PChick. Com'on! Cause he's a rodney...check out the language fer chrissakes...it's like Victorian Dad. Are you takin' the piss my lad?Petit_prince said:First off, my apologies if this has been covered in detail elsewhere- I have in my defence checked through the stickies and availed myself of the search function, but have only found the barest of information; that a first posting will involve commanding a sub unit either collecting, collating analysing information.
Could anybody tell me what postings (in more specific terms) an officer might expect after junior officer's course? Is it possible to express a preference for a particular posting? I'm keen to learn some more languages- is this feasible early on in one's career?
Without going into too much detail, I'm imminently (subject to manning clearance etc) transferring to the Int Corps, and am not really sure what to expect post Chicksands. I'm not able to get any useful information locally, hence my question.
Please PM me if you have any useful information.
Thanks in advance
CRmeansCeilingReached said:or you could just check his other posts and conclude he is at sandhurst having come across from the senior service...
at least i'm not a complete sicko perve, my army of gay lovers are at least above the age of consentHowayman said:*cough*...penis for a small boy Sir? *cough*
Sorry... I completely miss primary school. Just ignore this perversion and move onto where CR's posts are edited by sneaky moderators...
Can't really help with much of that, but my own Beaconsfield course all those years ago had (Army) one 2Lt, two Lts, a shedload of Captains, a clutch of Majors and a Brigadier, plus a never-ending supply of fish head Lts and Lt Cdrs, who all seemed to be nuke engineers or aviators for some reason.Petit_prince said:Perevodchik et al- yes, I am indeed an Officer, currently in the RN. I've been told that I'm not required to go to RMAS, and am slated to go to Chicksands after my current posting ends later this year.
Are there any opportunities for officers to study for language qualifications, or is this the sole preserve of the Op MI(L)? Equally, is either Russian or French of any use in the current climate (or am I 20 years too late)? I'm trying to get to Beaconsfield to sit more exams, although being at sea isn't entirely conducive to good preparation. I've so far acheived AdCert French, and need to retake written Russian to gain my AdCert. I've also completed Operational German, but so long ago that I've little faith in my ability to actually make use of the language now.
Finally, is there any convention as to where officers are sent post JO's course? I've been told by friends in the Army (admitedly not in the Int Corps) that the majority of 1st postings are to Op Int based work, with a small number going to Humint. Is this the case, or just rumour?
Sorry for the number of questions,
Good point. However there are few things worse than an officer who thinks he's a linguist peering over your shoulder when you are on set. That said, quite a few good japes to be had there. (Any of you who remember Lt S****** L*** at 9 Sigs in about '93 and the fun you could have with a RA1792 on speaker will know what I mean )Fraser said:Not forgetting the DE posts on the darkside. There opportunities for posting to 14 as an Int Off or a Tp Cmdr.