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    Finally got around to posting on TSR
    Just wondering if anyone on here has their RAF PRTC or basic training start dates in November? Would be nice to chat to someone who's in the same situation as me! I have my PRTC middle of November and then potentially start at the end of November. (mod please change if it's in the wrong category!)
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    Hi! I passed my fitness test yesterday so I’m hoping for a quick turn around like this. When did you pass I could be with you!
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    Hi NotCatchingMe, I did my fitness a month ago , then approx a week/ 2 weeks later I got my dates for PRTC , Final interview and Potential start date for basic , I was offered earlier dates in Nov but couldn't take them due to work and commitments so I took the "option 2" they offered me
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    Also congratulations on your fitness, how did you find it?
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    (Original post by Flintyboy)
    Also congratulations on your fitness, how did you find it?
    To be honest I found it easy, I didn’t go for max effort I just cruised it as I’m capable of running 9m 30s runs. Getting as fit as possible for RTC. Hopefully I get some dates this week. I’m happy to sack of my work no matter what as I’ve only just started! Hopefully I hear back soon can’t wait now.
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    that's good, I was dreading the fitness test but ran a 9:51 so wasn't too bad in the end, yeah the more work you put in now the easier it should be come BRTC , what trade are you applying for? hopefully you hear soon,let me know when you get some dates, you could potentially be on the same intake as me
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    (Original post by Flintyboy)
    that's good, I was dreading the fitness test but ran a 9:51 so wasn't too bad in the end, yeah the more work you put in now the easier it should be come BRTC , what trade are you applying for? hopefully you hear soon,let me know when you get some dates, you could potentially be on the same intake as me
    Hopefully I can get on the same one! I was going for Police then mid application the role closed, so I changed to Cyberspace Communications Specialist. I ran 10m 30s at the test which was a nice pace for me. Might call my AFCO tomorrow to get an update, they know I’m twitchy now it’s so close. What role are you going for and where are you from?
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    That would be good! You never know iv seen people meet beforehand on a forum! Oh ok what do you mean RAFP closed? as in they had enough recruits and stopped recruiting for now? 9:30 is a good time I'm sure you'll be fine with RTS! Haha yeah I know the feeling of had to ring my Afco so many times now! I'm going for aircraft technician mechanical and I'm from Buckinghamshire ( I live less than 10 mins from raf Halton 🤗)
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    (Original post by Flintyboy)
    That would be good! You never know iv seen people meet beforehand on a forum! Oh ok what do you mean RAFP closed? as in they had enough recruits and stopped recruiting for now? 9:30 is a good time I'm sure you'll be fine with RTS! Haha yeah I know the feeling of had to ring my Afco so many times now! I'm going for aircraft technician mechanical and I'm from Buckinghamshire ( I live less than 10 mins from raf Halton 🤗)
    Should get my dates Tomorrow or Monday! Basically I went for RAF Police, and when I went to go for my medical I got a call saying they are not taking more recruits until April 2018, I can either wait for choose a new trade, after a month of research I changed to Cyberspace Communications Specialist. Hopefully I can get on PRTC before Christmas. I would love RTS too but doubtful. I’m in Norwich so both RTS Halton and Phase 2 at Cosford consist of a lengthy travel.
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    hopefully, I know it's not nice waiting! ah right I see,I had similar with aircraft tech but I chose to wait and (I think) about 6months ish later the position opened up and they processed me, cyberspace com specialist is the new ICT Tech isn't it? Yeah that would be good to get another step down! You never know lol. I didn't expect anything before Christmas but got 3 steps in November..! ah ok quite a trek then! I'm still 2hrs approx from Cosford but at least Halton is local for me!
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    (Original post by Flintyboy)
    hopefully, I know it's not nice waiting! ah right I see,I had similar with aircraft tech but I chose to wait and (I think) about 6months ish later the position opened up and they processed me, cyberspace com specialist is the new ICT Tech isn't it? Yeah that would be good to get another step down! You never know lol. I didn't expect anything before Christmas but got 3 steps in November..! ah ok quite a trek then! I'm still 2hrs approx from Cosford but at least Halton is local for me!
    Yeah the new ICT Tech, better pay long term and good qualifications swayed me. Plus I like IT so it ain’t that bad! Halton is 2.5h and Cosford is 4 for me :-( Hopefully I get the same luck as you and get fast entry now! Can’t wait. When I did my AST in June Aircraft tech was closed again until April 2018 as loads were going for that roll too!
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    Ah yes thought so, don't blame you then, to be honest I had debated RAFP but I'm more of a mechanically minded person so put my 3 options as mechanic / engineering roles! Ooh you've got it harder than me then! do you drive or you looking at catching the train around? Yeah it seems so popular which is nice to know but then it means I had to wait longer, at least the ball is rolling for both of us!
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    (Original post by Flintyboy)
    Ah yes thought so, don't blame you then, to be honest I had debated RAFP but I'm more of a mechanically minded person so put my 3 options as mechanic / engineering roles! Ooh you've got it harder than me then! do you drive or you looking at catching the train around? Yeah it seems so popular which is nice to know but then it means I had to wait longer, at least the ball is rolling for both of us!
    I’ll be driving so not too bad. I got good AST scores so they pushed me towards a trade rather than RAF Reg or force protection. I was able to choose any role as achieved higher then necessary for all trades. Still waiting. Probably be next week I hear from them now 🙁
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    (Original post by Flintyboy)
    Finally got around to posting on TSR
    Just wondering if anyone on here has their RAF PRTC or basic training start dates in November? Would be nice to chat to someone who's in the same situation as me! I have my PRTC middle of November and then potentially start at the end of November. (mod please change if it's in the wrong category!)
    Cheers :'
    Hi Flintyboy, I start brtc on 29th November but had prtc in mid Oct. What dates are you going to prtc? Cause if it's mid Nov. then I doubt you'd get an attestation date for the end of Nov. simply because there is a final interview between prtc and brtc. TBH you are probably looking at January mate but not to worry you would start early Jan. like, 5/6th which is first day back from christmas leave kid of early.
    None the less, good luck at prtc I'm sure you'll do fine if you did the pjft in that time! Most importantly though enjoy it!

    P.S. DO NOT call 'last man' if you're at the back of the line when breaking away to go to the mess or gym because you WILL make a tit of yourself and when I was there the Cpl. didn't let me forget that I was the last man ahaha (all in good fun of course)
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    NotCatchingMe oh ok it should be easier for you then instead of lugging everything on the train! ahh yeah the army did the same to me when I applied 6 years ago! let us know when you hear from them! sorry for the late reply!
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    lewis8653 my PRTC is 15th Nov, 308 Interview 24th and BRTC on the 29th too! all very close together I know but have checked dates with Afco and all is correct! we should be on the same intake then!thank you I'll bear that in mind !
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    (Original post by Flintyboy)
    lewis8653 my PRTC is 15th Nov, 308 Interview 24th and BRTC on the 29th too! all very close together I know but have checked dates with Afco and all is correct! we should be on the same intake then!thank you I'll bear that in mind !
    My PRTC dates are the same as yours! But BRTC is 10th of January, couldn’t get the early one like you unfortunately.
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    so it looks like ill be on PRTC with NotCatchingMe and then BRTC with lewis8653 ! this post has been successful so far then lol!
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    Get a whatsapp group going... share advice
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    For anyone reading this, I have created a whatsapp group for people in the selection process, just an easy way to have a chat, share tips ask for help etc, if you are interested Private message me your name and number and I'll add you in to the group. You can reply to this post if you want but your details will be publicly visible.
    Cheers, Arran
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