Quick question...

Grumps35

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Evening all,

Quick question if I may...

What, if any, weight does being a Regimental Signals Instructor within the RAC hold with in the Royal Signals?
 
Evening all,

Quick question if I may...

What, if any, weight does being a Regimental Signals Instructor within the RAC hold with in the Royal Signals?
It proves you have a pulse and as long as you're not a compete ****, you'd be eligible for a transfer if that's what you're asking...
 

W21A

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That you probably have a grip of it at the tactical level therefore be of no interest to the R. Signals.
 

MrBane

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Something I'm maybe thinking about yeah
From my understanding of when I was an RSI, the actual RSigs is very specialised and it's a case of a Signaller may be awesome at TacSat and know it inside out but have no idea about HF, etc (as an example).

It had briefly flickered across my mind but I didn't fancy being radio stag forevermore and I wasn't overly impressed with the people in the RSigs.

Are you RAC? RSigs will push you towards your full screw if you've not got it. The route was always Gunnery is Funnery or No Comms No Bombs apart from the weirdos who went DM Instructor instead.

I also don't know if RSI actually means anything to the RSigs and if they'd recognise it or if they've their own wanky system. There was always fallout that the RAC had basically made their own sigs world. Could get political!!

ETA: In fact, aye, I was talking to our LEWT lads who were attached arms RSigs and Int Corp and the RSigs lads said exactly that - highly specialised and little cross transferring of skills within the Corp.
 
That you probably have a grip of it at the tactical level therefore be of no interest to the R. Signals.
This is the most accurate answer so far. The Royal Signals Radio Operator (CS Op) has had its day and looks like it will be removed as a trade shortly.
 
From my understanding of when I was an RSI, the actual RSigs is very specialised and it's a case of a Signaller may be awesome at TacSat and know it inside out but have no idea about HF, etc (as an example).

It had briefly flickered across my mind but I didn't fancy being radio stag forevermore and I wasn't overly impressed with the people in the RSigs.

Are you RAC? RSigs will push you towards your full screw if you've not got it. The route was always Gunnery is Funnery or No Comms No Bombs apart from the weirdos who went DM Instructor instead.

I also don't know if RSI actually means anything to the RSigs and if they'd recognise it or if they've their own wanky system. There was always fallout that the RAC had basically made their own sigs world. Could get political!!

ETA: In fact, aye, I was talking to our LEWT lads who were attached arms RSigs and Int Corp and the RSigs lads said exactly that - highly specialised and little cross transferring of skills within the Corp.
I think you are way out of date - The Core Skills are VHF and HF for all R SIGNALS operators. TaCSAT is specialist and in Core Eqpt now but that uses UHF bandwidth.

RSI would not get you in to a technical job in the R SIGNALS but transferring is possible and then you can always go YofS if you wished.
 
That you probably have a grip of it at the tactical level therefore be of no interest to the R. Signals.
Really I had a full grip of it at the tactical level and completed operational tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq as the TF and Bde YofS.
 
We’re about to lose our operators, what grip of the tactical level is going to be of use in the future?
If you don't keep up with the tactical picture how can you advise the Comd on his communications and formulate them to match. I can't believe you are asking that question
 
The RSO with his all round Comms knowledge at Bde level ok
When MORPHEUS and TRINITY come in, who knows what's going to happen. What I do know is that Communications Systems Operators cease to exist shortly. Who is going to pick up the tactical understanding without an operator or YofS?
 
When MORPHEUS and TRINITY come in, who knows what's going to happen. What I do know is that Communications Systems Operators cease to exist shortly. Who is going to pick up the tactical understanding without an operator or YofS?
So TRINITY is just a bearer and nothing else, the Baseband will be provided by NSoIT(D) when Falcon is withdrawn. Morpheus is Bowmans replacement so TaCIS. RSOs will not have the required knowledge not even remotely to deploy a Bde level plan
 
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So TRINITY is just a bearer and nothing else, the Baseband will be provided by NSoIT(D) when Falcon is withdrawn. Morpheus is Bowmans replacement so TaCIS. RSOs will not have the required knowledge not even remotely to deploy a Bde level plan
I think you might be wrong about TRINITY and MORPHEUS is unlikely to look like Bowman, and bleed over into TRINITY. As for NSoIT(D), I can't see it providing a Baseband capable of supporting non ISS systems (TRINITY job). I'm four months after seeing and TRINITY documentation so could be completely out of date. Either way, the Operator is going, so you're not going to have a YofS. The first bit happens next year, the second bit is a while away, but coming.
 
I think you might be wrong about TRINITY and MORPHEUS is unlikely to look like Bowman, and bleed over into TRINITY. As for NSoIT(D), I can't see it providing a Baseband capable of supporting non ISS systems (TRINITY job). I'm four months after seeing and TRINITY documentation so could be completely out of date. Either way, the Operator is going, so you're not going to have a YofS. The first bit happens next year, the second bit is a while away, but coming.
TRINITY I sat on the scoping board for it so I know what the PID looks like. NSoIT(D) will have interfaces capable of Federated networking so you are wrong on both counts. TRINITY is a bearer system end of. TRINITY will provide the reachback to Div level (if the option is taken). I worked on the NSoIT(D) project so know exactly what it is going to be capable of
 
TRINITY I sat on the scoping board for it so I know what the PID looks like. NSoIT(D) will have interfaces capable of Federated networking so you are wrong on both counts. TRINITY is a bearer system end of. TRINITY will provide the reachback to Div level (if the option is taken). I worked on the NSoIT(D) project so know exactly what it is going to be capable of
The scoping board when? Noting that it’s likely to be a telephony network too as IUS can’t provide.
 

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