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SOP Changelog

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(This post was last modified: 8 hours ago by Capt. P. Tucker. Edited 28 times in total.)

03/12/2020

Added SOP 10-3 regarding Dishonourably Discharged Personnel.
Updated SOP 2-10 to reflect that there isn't a holding section.


22/11/2020

Updated section 11 (J-Offices) to formalise the unwritten expectations regarding content created for 4thib which were enforced by previous Coy HQs



08/11/2020

Updated Section 9 to reflect the rank of Cpl having to run a SAA Course once a month. (Updated RAF Cpl and AAC Sgt. to reflect the same).




27/10/2020

Updated J7 SOPs: Wording changes, clarifications and guidelines.



21/10-2020


9-6 Changed minimum requirements for Cpl, Sgt, 2Lt, Lt & Capt.
9-7 Changed minimum requirements for Cpl.
1-3 Changed Recruit Policy.
4-3 Changed wording.
7-1 Changed wording.


2020-10-02



Updated 9-7 - Now clarifies Air Command ranking structure and clearly defines requirements to attain said ranks



2020-09-23



Changed 8-1 to read Mi 9 instead of its previous Mi 10.



2020-09-21



2-11 - Removed the wording (Not 4thib Material) from clause of Company Discharge





2020-09-06



General spelling amendments

1-1 - Updated wording, process for current new recruits and age waiver for 16 years olds has been added.

1-2 - updated wording from specific rank of Recruit to SuT

1-3 Updated recruitment P1 process to reflect current practice

1-3 Added the recruit alignment process (i.e introducing a SuT. to the section prior to completing P1)

2-4 Clarified transfers to clearly include moves to ELOA and reserves

2-4 Amended process to allow transfers under 60 days with approval of HQ elements and J office as in line with original 2-3 wording

2-4 Removed extra wording around sign off levels

2-4 Added section to the ORBAT ‘empty’ section to make clear that only OC can authorise overmanning of sections

2-5 Removed reference to ARC 2 as no longer used

2-5 Updated the 50% attendance requirement to be set by Coy due to detachment specific requirements

2-5 Updated SOP to reflect discharge for reservists who aren’t making attendance

2-5 Wording updated for 60 day requirement to transfer to reserves

2-6 Updated wording to include Air Command.

2-6 Updated internal JHC transfer process to reflect lack of JHC commander

2-7 Updated to clarify wording

2-8 Minimum service in infantry removed

2-8 30 day period updated to 60 day in line with other SOPs

2-8 Clarified that role requirements for UOR sections is removed

2-9 Updated Dishonourable discharge to clarify that members lose all quals, ribbons and battle honours

2-10 AWOL 1st offence process updated to reflect AGAI 67 guidance from document

2-10 2nd AWOL offence updated to reflect holding section

2-11 Updated wording to be clearer 

2-12 Removed the time restrictions for Holding section to reflect current use of holding section

4-5 Updated wording from “Wednesdays and Saturdays” to current op pattern.

4-8 Updated wording to reflect current J7 process on missing courses members have signed up for.

5-3 Removed reference to zeus course and requirement to zeus, replaced with the ability for use for training by members.

5-4 Removed redundant wording

8-1 Updated formatting for Section 8, revised standards to current expectations from OC.

9-2 Updated “support” to “BSA”

9-3 Updated wording to correct

9-4 Added in attendance requirements for promotional courses and other J7 Training Wing reqs., updated wording to P3 courses.

9-6 UOR promotion clause added 

9-6 Updated LCpl rank requirements to reflect current courses and promotion board requirement,

9-6 Updated Cpl rank requirements to remove advanced driving and signals courses (no longer a course), added DIT course (as Cpls will teach J7 courses) and promotion board requirement

9-6 Updated Sgt rank requirements to remove DIT (as proposed, it will be needed for Cpl) and FIBUA instructors course (this is not a course held in 4IB). Updated wording and added promotion board requirement

9-7 Removed JHC ORBAT link to Google sheets as out of date (and website ORBAT overrules)

9-7 Promotion boards language changed to non-commital to allow for fast placement of LCpl & Cpl

9-7 PSBC course length reworded from 6 months to 1-3 months

9-7 Lt & Capt requirements amended to more achievable standards

9-7 Changed “Airtrooper” to Pte.

9-7 Updated SAC/RAFR LCpl. Rank requirements

9-7 Updated Cpl. requirements to confirm that SCBC and JMLC has to be completed for Cpl. rank.

9-7 Updated Acting Pilot Officer requirements

9-7 Updated Fg. Off./Lt. Requirements to reflect ACHQ

9-7 Added list of current Air Command training documents to list




*  2020-06-01 4.5 and 4.6 changed to match current running of the unit.


*  2020-04-21 If a member returns over 11 months, they are required to resit all courses again including Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 and promotion courses.

*  Resitting courses that were issued over 12 months ago may be required at the discretion of Company HQ.


*     2020-04-17  9-7 Private replaced with Air Trooper.


*     2020-04-13  9-7 Joint Helicopter Command Ranks updated.


*    2020-04-08 1-2 Minimum age increased to 17.


*    2020-03-08 9-2 and 9-5 Promotion and Recommendation updated.


*    2020-02-29 2-9 Battle honours and ribbons added. Retirement requirements updated.


*    2019-12-03  Holding Section added in 2-12.


*    2019-10-17  Updated Para 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7 to reflex the correct wording and procedure within 4IB.


*    2019-10-03  AWOL updated to reflect current CSM wishes.


*    2019-09-12    J7 SOP added


*    2019-09-03    5-9 Respawn Policy


*    2019-07-31    Updated SOP 2.5 and wording.


*    2019-06-20    Spelling and format updated on Section 3.


*    2019-05-22    Maj 16 - Leaks added.


*    2019-05-18    2-10 updated to correct wording within AGAI 67.


*    2019-05-09    Mi 11/12 added. Updated template.


*    2019-05-03    "Reports to be posted 24 hours for all. SOP only listed for overall. Not clear.

Mi 10. Failure to complete administrative duties within a timely manner added."


*    2019-04-25    Updated AGAI 67 about Late, now classed as AWOL due to attempted loopholing. SOP 4 changed to include Wednesday as Mandatory.


*    2019-04-25    2-9 Updated to include Mi 5.


*    2019-04-21    "Deleted JHC SOP

Pushed all SOP updates as approved by Company HQ

AGAI 67 Document updated."


*    2018-06-10    ALL JHC SOPs added to the website


*    2018-06-09    "- JHC SOPS are being added to the forums. So Far the following have been added:

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3



ALL JHC SOPS WILL BE TITLES WITH JHC SECTION X: NAME"


*    2018-05-26    "Update to SOP Para 2.9 to give a true reflection of Discharge procedure, and make it fairer.

Added SOP 2.11 as follows: Members who are discharged, who have not taken part in at least 1 full Operation will not be given the status of Honourable Discharge, instead they will be placed into Registered Member group, and their P File will reflex that they were discharged for AWOL, Etc."


*    2018-02-07    "Updated Multiple SOP's

Added 4IB AGAI 67 & 4IB Manual of Service Law"


*    2018-01-27    Updated the JSP 398 - Rules of Engagement - CARD ALPHA


*    2017-12-03  1-3: Addition It is now mandatory for recruits to write on P1A/P1B thread if they can attend or not. If not done for 3 times, they will be marked as inactive and discharged from the unit for this reason.

JHC: Changes been added as part of 1-3, SOP for JHC recruits

2-3A:

after completing the P1 the new privates are required  2 months minimum service within the infantry before able to transfer to another detachment (exception is JHC). Also added extra info for these procedures and some additional info.

2-3B: Reserves has been reformed and clarified, overhauled. more info about required attendance please refer to the SOP itself

2-3C: E-LOA status reformed and clarified. More info please refer to the SOP itself

2-3D: Discharge, reformed and re-explained. The discharge did not see a lot of changes. The status of Retirement has been changed. Retirement is earned on time and merits within the unit and will be reviewed by G5, the same will happen when a person comes back.

3-1: Reworded the entirety of 3-1

4-1: removed a “-”

4-2: clarified the section trainings a bit more. (Section training reports implemented)

4-3: minor addition and changes in wording, regarding no mandatory training (advertising for non-mandatory training can be done beforehand on the forums, and a training report will have to be made)

4-4: Reports for training clarified and reworded some things.

4-8: Home rotation has now content and an explanation of what it is in the SOP’s and contains what is expected of you as a member.

4-9: LOA terms and procedures changed, the maximum time a person can now post an LOA for is 21 days. Anything longer will now constitute as an E-LOA. Unless the person posts a transfer to reserves, but automatically after/more than 21 days it will be E-LOA.

4-10: Phase 2 in the SOP was previously empty, this has now been solved and content was added to it.

5: Section 5.6 was added to the server and TS policy

5.6: 5.6 was created and added. It’s in regards to sections channels and what rules there are.

“Section Channels are open for anyone to join. Yet the IC and 2IC keep the rights to request someone to leave their specific section channel section. The person should then without discussion remove himself from the channel until cleared back in by the IC or 2IC.”

6.2: The Last section about the chain of command and the procedure has been clarified so people know what to do if they need to pass something up.

6.3: Small changes with the wording

6.4: Changes made, clarified what a member can do in case the chain of command might forget/not work in a certain case. If after 7 days you did not get a response you have the right to go up the chain of command by 1 rank and explain your issue/complain then. Of course, a friendly reminder that people can honestly forget something so just make you IC/2IC pr whoever it is aware. Mistakes can happen. Of course, if they don’t listen or help then you can proceed with this.

7.1/2/3: The reprimand procedure has been overhauled and changes were made.

7.1 reformatted for ease of reading, example document added with grades of offences.

7.2 added in reprimands as well as changing the punishment and durations of them

7.3 same changed reprimands and time durations.

8. Kits are still under review and will be changed, we opted for adding forbidden gear but kits should be handed out in the Sections and all NCO’s have access to the document that was published the last meeting. (This might be completely removed altogether)

8.6: created 8.6. Prohibited gear (subject to change)

9. Promotions have been overhauled for the majority, recommend reading through it on the SOP itself. Changes are made on how it works. Recommendations will be handled differently and JNCO itself and the selection procedure will be from a pool of recommended individuals that were accepted, more to follow.

Also, every promotion from Sgt. and above will be reviewed and investigated by G5 if a person is fit.

Recommendations and Promotions for LCP/CPL will now be done with the IC and PLT HQ.

Ranks were overhauled as well

For the details please refer to the SOP’s themself.

9.2: Overhauled

9.3: Overhauled

9.4: Overhauled

9.5: Overhauled

9.6: Overhauled"


*    2017-10-06    "Updated, 8.2, specified Virtus in correspondence with thread in NCO's Mess.

Updated, 8.2, specified Virtus in correspondence with G5 Meeting."


*    2017-06-22    Updated, 8.2, specified Virtus Medical Daysack in correspondence with G5 Meeting.


*    2017-06-11    "Updated, 8.2, specified Virtus in correspondence with thread in NCO's Mess.

Updated, 8.2, specified Virtus in correspondence with G5 Meeting."


*    2017-05-22    Updated, Section 8.2, added Virtus.


*    2017-05-19    "Updated, information for applying to the unit.

Added, Rules for Teamspeak, 5.4."


*    2017-04-25    Updated 2-3d to Urgent Operational Requirements (UOR). Created 2-3e, Discharge Request.


*    2017-04-15    KITE Night Vision Sight, one per section to be handed out by the Section IC. Helmet camera (IC and 2iC only)


*    2017-04-15    "8.3 - Prohibited equipment

Updated, MicroDAGR GPS."


*    2017-03-13    Overhauled entirety of Section 8, Equipment and Prohibited Equipment, removed a lot of useless information. General formatting, making sure fonts are all the same size, and adding spacers where needed. Edited Section 9.2, Recommendations, with better wording. Edited Section 9.6, Corporal, acting up. (Thank you, Lenders)Edited Section 9.6, Corporal and Sergeant, substantial promotion.


*    2017-02-05    "2.3f Discharge Request

Added information on the 3 days "cool down" period.

Added information requesting an immediate discharge."
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Commendation for Valuable Service
Operation SCIMITAR
Operation CENTURION
Operation CHURCHILL
Operation BULLDOG
Operation CROMWELL
Operation COMET
Operation CRUSADER
Operation TROJAN(UN)
Accumulated Campaign Service Medal
4IB Meet Up 2018 (Nottingham)
4IB Meet Up 2019 (Newcastle)
Unit Continued Support Ribbon
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Good Conduct Ribbon
Operation SCIMITAR
Operation CROMWELL
Operation COMET
Operation CRUSADER
Operation TROJAN(UN)
Operation PANTHER
Operation SARACEN
Accumulated Campaign Service Medal
Unit Continued Support Ribbon
24 Month Service Ribbon
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