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Do we have an equivalent to this thrilling and utterly enviable SQ that our cousins over the pond get to indulge in?


Shower/Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialist (92S)

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Shower/laundry and clothing repair specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and performing laundry, shower, personnel and clothing decontamination functions.

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Receive bulk, individual, or organizational laundry
Operate mobile laundry system, shower units, light duty sewing machines and associated equipment
Alter sizes, and repair uniforms and zippers
Operate and maintain sewing, darning and button machines
 
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Do we have an equivalent to this thrilling and utterly enviable SQ that our cousins over the pond get to indulge in?


Shower/Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialist (92S)

Overview
Shower/laundry and clothing repair specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and performing laundry, shower, personnel and clothing decontamination functions.

Job Duties
Receive bulk, individual, or organizational laundry
Operate mobile laundry system, shower units, light duty sewing machines and associated equipment
Alter sizes, and repair uniforms and zippers
Operate and maintain sewing, darning and button machines
Can you attend Special Forces selection from that MOS? haha
 

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Caversham, Do you have any knowledge on the instructing side of PW?
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Unfortunately no. What I do know is that the chip that they have inserted in their brain serves them well. As in "it pays to be a winner".
One way to endear yourself to them is refer to them as "Camping Instructors". At your peril I might add!
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Do we have an equivalent to this thrilling and utterly enviable SQ that our cousins over the pond get to indulge in?


Shower/Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialist (92S)

Overview
Shower/laundry and clothing repair specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and performing laundry, shower, personnel and clothing decontamination functions.

Job Duties
Receive bulk, individual, or organizational laundry
Operate mobile laundry system, shower units, light duty sewing machines and associated equipment
Alter sizes, and repair uniforms and zippers
Operate and maintain sewing, darning and button machines

You can put in for a kit repairers course, if your unit allows it and has the facilities.
 

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Do we have an equivalent to this thrilling and utterly enviable SQ that our cousins over the pond get to indulge in?


Shower/Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialist (92S)

Overview
Shower/laundry and clothing repair specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and performing laundry, shower, personnel and clothing decontamination functions.

Job Duties
Receive bulk, individual, or organizational laundry
Operate mobile laundry system, shower units, light duty sewing machines and associated equipment
Alter sizes, and repair uniforms and zippers
Operate and maintain sewing, darning and button machines

You take the piss... But a kit alterer would probably have a NET income higher than the CO. Dixies Corner turns a small fortune making bespoke adjustments to issued kit. If you could do it 'in-house' you'd be the most favourable man in the unit!
 
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But a kit alterer would probably have a NET income higher than the CO.

Very true. Back in the 1970s a bloke in my lot set up a nice little earner tailoring para smocks and turning out bespoke 58-Pattern belt kit. When everyone started buying Berghaus Roc bergens he adapted those too, adding DPM panels and pouches.
 

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I'm pretty sure that there was an SQ of Equipment Repairer in the 50s and 60s. Not an available choice when I joined, but was aware of them tucked away at places like CTC and Deal. Along with Groom, Metalsmith, Carpenter and Bricklayer.

Alan
 

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I'm pretty sure that there was an SQ of Equipment Repairer in the 50s and 60s. Not an available choice when I joined, but was aware of them tucked away at places like CTC and Deal. Along with Groom, Metalsmith, Carpenter and Bricklayer.

Alan

AKA.... The sail maker at Poole.o_O
 

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Quick question about specialisations,

Does the 'Driver' spec still offer fully paid driving license if an individual hasnt got one? Im just looking into the oppertunities the corps offer (wide range!) and was thinking with the whole ping situation, when it comes to it why not pick a spec (an unpopular one) which you can use to your benefit?

Cheers to any input, sorry for the slightly older thread :)
 

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Yep! D3 SQ will give u all yr licences. Plus you don't have to carry a bergan anywhere, because where you go your kit gets carried for free!

Alan
 
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Yep! D3 SQ will give u all yr licences. Plus you don't have to carry a bergan anywhere, because where u go your kit gets carried for free!

Alan
Cheers Alan!

Im only 17 so of course driving lessons and that jazz is expensive so to get an oppertunity like that really appeals to me, especially early in my careeer so i can then move on to whatever i want to :)

Still a long way off but just checking its not too good to be true haha :)
 

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A large proportion of the guys go up to leccy direct from training. Doesn't just apply to those going driver. Take your point though, cost me nearly 500 quid to get my lad through his car licence.
 

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I thought it used to be a requirement that all Booties had their licences, not necessarily direct from training.

Mayhap cost-cutting has put paid to that and it's more of a possibility nowadays.
 

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A large proportion of the guys go up to leccy direct from training. Doesn't just apply to those going driver. Take your point though, cost me nearly 500 quid to get my lad through his car licence.
Oh right! Yeah quite an expensive pay out when if successful with application/training, it could get all paid for aha, just looking ahead, im not as eagar to get my license compare to others my age... just focusing on my application and hopfully getting to training!
 

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Hope all is well.

Just a question about Combat Instructors. Does anybody have any information on the role, qualifications etc. ? Thanks in advance.
 

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Ah, well I did a silly.

From what i can tell Combat Instructor isnt a role, right? So what would be the role that teaches things like close quarters hand to hand/unarmed combat? That would be a PTI right?
 

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Ah, well i did a silly.

From what i can tell the Combat Instructor isnt actually a role, right?

So what role teaches things like Close Quarters Hand to Hand/Unarmed Combat? Is that a PTI?
 

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Ah, well i did a silly.

From what i can tell the Combat Instructor isnt actually a role, right?

So what role teaches things like Close Quarters Hand to Hand/Unarmed Combat? Is that a PTI?

It’s an adqual so it can technically be done by anyone but yeah, the PTIs are the SMEs of unarmed combat
 

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