we have 2 guys in my platoon who have been made Officer Cadets whilst on an operational tour. they have both objected as they volunteered as riflemen and wanted to get one tour in as bods before they go on to Sandhurst after the tour. they have both passed the relevent initial training and are accepted as OCDTs in the TA (but hadnt before they were mobilised). Surely this has no place on an operational tour. i have never come across OCDT's on tour before. They are both concerned they may not be covered by their insurance which they took out as Pte soldiers. Although both will be going onto officer training after the tour they are both adamant they wish to do the tour as riflemen but are being forced into accepting their appointment it is certainly outside my knowledge and experience as an nco so does anyone know any info on this matter i can pass on to them. links would be appreciated.