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Don't think we have any army guys on evo, Im in the air force though, as are quite a few others (although i havent seem most post for a while)

What is it you're looking to get out of it? Because the RAF have mechanics too, and RAF mechanics get paid more, and are'nt "soldiers first mechanics second" like the army are. So you'll only fire a gun once or twice a year

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Don't think we have any army guys on evo, Im in the air force though, as are quite a few others (although i havent seem most post for a while)

What is it you're looking to get out of it? Because the RAF have mechanics too, and RAF mechanics get paid more, and are'nt "soldiers first mechanics second" like the army are. So you'll only fire a gun once or twice a year

 

 

ahh okay, i want to get in motor veichal mechanics ideally. as that where my main interest lies.

is it just general mechanics the RAF have?

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Don't think we have any army guys on evo, Im in the air force though, as are quite a few others (although i havent seem most post for a while)

What is it you're looking to get out of it? Because the RAF have mechanics too, and RAF mechanics get paid more, and are'nt "soldiers first mechanics second" like the army are. So you'll only fire a gun once or twice a year

 

 

I am Ex Army joined in 2000 stright from school and was in for 4 1/2 years best time of my life i joind the royal artillary and was transfering to the RMPs military police when i got and leg injury during a training week on sailsbury plain and got a medical discharge.

 

Dont really now much about the reme but you got to have high gcse's and they are very selective of who joins but by all means go for it a fantastic experiance I would still be there now if i had the choice. :thumb:

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Army are selective about who joins..........WTF?!

 

Army was my second choice when applying to be a PTI in RAF.......better money and as craig says, they employ you for the job your taken on for - not to be a soldier than a mechanic on the side sorta thing

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Army are selective about who joins..........WTF?!

 

Army was my second choice when applying to be a PTI in RAF.......better money and as craig says, they employ you for the job your taken on for - not to be a soldier than a mechanic on the side sorta thing

 

The army will take on anyone yes agreed you can join the infantry they always want you to join that.

But what i was ment was they are very selective of who joins certian regiments.

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Is it a myth that if you do want to go into the army as a specialist, eg mechanic, you have to do two years as a soldier first?

Im curious about this too. What I do know however is that whatever trade you specialise in you still need to regularly do soldiering to keep you sharp as that is what your primary job is.

 

the only soldiering ive ever done was 7 weeks basic recruit training (which involved several days of running round shooting guns) along with doing lots of Phys Training and drilletc.

 

after that is was 16 months of solid engineering training at the defense college of aero engineering with 1 week of soldiering in it

 

Since then i've done a grand total of no more than 28 days of handling a weapon (Do at least 2 days a year)

 

As for the origional question... Joining the military to become experienced at fixing vehicles is a bit of a rubbish idea frankly... All the vehicles in the military are antiquated. And the RAF trade that does said job is called Gen Tech (M) and they fix things like land rovers,tractors, diesel generators, and ground support equipment like aircraft steps and diesel powered dehumidifiers and air con rigs etc...

 

It wont stand you in the best stead for leaving the forces and fixing modern cars...

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