Which trades (once qualified in) would allow you to do the All-Arms-Commando-Course?

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Okay but your companies regiment has to APPROVE your request to do the course itself, they won't be easily drawn into risking their rep, right?

Also each regiment must have a limited amount of people they can put forward toward doing the course...

Role Finder - British Army Website

^^Would this be a favorable trade - Considering its combat orientated?

Also where is this 8-10 week all arms commando course taken? Lympstone or North Devon where the 24th Army Commando Regt is based?
 
#6
Very poor wind up.

Must try harder.
 
#7
Here's what I found looking on the PRMC forum site...

The main Units involved in supporting 3 Commando Brigade are the Royal Artillery and the Royal Engineers. 29 Commando RA is based at the Citadel in Plymouth and 24 Commando RE is based at RMB Chivenor.

As they are designated Commando Units most of the soldiers have undertaken the AACC and can wear their Green Lid, as well as Army Commando shoulder flashes and the Commando Dagger on their sleeve. They do have some crap hats in the units who are waiting for their course, but they're in the minority.

There are other attached ranks to Brigade, such as Naval Medics, Naval Schoolies, REME ranks and also the Unit Chaplains, or sky pilots as they are commonly known.
 
#10
What's with all this silly talk?

Lets keep posts relevant to the topic?

I'm asking for help...

Plumbing, as it helps with the water obstacles on the course.
 
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Here's what I found looking on the PRMC forum site...

The main Units involved in supporting 3 Commando Brigade are the Royal Artillery and the Royal Engineers. 29 Commando RA is based at the Citadel in Plymouth and 24 Commando RE is based at RMB Chivenor.

As they are designated Commando Units most of the soldiers have undertaken the AACC and can wear their Green Lid, as well as Army Commando shoulder flashes and the Commando Dagger on their sleeve. They do have some crap hats in the units who are waiting for their course, but they're in the minority.
I think you'll find that the number of us "hats" at Chivenor is pretty equal due to 24 having to share with Commando Logistic Regiment (made up of RM, RN, RLC, any other number of cap badges that fancies finding themselves in Barnstable) and not all of us are waiting to be on the AACC- I've been drafted there twice now. If your after a green lid, though why not try and get the propper (no offence to the army / navy commando's out there) to go with it? Surely going Commando after joining up is normally an after thought and most people go RM?
 
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I think you'll find that the number of us "hats" at Chivenor is pretty equal due to 24 having to share with Commando Logistic Regiment (made up of RM, RN, RLC, any other number of cap badges that fancies finding themselves in Barnstable) and not all of us are waiting to be on the AACC- I've been drafted there twice now. If your after a green lid, though why not try and get the propper (no offence to the army / navy commando's out there) to go with it? Surely going Commando after joining up is normally an after thought and most people go RM?
Right! So you are saying that the level of Royal Engineers is on par with the level of Royal Logistics who are made up of RN personnel, RLC personnel and even Royal Marine personnel? Interesting.

What trade within the Royal Engineers are you in specifically? You've been drafted where twice? North Devon, Chivenor? (I thought that's where you train there full-time) or do you mean drafted into the AACC @ Lympstone? How long were you in your trade before they drafted you in there if so?
 
#15
Okay but your companies regiment has to APPROVE your request to do the course itself, they won't be easily drawn into risking their rep, right?

Also each regiment must have a limited amount of people they can put forward toward doing the course...

Role Finder - British Army Website

^^Would this be a favorable trade - Considering its combat orientated?

Also where is this 8-10 week all arms commando course taken? Lympstone or North Devon where the 24th Army Commando Regt is based?
caveat: I left in 96, so this may be well out of date.

Anyone can/could apply to 59 (or 9 sqn) to attempt AACC or P-Coy. Trade was immaterial, although a posting into the Sqn after passing the course was not guaranteed unless there was a vacancy for your trade. (I stand to be corrected on that). Probably the same now, though I understand the RE Cdo sqns are not yet full strength, according to MOD website.

It doesn't/didn't matter if you are(were) a complete berk, or superb soldier. In the former, they'd be more than happy to let you go, and hopefully lose a biff. In the later, they would be reluctant to let a good soldier go. In the main, most applications were forwarded in good order, and few people were messed about. But if so...
You could always call 59/9 and explain that your unit was messing you about. They would arrange with REMRO to get you on the course, but god help you if you failed and were RTU'd back to the unit where you had gone beyond peoples backs...

No limits on the number of applicants per unit (there were never many), but the courses are not operated by 59/9, but by the Royal Marines/Dept Para. There were a limited number of places per course, on a first come-first served basis, across the whole of the Army. P-Coy is/was three weeks, AAC 8 weeks, in both cases iirc courses were run pretty much back to back. 9 sqn ran a 2-week long "pre-P Coy" build up.

Hope that helps, it it is still in anyway relevant. If it was a 'wind up'.. :)
 
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No, I'm not- I was saying that the number of "hats" in Chivenor is not a minority. I'm a blanket stacker down there at the moment- I am not nor have I ever planned on being on AACC- I worked hard for my blue beret ;) The only time I have ever been to CTCRM Lympstone was to do the UNICOM course which the Navy doesnt teach.

I do not know what standards the RE are compared to the Marines that are Engineer trained there, to be honest I thought you were more after the Green Beret rather than the trade hence my comment.
 
#17
No, I'm not- I was saying that the number of "hats" in Chivenor is not a minority. I'm a blanket stacker down there at the moment- I am not nor have I ever planned on being on AACC- I worked hard for my blue beret ;) The only time I have ever been to CTCRM Lympstone was to do the UNICOM course which the Navy doesnt teach.

I do not know what standards the RE are compared to the Marines that are Engineer trained there, to be honest I thought you were more after the Green Beret rather than the trade hence my comment.
I am but killing two birds with one stone and everything, as I wanna cover myself for post marines...... a marines career expectancy is on par of a professional footballer / tennis player...

Going the direct route would also be harder as they have now risen the standards..... 13.2 bleep test .. 65 inward tricep presses ... 85 sits and those are directly after the bleep ... there's two 1.5ers ... 1 in 12 minutes and the other in 10 after a 60 second rest... i have been training hard and that but I feel I would be better served overall going via the backdoor route....

The government cuts to the RM's also mean a recruit training date would take 6 months earliest... my mate passed prmc and starts in January .. he passed a month ago lol
 
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I am but killing two birds with one stone and everything, as I wanna cover myself for post marines...... a marines career expectancy is on par of a professional footballer / tennis player...

Going the direct route would also be harder as they have now risen the standards..... 13.2 bleep test .. 65 inward tricep presses ... 85 sits and those are directly after the bleep ... there's two 1.5ers ... 1 in 12 minutes and the other in 10 after a 60 second rest... i have been training hard and that but I feel I would be better served overall going via the backdoor route....

The government cuts to the RM's also mean a recruit training date would take 6 months earliest... my mate passed prmc and starts in January .. he passed a month ago lol
Better than our lot! I passed through Raleigh for the navy in 2 month but that was because I wanted to be a submariner- the rest of my entry (surface fleet and fleet air arm) had been waiting a year an half to 2 years! Not sure what the fitness is for the AACC but it won't be far off.

Some more info for you by the way
All Arms Commando Course - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Good luck and I hope you enjoy pushing the pink wheelbarrow 24 CDO seem so fond off lately!! :nod:
 
#19
Better than our lot! I passed through Raleigh for the navy in 2 month but that was because I wanted to be a submariner- the rest of my entry (surface fleet and fleet air arm) had been waiting a year an half to 2 years! Not sure what the fitness is for the AACC but it won't be far off.

Some more info for you by the way
All Arms Commando Course - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Good luck and I hope you enjoy pushing the pink wheelbarrow 24 CDO seem so fond off lately!! :nod:
Bloody hell. The Navy always takes forever though I've heard.

The careers adviser in my local careers office said the fastest applicant he'd seen was seven months and he'd be at the office for a year almost now. I really hope the look out for Royal Engineers is going to be enough for it be a speedy process....

One thing is for sure, I shouldn't mention the ambition to do the all-arms-commando-course in the interview, right?
 
#20
Does anyone know if you need a civilian driivng licence to join Armoured Engineers .. they claim they train you on how to drive big vehicles but nothing about basics... surely you would need to be taught on the baby toys first...
 
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