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Mayer

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Hi guys, im currently in the process of joining the army as a RMP.
My goal is to specialise in CP, but im finding it hard to get a clear answer of how hard it is to specialise.

Do they offer it to you when they think you're ready, do you have to apply along with many other RMP and only few get selected?
How does it work?

Thanks for your help, Mayer.
 

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Probably changed, but you had to have done at least 3 years before a CP course, then you had to request a CP course through your Pl Cmd, then Interview with CSM, if he liked you you would prob get it...if not, wait til you get to a new coy and a new CSm, or walk in his Office with a bottle of Port.

There were limited spaces so it was a bit of a selection process and it was usually given to time served, but as I have said it has probably changed quite a bit now.
 

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I have heard of guys coming straight out of depot and within a few months being on their CP course.
 

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Probably changed, but you had to have done at least 3 years before a CP course, then you had to request a CP course through your Pl Cmd, then Interview with CSM, if he liked you you would prob get it...if not, wait til you get to a new coy and a new CSm, or walk in his Office with a bottle of Port.

There were limited spaces so it was a bit of a selection process and it was usually given to time served, but as I have said it has probably changed quite a bit now.
Cheers for the info, on the armys website it does say after 3 years generally. Il have to stock up on a few bottles of Port eh :)

I have heard of guys coming straight out of depot and within a few months being on their CP course.
Is this hear say or do you know of this for sure? Would be excellent if its true.
 

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Mayer I know you probably read the SUN, and the RMP did do a great recruiting ploy,

This will no doubf be used by many an RMP Recruiter to entice young innocent lads into the RMP, God they are a devious bunch lol

But Be Aware, not all RMP females are like this one, some are right bitches lol

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/article1063219.ecehttp://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/article1063219.ece
Lmao! That was a great read, although has shattered my dreams :p
 

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Well, current instructors at the time were telling me it was happening. I personally didnt know anyone due to being out of the General Police Duties loop for my last few years (;
 

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Well, current instructors at the time were telling me it was happening. I personally didnt know anyone due to being out of the General Police Duties loop for my last few years (;
Sounds pretty good to me!
I cant wait to get in now, cheers for that.
 

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You used to have done a few years before you could apply, firstly so you had life / operational experience and secondly so you understood how the military worked so you were able to organise logistics and planning on tour (although this was usually down to the TL, 2ic and Q on most tours, there were posts were RMP would work as IBGs). Equally, you had to pass a fitness assessment prior to going (normally ran by other CP trained staff in the company).

The army these days is a fast changing beast and I'm sure this will have changed too.

Best of luck
 

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The policy was always to have experience and a high recommendation. However operational need is fast eroding policy and I have seen many waivers on service to fill the panel for a upcoming course to sustain op rotations.
 

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Thank you for the continued information, its good to know as much as you can about what your letting yourself in for!

@billy1000, its hard to get information from them at the careers office aswell. Which is why im thankful for this forum.

@M4MED/Hans, thats how i thought it was, having to wait a few years for necessary experience. I didnt realise you could actually become a CPO with six months GPD. Although im sure that they wouldnt send you off without being 100% sure you were capable of doing the job (i hope)! Which can only mean its a good thing for me :)
 

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Dont know if you are already in training yet but if you are you will have learnt that if you of the correct calibre it is possible to go straight onto a CP course once you have passed out of training
 

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Mayer I know you probably read the SUN, and the RMP did do a great recruiting ploy,

This will no doubf be used by many an RMP Recruiter to entice young innocent lads into the RMP, God they are a devious bunch lol

But Be Aware, not all RMP females are like this one, some are right bitches lol

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/article1063219.ece
Cracking link, cheers.
As an ex-bootneck, never before have I been so gutted that women are not allowed in our glorious corps.
 
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Lads, If mobile phones, digital cameras and You Tube had been around the Mess in the 80s I think most of th Old Guard would have been on the front page of The Sun...still have some great Polaroids (thanks to the Feds camera!!!).
 

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Hey there, I'm thinking of joining the RMP with a view to becoming a CPO, would you recommend it?
 
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