Only 39 can give you the definitive. Phone them.allyleventhal said:im joining 39th signal regiment, which is it/comms but they told me they do REME aswell, if i joined as an engineer would all roles be open to me? or would they be limited?
i take it your a recovery mechanic? could you tell me a bit what thats like as i have no experience and was thinking of vehicle mechanic, but i know the 39ths have recovery mechanics vacanciesOldSnowy said:REME - most likely a variety - Vehicle Mechanic, Recovery Mechanic, possibly Armourer/Gun Fitter, and Technical Storeman.
If you have any vehicle engineering experience, then go for that; otherwise, by far the most fun is Recovery Mechanic!
Oh, do only armourer, storekeeper, recovery mechanic and vehicle mechanic/engineer fall under the REME category? Cos ive been looking through the TA guide book and aircraft tech seemed quite appealing?FFBox said:Most sub units, i.e. company/Sqn size, have a small fitter (LAD) REME section, who do most of the repairs to vehicles & eqpt.
Engineers on the other hand have vrious roles/trades, from brickies to Airfield repair, it's best to find out what role the local sappers have & if it would suit your expectations.
REME are whole different kettle of fish to Engineers.
REME have a large number of trades, but only a few may be available at your local unit. If you are planning to join a REME detachment which is part of a Signals unit, odds are that they won't have a vacancy for an Aircraft Tech. Indeed they probably won't have that many vacancies for Armourer. Generally speaking, units don't train soldiers in trades that they won't be used in at the unit, however it may be possible to dual trade (i.e. get a secondary trade) once you've already been trade trained in whatever your primary role is.allyleventhal said:Oh, do only armourer, storekeeper, recovery mechanic and vehicle mechanic/engineer fall under the REME category? Cos ive been looking through the TA guide book and aircraft tech seemed quite appealing?