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RE bomb disposal?

hey guys, well ive gone through the selection process got my job as a sparks in the RE start training february i just want to know after completion of phase 2 training how long realistically would i have to wait to volunteer for bomb disposal and get put on a course. cheers
As far as I know there's no rank bar for volunteers, although I suspect as a Sapper it'll be just another posting. If you put your preferences in, express a strong interest in EOD then theres a good chance you'll come here. What the last poster was talking about was the defence EOD operators course - open to all arms now, you have to be a sub-cpl selected for promotion to be considered.
hope that helps. GOS


Put in a posting preference to 33 or 101 EOD regiments, which will start you on the RE EOD/Search ladder. In due course you will then be able to go for Defence EOD operator training, but this will be a few years down stream for you.

A number of other RE squadrons have re-roled into Search (which works closely with EOD). You best bet to get into this role outside 33/101 is to go for 36 Regt.

youre right and i think i would rather get a trade as a sparks rather than storing ammo.
We don't store ammo. In unit's that's what the ammo storeman is for. In depots it's the RLC supplier. Ammo Techs just shout at the storeman or supplier when they contravene regulations.

If you want to be a Sgt in 4 years, and think you can pass selection, join as an ammo tech. If you want a good variety of hard work, hard play and hard drinking yet don't mind drinking another mans piss, join the RE and forever be known as a wedge head ;-)

I'm off now - Elvis has left the building.
No spaces left to eventually be employed to poke bombs. What the feck is the world coming to?

Next there will be a 5 year waiting list to be a Shark Dentist and an African plain feline nail technician.
Hmm, recruiters usually seem to be spot on, but we are still undermanned, especially at SNCO level.
This because in 5 years we'll be out of a job.

Afgan will be no more.
We all know that there is nothing but peace in NI!!
And the Defence EOD Op will be doing all the MACP jobs

The Wedge have been playin a long game for some time now and have won!

Edited for bad enland!!
If we end up in the wedge can I wear my cap badge 2inches above my left eye or does it have to be half way round my head?
It's passed the point of the Wedge taking the AT trade. They have just outflanked us. They'll take over all of EOD and let the AT trade just die out!

We've been sold down the river so far that we are now in mid ocean!

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