Regulars serving as AIs ?

#1
Im a serving soldier who is interested in becoming an AI in the ACF, is this normally done ?

I've filled out a form on the website asking for an information pack.

Im a Skill at arms instructor, with SA(B)90, SA(E)90 and SA(H)90, i know most wont be of use.
If im accepted will they transfer across, or will i need to do more courese?

Any help greatly accepted.
 
#4
Mate all your quals would be ticked off as current by the regular TSA or Cadet training team no dramas.
As far as I know there is no issue surrounding you doing it either best to get in touch with the CEO at your local county HQ and he will be able to square you away with all the info required.
 

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#5
Won't kiddie fiddling get in the way of being a prolific rapist.
 
#6
static-line-pimp said:
Mate all your quals would be ticked off as current by the regular TSA or Cadet training team no dramas.
As far as I know there is no issue surrounding you doing it either best to get in touch with the CEO at your local county HQ and he will be able to square you away with all the info required.
Thanks static-line-pimp

atleast not every one on here is a retard, bite accepted
 
#7
never stopped me....................
Found the additional "SWEETS BAG ALL ARMS CADET FORCES"
quite a bonus as a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from the Ent tool in the other hand ........................

sorry mate still a retard but am quite happy enough in my trousers to mock myself....................
 
#8
Remember that you could also help in a CCF as well as, or instead of, an ACF unit. CCFs generally parade in an afternoon rather than in the evening so this may be a problem, but they have overnight and weekend exercises and, just like ACFs, are always looking for extra staff.
 
#9
I'd reccomend getting yourself a disclosure certificate (CRB) sorted out as soon as possible. Assuming that all goes well for you, you will be working with minors, and it's a good idea to have that as an umbrella these days.
 
#10
You have to by law have CRB clearance before being allowed to be on your own with the little darlings. The County headquarters you apply to will (or should) sort out all the admin thats required including CRB, quals, etc etc. Might be worth while just running it by your OC/CO as a courtesy thing so they dont throw a hissy fit when they see you surrounded by little people in CS95.
As an ex reg, now an AI I would recomment the ACF over the CCF any day (but then maybe im biased just a little)
 
#11
I help on an informal basis with my old CCF, and as such I don't have any experience of the forms you have to fill in. I can tell you that if you put the effort in it can be a very rewarding activity; you will probably never find anyone who takes it more seriously than cadets.

Depending on your job and how busy you are, your unit may be sympathetic with you in the same way they would be with those who play sport. If you are senior and important, the cadets may be very glad to have you; I'm told last summer at Wathgill 1 YORKS' RSO pitched up with a load of radios, 354s and PRRs, for the cadets to have a go with; there was even a weapons stand with GPMGs, LMGs, Javelin, 81mm mortar etc.

Don't let the kiddy-fiddling jokes put you off; go for it.
 
#13
I don't think you can sign on as a CFAV as the proper army already employs you 365 days a year. You'll need your CO to sanction your Werthers distribution activities to the CEO or equivalent of the corps of munchkins who will have to submit a CRB application for you as well. I don't see why you couldn't hold local rank or attend cadet courses to enhance your kiddy fiddling Walt experience if needs be.
 
#15
You can always help out on annual camp as well Black Hand. All you need is permission from your Boss and a nod from the cadet Boss, you fill out a form ( i think) and Bob's your mothers brother. Myself and Static Line Pimp are ex-regular and are now ACF Officers, but we like input and assistance from serving members, as do the cadets.
 
#16
The general consensus seems to be that as a serving soldier i cant be an AI, but if my CO okays it i can assist. Am i reading that right ?
I have worked with a youth group before as an AI, the Wessex Ranger Brigade. They are a youth orginisation based around Basingstoke. My CO was well aware and even included it in my CR, no mention of not being able to Instruct or work with minors, infact he and my OC were very kean.
I think i may need to ring the Area CEO for more info, or if anyone can help im in the Ripon area. (probably done my opsec the world of good there)

Any help would be welcome.
 
#17
As long as your cadet life does not interfere with your regular army life then there is no reason why you cant join. Obviously you will not get paid for any training days you do as the MOD is then paying you twice (and we all know they begrudge paying you once!!!)

Other than that.....get in there!!!

One of the biggest plus sides is when ex cadets who have then joined up come back to visit and you see how they have improved and matured, especially when they say that cadets was such a big help to them.
 
#18
getting paid isnt an issue, as i get paid 365 24/7 as it is.
I would love to be able to help out and do something worth while, i know i sound strange, but i enjoyed working with thew Wessex Ranger Brigade, it was very rewarding at times, and damn right annoying at other's, but thats part and parcel of working with kids.
I dont think work would have any serious drama's with it, WFM is great !
 
#19
Ripon is Yorkshire N&W Territory - Their County HQ is at Strensall it'll be on York Mil phone exchange. Give 'em a call during work hours and ask to speak to the CEO.
 
#20
Have a chat with the OC of your local Cadet Training Team.


9 Cadet Training Team

Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Strensall. YORK YO32 5SW.

Telephone: 01904 442887

Fax: 01904 442822

Email: 9.ctt@btconnect.com

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