You will have to elaborate slightly. Are you doing force protection or something else? I mobilised last year for Herrick 9 so can only speak of my personal experience (i.e. not force protection). It consisted of reporting at Nelson on a Thursday morning, doing OPTAG for two weeks starting the following Monday (with a weekend exercise thrown in for good measure). The course ended two Fridays later, I had a week at home before landing in Afghanistan the following Sunday night.
The people I mobilised with did similar/related jobs so I wouldnâ€™t worry about getting separated. Youâ€™ll meet many more people along the way Iâ€™m sure!
im sea res ie force protection im also looking forward to meeting new opos the main question really is if any one knows how many start the first 5 weeks training end up in the same teams deploying together
If you would like to PM me with your email or phone no, I can give you a full briefing, and let you know who to talk to to get the brief from current and post-deployers so you will get a balanced view.