RLC seaman/marine engineer questions

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by siggy, Dec 6, 2006.

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  1. Anyone in the r.l.c T.A as a seaman or marine engineer, if so what are these trades like? my application is being processed and seems to be taking an eternity, is this the norm? what is involved in the trade training what adventure training happens? how often should i expect to be compulsory mobilized? how long will i have to spend away on such a
    tour? any opinions appreciated. cheers..
  2. I think Seaman / marine eng - Stoker is the Royal Navy
  3. No - they are RLC trades - I didn't know they had a TA part though. Try posting your question on the RLC part of the Forum.
  4. Why don't you join the Royal Naval Reserve??
  5. ok i will try the rlc forums. seaman/marine engineers are specialist trades of the rlc at grantham. cheers guys.
  6. We have been doing our TAFS at Grantham with the RLC and to be honest i don't remember them mentioning those trades, but as I'm Royal Engineers i wasn't taking much notice of all that stuff!
  7. excuse my lack of knwledge, but what is TAFS, im new to the army thing as well as these forums.
  8. TAFS (Territorial Army Foundation Scheme) training weekends cover the following training objectives as set out in the Common Military Syllabus (CMS (R) TA):

    Physical Training
    Military Education
    Military law
  9. basic military training? is this where all specialists do there basic training?
  10. Phase 1 (recruit) & Phase 3 (Career) training for the TA, primarily RLC.

    By the way, I think 165 Port Regiment RLC(V) is the Unit that you are on about.
  11. Yes, Matelot, sounds more like the RNR
  12. If you are interesting in 165 and join as a specialist, I heard a rumour that 165 was becoming an Independent unit
  13. welly head.. yeah i heard that too, but when i phoned the rlc they said that they had heard no such rumours. Where did you hear this?
  14. Elm. of 266 Port Support Sqn (i.e. Princess Beatrice's Isle of Wight Rifles) are still independent last I checked, having been kicked out of the infantry in Rebalancing (spit).

    266 may become an independent sub-unit within 165.