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Ex-Infantry at an Arty base? (Reserves)

WastedYouth

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Hey,
Quick question for anyone who might know. I am ex Infantry, still within three years of EAS (honorable discharge end of TOS). So all my qualifications are still valid. There is a reserves arty base in my city. My old coworker said I can re enroll as reserves and stay infantry at the base. Is that possible? 
 

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Hi there,

I'm assuming if you're referring to an armoury?


As always, chat with their recruiting officer for the most accurate info.  If the unit is going to employ you & pay you, I imagine you'll have to swap cap badges & get qualified within the artillery.  They won't necessarily want someone on payroll that isn't qualified in that particular trade. 

(I used to do recruiting for a reserve unit, and while we did have a few people on parade who were different trades, they usually eventually went back to their home unit.  Students mainly.)
 

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CBH99 said:
Hi there,

I'm assuming if you're referring to an armoury?


As always, chat with their recruiting officer for the most accurate info.  If the unit is going to employ you & pay you, I imagine you'll have to swap cap badges & get qualified within the artillery.  They won't necessarily want someone on payroll that isn't qualified in that particular trade. 

(I used to do recruiting for a reserve unit, and while we did have a few people on parade who were different trades, they usually eventually went back to their home unit.  Students mainly.)

That seems right. I know that the closest Infantry base is two hours away, so I don't want to drive there every time I need to report in if there is a base in my city. My original home unit is out east (RCR) and I live in Alberta. The biggest issue is trying to get ahold of the base/armory. They are only "open" Wednesday 7-9 pm. Even when I am available during that time and mange to call they never answer. 
 

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If you are talking about an artillery reserve unit in Alberta, and the nearest infantry unit is about 2hrs away - I'm assuming you are in Lethbridge?

I would just pop into the armouries one parade night, and ask the OR where to go/who to speak to.

They may only parade from 7pm to 10pm on one night a week, but the OR is usually open regular business hours during the week.  Might be easier just to pop in and go from there.


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