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Could you pass your AIB - again

One for those serving:

after reading through the AIB threads and such like, do you think you could pass your AIB again?!

I (vaguely) remember turning up to mine having read the paper a bit and looked at the leaflets from the AFCO and just cracking on; if I had the resources available on here I really don't know if I could've done it!

It might be me, but over to you!
 

labrum

War Hero
Not serving anymore but I reckon with a weekend's prep I reckon I'd still crack it. It seems the more resources available the less resourceful our future, commissioned leaders appear to become...
 

Hedgeporker

Lantern Swinger
StixJimboRM said:
To be honest I didn't really use the info on here in prep for mine. I used the tried and tested 'ask an oppo who has already done it' method and it worked fine for me.

I think that some of the up and coming future AIB attendees do think that there is a lot more involved than there actually is and can get bogged down in things that they will not need. Still, some will listen and some won't, its entirely up to them I suppose :wink:

I'm glad you wrote that Stix. My mind was boggling at the amount of stuff people seem to be swotting up on when I had a look at the running AIB thread. I've known that Naval Officer training has tended to be (generally speaking) more academic than the Army's but, not to over simplify, I would have thought that being a military officer involves intelligently managing and dealing with what's thrown at you.
 
Hedgeporker said:
StixJimboRM said:
To be honest I didn't really use the info on here in prep for mine. I used the tried and tested 'ask an oppo who has already done it' method and it worked fine for me.

I think that some of the up and coming future AIB attendees do think that there is a lot more involved than there actually is and can get bogged down in things that they will not need. Still, some will listen and some won't, its entirely up to them I suppose :wink:

I'm glad you wrote that Stix. My mind was boggling at the amount of stuff people seem to be swotting up on when I had a look at the running AIB thread. I've known that Naval Officer training has tended to be (generally speaking) more academic than the Army's but, not to over simplify, I would have thought that being a military officer involves intelligently managing and dealing with what's thrown at you.

i.e. we make you read without moving your lips....

anyway, back on thread!
 

Hedgeporker

Lantern Swinger
alfred_the_great said:
i.e. we make you read without moving your lips....

anyway, back on thread!

Aha! Well I stand ready to eat my own words then. They didn't tell me THAT at the AFCO! :lol:
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
Doubt it - I did a bit of basic research, read the papers, did the fam visits and then turned up on the day and gave it my all. Passed first time and haven't looked back since.

For those of you who work training CW candidates, try going to observe an AIB - I did this and its brilliant fun and really helpful for identifying what the board is really looking for, and for demolishing a lot of myths about the AIB.
 
This is sort of a lot off my mind, as I've been reading up on every detail for everything for my board starting next Sunday. Hopefully my extra-curricular activities will help me as well then...
 
With the benefit of hindsight, I'd have some better answers this time:

Q: Why do you want to join the Royal Navy?
A: All the right reasons, Sir.

Q: Have you considered joining the Fleet Air Arm?
A: Yes Sir. But I want to work for a living.

Q: How do you feel about the Submarine Service?
A: Probably no better than it feels about me, Sir.

Q: What is the main armament of this vessel?
A: Its ship's company, Sir.

Q: Would you press the nuclear button?
A: Yes Sir. If you show me where it is, I'll demonstrate.

Q: Are you able to cross this make-believe ravine using the apparatus available?
A: Yes Sir. And if the need ever arises, I'll tell the make-believe Buffer to get on with it.

I'd still arrange for the Club Swinger (Staff PTI) to fall into the water during the Practical Leadership Test though. I think that's what got me through. :wink:
 
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