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- 06-05-12, 23:44 #11
I have know Lads that have jumped ship to the RN, with them time served with the Corps counted. Your biggest problem is going to be getting the Corps to release you, is there still a mile long queue to join the LC branch? If so that could go in your favour
Just out of curiosity if you transfer and If you could no longer be a PTI due to injury etc, what would be your second option within the RN for a job?
Best of luck Ten
Last edited by tentoes; 06-05-12 at 23:46. Reason: Usual mongness.The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945
- 07-05-12, 07:27 #12
If it's stability your after then become a PTI in the Corps and buy a house in the Exeter area. With the A38/M5 next door your a 45- 60 minute drive from 40, 42, logs and CTC is on your doorstep. 45 is moving south in a few years as well. RN PTI's deploy on ships so you'll not get out of seperations from the missus if that's a concern.
Best of luck with whichever route you chose and take a trip to "Trago Mills" the next time you head down the A38 to Guz, they have a hoofing mirror selection.why you kikka my dog and a call it **** off?
- 07-05-12, 10:09 #13
Adding to Blobby's post by the time you crack your PT2's, JCC and a minimum of two years at the PT school, you will be looking at around 3-4 years in the Exmouth area. Then there are other options besides section commander billets available.The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945
- 07-05-12, 20:26 #14
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
- Playing soldiers
Does the position regarding transfers into sideways entry branches not get promulgated on an RNTM nowadays? I've definitely seen signals with status in the past but seem to think I've seen an RNTM with details fairly recently.
I'm hoping that we've learned our lessons about recruiting freezes coupled with redundancies causing black holes years later, but aren't the clubzwingers getting a hammering in the latest tranche of redundancies?
I reckon get rid of the whole branch and for shoreside contract out to Fitness First, BritMilFit or some other similar company. As for Ships, offer up some form of voluntary adqual for anyone who fancies using their spare capacity to run circuits and RNFTs etc. It could be similar to the way you get Ship's Phots?Three badges of gold - do as you're told!
- 07-05-12, 20:50 #15
Plus the companies you mention will have their own liabiltiy insurance, therefore saving the MOD cash on compensation for injuries etc. Imagine the savings on mirrors too!The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945
- 07-05-12, 21:15 #16
- Join Date
- May 2012
Alright tentoes. There is a big que for certain braches as per usual. LC wise, my mate got a course fairly easily. Even things like Mortars aren't the 3-5 year waiting list these days........all though some will tell you otherwise. And yes you and Blobby have probably got it spot on. It may make more sense doing the 2's course and then transfering at a later date if that is still what I think is my best route. Settling down in Exmouth isn't really an option as A) I hate towns where you are surronded by bootnecks, matlots, pongos or whoever. Work is work for me and I don't like the atmosphere the majority create when they're out together.....well not enough to have it constantly. And B) It's Pompey that I live in.....and aint moving any time soon. That's the main reason I am considering the transfer. All though as Blobby says, unless I got a decent term shore draft in or very close to the city then it would sort of counter-act any reason to make the move!!
As for the idea of getting rid of the branch altogether......it aint gonna happen. I'm looking more at the RM than the Navy, but I imagine they are exactly the same, and you've got to consider the fact that the corps has a MASSIVE hard on for being self-sustainable and not needing anybody else. To then go to tender for outside agencies to come in and run ranges, (as an example,) just won't work.
On the PTI aspect, the bootneck instructors taking nods through are needed for reasons that speak for themselves. RN wise I know a few and know how hard they do work, yes including looking in mirrors lads(!) and I know from my experiences on ship that they do a host of other jobs. Plus there is the whole debate about military being military and civie street being exactly that. The amount of money that would have to be spent on reaserch, "try-outs," and then training the selected civvie companies to deliver an exact format that forces boys and girls will respond too is just not viable. Let's be fair, a hell of a lot of people in the forces do nothing but drip about civvies so if and when that experiment went tits up we'd be screwed.
If it aint broke don't fix it and all that is what i'm trying to say!
Anyway enough of my rambles. Cheers for the advice!
Oh and Ten, there isn't another SQ within the Navy for me.....just like there isn't one in the corps that I want. It's pretty much do or die with the PTI route!!
- 07-05-12, 21:49 #17
I know you didn't really miss the sarcasm in my last post and I can't blame you for not wanting to settle in "pussersville"!
Best of luck Bud
- 07-05-12, 21:53 #18
- Join Date
- May 2012
Maybe I did..........a tad. haha.
- 08-05-12, 00:02 #19
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
If you haven't already, get qualified as a PTI within the RM as it'll help you in a transfer over to the blue side as this is how most of the other former RM PTIs have done it in recent years. The justification is usually because the RM PTI has a limited time span and always returns to the source branch, whereas the blue one doesn't.
- 08-05-12, 07:10 #20
You dont have to live in Pussersville to be close to to the main traffic routes in the SW mate, if you go the RM PTI route just make easy access to the road network a big part of your house hunting.
Do PTI's go down the physiotherapy route as well as "around my beautiful body and back" stuff? Just thinking if they do that'll narrow down your draft options if that's what you're after.why you kikka my dog and a call it **** off?