P Coy / AACC

#1
Good evening gents, I'm starting phase one next month for CSO, I was wondering at what point in my career would I be eligible to do P Coy or AACC and how would I go about it? Is it invite only? Thanks in advance
 
#3
Good evening gents, I'm starting phase one next month for CSO, I was wondering at what point in my career would I be eligible to do P Coy or AACC and how would I go about it? Is it invite only? Thanks in advance
Best thing to do would be to ask your Troop Sgt when you get to Phase 1. Make sure he's well aware of your future intentions/interests. The troop staff keep records of the trainees as they progress, and key pieces of information are recorded so all the NCOs know of any special requirements and needs etc. This is known as "marking your cards".

Best of luck!
 

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#4
Good evening gents, I'm starting phase one next month for CSO, I was wondering at what point in my career would I be eligible to do P Coy or AACC and how would I go about it? Is it invite only? Thanks in advance
What is CSO in old money?
 
#5
What is CSO in old money?
There really isn't an "old money" version of it, other than the age-old division of techs & operators.

CSE is Communication Systems Engineer. CSO is Communication Systems Operator. Techs and Operators.

This has resulted from the merger of all operator and telegraphist trades (less EW). RTGs, DTGs, Switch Ops, RR Ops, Rad Ops, all one trade now.

At the same time, the tech trades merged to form CSE.

I say "there really isn't an old money version" because you can't take all the skills of five or six historical trades and end up with one, without thinning some of those skills out.

Roadster280, Radio Technician Class I, Radio Telegraphist Class II.

They're Operators.
 
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#7
On the Royal Signals board? How novel :)
You think I have time to see what board it's on, it's all NAAFI to me. Nothing to do with all my bans I assure you
 
#9
There aren't a lot of Commando postings available for Royal Signals. A dozen or so with 3 CDOBDESIGSQNRM, and some at the Commando Logistic Regt. At least if you pass Airborne selection, there is a full Parachute squadron to go to, plus a few atts & dets at other Para units. You would be extremely disappointed to pass AACC, get your Green Lid, and Dettol badge, and see the new Commando Gunner next to you being welcomed to 29 Commando, while you go back to your regular Signal Regiment to paint trucks and stag on.
 
#10
IF you want an elite course then become an RLC Chef, the hardest course to pass in the British Army.
Most RLC Chef think they are Gordon Ramsey when really they are little more than Macds Burger Burners!
 
#11
PotentialSig, there is also 264 Signal Squadron, based in Hereford. Not many people have heard of them, compared to the Paras and Royal Marines. They do a watered down version of 22 SAS selection, and wear a sandy beret, with a Jimmy badge on it, plus they have their own design of para wings. You can go there straight from your phase 2 training, but you had better be fit and switched on. Best to do some runs and training with their lads who will be there on their upgrading courses, and do something like Landyard Trophy or Gordons Cup.
 
#13
Pass the Special Forces Communicator (SFC) selection course and serve with 18 UKSF Signal Regiment.
264 (SAS) Squadron provides dedicated communications support to 22 SAS Regiment.
 
#18
Good evening gents, I'm starting phase one next month for CSO, I was wondering at what point in my career would I be eligible to do P Coy or AACC and how would I go about it? Is it invite only? Thanks in advance
I'm not knocking the OP, as it was a reasonable question, but I do like the idea that AACC & P Coy could be by invite only. This could make the courses a bit like some military masonic ritual.

Good luck to the OP for having the initiative to look to his future.
 
#19
IF you want an elite course then become an RLC Chef, the hardest course to pass in the British Army.
Most RLC Chef think they are Gordon Ramsey when really they are little more than Macds Burger Burners!
This is quite true. There is a depot somewhere in Kent, where after basic cooks go onto learn how to look after food properly, as well as cooking it to perfection. Needless to say, there are many called but few who make the grade. Those who do pass are earmarked for all the top jobs around the world, Buck House, Embassies Arab Sheiks, and so on. The Barack’s are also the home of the various specialists training courses. A lot of the SAS/SBS underwater knife fighting, painting the boat house (tricky when you have to do it in a shade of tartan) wearing black nasty so that you don’t bump into walls etc. Not shooting your mate on demonstrations of those newly acquired skills whilst out at GCHQ and so on. It is also rumoured that at this very Bks that all RSM’s undertake the Human Rights in this mans 21c Armed Forces course, and the Providing a comforting shoulder when one of your toms is upset about something, also known as the nothing is so trivial, or so small that a RSM can’t provide some pillow fluffing up when necessary course. Needless to say results of these courses, are never published least the individual is compromised by enemy agents and such like. But I can assure Arrse followers that the test of wether or not your RSM has undertaken these strenuous courses, is to enter his office unannounced, and sit on his lap, saying (this bit is important) ‘all right cuddles how did your weekend go chuck’? ‘Your looking a bit peaky luvey, is their anything I can do to help you chuck’? If your RSM has undertaken these courses, then your stay in the corner house may be as little as 7 days.
 

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