What happened to commissioning then Uni?

Morning,
I did not know where else to put this, so apologies if it is in the wrong place. After reading a few books by a few former CGS', I noticed how a lot of them and their fellow officers commissioned and then went to uni, so they'd join their units during term breaks and eventually join them permanently post university. In fact General Sir Ricahrd Dannat completed a few tours on op banner during his What on earth happened to this, it seems it just disappered. Just curious to know. any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
O

Edit: basically what happened to in service degrees
 
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Morning,
I did not know where else to put this, so apologies if it is in the wrong place After reading a few books by a few forcer CGS', I noticed how a lot of them and their fellow officers commissioned and then went to uni, so they'd join their units during term breaks and eventually join them permanently post university. In fact General Sir Ricahrd Dannat completed a few tours on op banner during his What on earth happened to this, it seems it just disappered. Just curious to know. any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
O
Is English your first language?
 
Morning,
I did not know where else to put this, so apologies if it is in the wrong place. After reading a few books by a few former CGS', I noticed how a lot of them and their fellow officers commissioned and then went to uni, so they'd join their units during term breaks and eventually join them permanently post university. In fact General Sir Ricahrd Dannat completed a few tours on op banner during his What on earth happened to this, it seems it just disappered. Just curious to know. any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
O

Edit: basically what happened to in service degrees
One of my old troop commanders is serving and is at university at the moment . Apparently he is one of the few that has money, he says its a right hassle beating the girls of with a shitty stick.

The jammy twat.
 
One of my old troop commanders is serving and is at university at the moment . Apparently he is one of the few that has money, he says its a right hassle beating the girls of with a shitty stick.

The jammy twat.
is he in a specialist corps?
 
One of my old troop commanders is serving and is at university at the moment . Apparently he is one of the few that has money, he says its a right hassle beating the girls of with a shitty stick.

The jammy twat.
The RAOC used to send 3 officers to UMIST every year to start a 3 year business related degree - so there were always 3 kicking around in each of the 3 years. They were on full pay, most were Captains, and they received a rent allowance to fund their own accomodation and then craftily shared a house so they could tuck the money away. My boss went on promotion to Captain, did really well, served the 5 or 6 years he owed the army for funding his education and then buggered off to finally reach a senior position in industry.......army lost out big time.

I bought a house just outside Swindon and two doors down from me was a young plank Captain who was doing a degree at Shrivenham. Nice chap, typical Officer though used to take his 2 King Charles Spaniels for a walk wearing civvy's and his British Warm officers overcoat - a dicker would have pinged him at a thousand yards.

My Captain at Deepcut, had done a degree at Shrivenham when he was a Lt./Capt., chemistry I think, he finished there came to Deepcut for a couple of years and then went on to be an ATO. Being master of the hounds at Sandhurst did not hurt his promotion chances.

@stacker1 , go and register for a course - you're out now aren't you? I was still fighting off 20 somethings when I was late 30's early 40's at uni. Squaddies do very well in the uni environment.
 
I went to uni in my late 30s after leaving tbe army and took over the chair of a student committee from a serving mature student who was in his mid 20s. Our degree programme also overlapped and I later found out that he had retired as a Maj Gen.
 
Because it cost too much.

Then we realised we couldnt recruit enough STEM Officers, so we've started the scheme again.
 
I went to uni in my late 30s after leaving tbe army and took over the chair of a student committee from a serving mature student who was in his mid 20s. Our degree programme also overlapped and I later found out that he had retired as a Maj Gen.
I met lots of former Cpl's and Sgt's, lots of ex-Sig's doing IT/IS and electronics courses. We had a table in the corner of the refrectory that was named "The Sgts Mess". I only met one former officer, donkey walloper, and that was on a law Dipl, his intent being to become a barrister.
 

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