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Roko
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posted 02 August 2021 21:43      Profile for Roko     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey,

This is kinda off topic (airforce), but I'll ask anyways..

What are the Canadian SAR Techs like? are they anywhere near the US Para-Rescue jumpers? From what I've read up about them, they sort of are, as they do some pretty hardcore stuff, but I'm not sure how close they are.. (I think the PJ's are more 'fight your way to the rescue' than the SAR Techs, though.. They're also considered special forces in the states)

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posted 03 August 2021 22:19      Profile for RCA     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
With all the talk of JTF and the Airbourne, I would consider the SAR techs one of the elites of the Forces. Whereas all others train for the job, these guys actual do it.

It is another of one of those trades you can not enter directly but must remuster to and go thru a rigerious selection process to gain entry.


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posted 19 August 2021 11:54      Profile for herbie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The difference between Canada's SAR tech's and the American PJ's is that our SAR techs are primarily domestic search and rescue. While the PJs do assist in domestic operations they primarily train for combat search and rescue (CSAR). Our SAR techs are unfortunatley not mandated for CSAR. However the SAR techs are just as capable and dependable as any of the counterparts in other countries. Sometimes better. Their course is very hard to get onto and even harder to pass.
And RCA is right... it is one of the few units that are 100% operational and doing their primary job.

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posted 20 August 2021 02:10      Profile for Grubby   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
SAR TECH trade...really great and one of the things to aspire to. Probably the most recognised part of the military that the general public knows/appreaciates. SAR Tech are invaluable to our nation, the work that they perform is top notch. Hard to get in, but I assume highly rewarding to help people in need.
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posted 20 August 2021 23:11      Profile for meathead     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I heard a statistic that i have not been able to verify, but very possibly may be true. On any given year there may be, and have been as many as 200-300 applicants for 8-10 positions. Very steep competition indeed. Best of luck to anyone who is applying.
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posted 20 August 2021 23:14      Profile for Roko     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
yep, I think it's someting like that (It says somewheres on the DND site).

I'd like to try when I've got my 4 years experience.. It would be a hell of a job.


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posted 05 September 2021 14:54      Profile for meathead     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay here's the question I have, and I am hoping someone can provide an answer. Is the SAR Tech trade a reg force remuster only? The local recruiting center here in Ottawa was unable to help me. This coming november will be my 4 years but all 4 have been with the reserves. If anyone can clarify this issue for me, please reply. Thanks.
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posted 05 September 2021 16:43      Profile for King     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey meathead,

What unit are you with in Ottawa?

I just moved here, going to the U of O and looking at joining a resaerve unit.


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posted 06 September 2021 15:33      Profile for meathead     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There are many units in the ottawa area and it depends really on what interests you as to which unit to join. There are infantry regiments, engineer squandron, signals, service batallion if you want to be an mp, log or eme, there is an artillery unit, there is a medical company, there is the navy reserve....... what interests you?
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posted 07 September 2021 00:29      Profile for King     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Infantry. I was looking at the Guards and the Higlanders. I'm trying to find out what night they each parade on, I have a few night classes that may conflict.
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posted 07 September 2021 08:48      Profile for Yard Ape   Email Yard Ape   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is there not also an armoured unit in Hull?

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posted 07 September 2021 10:42      Profile for Andyboy   Email Andyboy   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Guards parade Tuesday nights, the Camerons on Thursdays. There are also, artillery, medical, and Service Bn units in Ottawa as well as The Regt. De Hull in, well, Hull.



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posted 07 September 2021 11:48      Profile for King     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
any reccommendations?
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posted 08 September 2021 20:47      Profile for MP 811     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To clarify a question asked earlier, the SAR TECH trade is only open to the regular force at this point of time.

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