yes infantry skills is what im after but also fibua and things like that.
just got back from herrick and optag for that was spot on for skills and drills.loads of live fire section and platoon attacks plus fibua and the usual debussing and counter ambush stuff.
yes its all for personal enjoyment and self improvement.also joining the ops in a gun regt soon so brushing up on a few bits might help for when i start that.its just something i enjoy doing and would really like to do a course somewhere thats a few weeks long.i would love to be used back in the unit to help with skills and drills but since im not an nco probably not.
Go see your BTO, there is detail in the All Arms course list. However most of the courses like - All Arms Basic Dismounted Close Combat Skills Instructor are for Sgt and above. These are bidded via RAMCM.
Fallshirm-whatsit - For the role that the Gunners will fill (either Gunners or Secondary infanteers), the Pre-deployment training that we conducted was excellent. The range package took everyone from brand new baby gunners to experienced blokes all the way from APWT to vehicle ambush drills, debussing, firing from vehicles etc. Maybe the courses depend on who runs it as to the detail put into it.
OPTAG itself will only ever cover the basics, so you definitely luck out if you are an individual augmentee on the 4 day course...
The BCCS course is an all arms infantry course run by the school of infantry in brecon for two weeks so by the name of it it is open to all corps, see your BTO and he can submit your application to MCM Div