Defence recruitment is making me fork out money! (Australia) - Page 5




 
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July 21st, 2005  
Craftsman
 
Melbourne and sydney are both pricks to drive in. And who the hell would go to Melbourne for the beaches? Melbourne is the best because it is the clubbing capitol of the country, and St. Kilda is good for other reasons
July 27th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
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Originally Posted by Wallabies
That's great LIPS, any tips you can give me on what to bring and the like that wasn't on the list they give?
Are you going to Rifleman Wing?????
July 27th, 2005  
Wallabies
 
Not sure, whats that? I am going in as a Rifleman.
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July 27th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
You will be going to Rifleman wing when you have finished at ARTC. The Army will give you all the stuff you need to have when you get to these places. At ARTC you dont need to much as you will be very busy. Leave your mobile phone, radio, MP3 player and all that sort of stuff at home because you will not be allowed to have it anyway. At IET's things are a bit more relaxed as you will get most of your weekends off. So get some extra clothes sent to you when you get there. Which Battalion do you want to go to??
July 27th, 2005  
Wallabies
 
So is it straight from ARTC to my IET or will I get a week off or something?

Again not sure on the battalions. I couldn't find much info on them on the net. Could you run through them for me?
July 28th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
You will go straight from ARTC to Singleton (no time off) and begin your training.

The Battalions are as follows:

1RAR- Townsville;

2RAR- Townsville;

3RAR- Sydney;

4RAR- Sydney;

5/7RAR- Darwin; and

6RAR- Brisbane.
July 28th, 2005  
Wallabies
 
What are 3,4, and 6 like? I would want to go to either Brisbane or Sydney if I had the choice.
July 28th, 2005  
Wallabies
 
I should be starting at Singleton just before Christmas, I'm guessing no time off because of that as well?
July 30th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
You might get a couple of days off over christmas you may even be given a week or so but they will let you know when you get there. I have only served in 3 RAR but as far as I am concerned the other two Battalions are very good. Be advised that the only way you will get into 4 RAR is if you succesfully apply and complete the commando selection cse. However they would prefer if you have already served at least 12 months in one of the other Battalions. But I would be concentrating on getting through ARTC injury free. So take it step by step.
July 31st, 2005  
Kilgore
 
Does 3RAR have M113's in it????