Female P Coy Pass

Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
She’s going to go far, if the Army don’t fcuk with her.
Moving beyond the obvious, NAAFI-style comments, I'd suggest that a fair amount of strength of character is needed to manage what she's done so far. One would hope that that continues to see her through and that a sense of proportion is maintained - both by the military establishment and the good lady herself.

Put more frankly - fcuk with her? You try. I'm too old and knackered to even try.
 
Like most other people who go through RMAS.
Quite
 
Quite
Is that a new thing, or a sign of today’s manning levels. I seem to remember it took a bit longer than that during the late 70s.
We had a Second Louie, joined the Regt day after me. Got his second pip in just under a year, but was still a Lieutenant when I left.
 

QRK2

LE
Is that a new thing, or a sign of today’s manning levels. I seem to remember it took a bit longer than that during the late 70s.
We had a Second Louie, joined the Regt day after me. Got his second pip in just under a year, but was still a Lieutenant when I left.
Don't forget the norm these days is graduate entry something like 22-25 years old. Not that unusual now for Pl Comds to be the same age or older than their Pl Sgts.
 
7RHA?

Mega!

Hopefully she can inspire the other blokes in 7RHA to drag their carcass's through P Coy as well now :lol:
 
Is that a new thing, or a sign of today’s manning levels. I seem to remember it took a bit longer than that during the late 70s.
We had a Second Louie, joined the Regt day after me. Got his second pip in just under a year, but was still a Lieutenant when I left.
Yup that was the 70s. Mostly we were 18/19 on commissioning and had to do two postings as a Pl Cmdr (4 years) then back to the Bn as a Lt/Captain. I must be a muppet as I chose to end my SSC with a third Pl Cmdrs appointment at a Depot. Got to Acting Capt.
 
Most? How long it take you Stacks?

It took me over 4 years. Which is fairly in line with peer
  • Regimental Captain, RHQ PWRR
    1 year 9 months

  • Company Second-in-Command
  • 29 months
    Platoon Commander
  • 20 months
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2ND LIEUTENANT
Your first rank after Sandhurst. It's held for 1 year, during which time you'll complete special-to-arm training relevant to your Regiment or Corps. Afterwards you'll be responsible for leading up to 30 soldiers in a platoon or troop, both in training and on operations.
LIEUTENANT
Lieutenant is a rank typically held for up to 2 years. You'll command a platoon or troop of around 30 soldiers, but with experience come increased responsibilities. You'll also have the opportunity to gain specialised skills outside your unit.
CAPTAIN
As a Captain, you'll normally be made second in command of a sub-unit of between 50 - 120 soldiers. You'll play an important role in the planning and decision-making process, with tactical responsibility for operations on the ground as well as equipment maintenance, logistic support and manpower.
 

arcticfox042

War Hero
She's obviously a bit more switched on than you old promotion draggers, achieving rank quickly has always been an option for those of us with ability ( I left as Marine 1st class, what a flyer I was......)
 
Most? How long it take you Stacks?

It took me over 4 years. Which is fairly in line with peer
  • Regimental Captain, RHQ PWRR
    1 year 9 months

  • Company Second-in-Command
  • 29 months
    Platoon Commander
  • 20 months
Yeah most, feel a bit of cunt now that Twentyfirstoffoot has put up the information?
I thought you are serving and you didn't even know that. Maybe your peers are shite as well.
 
Congratulations to her, bloody awesome effort. Putting her P Company achievement to one side for a moment.
She’s earned the Sword of Honour at Sandhurst. In less than three years she’s also gone from Second Louie to Captain in less than three years!
She’s going to go far, if the Army don’t fcuk with her.
Correct - if she stays - the challenge will be keeping someone so universally marketable (presumably a grad as well) once the inevitable box-ticking appointments kick in....
 
Correct - if she stays - the challenge will be keeping someone so universally marketable (presumably a grad as well) once the inevitable box-ticking appointments kick in....
All she needs is a tour where she can get an MC in a front line role and bingo she is set for life. With her achievements to date she is well set for a career outside, the MoD are going to have to feed her good postings to keep her interest up. A duff posting in a perceived career backwater will send her to the exit quickly - certainly no G2 brass salvage appointments for her!
 

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