Help needed!

#1
What a balls up.

I'm due to do my two day recruit selection on monday, and I still need to go down to The Strand army offices to pick up my rail warrant and details of where to go.

But I've suddenly realised that they may not be open today because of the football - I've tried phoning them on several numbers, but nobody is answering and the phone just goes dead after a while.

What the hell should I do? Will they be open tomorrow, even though it's a sunday?

And if they aren't open tomorrow, what's the next plan of action?

Regards,
Lee

PS - wasn't sure where to post this, so went to the busiest forum :D
 
#3
Tis a fcuking joke. I told them that I'd be unable to get down there during the week because I had to work.

Haven't got a clue which RSC I'm going to. I'm planning to join the Royal Army Medical Corps, any ideas where they'll send me?

I could, technically, go down on monday morning - but what time would I be expected to be at my RSC for?
 
#4
Should the office not have posted them to you as oppose to you picking them up?
 
#5
I think (long time ago) it used to be about 1400. Where's the strand? chatham? I think it goes by areas, south go to Pirbright etc.
 
#6
robsven said:
Tis a fcuking joke. I told them that I'd be unable to get down there during the week because I had to work.

Haven't got a clue which RSC I'm going to. I'm planning to join the Royal Army Medical Corps, any ideas where they'll send me?

I could, technically, go down on monday morning - but what time would I be expected to be at my RSC for?
There are only four RSC's I believe, so you'll be going to the one nearest you. It all depends how close you are to the RSC, becuase they'll want you there for about nine o'clock in the morning.
 
#7
Go to your careers office on Monday, EARLY. They'll probably still send you even if you'll be a bit late, or put you back a course. Take it on the chin mate it's a bit late now!
 
#9
The Strand is in London, so I assume I'll be going to Pirbright.

Is there any numbers I can call to try and sort this out now?
 
#10
No mate. You'll not get your warrant til monday now. You'll need to know timings for the coach that picks you up at the station. Do what I said above, you'll be alright.
 
#12
sprjim said:
Should the office not have posted them to you as oppose to you picking them up?
That'd make too much sense! Gotta sign for the warrant mate. :roll:
Not when I did mine back in January.
 
#14
sprjim said:
No mate. You'll not get your warrant til monday now. You'll need to know timings for the coach that picks you up at the station. Do what I said above, you'll be alright.
Righto. But the Army Office won't open till 9am I assume? And if they're expecting me to be at Pirbright at 9am, then surely I'm slightly buggered.

The annoying thing is no-one phoned me to tell me that I needed to pick it up on Friday (as the offices were closed at the weekend) - I'm sure I've been down there on a saturday before.

Grrr.
 
#15
What's actually preventing you from getting yourself down to Pirbright for 9am monday morning? Can't you just get a coach/train/hitch a lift?
 
#16
sliding_doors said:
What's actually preventing you from getting yourself down to Pirbright for 9am monday morning? Can't you just get a coach/train/hitch a lift?
Am I actually ok to do that? Or do I need to sign forms etc at the Army Office to make it all legit insurance wise etc?
 
#17
Might be able to get the army to reimburse you if you keep the reciepts / ticket but don't hold your breath. Maybe post this in the RQH forum where the clerks might be able to give you proper info / advise
 
#18
Get a grip. Instead of flapping around like a headless chicken, buy yourself a train ticket or hire a car, plus go to the live chat Army recruitment site. Put the loss of warrant down to experience. Good luck
 
#19
Assuming it is Pirbright. Get the guardrooms number from directory enquiries and ask them what time the courses normally form up. Then you'll know how much time you have on Monday.
 
#20
Right, got myself a car sorted, got myself directions sorted.

I gave Pirbright a phone, and they told me that the course will begin in the afternoon, but not sure exactly what time.

I had a word with a mate the other day who did his Recruit Selection at Pirbright, and he said he wasn't sure if there would be parking spaces for potential recruits. Does anyone with knowledge of Pirbright know if spaces will be available? And if there isn't, where would be the next best place to park, ie local shopping precinct?

Regards,
 

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