driving phase: Damn I wish I could get onto that! but again I'm too late and have missed out!
I did however think that Army would have taught me to drive, I don't mean for road use but to drive Army stuff, Land Rovers, Honda bikes and what not..
I'm considering using my "not sure if this is true" but the bonus you get for each year! anyway I was going to spend my bonus on the driving lessions thing
Only people who were supposed to be getting two weeks driving were OAAS. just spoke to a reliable source who informs me it is still due to go ahead, although they are strugling for instructors. May be reduced to those who need to have licence as part of class 3 training.
well regardless of whether it is one week or two, if it has ineed been cancelled there are plenty of other things that can be done, those from your cap badge could use the time getting useful combat engineer modules in the bag which is more likely to increase there employability in the unit than a driving licence I would imagine.
Would also leave the aquisition of licence as an incentive to stay in until next summer and a useful filter to mag to grid those who have thought of this scheme as a chance to get some pay and a driving licence and then eff off laughing all the way to freshers fair with 150 brown beer tokens in the back pocket!
great scheme for those who are genuinely interested in the TA and still worth carying the spongers if there are any.
Last year my unit had 8 pax on the 51 Highland, summer initiative. Out of the 8, 2 were already participating in recruit trg, both since left. 3 sacked it. 3 passed. Out of the passes, 1 went regular and there are 2 still in unit.
There is always a high proportion on wastage on these events. The nature of the advertising, means that you cannot hold normal selection weekends. It is advertised as more of a Summer of Fun and excitment. .
I think that i can definently tell you all that you have been misinformed. Driver Training is very much going to happen. The original problem was finding a contractor that was prepared to conduct 5 weeks training in Scotland, i beleive that this has now been sorted. Unless you are better informed then me, which i doubt, can you please pass the word around that Driver Training will be delivered.