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#1 Post by Des » Wed 08 Sep, 2004 2:26 pm

Are the RAuxAF Regiment set up the same as the regular Regiment? Rapier and Field Squadrons. And do they have a para Squadron? If not is it possible to do a para course with them. And do they recruit women? Or is that for admin duties only?

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#2 Post by stever » Wed 08 Sep, 2004 3:17 pm

auggies dont have a para sqn
dont know how the females work
you can only do para duties in 2sqn

op telic they manned a composite field sqn

try a search on google :D
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#3 Post by Des » Thu 09 Sep, 2004 5:05 pm

Seems a bit daft them not been able to get their wings. RMR & Non Para Reg TA can do para courses. Came across auggies a few years back at one of the airshows. Seemed to look the part and know what they were doing. Was you one yourself stever? Or did you serve with any?

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#4 Post by stever » Mon 13 Sep, 2004 4:28 pm

I served with full time "cmon have a go if you think yer hard enuf"
regular ie full time sqns.

Never had to work with the auggies

Though they were at a range in Germany once when we were there,
all up early running, never really impressed me.

I know a few ex regulars who are in the auggies now
cant see the point really, I mean if you miss it that much why would you leave ????

Yhen some civvy telling you what to do,
or worse some women auggie.

nah,
I wouldn't last.
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#5 Post by rockape023 » Sun 08 May, 2005 7:36 pm

stever wrote:i served with full time "cmon have a go if you think yer hard enuf"
regular ie full time sqns

never had to work with the auggies

tho they were at a range in germany once when we were there
all up early running
never really impressed me

i know a few ex regulars who are in the auggies now
cant see the point really
i mean if u miss it that much why would you leave ????

then some civvy tellin you what to do
or worse some women auggie

nah
i wouldnt last
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#6 Post by Longbow » Thu 12 May, 2005 9:26 pm

Just a question, as a RAuxAF Gunner, where would I be going on the weekends?

Would I be flying out to somewhere in the world on Saturday morning, then returning Sunday night? Or would it be mostly in the UK?

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re workin with auggies

#7 Post by stever » Fri 13 May, 2005 11:14 am

i suggest a look at the mod auxilary site
get a phone number and ask

a lot of auggies got deployed or got called up durin op telic
they worked in a composite field sqn with the regulars

i believe you can volunteer to serve with a field sqn overseas

any of the rocks that are still in will be able to advise better :D
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#8 Post by Rockape » Sun 15 May, 2005 8:10 pm

Usually a RAuxAF Sqn will have a training weekend once a month. The weekend could be anything from live firing on the range, to a tactical exercise in the field. It all depends on what training programme the Sqn has for the year.

Auxiliary Gunners can deploy on operations with the Regulars, but it won't be for a period as short as a weekend. Ideally, any Auxiliary Gunner deploying with a regular Regt Sqn would be able to deploy for the full 4 month operational tour. With the pre-deployment training as well, the time the Auxiliary would give would be nearer 6 months all told.

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#9 Post by Longbow » Tue 17 May, 2005 12:03 am

Mmmm... I'll be at college, thats the problem, so I obviously don't want to be called out, unless it's during summer holidays.

I've already been offered "Movements Operator", but a Gunner definitely appeals more to me, I just don't know what to go for. :-?

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#10 Post by the_badger » Sun 02 Sep, 2007 11:24 pm

Longbow wrote:Mmmm... I'll be at college, thats the problem, so I obviously don't want to be called out, unless it's during summer holidays.

I've already been offered "Movements Operator", but a Gunner definitely appeals more to me, I just don't know what to go for. :-?
If you're at college you won't get called out, so long as you can call your education "vital". Nearly all, if not all, mainstream education qualifies as this.

EDIT: Just noticed the date on the rest of this topic... Woah...

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#11 Post by riflebutt » Mon 03 Sep, 2007 3:55 pm

I'm guessing Stever's long gone from these forums then :lol:

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#12 Post by gunner75 » Sun 24 May, 2009 1:03 am

once a month training weekend is very poor. almost dads army like. one reason why i didnt carry out and follow through my application in the oggys after regs. went there (leeming) with an older mate who had done his time with the french foreign legion and how we laughed. we rocked up and everyone (staff) were so laid back and your best mate but when they read your documents (especially the female guins) they took the hard nosed dont f*ck with me approach) we thought yeah nice act - impresses nobody. anyway after that i had a few brews with some mates in 34 sqn in that lovely 'restaraunt' on camp,admired the lovely raf birds (got chattin to two, me and my cant hack going for the britsh army mate did anyway) then funked off back down A1 to mighty Leeds :D
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#13 Post by Wholley » Sun 24 May, 2009 11:20 am

Are you that bored Gun's?
Answering a two year old post. :P

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#14 Post by gunner75 » Wed 27 May, 2009 1:40 pm

oh contrair... this has to be the pinnacle of saturday night/early sunday morning entertainment... just me and the pc, alone....now wheres that hand cream...
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