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#1 Post by gooner_27 » Fri 17 Jul, 2009 8:42 pm

Im due to start phase one training at ATR pirbright in november and my girlfriend is pregnant with a jan due date, Can anyone tell me about compassionate leave, Also i know its a daft question but does training go through xmas or is there leave for that?
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#2 Post by MSI64 » Sat 18 Jul, 2009 12:03 pm

Prepare yourself to be backsquadded mate, time off is a sin in Phase one as there is not enough time to teach as there is. You might get two/three days off but that will be it.

But hey the way the Army is nowadays I could be wrong and you will get 9 months off

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#3 Post by ofens » Sat 18 Jul, 2009 1:27 pm

Two friends of mine in RM training recently got 3 weeks off when their children were born.
And no, they're not a couple! :lol:
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#4 Post by got1 » Sat 18 Jul, 2009 2:14 pm

I think you can even get passionate leave nowadays :D

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#5 Post by dwarfy » Sat 18 Jul, 2009 6:20 pm

ofens wrote:Two friends of mine in RM training recently got 3 weeks off when their children were born.
And no, they're not a couple! :lol:
Its a shame they split up just when the sprogs were born. :o

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#6 Post by MSI64 » Sat 18 Jul, 2009 7:22 pm

big difference mate between 32 weeks training and 14 weeks training when it comes to three weeks off

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#7 Post by gooner_27 » Sat 18 Jul, 2009 8:15 pm

Cheers for the help lads needed to clear that up for my mrs.
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#8 Post by bored_stupid » Sun 19 Jul, 2009 7:16 pm

That RAF Regt bloke off Airforce Afghanistan got a whole month off during an Operational Tour cause his wife had a baby so who know's what you're entitled to now with the new paternity laws.

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#9 Post by MSI64 » Sun 19 Jul, 2009 7:54 pm

Yes you may get a month off but you need to be aware of all the training you are going to miss whilst away.
The only solution will be back squadding.
You now have to balance your personal life with your Army life, get used to it.
I personally would opt for taking two days off then get back to it. harsh I know but I have been in your situation.

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#10 Post by gooner_27 » Sun 19 Jul, 2009 9:10 pm

It would be best to get on with my training in reallity, Some things in life have to be sacrificed in order to get where you want to be in life.
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#11 Post by Fusilier » Mon 07 Sep, 2009 5:56 pm

I remember my granddad was murdered. To be fair it was not training but at battalion up North.


Anyway the CSM says sorry ****** but these things happen. The shi*.
No leave nothing. So I go back to my room start packing and let the section commander know I am going home and they can do what they want when I return

Anyway about 3 hours later I got a message to report for my transport docs. Never knew what was said and it could have just been a change of heart by the CSM.
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