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    Hello Guys, I have been called forward for OASC on the 17th of March, I am very confident I will be able to perform all the selection task but not fairly confident with the planning exercise calculations and also not sure on how to tackle the command task.

    My question is as follows:

    1, in the command task, is it a good idea to be involved in the task itself or stand by and only give orders but don't get involved, or give orders and be involve? which is the best approach.

    2, How can I improve my planning skills for both the individual and group exercise?

    Any tips or hits will be well appreciated especially from those who have just been through OASC in 2015.

    If I could have these two areas squared away, then I am pretty much ready to go.

    cheers.
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    Hey well done on getting through to this stage and good luck.

    In regards to your questions; with the Hangar exercises, you can't not get involved, when it's your turn, you formulate a plan, explain it and then do it with your syndicate. Just be as vocal, clear and confident as possible, even when it goes wrong (and it will go wrong trust me). Like what's been said before its not about completing it just your leadership qualities. When your other team mates are leading be as helpful as possible and get stuck in.

    The planning exercise is relatively straight forward, a lot of information to take in, so just relax and stay calm. Maybe practice some speed, distance, time calculations (find plenty online). And again not the end of the world if you don't get it right, just battle on through. It's not as bad or hard as everyone makes it out to be in my opinion. And point out any assumptions you've made is always good I think.
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    (Original post by S.G.S)
    Hey well done on getting through to this stage and good luck.

    In regards to your questions; with the Hangar exercises, you can't not get involved, when it's your turn, you formulate a plan, explain it and then do it with your syndicate. Just be as vocal, clear and confident as possible, even when it goes wrong (and it will go wrong trust me). Like what's been said before its not about completing it just your leadership qualities. When your other team mates are leading be as helpful as possible and get stuck in.

    The planning exercise is relatively straight forward, a lot of information to take in, so just relax and stay calm. Maybe practice some speed, distance, time calculations (find plenty online). And again not the end of the world if you don't get it right, just battle on through. It's not as bad or hard as everyone makes it out to be in my opinion. And point out any assumptions you've made is always good I think.

    S.G.S Thanks alot for your comment, it is very helpful. But how about the command task when it is my turn to lead? or is that the same thing with the hanger exercise? I thought the hanger was not assessed? is it better to get involved in the command exercise or just standby and give the orders as you are the one leading?
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    Yeah the command situation exercise is a hangar exercise. With the Hangar exercises you have a leaderless one to begin with, where you all work together. Then you take it in turns to lead a different hangar exercise (the command exercise). That's when you have 2 minutes to survey and formulate a plan for the exercise, while your syndicate wait for you in a room somewhere else. You then call them over and explain your plan to cross the course. You then join them to do the course while carrying on ordering who to do what. So you don't just give orders, you do it yourself as well.

    All of that is assessed, it's just the Hangar familiarisation that isn't assessed.

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    (Original post by S.G.S)
    Yeah the command situation exercise is a hangar exercise. With the Hangar exercises you have a leaderless one to begin with, where you all work together. Then you take it in turns to lead a different hangar exercise (the command exercise). That's when you have 2 minutes to survey and formulate a plan for the exercise, while your syndicate wait for you in a room somewhere else. You then call them over and explain your plan to cross the course. You then join them to do the course while carrying on ordering who to do what. So you don't just give orders, you do it yourself as well.

    All of that is assessed, it's just the Hangar familiarisation that isn't assessed.

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    Thank you very much S.G.S for taking your time to explain to me the hanger exercises, I was a little bit confused about it, but now I really understood what the different exercises are.
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    Hello Guys, does not one knows any AFCO office that does TLC apart from the Liverpool AFCO? I contacted the Liverpool AFCO but their next one is on the 20th of March and I have my OASC on the 17th which will be too late by then. Has anyone attended one of these TLCs or knows which other AFCO office does it?

    Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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    Just got my invite to OASC in April. AFCO have provided me with train tickets from Aberdeen but not back to after OASC. Does anyone know if I should go ahead and book my own transport back?

    Been trying to call my local AFCO for a few days but can't seem to get through to anyone.

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    Try the general careers phone line and they should be able to give a few different numbers for your AFCO, hopefully one will pick up. If not they should be able to give you advice, not sure if you can claim it back after.

    Or try ringing OASC at Cranwell, pretty sure you should get both ways.

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    That's odd, get hold of them and ask for a return ticket too... I had a return ticket from Somerset... And it had to be an open return obviously because of different times you could be leaving Cranwell. The AFCO issue the tickets, OASC has nothing to do with it so I would say keep persisting...
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    I'm down for selection in April, but the only thing bothering me is the current affairs. I have my topics squared away, the question is, do you get to discuss your own topics and how many topics do you discuss? AFCO said 6 but someone else said it was 12.
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    5 UK stories and 5 International stories is what they look for. They will ask you something like, "what has interested you in the news the past 12 months in the UK?", you list your stories and they choose one at random, discuss it and then the same for the international stories. You normally only discuss one or two of each, depends how long you can keep talking for. Good luck!
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    Are they still asking about one foreign affair news story per continent? Or do they prefer any 6 stories of the past year?

    Cheers
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    Weren't when I went through a month ago, just stories from anywhere, but it's not a bad idea to spread them around a bit just to have a bit of diversity. Over different topics as well.

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    Hi guys, this is my first post on the forum so apologies whilst I get the hang of it.

    CD135 and elj88, I see you're at OASC in April, I am too - 7th-9th, what dates are you attending?
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    I can only imagine this is Steph as in RAF Police Steph? If it is You'll know who this is. Also, if you guys can't get tickets in time for your return, OASC will pick up the bill when you leave so don't worry.


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    Odd question about dress code in the Candidates Mess. On the call forward invite it states that on an evening you're welcome to retire to the Candidates Mess to socialise/relax/etc however the dress code is strictly that men should wear "a lounge suit or jacket, trousers and a shirt and a tie".

    Is simply wearing trousers, shirt and tie acceptable or am I expected to wear my suit jacket as well?
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    You'll just wear your suit after dinner bro


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    (Original post by Stephh.)
    Hi guys, this is my first post on the forum so apologies whilst I get the hang of it.

    CD135 and elj88, I see you're at OASC in April, I am too - 7th-9th, what dates are you attending?
    I'm 21st April I'm afraid! I've been a reservist for over 3 years now in the Regiment, joined when I was 18. If anyone has any questions they think I could help with I will try my best to answer.
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    I'm off for VR(T) OASC on the 23rd. I know it's not quite as stringent as when you join the regulars, but i'll try to give some feedback if it helps anyone. The process is identical minus the fitness test.
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    Hi i'm new to TSR,
    I thought this would be the best place to find out up to date information about OASC. I have a couple of questions that need answering.
    1. do you get paper when working out s/d/t and fuel calculation questions in the aptitude test?
    2. ive heard the apptitude varys in length depending on the role you wish to do? has anybody done the apptitude test for WSOp
    3. is anybody going to OASC this weekend (March 15th/16th)?

    Thanks in advance.
 
 
 
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