Well. This all got busy, didn’t it?
[quote]Someone that’s still a serving PTVR, such as tango_lima, may be able to adjust some elements of the above comments, but I’m confident it’s close to still being 90% + right.
Only additions I’d make:
RAFFT is six months unless you achieve ‘light blue’ standard (making it annual), but there is no BFT, only the two day ROFA. We also have an annual swim test.
WHTs are for everything you’re trained on, minimum would be L85A2, miniflare, trip flare, para illum and smoke grenades, but should also really include GPMG and pistol. Requirement for L86A2 is being replaced by LMG, but that’s slowed down by lack of LMGs at station/squadron level.
Drill nights in the week seem to be a rarity. I think most squadrons will recruit outside the 50 mile radius in reality (my unit is 60 miles from me), but you’ll only get paid 50 miles HTD. Minimum attendance is supposed to be 27 days a year, but if you’re attending less than one weekend a month without good reason then questions are going to start being asked.
APWT is now ACMT - Annual Combat Marksman’s Test. Involves lots of jumping up and down and knocking over falling plates in various degrees of light.
I’d add that the ‘bounty’ or Certificate of Efficiency is only granted by the CO and he (or she) can deny it for any reason they chose, even if you meet all the technical requirements. So if you only do the bare minimum and are a huge fat thing with scruffy boots, then you may be in for a shock come April.