driver radio op!

#1
i have just passed selection and i am going phase 1 training soon and moving onto become a driver radio opp?
is it a good entertaining job?
 
#2
I have just completed over 23 years as a Driver Rad Op and enjoyed every minute of it, you get out what you put in so it is all up to you. Dont let anyone put you off saying my trade is better than the Rad Op Trade etc you will need to make your own mind up. IMHO great job and a good laugh.
 
#3
Rad Ops are an awesome bunch. Bright, yet modest and hard working, at RLC Units they invariably form close cohesive groups who do team building in style.

A good choice, all the best for the years ahead.
 
#4
Although with bowman you wont get the rad ops that are barking mad after having their brains scrambled by years of listening to HF white noise how ever it is an excelant trade
 
#5
Higher pay band when you get to be a JNCO; you'll be the envy of all your Driver Trade peers. It's not a bad life.
 
#7
Ford_Prefect said:
Rad Ops are an awesome bunch. Bright, yet modest and hard working, at RLC Units they invariably form close cohesive groups who do team building in style.

A good choice, all the best for the years ahead.
you make them sound like a buch of gay hippies....

good points..
high band pay
sit on two promotion boards
on exercise sit in a rover with the engine running heater on sipping brews all day
no stags in the rain freezin yer tits off
did i mention the high band pay
with bowman coming in you get to do loads of computer networking courses for free
when you leave the army you should be able to get a very nice job in telecoms or IT sitting in the warm sipping brews all day
did i mention the high band pay

bad point
drivers hate you.....

if you can live with all the downsides go for it
 
#8
well done, but before you earn your hallowed flags you need to learn a few key phrases first...

sorry boss i can't get comms due to:

water table
ionesphere
sun-spots
high ground to our west
low-ground to our west
wrong sort of antenna
right sort of antenna but wrong sort of cable
drivers hours
cripto
etc etc

all joking aside, the SNCOs and WOs in the trade are good guys!

Baggy, please bite
 
#9
goon_bde said:
well done, but before you earn your hallowed flags you need to learn a few key phrases first...

sorry boss i can't get comms due to:

water table
ionesphere
sun-spots
high ground to our west
low-ground to our west
wrong sort of antenna
right sort of antenna but wrong sort of cable
drivers hours
cripto
etc etc

all joking aside, the SNCOs and WOs in the trade are good guys!

Baggy, please bite
You forgot telling officers how to spell Crypto correctly :)
 
#10
Remember, everyone wants to be a Rad Op, all those who never made it will forever be jealous of the lucky few who earned the fabled crossed flags of valour.
 
#11
mac_uk said:
Remember, everyone wants to be a Rad Op, all those who never made it will forever be jealous of the lucky few who earned the fabled crossed flags of valour.
You're right i always did, but couldn't afford the drop in pay :D
 
#12
mac_uk said:
Remember, everyone wants to be a Rad Op, all those who never made it will forever be jealous of the lucky few who earned the fabled crossed flags of valour.
As a PetOp, i went to do some course in Leconsfield and got some crossed flags on my arm......got bored and went back to fuel. :D
 
#13
I seem to remember having crossed flags as well and an HGV1 licence and a sup spec qual prioir to being allowed on the B3 Pet Op cse......By my reckoning it's Pet Ops that are holding this Corps together.
 
#14
qman said:
I seem to remember having crossed flags as well and an HGV1 licence and a sup spec qual prioir to being allowed on the B3 Pet Op cse......By my reckoning it's Pet Ops that are holding this Corps together.
You're right qman, and you must be the keystone of that empire :worship:
 
#16
dingerr said:
qman said:
I seem to remember having crossed flags as well and an HGV1 licence and a sup spec qual prioir to being allowed on the B3 Pet Op cse......By my reckoning it's Pet Ops that are holding this Corps together.
You're right qman, and you must be the keystone of that empire :worship:
Tee Hee :salut:
 
#17
BaggyInBlack said:
Higher pay band when you get to be a JNCO; .
And then back down to lower when you get to the Mess!!

Being (slightly) biased its highly recomended :) It's not everyones cup of tea but after 15 yrs as a Rad Op I've no regrets
 
#20
balldrick said:
Although with bowman you wont get the rad ops that are barking mad after having their brains scrambled by years of listening to HF white noise how ever it is an excelant trade
What? Speak up please, I can't hear you :lol:
 

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