RAC - Extra pay??

Discussion in 'RAC' started by The_0ne, Jan 4, 2007.

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  1. Currently about to start off the recruitment process and hoping to join the RAC (QRL's)

    It mentions in all the info i have that once qualified as a driver or gunner you get increased pay compared to normal infantry because of being in RAC.

    Could anyone tell me what this increase is, i.e how much extra it is as i only have the typical pay scales for an infantry soldier.

    Many thanks
  2. I have been a civilian for 11 years so am out of touch, but as a " troop Sgt AFV" I was on band 6 pay whilst an infantry Sgt was on band 5 pay which meant a much smaller pay packet. As a Cpl "crew commander" I was on band 3 pay which was about 50p a day MORE" than a band 5 Sgt.

    At Warrant Officer level it all equalised at band 5 whatever corps you were in. No doubt things have changed but you do get higher levels of pay in the RAC.
  3. Well, you will need the extra money if you go to B sqdn, they will soon have it off you.
  4. It was the norm that you got extra 'trade' pay for each crew qualification but the trades are mandatory. You won't be a full crewman until you have all three and you won't be a class 1 until you take your specialisation.

    If you are a wassock and don't get your trades they'll send you to G10 or the clothing stores for the rest of your life.
  5. THey heavy drinkers then are they :)
  6. No they will just rob you blind :)
  7. There in iraq at the moment anyway
  8. Just had a look at the link, mein gott in Himmell, donner und blitzen, achtung spitfire!! (i used to read "commando" comics). I've been out for 11 years but those salaries Cpl & above look pretty good to me. Much more than I was on and I am taking inflation into account.
  9. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    Could have been worse: I misread scarletto's comment as "They will soon have it off with you."
  10. The old trade pay thing went out of thw window on Pay 2000. As a trooper you still get a payrise when you qualify as a full crewman on completeion of phase 2 sigs,Map reading 2 and B3 gunnery(120 / 30mm).You get another pay rise after you mech(now called advanced driver/ gunner/ signaller).As a full screw you are low rate until you complete crew commanders then its up to high rate.As for SGT ,it changed last year to high rate sgt for all in the RAC . Before that Sgts were on low rate because somebody thought that the troop leader does all the paperwork and vehical docs( yer right) anyway like i have just said Sgts get high rate.Hope that helps.
  11. Looks more or less the same, just presented a different way - apart from the Sgts pay.
  12. Which RAC Regiment pays the most?
  13. This one

  14. are you bored bro?