OASC board

OASC isn’t a decision. It’s an assessment that’s then given to Rc’s for final decision.

There are three levels of outcome. 1) pass, 2) discretion for RC to approve or decline, and 3) fail

Pass rate for the corps is about 85%

Ultimately RC has decision on pass/fail. OASC is just a recommendation to the RC.

This is intersting and not what I thought.

But it is many years now since I went through OASC. Intersting none the less.

Just to give you an update. I completed the last OASC before lockdown, 17th March 2020.
Thankfully I have just been updated by Wing that I was successful.


Well done.

One of us. One of us.


Well done! :+1:

Congratulations on joining the dark side!

Well done!

Thanks all. Great to get back into Uniform, even if it is only sitting in front of the laptop on virtual parade/ training evenings.
As my CO told me when he congratulated me on being commissioned, “Now you are in uniform it means its harder for you to leave!”.

What have I done!! :hot_face:

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You’d think I sound cynical when I say this, but I’m not, you are a volunteer and it is always important to remember that.

I’m a year into being in uniform, I spent 4 as a CI. Always remember that it is okay to say no, otherwise you’ll see yourself quickly burn out and far too many young officers burn out, especially when given command early.

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No it really isn’t. “Dear Sir. I quit. Please find enclosed all kit/uniform/keys I have which belongs to you. If you need me to complete any forms I’ll consider it but probably won’t.

That’s all you need, everything else is there internal admin

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Congratulations (leaves room whistling theme from The Great Escape)


I think people forget the word no exists

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It’s fine unless everyone says it for your flying slot… then the kids miss out

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Not when it’s been left until last min to organise cover.

But you know what I mean


The CO is great and it really was meant as a joke, but I get all of your comments and thanks for the advice.
As you say it is all voluntary and the word NO is often underused, normally at the detriment to family feelings and commitments.
Don’t worry about a young officer getting burnt out; at 53 with 11 years Army service and 21 years Police service, you would think, I should know by now the dangers of volunteering for anything!
Well in true Army fashion, and I can still hear the phrases ringing out loud and clear, “Cheers easy” and “Stag on” :rofl:


Hypothetical question…18 year old cadet goes through the application process to join the regulars as an officer. Passes the application process, including OASC and is offered a place on IOT. Whilst waiting the 6 months or so for the IOT to start, cadet gets a better offer to join a civvy company which he takes. Cadet then attends next sqn parade night and tells the OC he wants to be commissioned as a volunteer in the RAFAC, having already proved his potential as an officer. What would the process be and how long would it take?

Second question … how closely aligned is the RAFAC OASC to the new regular one day version?