inf to sigs

#1
i am inf however one of my soldiers is looking into transfering to the corps of signals, i am looking for information which should help his situation. he is currently medically downgraded, would he be able to transfer into a less physical job within the signals.

your help is very much appreciated.
 
#2
I don't what exactly you're after. Possible trades maybe?

The Royal Corps is going through a trade re-structuring at the moment but you could advise your soldier on any trade within the Corps, it is very difficult to advise without actually knowing the Soldiers strengths as the trades within the Signals are so varied.

Regarding his medical situation, IS Engineer or Technical Supply Specialist could be a possibility.

You may find some usefull information here:

http://www.army.mod.uk/royalsignals/careers/soldiertrades.html
 
#3
I aslo know of quite a few non-FE soldiers in the Corps that are having to change Cap Badge themselves, so you may be best off trying a different route.
 
#4
I think you will find that down grading WILL be a problem as all RS are soldiers first and tradesmen second, they still have to run and fight like the rest of the army
 
#5
What do you think that the Sigs is the dumping ground for non FE kitbags....sorry for not being too sympathetic but someone else will have to carry the burden of having yet another possilbe non deployable soldier. We are heavily committed as a corps and i would suggest we would be reluctant to take on more non FE soldiers.

Tell your buddy to try the AGC, if he is happy to sit on his arrse and not deploy on telic or herrick he is laughing.

AGC isn't that bad, it does have its perks... they supply free stationary and there is always the opportunity to bench Dale, she's gopping mind...but if he's Inf tell him to tuck his dress in and get on with it. Beggars can't be choosers.

:) :) :)
 
#6
The-Walrus said:
Regarding his medical situation, IS Engineer or Technical Supply Specialist could be a possibility.
I would have to disagree with the above. Whilst you may get one posting which is desk work, both trades are deployable and have very physical elements (If you've ever had to load a Div level HQ's worth of IT kit into the back of a couple of artics, you'd get the picture!!). Both trades need soldiers who are physically fit, but of course you give no details as to his injury so its hard to make judgement.

If your soldiers downgrading is going to hamper his career in the Infantry, it may well hamper his career in the Royal Signals. He will already be playing catch up with his peers who will have some years knowledge and experience of the Corps and their trades behind them. If he is unable to deploy on Operations, on exercise or take part in some of the more mundane in Barracks tasks that have a physical element, he may well be just as disadvantaged in the Signals.

Your soldiers level of downgrading may be very important to the decision the Corps makes. If he is likely to become fit during the re-trade process, i doubt it would be an issue, but he does need to take advice both from his MO and the RCMO chain.
 
#7
chimp503 said:
I think you will find that down grading WILL be a problem as all RS are soldiers first and tradesmen second, they still have to run and fight like the rest of the army
Hmm ... methinks someone has been to 16 Sig Regt and brainwashed lately. Most of the IS guys I know spend more time trying to explain to their non-IS trained DE officers and Yeomen that just because IS kit is not Ptarmigan, it does not mean its not important.

"Light blue touch paper and retire to a safe distance..."
 
#8
boney_m said:
The-Walrus said:
Regarding his medical situation, IS Engineer or Technical Supply Specialist could be a possibility.
I would have to disagree with the above. Whilst you may get one posting which is desk work, both trades are deployable and have very physical elements (If you've ever had to load a Div level HQ's worth of IT kit into the back of a couple of artics, you'd get the picture!!). Both trades need soldiers who are physically fit, but of course you give no details as to his injury so its hard to make judgement.
I totally agree, Boney. It's a shame when people mistakenly assume, for some bizarre reason, that IS Engr is any more suitable for injured soldiers than, say, Sys Engr Tech. Coming from Infantry, the bloke is probably far more suited to RS Op or Driver.

What's this guy's skillset and what can he do for the Corps?
 
#9
he has been running anti tank platoons signal account for the past year and dealing with company level training, he is an intelligent person who is motivateed however due to injury he has not been able to move on. battalion are not exactly helping either
 
#10
Just out of curiosity what do they call an RTG these days?
 

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#11
Ord_Sgt said:
Just out of curiosity what do they call an RTG these days?
Retired?

Pagan gods?

Nothing will ever come close........

Cannot imagine units queuing up to take a downgraded tom either, they have enough of their own.
 
#13
That must have been a waaaah!

May as well dump yet another downgraded biff onto our manpower, it's not like we have enough already.

But more to the point, is the Corps accepting a lot of transfers especially downgraded ones? I thought we were pretty much up to strength these days.
 
#14
You didn't mention his rank. If he's still a Pte, the best job for him would be RSigs Officer. Unfortunately, if he's made LCpl, he's obviously going to have a bit about him, and so would be unsuited for a commission in the Royal Corps.
 
#16
twogunns said:
i am inf however one of my soldiers is looking into transfering to the corps of signals, i am looking for information which should help his situation. he is currently medically downgraded, would he be able to transfer into a less physical job within the signals.

your help is very much appreciated.
No, and please don't assume that just because we are a bunch of comms wallahs that we are less physical than others.

More info would help though ie what are his chances of upgrading? If none then why should we take him? We'd see little return on our investment if he is non-deployable and he will prove to be little other than a drain on our resources.

What is his reason for transferring....a love of comms or because he's downgraded? (if the latter then you are severely mis-informed mate).


Ord_Sgt said:
Just out of curiosity what do they call an RTG these days?
They call us RTG's mate - they'll never replace us. :thanks:

However - they have brought in some other bone trades along the same lines as what we were all about but nothing of the same quality.

it went:

Radio Telegraphist

to

Telecommunications Operator (Telegraph)

to

Radio Systems Operator

to the very latest Comms Systems Operator (read thick ASBO having youngster who can press buttons but who knows very little about comms principles)

:thumright:
 
#17
twogunns said:
he has been running anti tank platoons signal account for the past year and dealing with company level training, he is an intelligent person who is motivateed however due to injury he has not been able to move on. battalion are not exactly helping either
He's not in 2 SCOTS is he? That description fits someone I know there.
 
#18
CardinalSin said:
twogunns said:
he has been running anti tank platoons signal account for the past year and dealing with company level training, he is an intelligent person who is motivateed however due to injury he has not been able to move on. battalion are not exactly helping either
He's not in 2 SCOTS is he? That description fits someone I know there.
What........2 SCOTS and intelligent in the same post? :cyclopsani:
 
#19
monkeyspanker said:
CardinalSin said:
He's not in 2 SCOTS is he? That description fits someone I know there.
What........2 SCOTS and intelligent in the same post? :cyclopsani:
Grrrrr :thumbdown:
 
#20
... If you really want to do it...

I joined, when I was supposedly too small, underweight, blind in one eye, with no qualifications..

... I turned down the offer of a commission....

Put on weight, grew up a little, and got some glasses... I then got in, don't know why I bothered, the medical team of "experts" were deaf, blind, ignorant and could not give a toss... as long as they could tick the boxes.

The only way you will know is if the person in question just goes for it, go for it as a transfer, you never know he may just get in on effort.
 

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