I am in a STAB regt (NOT signals) that is about to get bowmanised. Head shed are trying to get us to go on bowman operators courses (8 days long) because they are having a drama converting everyone. What are the courses like - are they OK or are they typical army courses where you could do them in half the time if you didnt have the tea breaks ? Also, how complicated is the hf radio to learn ? That is the one my head shed are worried about. I am trying to find out if all our other training is going to get stopped because we are going to have to spend so long learning bowman. What do people who have done it before think ? Head shed dont seem to know what is going on and dont know any of the dates for courses. Is the kit any good ?