Hi there,

I was wondering if there are any Northumbrian UOTC arrse users. I may be temporarily moving to the area, and have the option of getting attached there. I was hoping people could give me an insight into the ethos of the unit, good/bad experiences they've had with them, and any relevant info I should know.

Alternatively, what are other peoples impressions of them?

Thanks in advance.
My direct experience is a bit dated - twenty five years dated - but Northumbria has always been a class act. A larger than average OTC, drawing from many different tertiary colleges and universities, it had a brilliant social life, top quality PSIs and officers and was positioned smack bang in the epicentre of 15 Bde. There were plenty of opportunities to train with local regiments and Newcastle has practically every cap-badge or discipline within easy striking distance, from SAS(R) to mobile bath units.

Go for OTC cap badge too, although one did occasionally get asked things on attachments like "Why are you carrying a Charlie G padre?" To which I replied "Never heard of muscular christianity my son?"
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