transfering out of the army

sharkie

Old-Salt
i am considering transfering from the army (rlc) to the raf as aircrew
does any one have any information as to the procedures and what the systems in place are?

please no spam serious replies only

thanks
 

sharkie

Old-Salt
i hadnt thought about changing to air corp, how do i go about finding out more info about door gunner
 

cowswithguns

Clanker
Process to transfer is simple. Speak to you local AFCO and they will start the ball rolling for you. If successful in your application you will then be called forward for an initial suitability interview at RAF Cranwell. Be warned it's quite a long drawn out process so if you're serious about it you need to be patient and competition for places is high. Details can be found on the RAF website.
 

MALDROP

Clanker
I'm just going through the process with one of my lads who wants to go RAF too (not aircrew mind).

We filled out an Army Form B241, which seems very much for internal Army transfers but is apprently the correct one. It has been faxed to George Weatherstone at RLC MCM Div (phone x3767, fax x 2915) and he takes it forward from there.

I spoke to the RAF Careers helpline and they pointed me in the direction of the B241 form, but also suggested an interview with themselves.

It doesn't seem to be very clear or joined up, which is not really a surprise. Good luck with the transfer, hope it all works out for you.
 

happyhammer

War Hero
I transfered within the army. started the process in Oct and it was completed by Feb. There is a DCI kicking around somewhere and unless you have been formally warned for Operations it should take around 3 months. dont quote me on this but mine went very smoothly.
 

young_lofty

War Hero
The process is detailed in Queens Regs, I actually saw it today whilst looking for something else.

Transfers to other services.
A regular soldier will not normally be permitted to transfer to the RN, RM or RAF but, subject to the overriding manning situation at the time, he may apply to join either in the ranks or as an officer. Each case will be considered on its merits, particularly if an applicant has strong family associations with that Service.

The rest of it basically says that you go through MCM by submitting AFB241 via your RCMO, then wait. If it is approved, you you are then enlisted into the new service, and the army will discharge you from the date immediately preceeding the enlistment date. Seems you can only pull this off with a minimum of 4 years in.

To get the proper detail, check Queens Regs 9-246 to 9-249, and speak to your RCMO.

Edited- Just realised I was beaten to the mark by Maldrop.
 

PlasticMatron

Old-Salt
You should submit an AF B241 (with copies of last 3 CRs/Appraisals, JPA Conduct Sheets, and Personal Position Profile Report) through your RCWO to MS Sldrs CSS, MP210, APC. Because you're looking at another Service as opposed to an internal transfer within the Army you only have to have Sections 1-3 of the AF B241 completed (with Section 3 being signed off by your CO). MS Sldrs then run with the Application - not RLC MCM. Good luck....but make sure you do your homework on the Crabs first :D
 

happyhammer

War Hero
Probably are but you know what i mean :D
 

sharkie

Old-Salt
thanks for the info i have done some research and as i am slightly colour blind (cp4) i am not allowed to be considered for aircrew. so i am thinking raf police.
as i am currently based in an raf squadron in raf odiham i dont have an rcmo or access to army forms. help!?
also the nearst afco ( i asume the new name for raf carrer office) is either london or plymouth! both about an hour away
 
sharkie said:
thanks for the info i have done some research and as i am slightly colour blind (cp4) i am not allowed to be considered for aircrew. so i am thinking raf police.
as i am currently based in an raf squadron in raf odiham i dont have an rcmo or access to army forms. help!?
also the nearst afco ( i asume the new name for raf carrer office) is either london or plymouth! both about an hour away
You really want to join those tossers? There are a lot of trades available if you really want to join the RAF, what are you doing workwise in the RLC? You may have some skills that you could transfer.
 

Weluvtheraf

Old-Salt
Why the fvck are you transfferring to the gay crabfat loosas for fvcks sake?!?!?! They are just poofs and you will be draged down by them to their homo level. If you are really unhappy with the RLc, then why not come to the inf and be a giant among men?
 

ASKINQs

Clanker
Am transfering myself from the RLC, still within the Army though.

The paperwork is simple and MCM have to action within 28 days from your signature.
Have to say MCM have been brilliant throughout the whole process so far.
 

sharkie

Old-Salt
CharlieRomeoAlphaBravo said:
sharkie said:
thanks for the info i have done some research and as i am slightly colour blind (cp4) i am not allowed to be considered for aircrew. so i am thinking raf police.
as i am currently based in an raf squadron in raf odiham i dont have an rcmo or access to army forms. help!?
also the nearst afco ( i asume the new name for raf carrer office) is either london or plymouth! both about an hour away
You really want to join those tossers? There are a lot of trades available if you really want to join the RAF, what are you doing workwise in the RLC? You may have some skills that you could transfer.

i am a dvr/rad op in the rlc, am currently the glo's driver.
 

Joe_Squad

Old-Salt
Cynical mode on ---- I wonder if Wills had to submit all that paperwork and his case was judged on its 'merits'.................. ---- Cynical mode off. :p
 

ivrytwr3

Clanker
You really want to join those tossers? There are a lot of trades available if you really want to join the RAF, what are you doing workwise in the RLC? You may have some skills that you could transfer.
I'm ex-RCT then RLC, now RAF Police and have been for 12 years. Best move i ever made. I made sub-Cpl in 3 years (unheard of in the RAFP!) and put this down to my Army background/training

Also don't listen to the war stories, we don't do gates and we are on the higher pay band.

Any questions, please let me know. Good luck.
 

jameson

Clanker
Don't do gates, you've obviously never been to RAF Aldergrove. That seems to be all they do there.
 
Sharks I think you should transfer out of he Army as you are quite clearly a cokcsucker, there are many more in the raf so you should feel at home.
 

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