MTDs, when does the counter get reset and other questions

#1
Hi,

I've just had a phone call from my PSI about a course. Sadly it must be a new number as despite listening to his messages many times the number is duff.

It's for DITs (a door opener I understand before anyone groans), but there are a number of things I'm supposed to be up for shortly and I'm wondering if I need to start thinking about MTDs and my options. How many do I get at a local unit for local people and when is the reset button hit on those?

Are there any standard exemptions, like basic training and so on which don't dent the counter?

Cheers,
WAID
 
#3
Ask your PS...................oh never mind
 
#6
WhatAmIDoing said:
Numbers like 50 and 27 crop up now and again with regards to my other questions
Age and IQ?
 
#7
I'll answer your question as I interpret it. If you go on a number of courses over the next financial year the days for those courses will come off your annual entitlement, whether that is 27, 39, 50, 63 or if your lucky 99 or the magic number of 116.

If you go on a number of courses of the next financial year and use all of those days up and fail to attend a MATTs weekend, annual camp/course in lieu, then you will not receive your bounty.

Camp/courses/trade camps/battlefield tours/Recruit weekends/2 week recruit course, etc. all come out of your annual entitlement.

Your days counter will be reset 1 April 2011.

Your CoC may submit an application for an extension to your annual entitlement, depending on who you are and how important you are to the bigger picture, as you are just going on your DITs course then I wouldn't hold my breath on getting one.

I'm sure someone will be along shortly to crayon all over that advice, just remember, it's the internet, I could be a 22 stone civvie with a fetish for squaddie c0ck.
 
#10
Boxy said:
My you've changed then Dev.
No, not at all, just put on a few stone recently....... :D
 
#12
WhatAmIDoing said:
Hi,

I've just had a phone call from my PSI about a course. Sadly it must be a new number as despite listening to his messages many times the number is duff.

It's for DITs (a door opener I understand before anyone groans), but there are a number of things I'm supposed to be up for shortly and I'm wondering if I need to start thinking about MTDs and my options. How many do I get at a local unit for local people and when is the reset button hit on those?

Are there any standard exemptions, like basic training and so on which don't dent the counter?

Cheers,
WAID
You start the year at April 1st with an allocation usually of 27 days as a trained soldier or 31 as a recruit and this is the minimum you must complete to qualify for your bounty providing you also complete your MATTs. DITs usually takes plae at an RTC over two weekends which will knock 5 off your total. You will also complete a 15 day camp (recruits course for you by the sounds of your post). The remainder of your allocation will be used up on Drill Nights and weekends. Once you are approaching the limit of your allocation your PSAO will approach your RHQ to extend your limit to one of the totals mentioned above depending on how much training they think you will complete during the year up to a 116 maximum.
 
#13
Seriously these are not the sort of questions a trained soldier should be asking. I assume you are a trained soldier as you are going on a DITS course.

You only get so many days allocated, every parade night, every weekend comes out of that allocation. The number your PSI left was duff ? Speak to him on your next parade night.

I hope your DITS presentation isnt on Rocket Science, you'll be screwed.



:soldier:
 
#14
...it's the 4 weekends out of 5 that tickled me - Um that's 48 weekends out of 60 in a year isn't it?

You need an ADC contract!

..and a calculator
 
#15
WhatAmIDoing said:
Spoke to the PSI, and I'm now properly informed (msr will love that).
Funny old world....
 
#16
WhatAmIDoing said:
I was interested because I did wonder if I am doing DITS a bit early on in my career
Don't think too much about your projected MTDs and concentrate more on your readiness to instruct.

WhatAmIDoing said:
as it may come to bite me when I want to go on a course and discover I'm tight on days later in the training year.
Not as much as wanting to get on another course only to find out that DITs is a prerequisite.

All instructors courses require DITs, so unless you wanted to do a non-instructional course, you'll need to have attended said course.

As has been said before, MTDs can sometimes be as flexible as the CoC (within reason) and as has been smashed about a lot recently, after completing a [MATT] course you'll potentially be an asset to your Unit.
 
#17
also a requirement in some cases to be in the running for the elusive first banana

i wouldnt worry yourself on the days - if you are a green machine then you can probably get a few days extra if needed.

or if you are flapping then just dont do a weekend or two later in the year - in the grand scheme of things the DITs are more useful than a weekend here and there.
 
#18
.. is there not a minimum rank for DITS?
 
#20
Correct polar,

but if it helps anyone our OC wrote a nice letter saying with have 32days this year shit or bust,
anything else will be C1, and only snr or Off will get extension if it's absolutely necessary.

woop woop I’m only doing matts and fun stuff this year bollocks to FTX's (no drinking on them) :)

ow and gone are the days where bloke X can still non attender days :(
 
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