RAF Leuchars TA AAC

#1
Hi All,

Interested in Joining the TA AAC, however closest TA AAC unit is at RAF Leuchars.

Can anyone tell me if you can join as Groundcrew etc for the Leuchars TA AAC Flt or is it just possible down south?

Cheers all

BB
 
#3
The Gazelle chaps are being disbanded next year, ask one of the AAC users for more info
 
#4
How do I join as a helicopter? I should imagine some kind of rotor blade attachment for a start!!

So no AAC TA in Scotland then!?! Who does ground support for the Gazelles?
 
#5
TA Engineer Regt in leuchars if that's any consolation? Did Recruiting for RE in Scotland and we were attatched to the Regiment. Recruiters were Regs btw.
 
#6
buddahboy said:
Hi All,

Interested in Joining the TA AAC, however closest TA AAC unit is at RAF Leuchars.

Can anyone tell me if you can join as Groundcrew etc for the Leuchars TA AAC Flt or is it just possible down south?

Cheers all

BB
Last time I asked around for AAC openings I was told unless I was ex-AAC reg or civi groundcrew qualified then don't bother asking.

That was a while ago and at Netheravon, but just to let you know. They weren't even a little flexible, which I was a little annoyed about, even though I was a trials officer at Boscombe Down at the time and probably had more hours in twirlybirds than most people see in a lifetime.

S_R
 
#7
Well that is a shame. I am in Aviation as a profession, looked at joing the forces when younger and thought it would be worth looking into.

Anything else in the other reserve forces aviation related in Scotland?
 
#8
Sorry, chaps. 7 Regt's demise has been announced in Parliament. (And yes, S_R, I had frustrations with Netheravon too.)

Inshallah, 6 Regt AAC (V) will be establishing a second Sqn at Middle Wallop next year. No wannabe pilots, please... The first Sqn in Bury St Edmunds is now well into its AH support role and has already deployed TA IR's to JHF (A).

You could try the RAuxAF, which has squadrons in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. White nylon socks issued as standard.

FP
 
#9
Ok then.....am a pilot already which means not overly keen to do that in spare time....just looking for something related but 'different'!!

Cheers all
 
#10
Davy Boy, you are miss informed. RETA Regt do not,have not, never will act as ground crew for the 'Flying Chicken Legs' at Leuchars..civi ground crew attend to all their needs. What a loss for the AAC, it will be a sad day when they go...no more jollies :cry:
 
#11
I can remember when Sappers had their own air troops,and did not need Teeny Weenie Airways.We are also to blame for starting the RAF,from the RFC origins and RE Balloon Companies!
 
#12
muhandis89 said:
I can remember when Sappers had their own air troops,and did not need Teeny Weenie Airways.We are also to blame for starting the RAF,from the RFC origins and RE Balloon Companies!
And you are to blame for starting the R SIGNALS ;)

msr
 
#14
msr said:
muhandis89 said:
I can remember when Sappers had their own air troops,and did not need Teeny Weenie Airways.We are also to blame for starting the RAF,from the RFC origins and RE Balloon Companies!
And you are to blame for starting the R SIGNALS ;)

msr
Knew there was a reason to despise sappers :D
 
#15
Yep,absolutely correct about R Sigs,and also contributed our Transportation/Movements when RCT/RLC formed up.I suppose that shows what a broad range of attainments the Corps has,as well as the need to drop some marginal activties,over time!
 
#16
never said they had anything to do with crab air, just happen to be based there?! RERRT were based there when i was recruiting in 2006. Think its changed now to a techy trade recruitment team(scaleys,crafties,sappers,loggies and gunners) Might be wrong.
 
#18
RERRT has been moved to Stirling as part of the combined engineering team. If you are still looking RHQ 71 Engineer Regt is at Leuchars, as is 612 RauxAF bit of a deployable field hospital thingy. Occasionaly they will mobilise people as aeromed. They also deploy fully trained surgical personnel to nasty places where their skills are needed all too often, no disservice intended, I know they're a good bunch of guys and girls and occasionally call on their training teams generosity to help out.
 
#19
Axeman said:
RERRT has been moved to Stirling as part of the combined engineering team. If you are still looking RHQ 71 Engineer Regt is at Leuchars, as is 612 RauxAF bit of a deployable field hospital thingy. Occasionaly they will mobilise people as aeromed.
I feel you may be doing the guys a dis-service here. A good friend of mine is a Surgeon with that particular unit, and had tour fairly recently in the field hospital in Basrah. A number of people are still alive as a direct result of his work. He is due another tour any time now.
 
#20
4th_of_foot said:
Axeman said:
RERRT has been moved to Stirling as part of the combined engineering team. If you are still looking RHQ 71 Engineer Regt is at Leuchars, as is 612 RauxAF bit of a deployable field hospital thingy. Occasionaly they will mobilise people as aeromed.
I feel you may be doing the guys a dis-service here. A good friend of mine is a Surgeon with that particular unit, and had tour fairly recently in the field hospital in Basrah. A number of people are still alive as a direct result of his work. He is due another tour any time now.
see above, edited for humility.
 

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