RLC Driver

#1
I’m looking at transferring to the RLC as a driver, can anybody shed any light on day to day routine?
Obviously I get this will vary depending where or who you’re attached to.
I don’t need dissuading or anything, just an rough up to date picture of what I can expect.
 
#2
I’m looking at transferring to the RLC as a driver, can anybody shed any light on day to day routine?
Obviously I get this will vary depending where or who you’re attached to.
I don’t need dissuading or anything, just an rough up to date picture of what I can expect.
It's a very varied and interesting role for a start and a stepping stone for anyone wanting worldwide acclaim for serving with an elite regiment.

You could be taxi-ing essential supplies or important personnel around and no 2 days are the same.

You'll get to ferry food, water, ammunition, petrol and other supplies around, well rewarding, start early finish late and reap job satisfaction your a cog in a big machine.

Just about as exciting as stagging on.
 
#3
I’m looking at transferring to the RLC as a driver, can anybody shed any light on day to day routine?
Obviously I get this will vary depending where or who you’re attached to.
I don’t need dissuading or anything, just an rough up to date picture of what I can expect.
You expectations seem to high, you really need to lower your sights and thicken your skin.
 
#6
It's a very varied and interesting role for a start and a stepping stone for anyone wanting worldwide acclaim for serving with an elite regiment.

You could be taxi-ing essential supplies or important personnel around and no 2 days are the same.

You'll get to ferry food, water, ammunition, petrol and other supplies around, well rewarding, start early finish late and reap job satisfaction your a cog in a big machine.

Just about as exciting as stagging on.
Well, that was exactly the response I was expecting :rolleyes:
 
#8
Well what did you ask for? What did you think they did?
Daily routine (as mentioned, it varies clearly), ROTA (do they work off one), Is it as bone as being where I am now, turning up to work to stand around the company offices hours on end?
Much time spent driving or mostly spent in the garages maintaining vehicles?
This question is primarily aimed at people in the RLC
 
#9
Well what did you ask for? What did you think they did?
Is it till the case where some RLC units are considered "working" and some considered to be "support" units ? Because if that is still how it works you are far better off to be in a unit that actually has a job to do.
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#10
Daily routine (as mentioned, it varies clearly), ROTA (do they work off one), Is it as bone as being where I am now, turning up to work to stand around the company offices hours on end?
Much time spent driving or mostly spent in the garages maintaining vehicles?
This question is primarily aimed at people in the RLC
It appears to be fairly ****. Lots of signing off. Your time will be consumed doing **** all except checks for the sake of checks and exercises that seem to consist of anything but driving.

As you get further up the food chain you can enforce mandatory training for all sorts of vehicles including a "car" so people can have it on their FMT, when they get posted out, you can (and will) lose their DTR and so they will have to prove they can drive a "car" at their next unit as well.
 
#11
It appears to be fairly ****. Lots of signing off. Your time will be consumed doing **** all except checks for the sake of checks and exercises that seem to consist of anything but driving.

As you get further up the food chain you can enforce mandatory training for all sorts of vehicles including a "car" so people can have it on their FMT, when they get posted out, you can (and will) lose their DTR and so they will have to prove they can drive a "car" at their next unit as well.
Excellent post to someone actually looking to better themselves. Well done you !!
 
#14
Excellent post to someone actually looking to better themselves. Well done you !!
Better themselves? By being a driver? He'd have more luck being the McDonalds toilet cleaner.
 
#15
Better themselves? By being a driver? He'd have more luck being the McDonalds toilet cleaner.
Joined when I was 18, went straight into the infantry with naff all and still have naff all at 26. The job that I have quals in simply have no vacancies and seems that they aren’t recruiting for the foreseeable future (RAVC dog handler).
Getting my licenses and actually doing something productive with my time seems a lot better than spending the whole day at the company offices and walking around the barracks all day like a sheep.
 
#16
Joined when I was 18, went straight into the infantry with naff all and still have naff all at 26. The job that I have quals in simply have no vacancies and seems that they aren’t recruiting for the foreseeable future (RAVC dog handler).
Getting my licenses and actually doing something productive with my time seems a lot better than spending the whole day at the company offices and walking around the barracks all day like a sheep.
My bold, you're going to be sorely disappointed.
 
#17
My bold, you're going to be sorely disappointed.
Well this was the information I was trying to find out, I've got no dramas sitting behind a wheel all day. Maybe dull for some people but others may enjoy the alone time lol.
Pretty much sounds like the rest of the Army at the moment, maybe looking at a different service was be a good idea.
 
#18
Well this was the information I was trying to find out, I've got no dramas sitting behind a wheel all day. Maybe dull for some people but others may enjoy the alone time lol.
Pretty much sounds like the rest of the Army at the moment, maybe looking at a different service was be a good idea.
My bold, you're going to be sorely disappointed.
 
#19
Joined when I was 18, went straight into the infantry with naff all and still have naff all at 26. The job that I have quals in simply have no vacancies and seems that they aren’t recruiting for the foreseeable future (RAVC dog handler).
Getting my licenses and actually doing something productive with my time seems a lot better than spending the whole day at the company offices and walking around the barracks all day like a sheep.
Look at Ammo Tech, then go backwards from there. Your infantry background will serve you well and progression is quick.
 
#20
Well this was the information I was trying to find out, I've got no dramas sitting behind a wheel all day. Maybe dull for some people but others may enjoy the alone time lol.
Pretty much sounds like the rest of the Army at the moment, maybe looking at a different service was be a good idea.
Get to the Truck Porn thread.

You know you want to.

I am ex Tank Transporter. Sadly a lot less than there used to be but we had lots of ex Inf folks for exactly the reasons that you suggest.

Notwithstanding the shite posted thus far it is just like any other trade. there is stuff you need to know, stuff you need to be able to do and as many chances to self-improve as any other.

And like any other arm or service if you are good, you will do well.

Go for it, and if any tosser along the way tries to talk you out of it, feck 'em. They are just envious.
 
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