to in case he ended up seeing this dentist.

He hacked it to the end of the tour, and on our return to Larkers took himself straight to the Dental Centre for treatment.
As he sat in the chair he related his woes to the dentist and how log he'd put up with the pain, and why.
The dentist said something along the lines of 'Really.......I've just posted in from Drumadd'
Cue drilling noises and muffled screams!
 
#19
Ventress said:
Or even an Education Centre in the ashes of the remains of BAOR. :D
that my friend is the dream of every RAMC ODP that has ever lived.
 
#20
"you could see the silhouette of her body through the white cotton dress and her stockings"


wvnker - can't concentrate on my work now. I'm there, waiting for her....................................................
 

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