Driving licence

#1
hi all im hoping someone can enlighten me. i have a querie regarding on how to obtain your driving licence within the army. im not yet due to leave for basic until the 21st of february. im joining light role infantry, i know this involves operating entirely on foot and the desire for a driving licence is not a necesity as it would be in say...RAC, REME ect but im just curious to know how long an infanteer would have to wait to obtain the licence after basic? also iv read something on DST which is used by the army to put people through thier licence....and im led to believe you dont leave it till you pass. can someone shed some light on this? and thanks in advance. john.
 
#3
not a worry mate just curiosity. just asking to see if it would be worth while trying to squeeze it in through the festive period, working and training for basic.
 
#4
ITC Catterick is starting to introduce Driver training at the end of 26 weeks training for Infantry soldiers. As said get your self through the first 26 weeks first then you will find out if your one of the ones who drives. If you do get to do your driving there everything is paid for so Id wait out on that until you get in. If you dont get it at ITC then when your in your Regiment you may get the opportunity then.
 
#5
I was also wondering about this but that clears it up for me, thanks.
 
#7
And it's etc, not ect.

Just trying to help (winking smiley)
 
#8
I was told at selection in september that everyone that goes to ITC Catterick will come out with a driving licence no matter what.
 
#9
Conor123 said:
I was told at selection in september that everyone that goes to ITC Catterick will come out with a driving licence no matter what.
The majority will but not everybody.
 
#10
iron are you selected to do the driving whilst in training or do you request for it. as you stated before, i know passing basic is the most important, just would make life easier to come home and see my daughter as often as possible.
 
#11
Potentialrecruit said:
iron are you selected to do the driving whilst in training or do you request for it. as you stated before, i know passing basic is the most important, just would make life easier to come home and see my daughter as often as possible.
Its at the early stages of adding this at the end of Infantry training but from all accounts nearly everyone will be doing it..........Watch and Shoot...Watch and shoot.
 
#12
I would get basic out the way and then when you are in your unit then ask.

Could you help me - I am sitting my English and maths exams on Wednesday could you give me and info on the exams at all as I am studying but I am worried i am not paying attention to certain things that I need to?
Ta
FL
 
#13
At ITC they have change the way of training instead of the 2 weeks battle camp which i had 2 do if you join now u do a 2 week driving course at ITC so if tht helps ?
 
#14
I presume it's a good idea to get your provisional before you start training then?
 
#16
lofty89 said:
if you dont have a provisional you will fill out forms for it in training.
Ah right, I was going to send for it in next couple of weeks but i might aswel just wait incase it doesn't arrive beofre i go to catterick.
 
#18
i was wonderin if there are chances to get other licences in the army when you finish training even if ou dont need them for your job? like bike licences? or would you just go about it the same as civvie street?
 
#19
My advice would be get a provisional license as soon as possible, therefore you are armed and ready for when and if you learn at ITC or if not when (and if) you make it to whatever Bn you hope to join.

A big misconception about light role Infantry is you walk every where - you don't! There are still vehicles (WMIK, Jackal, Mastiff etc) to move the troops around which all require drivers. So don't let anyone else tell you differently.
 
#20
neilf49 said:
i was wonderin if there are chances to get other licences in the army when you finish training even if ou dont need them for your job? like bike licences? or would you just go about it the same as civvie street?
Sorry , I would'nt know these days. All I can say is don't stick your hand up if your Comapny Sergeant Major asks " Who wants to go on a motor bike course?".
 

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