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Information on RAF Logistics Mover Watch

    • Thread Starter

    Hi Guys,

    I have a couple of questions that my afco couldn't awnser to well.

    1. How often do RAF movers go travelling for by this I mean to different places besides where they are posted on tour.

    2. How much travelling is generally involved, what is meant by travelling to unload and load equipment on and off the transport then straight back to the Airbase?

    3. What are the postings like and where are they normally. Oversea's or in the UK?

    Sorry if these questions seem vague, not sure how else to describe them and my afco didn't have the knowledge for such in-depth questions. Just want to be fully aware of the role before I jump the gun and ring them back.

    • CV Helper

    It all depends on your role, your seniority and your posting. Some Movers (mobile teams on 1 AMW for example) are away a lot, but that's their role. Movers on main bases tend to deploy when their aircraft deploy - a few times a year. Again, depends on where, how long and how senior you are.

    When they travel, it is usually to then manage the movement of equipment and personnel to and from where they are required. Again, some of these can be exercises, some operations. Some Movers based at Northolt are the teams that go to civilian airfields and move troops through as required.

    Postings are postings. They move you to where you are needed. Look at where the RAF are. That is also where Movers are. The main Movers hubs are Brize Norton and Akrotiri, but there are Movers everywhere else (almost). There are Movers in Canada, USA, Africa, Europe and there are also Movers supporting specialist tasks (Special Forces etc).

    If you want to travel, great. If you want to stay at home, don't join as a Mover.
    • Thread Starter

    I'm managed to get a waiver sent off for the role of logistics supplier, I believe this role would suit me better and be more diverse to a mover.

    I scored 53 in that mark bracket and 55 was needed. The recruiter said there is a good chance as cranwell approved the waiver been sent am just waiting for them to make a decision.

    I've been told this could take up to one week, on the positive side apparently suppliers are in demand at the moment.

    Prostacker do you have any information of the waiver process? What do they base the decision on multiple factors I presume?

    Thanks again for your great advice much appreciated!
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