RAF regiment PROAC

#1
Should have one of these soon after christmas (awaiting a date). Can anybody tell me what i can expect. What they are looking for and i may have to do and to what level.

Thanks in advance.
 
#2
PROAC is that like PROZAC?

Try e-goat for answers on RAF matters.
 
#3
It took me a while to work out 'Potential RAF Regiment Officers Acquaintance Course'.
Is this where the AMEX Gold Card is issued? Or the baseball hat?
Frankly, take the Terrier's advice before it gets nasty in here.
 
#4
changingmag said:
It took me a while to work out 'Potential RAF Regiment Officers Acquaintance Course'.
Is this where the AMEX Gold Card is issued? Or the baseball hat?
Frankly, take the Terrier's advice before it gets nasty in here.
That would be PRROAC or even PRAFROAC, unless it's just Potential Regiment Officer's Acquaintance Course?
 
#5
I would have thought that you'd want to ensure that your fitness was up to speed and that you knew the roles of the RAF Regt and its part in the RAF. Someone who knows about these things recommends 'The Royal Air Force Handbook - The Defintive MoD Guide (ISBN 1-85753-384-4).

Fitness will be important, a document that I've seen recently compares the RAF Regt, Infantry and RM annual fitness tests. Although there doesn't seem to be much between them, the RAF Regt one is harder (further, faster, etc), except for rope regains that only the RM undertakes.
 
#6
Rheinstorff said:
I would have thought that you'd want to ensure that your fitness was up to speed and that you knew the roles of the RAF Regt and its part in the RAF. Someone who knows about these things recommends 'The Royal Air Force Handbook - The Defintive MoD Guide (ISBN 1-85753-384-4).

Fitness will be important, a document that I've seen recently compares the RAF Regt, Infantry and RM annual fitness tests. Although there doesn't seem to be much between them, the RAF Regt one is harder (further, faster, etc), except for rope regains that only the RM undertakes.
Obviously a member of the QGR.

Post again when the effects of the ganja have worn off!
 
#7
Rheinstorff said:
the RAF Regt one is harder (further, faster, etc), ...
fcuk me! Wonders never cease. I expect it's something to do with perimeters.
Such seriousness reminds me - I'd better do some work.
 
#8
Its harder than many would like to admit.
Regular infantry training at 24 weeks aside from the guards who then go onto their specific public duties paraphernalia. Raf Regiment regular gunner training is now 29 weeks and only a couple less than the Royal Marines. the guards require additional training to get them ready for Public duties but then again, RAF REGT go on to train in public duties with QCS AFTER the initial 29 weeks. 2 sqn, the parachute squadron also goes on to do their additional training also taking them well over the 29 weeks.
All told, depite the cynical views of the Regt on here, the training is simply more arduous than that of the regular army but less arduous than the Paras (unless you go on to 2 Sqn then it is definately comparable).
The Royal Marines are still way out front in terms of training but a few things need to be considered about the RAF Regt.

1. They ARE very well trained indeed to perform a wider variety of tasks than the average infantry soldier.
2. Their training is not utilised in the real world, so in effect they are a blunt weapon that really does have enormous capability.
3.The fact that a mere RAF unit could be better than any in the army hurts, and hurts bad, hence the hate on here.
4. Im ex Regt and would not consider us to be elite, but would put 2 sqn up there and do think we are better than most army units. No offence but ive seen some really gash, i mean REALLY gash.
5. Its ridiculous to suggest that highly trained men would not perform well under stress, we are all paid to deliver and all of us do, all of us.

So, go , join the RAF Regt, you are allowed to think for yourself, allowed to contribute and allowed to enjoy the life, but when the whistle blows, be prepared to do your job!
 
#10
Does a whistle blow mean somebody's at the main gate then ?
 
#12
Rheinstorff said:
Blah blah 'The Royal Air Force Handbook - The Defintive MoD Guide (ISBN 1-85753-384-4).
Chapter one, 'Correct Operation of the Main Gate Barrier' is a real page turner. :roll:


Rheinstorff said:
Blahblah... Although there doesn't seem to be much between them, the RAF Regt one is harder (further, faster, etc)
Doing them in a Guccied WIMIK, gives the Crabs a bit of an advantage though. :twisted:
 
#13
retrorock said:
So, go , join the RAF Regt, you are allowed to think for yourself, allowed to contribute and allowed to enjoy the life, but when the whistle blows, be prepared to do your job!
Fcuk me, how long were you in for 2 mins?
 
#14
retrorock said:
Its harder than many would like to admit.

mmn whats there main purpose? answers please to

FLYING IN THE RAF
SOMEWHERE UP THERE (OR GUARDING LOCAL AIRBASE)
NE1 4A NOTHER WAY TO AMARILLO!

Sorry, but im just part of the problem! :evil:
 
#15
retrorock said:
Its harder than many would like to admit.
Regular infantry training at 24 weeks aside from the guards who then go onto their specific public duties paraphernalia.
CIC is 26 weeks: http://www.army.mod.uk/training_education/training/10320.aspx

Raf Regiment regular gunner training is now 29 weeks and only a couple less than the Royal Marines. the guards require additional training to get them ready for Public duties but then again, RAF REGT go on to train in public duties with QCS AFTER the initial 29 weeks. 2 sqn, the parachute squadron also goes on to do their additional training also taking them well over the 29 weeks.
All told, depite the cynical views of the Regt on here, the training is simply more arduous than that of the regular army

Big claim. Care to qualify that?

but less arduous than the Paras (unless you go on to 2 Sqn then it is definately comparable).
The Royal Marines are still way out front in terms of training but a few things need to be considered about the RAF Regt.

1. They ARE very well trained indeed to perform a wider variety of tasks than the average infantry soldier.
again big claim, no evidence and quickly contradicted by a quick scan of who actually does what on deployment

2. Their training is not utilised in the real world, so in effect they are a blunt weapon that really does have enormous capability.
3.The fact that a mere RAF unit could be better than any in the army hurts, and hurts bad, hence the hate on here.
nothing to do with the big timing 'big three' bollo then?
4. Im ex Regt and would not consider us to be elite, but would put 2 sqn up there and do think we are better than most army units. No offence but ive seen some really gash, i mean REALLY gash.
none taken. so have i, including the 'elite' 2 sqn.
5. Its ridiculous to suggest that highly trained men would not perform well under stress, we are all paid to deliver and all of us do, all of us.
well done, have a biscuit
So, go , join the RAF Regt, you are allowed to think for yourself, allowed to contribute and allowed to enjoy the life, but when the whistle blows, be prepared to do your job!
I encountered RAFR twice during my service and was seriously underwhelmed. since then I've encountered some ex rocks in private sector work who were excellent and I've assumed I was just unlucky first time round. Seriously though, coming on here with this innacurately researched, evidence-free 'no offence but we're better than you' cack isn't going to improve anyone's opinion of you.
 
#16
retrorock said:
Its harder than many would like to admit.
Regular infantry training at 24 weeks aside from the guards who then go onto their specific public duties paraphernalia. Raf Regiment regular gunner training is now 29 weeks and only a couple less than the Royal Marines. the guards require additional training to get them ready for Public duties but then again, RAF REGT go on to train in public duties with QCS AFTER the initial 29 weeks. 2 sqn, the parachute squadron also goes on to do their additional training also taking them well over the 29 weeks.
All told, depite the cynical views of the Regt on here, the training is simply more arduous than that of the regular army but less arduous than the Paras (unless you go on to 2 Sqn then it is definately comparable).
The Royal Marines are still way out front in terms of training but a few things need to be considered about the RAF Regt.

1. They ARE very well trained indeed to perform a wider variety of tasks than the average infantry soldier.
2. Their training is not utilised in the real world, so in effect they are a blunt weapon that really does have enormous capability.
3.The fact that a mere RAF unit could be better than any in the army hurts, and hurts bad, hence the hate on here.
4. Im ex Regt and would not consider us to be elite, but would put 2 sqn up there and do think we are better than most army units. No offence but ive seen some really gash, i mean REALLY gash.
5. Its ridiculous to suggest that highly trained men would not perform well under stress, we are all paid to deliver and all of us do, all of us.

So, go , join the RAF Regt, you are allowed to think for yourself, allowed to contribute and allowed to enjoy the life, but when the whistle blows, be prepared to do your job!
I'm assuming you are now a crack addict? The only phrase that I could agree with is, "...they are a blunt weapon...". RAF Regt guard airfields and pick up FOD, get over it.
 
#17
The reason why Rockape training is longer is because they take longer to learn really basic stuff.

Length of training does not equate to quality or allyness. Yet again, some in the rocks love to big 'em selves up next to proper soldiers and Commandos. :roll:

Roll on the next Rock/RAFP slagging thread...........
 
#18
It was bound to happen, it's just like pulling the pin on a phosphorous grenade in the back of a rover and saying "Honest, it WON'T go off", all because one bloke, right at the top of the thread doesn't know the difference between the RAF and the Army......

Hicks, well that's you passed the PROAC course....navigation isn't just with maps you know......

Never ever, even if he is potential, let an officer, cadet or otherwise, pick a Fcuking map up and for god's sake don't let him find his own way through t'interweb........
 
#19
erm u only have to meet the required standards for the RAF fitness test. Furthermore to this the PROAC course is not a selection process in itself and althought a report will be written nobody really pays attention to it. its all about what happens at cranwell. if u want to be a regiment gunner then its a whole different ball game
 

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