one thing I know. If you will be moving around a bit you are better off joining another unit first then parade with Norforce. They do their own version of basic training up there so if you were to go to another unit later, you would have to do Kaooka- we had one guy in our unit come from the Pilbara Reg- he had been in 4 yrs and had his service medal, they said he had to go to Kapooka and do all IET's or he would not be qual'd as a riflemean in 16.
Best check it out first.
I had one guy who was 54 at Kapooka in my section so 42 not that ol.
Thanks BigG. Up to 200 days, they must have alot of unemployed people serving in Norforce units. My boss would have a heart attack if I asked for anything other than my 6 weeks annual leave.
I suppose I better get along to see them. BigG do you know which night the training evening is on? When I drive past the depot after work the gates are closed, I am not in DARWIN. There is no telephone number to ring locally either. Only Defence recruitment.
LOL, Yeah, unemployment is a way of life for many in the NT - as you'd know. If you're in Govt you get an extra 4 weeks or so defence force leave. And the legislation that protects reserve service is pretty persuasive in making employers release you for Army time. Make sure you get some informed advice on this when you join up. Check out this website in the meantime: http://www.defencereserves.com/aspx/home.aspx .