commando training for unpopular specs?

JamesButcher

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If you are pinged to a less popular specialisation for example chef or clerk, these are outside the 3 cdo units right?
do you still do all the training that other commandos do for example keep doig your fitness training, live firing, operations etc.
or do you just get trained in your trade and once qualified do your trade and thats all and your fitness is your own responsibility?
 

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As a clerk you're still within 3 Cdo Bde and each Company within a Commando unit has a clerk assigned to them.

Wherever they go, you go - whether that be on Ops, mountain training, Norway, Belize, wherever.

Emphasis on you in less desirable specs to keep yourself fit, which is sometimes harder than doing troop phys every morning without fail.

That said, it's a matter of personal discipline and pride that means you stay ontop of your fitness levels. It's a source of much amusement to myself, that, as a 30 year old clerk I can still smash lads almost half my age at phys. :wink:
 

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Thanks for clearing that up JBC.
I don't suppose you know, how hard is it to avoid being pinged to a less desirable spec?
 

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Not that hard at all provided you're proactive with your career. Also, being "pinged" isn't the career death-sentence that some people make it out to be..
 
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