MILITARY ENGINEER COMMUNICATIONS?help

#41
It can be done but you need to be sure of what you want to do and stick to your guns. If you have already done a Class 2 trade and want to re-trade you can effectively be setting your career back a couple of years.
 
#43
Why would you not want to be a member of THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS?

I assume you are on about your trade, not combat engineering. Within the first week or so of arriving at 3 RSME your troop will have a session with the Personnel Selection Officer (PSO). He will explain career structures etc to you and confirm your trade choice. If you aren't happy with the trade you have been called forward for THEN is the chance for you to have you say. Be realistic though. If you have got sh1t grades in maths and science don't expect to be allowed to retrade to sparky, POM, fitter, geo tech or any of the design trades.
 
#46
hardcore92 said:
Well Iv got all the grades and I'm currently doing a national diploma at alevel standard
a large percentage of orificers have "all the gear & no idea". :D
 
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#47
A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
plant_life said:
You get more options for civvy street as a Res Spec. Buyers for the construction industry are in demand as are warehouse managers.
Raul's Rose Garden, Ladyville, Belize :? :? :? :?

Now that brings back a few memories :)
 
#48
I start basic soon and my trade choice is c3s. I am hopefully going to volenteer to do AACC. I know members on here like to be sarky and take the piss so i'll say it for you, if i'm capable, get though basic first etc. Which are valid points. But theres no harm in asking. Anyone with experience done similiar? Assuming i am capable, would working within 59/24 commando, would i still just be a simple c3s or would i assume a more active/varied role? Would i be more likely to be seeing frontline action rather than being back at hq or simply providings comms for engineers?

If this sounds anywhat way like i'm putting c3s or other engineers down, it not intended that way. I'm still a civvy so i expect my view could be a little green and could be way off the mark.

thanks in advance for any replies, constructive or not. (constructive ones prefered ;) )

LT
 
#49
YOUR life .... YOUR choice L_T.

good luck.

REgards.
 
#50
As a C3S your time on operations will be divided between either being in the operations room (monitoring all radio communications for the patrols you are allocated etc) or being out on the ground as a signaller. It doesn't really matter what regiment you go to, it's pretty much the same regardless for signallers.

As for being suitable for AACC you won't really know until you start training. You need to be doing 1.5 miles in under 9.30 (that is the slowest time allowed). Also you need to have good upper body strength and plenty of stamina. I would say go onto the Navy recruiting website, have a look at the Royal Marines pages and find out what the minimum standards are for them to start training. If you can do these already then you may be fit enough to give it a go. Good luck.
 
#51
Cheers Plant life. Doing my mile an half in under 8.30 every time now, not a skeleton, gotta bit of flesh on me lol so strength wise don't think i'll do too bad. I've read and read loads on the marines and AACC so i've got an idea. But like you say, i will find out if i am capable a bit better once i start basic. Being attached to the marines as a signaller, whilest being a grond signaller, i'm assuming i'd see more action (i.e going out on patrols) as apposed to an being in an engineering regiment who are task to do enginnering jobs, whilest been gaurded by an infantry patrol, i.e the marines?

I suppose what im getting at is do engineering regiments do much enginnering in Afganistan or do they act as infantry soliders for the most part?
 
#52
I suppose I can chip in with a bit of "advice",
On camp our signallers (and if im honest every camp ive been on)
Hide and do very little, (two of our lads have the biggest tellys on camp in the same room and a projector for playing cod on) not being rude but it doesnt take all of them to count radios and check serial no's on the Ord Offr check.
On Ex they have to be on the ball as said no comms, your in the crap, comms all ex, nobody cares, you really are that unappreciated.
On ops you are busy bee's and normally rotate through op's room/G10/Radio store(ECM kit as well)/on the ground so downtime is small.
And shitetrained we are now Engr Log Specs not Res Specs although I only found out when the results of the Cpl/Sgt board came out, I wasnt on it mind but thats how I found out.
 
#53
You won't be attached to the booties; they have their own signallers. You will be a troop signaller for whatever Sqn you are in within 24 Engr Regt. Hope that clears things up.
As for Afghan you do a mixture. If there is an op on we act as close support engineers doing explosive entry etc and getting fully involved. In a FOB or PB you will be doing maintanance and improving the infrastructure.
 
#54
I start basic soon and my trade choice is c3s. I am hopefully going to volenteer to do AACC. I know members on here like to be sarky and take the piss so i'll say it for you, if i'm capable, get though basic first etc. Which are valid points. But theres no harm in asking. Anyone with experience done similiar? Assuming i am capable, would working within 59/24 commando, would i still just be a simple c3s or would i assume a more active/varied role? Would i be more likely to be seeing frontline action rather than being back at hq or simply providings comms for engineers?

If this sounds anywhat way like i'm putting c3s or other engineers down, it not intended that way. I'm still a civvy so i expect my view could be a little green and could be way off the mark.

thanks in advance for any replies, constructive or not. (constructive ones prefered ;) )

LT
L_T, Been there, done that. I was 59 Sigs 85-93 and 95-98. I progressed through various jobs from Support Tp CV op to Bde HQ Engr CV commander. Did operational tours with the Squadron, jungle training, arctic training. Being in the Sigs Wing I mostly stayed HQ side of things BUT the field troop combat signallers got attached to us for 12 months and none of them complained (too much).

Did all the ranks from Sapper to SSgt. Worked with Commando Logistic Regiment sigs and HQ 3 Commando Bde Sigs Sqn.

I loved it mate, it suited me and I finished up as WO2 QMSI Sigs at 32 Engr Regt. I was stiffed into the trade in1980, but after I'd got my head round it (and switched on a bit) it was a really good career. Go for it.

Tradewise, I am a little out date but my enthusiasm is current.
 
#55
:thumright:
I suppose I can chip in with a bit of "advice",
On camp our signallers (and if im honest every camp ive been on)
Hide and do very little, (two of our lads have the biggest tellys on camp in the same room and a projector for playing cod on) not being rude but it doesnt take all of them to count radios and check serial no's on the Ord Offr check.
On Ex they have to be on the ball as said no comms, your in the crap, comms all ex, nobody cares, you really are that unappreciated.
On ops you are busy bee's and normally rotate through op's room/G10/Radio store(ECM kit as well)/on the ground so downtime is small.
And shitetrained we are now Engr Log Specs not Res Specs although I only found out when the results of the Cpl/Sgt board came out, I wasnt on it mind but thats how I found out.
That's not too surprising but the idle tw*ts are spread across the board not just sigs. The line about "no comms" is true, but it's also applicable to all trades, if your job fails your in the shoite, no matter what job you do.

As an Engr Log Spec you'd know all about how many people it takes to count stores and check serial numbers though ;-)
 
#56
cheers lads thats cleared alot up for me.
Bluntslane sounds like you enjoyed yourself, i hope i can be as successful.

Just one last thing, How would my jobs/roles within 24 reg differ from any other engineering regiment? Obviously they are higher trained for a reason, but the army websites don't make these reasons transparent(or so it appears). I did read that they are not often deployed as a full unit, usually just a hand full attached to another unit (marine). It could be wrong. and with whats been said on here it's through me into slight confusion. thanks for the replies lads
 
#57
L_T
The job roles don't really differ between the sapper units, just the way the end result is delivered. Engineer sub units get Battle Grouped with with major units wherever you are.

A half section with a platoon

A troop with a company

A squadron with a regiment

A regiment with a brigade

That happens across the board regardless and sometimes you can get isolated/individual detachments depending on whats required.
It pretty much depends where your unit is in the training/ops/support cycle.

The sigs kit is the same across the units, less MAYBE, any specialist kit within recce elements.

Hope this helps.
 
#58
PS As a footnote, if I had my time again, I'd make MOST of the same choices again. Also I love the idea of a fully formed Commando Sapper Regiment, I wish I could serve in it.

Good luck
 
#60
:thumright:

That's not too surprising but the idle tw*ts are spread across the board not just sigs. The line about "no comms" is true, but it's also applicable to all trades, if your job fails your in the shoite, no matter what job you do.

As an Engr Log Spec you'd know all about how many people it takes to count stores and check serial numbers though ;-)

Not saying they are idle mate but if theres nothing to do why should they be kept busy with yit jobs,

And as for counting, stores are for storing otherwise it would say issue on the door
 

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