RAC officers doing PCBC

#1
Reading the obituary of Lt David Boyce QDG I noticed the following:

Ministry of Defence | Defence News | Military Operations | Lieutenant David Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon killed in Afghanistan

Lieutenant Boyce joined the Army in September 2009 and commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in August 2010. From there he attended his Formation Reconnaissance Troop Leaders' Course, immediately followed by the Platoon Commander's Division.
Is this common for Formation Recce officers nowadays? A reflection of the fact that RAC units in general are being called on to do more dismounted tasks?
 
#2
ISTR reading an article about the Cambrian Patrol in the Guards Magazine written by an HCR Troop Leader who'd been to Brecon, though he wrote that his situation was unusual within the regiment (though he didn't say unique, so it could be becoming increasingly common).
 
#3
I'm guessing that ownership of the BRF is probably encouraging DRAC (or rather DCbt) to esnure their officers have a wider skill-set.
 
#5
The BRF has been a driver for more FR soldiers to attend Inf courses as has CR2 Regts doing ground-holding roles in AFG. Certainly some guys from HCR, QDG, Scots DG and i think QRH have recently attended PCD. Similarly, courses such as FSG, PSBC, SCBC and LRCC now have RAC slots.
 
#6
And the myopic are concerned about a Corps of Infantry and can't see the Combat Corps coming fast...
 
#8
I was on his Tp Ldr cse as its run along side crew comds, there was a HCR officer who had done PCD, I felt sorry for him as he was told in the last week of the crew comds lol. He was saying '' bastard, im going to get thrashed'' lol. Such a shame he was killed he was a mega officer and down to earth as he was ex Rifles so he had been on both sides of the fence.

He is sadly missed by all the lads that knew him.
 

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