Standard Operating Procedures

Section 1: Recruit Policy

Section 1: Overview

New Aircraftmen follow a structured training program to become members of the 4th Infantry Brigade and Joint Helicopter Command. Upon successful application, Aircraftmen will enter the RAF No.22 (Training) Group and will complete Phase 1 to gain the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become a member of 4IB, irrespective of which role you are applying for. The training program ensures that new recruits are able to perform to a standard whereby they will be able to be assigned to a section and shall not require any immediate revision of basic principles.

New Recruits will be broken down as follows:

Over 17’s - Allowed to join 2 Yorks, Support Detachment or JHC 

15-17 Year olds - Will join as a Junior Leader within the Infantry or Support Detachments, they are allowed to join JHC providing they have had a successful interview with an experienced member of JHC.

Section 2: Application Process

New recruits must submit an application to the unit via our forums. This can be done using the “Join Us” button on the Navigation Bar at the top of this webpage. After your application has been correctly completed and submitted, the following will occur:

⦁  Application received by the G1 Office (Personnel and Manpower)
⦁  Application reviewed within 24 hours.
⦁  If accepted and invited to attend an interview OR rejected, with the reason listed.
⦁ If accepted and invited to attend an interview, connect under the name listed in your application and move to the “Looking For A Recruiter” channel.
⦁ The interview will last between 10-30 minutes. This allows you to learn more about the Unit, and for us to find out more about you.
⦁ You will then be assigned as a ‘Recruit’ in the Infantry Training Centre, given tags and extended TeamSpeak access.

Section 3: Phase 1 Training
Training to join the Joint Helicopter Command consists of completing the Infantry P1 course and Defence Technical Training. After which, Recruits will be passed out as ‘ Leading Aircraftman’ and assigned to the Royal Air Force No. 28 (AC) Squadron

All applicants will complete a full P1 course prior to attending the Defence Technical Training. Both courses must occur within 21 days of your application; otherwise you will be discharged as ‘Inactive’.

The completion of Defence Technical Training is required to attend ALL official Operations, however it is not required in order to attend Home Rotation, Patrols or Unofficial Game Nights.