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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2006, 23:14:00 »
  I guess I thought that if you don't cut it at Basic they cut you or something :-[  but I guess if not then I will submit my application ASAP. By the way geo you say there is no PT tests prior to recruiting, I dont't want to sound like a bag of doorknobs but what do you mean by "PT"  :salute: :cdn:
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« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2006, 23:17:11 »
PT=physical training

or in some cases....

personal torture

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« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2006, 23:23:10 »
  So are you saying I don't have to do the pushups and running and stuff for my application process? Because I kinda thought you had to. :o

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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2006, 08:35:52 »
up till October 1st you had to do something like 20 of each but, no more.
They'll do it soon enough when you start recruit school.

If you have a couple of extra pounds, start working on em now but we'll take care of the rest
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2006, 09:40:52 »
If you have a couple of extra pounds, start working on em now but we'll take care of the rest
Since when did you start working at St.Jean??? :dontpanic:
I was, now I'm not...you know, you grow! ;-)

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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2006, 10:48:11 »


If you have a couple of extra pounds, start working on em now but we'll take care of the rest

hehe well I am 5'8" and 135-140 depending on the day, I have a very fast metabolism.  So I am more concerned about gaining weight and increasing strength.  It's on of the many reasons I am joining the army. 8)
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2006, 14:41:17 »
Since when did you start working at St.Jean??? :dontpanic:

(Imperial "we")
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2006, 18:23:47 »
Since when did you start working at St.Jean??? :dontpanic:

He is god or it comes with his rank  ;D

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This is a measure to save any embarrassment that may occur when your explosive device, does not function as it is intended to.

It has come to my attention that these measures are not being followed, so for all Taliban; please refer to the above.

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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #58 on: November 22, 2006, 18:55:23 »
Stout,
Good luck with your choosen profession, it's not for everyone but those that pick it generally love it. We are in the fight a lot and do the hard things well.

CHIMO!  :salute:
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #59 on: November 22, 2006, 20:12:43 »
My question for you Engineers is if you guys get alot of combat in the field or is it mostly building/labor work.
  Are there any Engineers here that were in Afghanistan that give a short rundown of some of the operations you undertook. 
Try here for answers to both: http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,51155.0.html

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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2006, 11:15:27 »
Hello again!

Glad to report that I've received my offer yesterday from the careers office. They've got me coming in as a Pte (T) with waivers granted for most of the QL3 and QL5, with the remainder of my qualifications to be reviewed/granted once I am in unit (leadership and trade qualifications). What I'd now like to know, if possible, is what the following PO's are, as they are what I will need to go to gagetown for prior to joining the field army.

QL3 PO's 101, 119, 120

QL5 (these PO's I've been granted waivers for)
PO's 201,202,203,204,205

Of course, if this is not suitable for the public domain please PM and I will confirm my identity/details.

Thanks for all the advice thus far, and in advance for the answers to the above.

cheers,

Ttg

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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2007, 02:17:46 »
just finished readding the thread, and found it to be a bit of an eye opener having picked Combat Engineer as my trade of choice.  Having read the info of the recruiting web site i felt like i was going in blind.

I think the recruiting site should have a like to you guys maybe clear some things up for people thinking of Combat Engineer as a possible career
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2007, 12:58:25 »
I was born in gagetown. I lived on the army base for years. my dad was a jumper diver and allot of his Friends were too, now I'm 18 and it's my chance to see if i can make it. My heart is on fire. I cant wait to get through to recruitment process. Anyway i remember my dad and his buddies always singing the engineer song, anybody know it? if i remember correctly it's got some pretty funny lyrics.



CHEEMO! :cdn:

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« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2007, 13:17:34 »
I am not nor ever was a Cmbt  Engineer but...I am pretty sure it is ...

CHIMO!

from the ones that I did know...

Best of luck on the recruiting stuff!


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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #64 on: June 12, 2007, 21:13:13 »
I am not nor ever was a Cmbt  Engineer but...I am pretty sure it is ...

CHIMO!

from the ones that I did know...

Best of luck on the recruiting stuff!


From What I heard my regement say, I believe it is CHIMO!
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2007, 22:37:44 »
wha?
Chimo!

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« Reply #66 on: June 12, 2007, 22:59:00 »
From What I heard my regement say, I believe it is CHIMO!

its REGIMENT......

and yes, its CHIMO

But its not uncomon to say CHEEMO either...just because.....i'm sure everyone who wears / has worn the capbadge knows how its spelled

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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2007, 07:09:27 »
its REGIMENT......

and yes, its CHIMO

But its not uncomon to say CHEEMO either...just because.....i'm sure everyone who wears / has worn the capbadge knows how its spelled
sorry, small mistake.
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #68 on: June 14, 2007, 00:44:20 »

But its not uncomon to say CHEEMO either...

Or Taquito
Dorito
Cheeto

or flashback time... Judge Lance Ito  ;D
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #69 on: November 07, 2007, 10:03:07 »
FINALLY GOT SOMEWHERE!!!!!

Gooday gents, just wanted to drop a line to let you know that after a year of farting around, getting discharged from the brits, married, moved back to London ON and restarting my application, I've received word yesterday that I have been accepted as skilled cbt engr, and they have also accepted my posting preference (2 CER). The job offer is being finalised now, so very very soon I shall be joining your illustrious ranks up in Pet!

Thanks again for all your advice and help!

Will let you all know once the final offer is received.

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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #70 on: November 07, 2007, 10:12:41 »
Nice to hear from you TTG
Glad that things are looking up for you & that your enrollment into our illustrious ranks is going full tilt.
Hope you can post some pointers on where things went right (& wrong) and why... to help those who come afterwards.

All the best

CHIMO!
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2007, 22:04:18 »
Sounds like it's pretty much a done deal.

I'm happy for you. 
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #72 on: November 13, 2007, 16:41:22 »
Thanks CForr! Literally just waiting on borden to see the offer message and adjust as necessary, once that is approved I get in and can start moving.

Once I am actually wearing CADPAT I will collect my thoughts, go over the process in my mind and post any pointers I have as Geo said. It's certainly not the most clear cut process (ie a simple 'transfer') but who knows, if some RE's follow in my footsteps perhaps this will give them a heads up.

Now, one question I have; I've tried looking on the net for a 2 CER website, and specifically a calendar of events as once was posted on the 1 CER website.

With OPSEC in mind, could anyone PM me a non-detailed forecast of events for the regiment for the coming year? So wifey and i can try to plan the coming year. From my experience of life in the sappers I know that any yearly planner published by squadrons is out of date the moment it's printed, but if I could have a small inkling of what i'll be up to that'd be great!

REgards,

TTG

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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #73 on: November 14, 2007, 08:40:23 »
Your year at 2 CER??? Rear Party..........good times!
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Re: Information on Combat Engineers (formerly Field Engineers)
« Reply #74 on: November 14, 2007, 10:59:06 »
seriously?????? :crybaby: