Revised Rules for Regular Transfer into the Royal Engineers

chimera

LE
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The guidance/rules on Regular transfers into the Royal Engineers have recently been made significantly more flexible, particularly for JNCO/SNCOs with a skill that can be easily moved into a Military Engineer trade e.g. Fitter, Driver, Comms Specialist, Logistic Specialist, EOD&S without the immediate need for Combat Engineer training. These rules are relevant for all three Services.

See the notes below, or contact your RCMO or Service equivalent.
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chimera

LE
Moderator
Clutching at straws aren't they?

Hardly. Seems pretty sensible to me, and this is supposed to be a serious Forum.

The Royal Engineers has always been a "net importer" of transfees from other Arms and Services, but the dual Combat/Artisan trade has often been a constraint, particularly for more experienced Service personnel, who perhaps, understandably, would not have been that keen on going through a Phase 2a Combat Engineer course.
 
Hardly. Seems pretty sensible to me, and this is supposed to be a serious Forum.

The Royal Engineers has always been a "net importer" of transfees from other Arms and Services, but the dual Combat/Artisan trade has often been a constraint, particularly for more experienced Service personnel, who perhaps, understandably, would not have been that keen on going through a Phase 2a Combat Engineer course.
My point being, they are trying to pull from an ever decreasing pool of disillusioned soldiers and all so you can spend 9 months on top of a mountain in the Falklands.
 
My point being, they are trying to pull from an ever decreasing pool of disillusioned soldiers and all so you can spend 9 months on top of a mountain in the Falklands.
Tell me more, please
 
Accommodation rebuild on the mountain sites. Didn't go out to contract, RE got it.

You say that like it's a bad thing ?!

Chippys, brickys, Sparks, Draughtsmen, Eng. Surveyors, POMs, Clerk of Works get to use their Trade skills for real.

Take along a fishing rod and you have 9 months of some of the finest Trout and Salmon fishing in the world.
Civvies pay a fortune for some of that !
 

NemoIII

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The guidance/rules on Regular transfers into the Royal Engineers have recently been made significantly more flexible, particularly for JNCO/SNCOs with a skill that can be easily moved into a Military Engineer trade e.g. Fitter, Driver, Comms Specialist, Logistic Specialist, EOD&S without the immediate need for Combat Engineer training. These rules are relevant for all three Services.

See the notes below, or contact your RCMO or Service equivalent. View attachment 387142

Wonder how easy it will be realistically. The REME is about 12-18 months to transfer.

Why cant they make the whole process alot quicker (mainly glascow) and it may retain more people. Good on the RE for trying but I bet it'll still be a nightmare for personnel to transfer.
 
You say that like it's a bad thing ?!

Chippys, brickys, Sparks, Draughtsmen, Eng. Surveyors, POMs, Clerk of Works get to use their Trade skills for real.

Take along a fishing rod and you have 9 months of some of the finest Trout and Salmon fishing in the world.
Civvies pay a fortune for some of that !
You try telling your wife that.
 
You try telling your wife that.

Very fair point.
I however was picked for a 12 month Project as Eng Surveyor because I was the only single one in the Unit .

As this Project is primarily trade based, not Ops ,requiring Sqn / Regt structure and organisation, it could be staffed by volunteers on detachment. Where necessary, pads could do a half tour.

I hear there are women in the Army nowadays, and I'm pretty sure FI has a small brewery as well.

Where can I sign up ?
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Very fair point.
I however was picked for a 12 month Project as Eng Surveyor because I was the only single one in the Unit .

As this Project is primarily trade based, not Ops ,requiring Sqn / Regt structure and organisation, it could be staffed by volunteers on detachment. Where necessary, pads could do a half tour.

I hear there are women in the Army nowadays, and I'm pretty sure FI has a small brewery as well.

Where can I sign up ?
.
If you want to sign up for ANEMOI I’m sure that they’ll welcome you with open arms, there’s plenty of vacancies...for a reason.
 
Am I right in thinking the above info only affects Cpl and above ?
As in a Lcpl transferring in will first go to Minley like everyone else , does his phase 2(a) combat engineering training there and then onto 2(b) trade training and then gets to unit ?

Any idea of average length of time for a transfer in ?
 

chimera

LE
Moderator
You are correct - LCpl and below will do the full Phase 2a Cbt Engr Cse, followed by Phase 2b artisan training. You need to speak to your RCMO.
 
Hardly. Seems pretty sensible to me, and this is supposed to be a serious Forum.

The Royal Engineers has always been a "net importer" of transfees from other Arms and Services, but the dual Combat/Artisan trade has often been a constraint, particularly for more experienced Service personnel, who perhaps, understandably, would not have been that keen on going through a Phase 2a Combat Engineer course.
If a phase 2a combat engineer course (of which I have no ******* idea about) isn't essential why bother with it?
 

chimera

LE
Moderator
If a phase 2a combat engineer course (of which I have no ******* idea about) isn't essential why bother with it?

Because Sappers are dual trade, but at more senior ranks will tend focus on one or the other. So someone with a technical trade could transfer and be initially employed only in technical trade PiDs.
 
Because Sappers are dual trade, but at more senior ranks will tend focus on one or the other. So someone with a technical trade could transfer and be initially employed only in technical trade PiDs.
When you say "initially" do you mean that they wont always.
I've always thought these type of ideas either lead to people being improperly trained or point out the waste of time some of the training is.
 

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