I've just got my dates for going off on PQO Alpha Phase 1 at Strenshall in March. I know Strensahll is a RAMC place, so what arcane knowledge should I aquire as a Padre? Any "top tips" from those who have already done this course?

I'm trying to find out what the upper age limit is for PQO, have you any idea?

I'm keen to get back into the TA via a specialist unit, but it seems I may be too old even for that.

Can't help you on the content of the course, but the Camp was OK when I went there in the eighties for my pre-RMAS course. I suspect it's been re-furbished since then though :thumright:

Edited to add, nice one Polar, and yes I think it's Strensall
Strensall, Strenshall, Strensheeel - what do I know, I'm only a Padre!

4th of Foot - my commission came through last August when I was 43 and 3/4, so I'll be doing Strens... whatever it is and Sandhurst as a 44 year old. I really think it seems to depend on your speciality... though I'm really no expert on this.

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