AT during leave?

MJ171717

Midshipman
Hi all,

Just wondering how likely it is that a Rating can be sent on AT during a base’s summer leave period (Specifically Raleigh) during training?

Looking to get to see a bit of the cricket this summer whilst on leave,but read somewhere that sometimes recruits can be sent on AT during their leave?
 

pompeyexpat

War Hero
A point here; if you're on AT you cannot be on leave. AT is classed as duty.

I've never known anyone 'sent' on AT while on leave anywhere, let alone during training.
 

Subaru9

Midshipman
Yeah trainees dont really get put on AT, as soon as you pass out of phase 2 you can apply for it, but itll depend when theres spots open
 

Merman

Badgeman
Cricket is not AT. Unless you are doing a course in cricket. For it to Be classed as AT you have to gain some sort of qualification.

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pompeyexpat

War Hero
Cricket is not AT. Unless you are doing a course in cricket. For it to Be classed as AT you have to gain some sort of qualification.

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You’re right Cricket isn’t AT, but as representative sport you’d still be duty therefore not on leave.

But AT doesn’t have to attract a qualification to be counted as AT. A multi-activity week at NOCG gives no awards but is very definitely AT.

There are criteria that have to be met for it to be classified as AT iaw the JSP, but the award of a qualification isn’t one of them.
 

Merman

Badgeman
Agreed, sitting watching cricket isn't anything [emoji23].

They stopped recognising ski trips now as its not AT.

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Merman

Badgeman
I mean ski trips where you just do your own thing, more ski holiday. There has to be some sort of training benifit is what I was getting at earlier it just didn't come across right. As long as youre Making some sort of progression in that area /sport then it's fine.

Representative sport, again as said above you have to be classed as on duty for insurance purposes. You have to actually take part though.

Either way at raleigh it's doubtful.

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