Associateship - Is it possible?

AntC

Lantern Swinger
#1
Does anyone knoe whether it has been arranged in the past for people to attend drill nights etc as sort of associates whilst waiting for AIB dates?

Cheers
 
#2
Go to your nearest Unit and let them know you have applied for AIB. They will then put you into a holding class. Potential officers' are expected to take the initiative, also the AFCO should have advised you pop along to your nearest unit.
 

SO2Seaman

Lantern Swinger
#3
Different Units do things differently.
If you are lucky, your local unit will allow you to attend the unit in the New Entry Holding Class (This is a class of personnell who have applied to join, and have not yet had the application approved - it can take circa 6 months from application to actual joining). Depending on the unit, they may well give you a uniform, and give you orange falshes to wear on your shoulders that indicates you are in the New Entry Holding Class.

It is a very useful way of keeping potential recruits' interest, as well as giving them an invaluable insight into the RNR.

My advice is to have a twin track approach, speak to your AFCO, but pester your unit also.

Good Luck

SO2Seaman
 

AntC

Lantern Swinger
#4
Thanks for both replies. I'll bob down next week.

I have uniform already incidentally as I'm still URNU at the moment (until I get in).
 

AntC

Lantern Swinger
#6
All sorted, I am able to go in plain clothes and start training in the holding class from this Tuesday onwards. Even managed to confirm my AIB date now - productive day!

Thanks again both of you for the advice. I'll let you know how it goes ;)
 

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