Biggest cause of failures at RTMC?

#5
From when I went through there many many years ago it was dental then medical, no one was dropped due to fitness but I believe things have changed drastically since then (2000 for Op Palatine)
Back then the fitness tests were only attendance pass, it would be your units problem to sort you out when you got to theatre
 
#7
You need a letter from your own dentist to state that you are dentally fit, but excessive trumpeters need only turn up with trumpet or bugle, sometimes french horn is acceptable.
 
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Can you play the benny hill tune on a bugle? Should be a new MATT methinks
 
#13
Still doesnt disprove my post?
 

The_Duke

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#15
The only guaranteed way to fail at RTMC is by failing the medical - the dental inspection is no longer carried out.

After that it is virtually impossible to fail the non-physical MATTs as the DS will coach/assist/retest/give you the answers until you pass. The physical tests are virtually irrelevant unless your TA unit or regular receiving unit deem them to be so. Anyone else can/will be "taken at risk" if their unit wants them to go, and the receiving unit is that desperate for a warm body, no matter how useless they may be.

The prime example on my course was the Female AGC (SPS) Cpl from a Scottish Field hospital who was incapable of passing a WHT without every single action being carried out on a walk through/talk through basis, failed the PFT (twice), was off in the first mile of the CFT and had a ND on the range and yet was still mobilised for service. Her BMI would have been well into the obese range, so even the medical aspect is in question. To add insult to injury she gobbed off throughout the entire process paying no attention what so ever, managed to avoid being charged for her ND by deploying the default defence of bursting into tears and was still happy to go on the lash the night before the CFT and feel no shame about jacking before anyone else had even broken sweat.

In short, RTMC is no form of quality control organisation. It just highlights how useless some people are as a parallel process to sorting out their kit issue and pay.
 
#17
How hard is it to fail the medical though? I'm guessing they would be pretty strick with hearing and sight (side question, if you can deploy with spunk deflecters, can you deploy with hearing aid(s)?) What would deem you to be a automatic fail or could you still be taken on "at risk"?
 
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Goku

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#18
The physical tests are virtually irrelevant unless your TA unit or regular receiving unit deem them to be so. Anyone else can/will be "taken at risk" if their unit wants them to go, and the receiving unit is that desperate for a warm body, no matter how useless they may be.
I’ve been told this is no longer the case.
Anyone now failing the PT gets an extra week of remedial, anyone failing after remedial get sent home.
 

The_Duke

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#19
If that is the case it has changed since December then. Some went on for one week remedial, but not all. Some would have needed several months at Auschwitz to get their BMI below "Blue whale", let alone stand a chance of passing the phys.

Laughably, one TA Inf Major described the CFT as "the fastest one he had ever done". Considering it was done exactly within the timings and without a single period of doubling I wonder what on earth he had done before that. He passed - just.
 
#20
The prime example on my course was the Female AGC (SPS) Cpl from a Scottish Field hospital who was incapable of passing a WHT without every single action being carried out on a walk through/talk through basis, failed the PFT (twice), was off in the first mile of the CFT and had a ND on the range and yet was still mobilised for service. Her BMI would have been well into the obese range, so even the medical aspect is in question. To add insult to injury she gobbed off throughout the entire process paying no attention what so ever, managed to avoid being charged for her ND by deploying the default defence of bursting into tears and was still happy to go on the lash the night before the CFT and feel no shame about jacking before anyone else had even broken sweat.
JESUS H CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and we wonder why the Regulars have so much consterntion for the TA.
 
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