Not sure that's 100% across the board. Maybe it's specific to different Brigades but I was told last night that our RTC will be doing no more training weekends this financial year. I realise this doesn't line up with what appears to be the written official line but it's definitely the stance my unit / Regiment are taking. I've only just come out of selection and will still be doing a small amount of training at the TAC but nothing at RTC until next spring when I've been told Recruit training weekends will start again. I'm not too bothered having reflected on it. Will wait until things sort themselves out. Glad I decided to join up regardless of current 'climate'.
That said, I agree with other posters....Go for it now as it will take a few months to get the paperwork sorted out and through your selection weekend.
i completely understand his concerns, im due to go to ADSC glencorse next wednesday and was told by the SM at my AFCO a couple of weeks ago that so long as i pass ADSC ill be away to ITC for the next available intake on the 24th of jan 2010. he checked on the computer for me when at int 3. but now with all this moronic stuff going on with cuts in army recruiting ect i am somewhat worried that this may effect me. will this effect me for january and will have to wait till april like a lot of others? i am wanting to join royal regiment of scotland, 1 scots. any shed of light on this would be appreciated. i just dont know if it will effect me due to job choice, where im at with my application and current demand in infantry. thanks in advance john
I would bet money that as Infantry you wouldn't be effected. The memo stated that pinch-point trades wouldn't be cut back and while I'm not sure if you technically fall under that, Infantry has always been an recruiting priority.