If a non-infantry YO is going to lead soldiers in an 'infantry role' does he need more than just RMAS training?
Whilst none of them were crewing Tanks or Scimitars, I think their experiences will have benfitted them hugely. So from that perspective, great.
Of course, the situation is rather different the-noo, and perhaps far more difficult in some ways for those chaps who get thrown straight from the Factory into incredibly sticky situations now, but particularly on TELICs 3 and 4 I think. It's the (albeit-very-hefty) responsibility of OPTAG to lend some weight of experience to these new guys.
Can one ask for a better test of character? And muchos respectos to those who were right in at the sharp end of business in Basra and Amarah last Summer.