Quickie Commissions?

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Would I be wrong in assuming the PQO is a tad too quick

This is a photo from a RMAS passing out parade. Surely they been told how to get dressed properly and where to get their uniform tailored ?
 

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#2
Well, the offender looks like a Lt and is in the company of Captains, not other 2Lt's... interesting... not an RMAS graduate perhaps??

TB
 
#5
polar said:
The PQO scheme can commission you at Capt rank
Fair enough, my bad.

Well 3 weeks isn't going to turn them into perfect officers is it? I'd rather that they were good at their job than had their trousers correct to a millimeter.

JPA? Can't wait for that cluster to happen.

TB
 
#6
This must be a picture from the regular LEOC course attended now by all LEs on commissioning. They are all wearing Sam Brownes and are a mix of cap badges. I have to say if this a picture from a LEOC cse then I am very dissapointed in the standard of turnout considering these chaps have only just made the step from Warrant Rank.
 
#8
It's the TA PQO course pass out parade, as it's from the 306Fd Hosp and 335 MER magazine. All the capbadges are AMS if you look.

I passed out in S95 at S'hurst, so the SD look is better, even if a lot of it hasn't been tailored properly!!

I now have a set of SD but have no idea where to get it tailored. Any suggestions for Lancs/Cumbria?
 
#9
polar said:
Would I be wrong in assuming the PQO is a tad too quick

This is a photo from a RMAS passing out parade. Surely they been told how to get dressed properly and where to get their uniform tailored ?
Perhaps, like me, they were issued it the Tuesday before TACC (i.e. 3 working days before), and had to spend their nights sewing the buttons on etc.....
 
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As much as I decry the obvious poor tailoring effort (he's probably a Dr, thus gets a bit of leeway), I feel I should mention that the Reg PQO cse is only 4 weeks, with the TA joining in week 3 on the joint courses (though many do the lot where able & my unit encourages this).

And, yes, that is a QA No1 hat you can see.
 
#14
Hobgoblin said:
In my ignorance I assumed REGULAR LEOC, but forgot to check if the TA have an equivalent. Do you?
Very unlikely to be LEOC not a medal in sight except on DS.
 
#15
TopBadger said:
polar said:
Well 3 weeks isn't going to turn them into perfect officers is it? I'd rather that they were good at their job than had their trousers correct to a millimeter.
Millimeter?

Not even on the same map fold.
 
#16
I still dont see how this can be any form of PQO cse - regular or TA with a R SIGNALS capbadge - although as I type a possible reason does come to mind - do 81 Sig Sqn personnel do the PQO cse. I am sure Polar will know the answer.....
 
#18
Hobgoblin said:
I am sure Polar will know the answer.....
Not exactly, although I have been keeping tabs on whats on offer at CVHQ. As far as I'm aware LIAG (Land Information Assurance Group) is made up of PQO Royal Signals Officers (however the ratio to AMS seems rather high). I read somewhere they do the initial PQO training with medics (/padres) @ Strensal.

Also I think this group
Land Information And Communications Specialist Group (LICSG) - To provide expertise in computer, software and network operations in order to ensure the passage of information between deployed commanders, Permanent Joint Headquarters and Land Command across the spectrum of conflict and assist in the conduct and implementation of Information Communications Support at all levels.
Are also doing PQO commissions, but will also be open to (?ex-reg?) Sigs Supervisors.

Hobgoblin, I'm sure you know why I was on a medics site and then started this thread :thumright: .

p.s. After reading much info on 2 Med Bde I've been very impressed with their efforts to keep their soldiers updated, other Bde's should take note.
 
#19
Hobgoblin said:
I still dont see how this can be any form of PQO cse - regular or TA with a R SIGNALS capbadge - although as I type a possible reason does come to mind - do 81 Sig Sqn personnel do the PQO cse. I am sure Polar will know the answer.....
It'll be LIAG or the Land ICS Pool (if it exists yet).

81 Sig Sqn do it the proper way! :)
 
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