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    I can check 'Military Fitness and Training' at work, but not TSR - the stupid Websense program blocks it!
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    Hi folks (especially Gem, Nic and Owen - you know who I am!), the Defence Intranet is a restricted WAN that does allow Internet access to people with IGS accounts (Internet Gateway Service). It's unlikely that they would create IGS accounts for all IOT students, but entirely feasible that you will all have accounts to log on to the Intranet. Mind you, the Navy are giving most of their ship-bound troops IGS accounts, so you never know! Most Units have a dedicated place to get Internet access (Internet Cafe, Library etc).
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    (Original post by REME-Bod)
    During IOT are you entitled to a married quarter? I know it's communal living for the first 10 weeks, but thereafter what is the official stance?
    As a rule of thumb the 6 months is a residential course so you are accommodated in No1 and CHOM for the duration. There was a lot of people on my course who were married, all of whom stayed in CHOM. As far as i'm aware you become entitled to a married quarter after you graduate.

    But there can be exceptions, (i don't know anyone who has got one) but only on serious compasionate grounds.
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    Gotcha. I thought that would be the case, but as I stated before, I've had lots of conflicting info. I guess I'll leave the wife and kids where they are and play it by ear if/when I finally get in.
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    (Original post by REME-Bod)
    Gotcha. I thought that would be the case, but as I stated before, I've had lots of conflicting info. I guess I'll leave the wife and kids where they are and play it by ear if/when I finally get in.
    You staying in married quarters at the momemt or have you got your own place off base?
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    (Original post by Scorg)
    You staying in married quarters at the momemt or have you got your own place off base?
    Quarter at the moment
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    This thread has been updated, see first post. Tell me if that is satisfactory please.
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    The excercises during terms 2 and 3 have changed name. Rather than Force Protection and CoC they are now called Exercise DECISIVE EDGE and DECISIVE EDGE II.
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    Duly noted...
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    The deal on quarters is as follows. during IOT you don't have quarters. After that it's usual rules apply, however that means that if you're specialist training is less than 6 months you don't get a quarter ie if you go Prov you end up living away for 11 months all told. gets even more confusing for pilot as training is all over the place. Essentially, assuming I go FJ, EFT we'll live apart, henlow course: apart, Linton and Valley in quarters. However, if I go ME I could beg to take EFT at Cranwell and as MELIN and MEPT is at Cranwel we should (Hopefully) get one immediately.
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    MEPT? I thought it was MELC!

    By the way, exactly how many hours do you do on each aircraft during training. All I know is that after EFT, FJ training takes 21 months without holds to get to an OCU, RW takes one year without holds to get on an OCF, and ME takes 8 months without holds to get to an OCU (or equivalent).
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    I had a little shock when I opened that lovely letter from Cranwell the other day.....

    There's a TEST at the start of IOT!!!!!!!!! I'm not adverse to testing, I've done a lot of it! But to spring it on me :mad:

    Only kidding - I'm more than happy to do it and the studying for it because it will be VERY interesting stuff - but I do have one question - are we talking a 3 hour essay questions or a one hour sentence answer test?

    (For anyone out there who's a little confused - you get given a reading list to prepare you for a written test when you arrive at IOT)

    Also - do you actually have to spend any money on uniform while you're at IOT? I know it's expensive when you do buy it and I'd like to know when I need to start saving and how much - any help would be appreciated.
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    If the test is the same as it was it's pretty simple if you have a general knowledge of the RAF and current affairs, some of the books are worth reading such as AP3003, first light and Air Power 21 (although that one is a bit dry).

    Uniform side, you are issued with enough to do your job, but if you want to make life easier i.e. never have to touch your inspection locker then you do have to buy the uniform yourself. It isn't hugely expensive especially if you speak to Dave.
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    (Original post by Blue_Wolf75)
    If the test is the same as it was it's pretty simple if you have a general knowledge of the RAF and current affairs, some of the books are worth reading such as AP3003, first light and Air Power 21 (although that one is a bit dry).
    ...and if you fail?... :rolleyes:

    Uniform side, you are issued with enough to do your job, but if you want to make life easier i.e. never have to touch your inspection locker then you do have to buy the uniform yourself. It isn't hugely expensive especially if you speak to Dave.
    Dave?
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    (Original post by REME-Bod)
    Dave?
    I second that!
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    (Original post by REME-Bod)
    Dave?
    Just for jollies, I third it
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    Gemma. Issue of first set of uniform is free (DPM (Greens), No.1s (parade) , No. 2s (blue working dress) and No.5s (Mess Dress)), including necessary tailoring, so don't worry. You pay for subsequent replacements. You may want to replace some of the kit for smarter stuff (I bought a better SD hat from the Unit tailor: reduced to £70!). You will also probably pay for your No 1 shoes to be "segged" and re-soled at the cobblers (extra leather sole for males, rubberised sole for females (I think!) and clicky toes and heels) - not essential, but makes shoes sound better on parade and saves wear on soles/heels. Costs between £15 and £25 per pair depending where you go.
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    Cheers Que? that cleares a lot of things up
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    (Original post by mankyscot2)
    MEPT? I thought it was MELC!
    Any takers at all?????
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    (Original post by mankyscot2)
    Any takers at all?????
    Man Eating Potato Trifle?

    Monkey Eating Lemon Curd?

    Nope.. I give up. Is it on the Abbreviations thread?
 
 
 

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