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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2010, 14:44:44 »
I am just going to talk to my file manager Kareen at Recruiting in Winnipeg on Monday, thanks for the advice everyone, i have printed off all the new recruit info provided.
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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #77 on: December 09, 2015, 10:27:21 »
Hi,

I did a search and couldn't find quite the answer I was looking for. But are you allowed to drive your personal vehicle to basic, or are you required to fly? If you can/do drive, what happens to your vehicle and do they pay your mileage for the drive?

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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #78 on: December 09, 2015, 10:32:09 »
But are you allowed to drive your personal vehicle to basic, or are you required to fly? If you can/do drive, what happens to your vehicle and do they pay your mileage for the drive?

are you allowed to have a car at bmoq?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=94233.0;nowap

You can take your car to CFLRS.  Period.  I was staff there, and I can attest that MANY people had their PMVs that were on BMQ/BMOQ.  There are even designated parking spaces FOR students.

If you search on the forum, I believe I even posted a picture where I circled the spots students can park in red or yellow.

Joining Instructions - Basic Military Qualification and Basic Military Officer Qualification,

"If you or a family member are driving to CFLRS"
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school-joining-instructions.page

they may NOT pay you for mileage if the airfare (or bus fare) is cheaper.  Take your car if you like but be prepared for that.   

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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #79 on: December 09, 2015, 10:41:25 »
Mariomike you are the man! I tried using the search function and Google and I kept coming up with different stuff.

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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #80 on: December 09, 2015, 10:43:02 »
Mariomike you are the man! I tried using the search function and Google and I kept coming up with different stuff.

Thanks!

You are welcome. Good luck.  :)


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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #81 on: December 09, 2015, 10:56:39 »

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they may NOT pay you for mileage if the airfare (or bus fare) is cheaper.  Take your car if you like but be prepared for that.

This being said, often if you elect to take the more expensive form of transportation, it is sometimes possible to get them to give you the cash equivalent of whatever the cheapest option is. Say a flight is $600 and driving would be $800, you can drive and get them to give you $600. Sometimes...
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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #82 on: December 09, 2015, 11:00:29 »
More good advice,

Also, if you're from quite a distance away, leave plenty of time (to get on a plane, train or bus if required) in case of car troubles.  I'm pretty sure if they wanted you to take a plane and you took your car, the excuse "Well, my vehicle broke down" isn't going to go over very well.

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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #83 on: May 14, 2017, 15:47:04 »
Hi,
Can someone tell me if it is allowed to park our cars at St-Jean during the QMBO?
In short, is there a safty and free parking for us?

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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #84 on: May 14, 2017, 16:07:30 »
When you search for questions already asked, the answers are often found easily:

Using "site:navy.ca bmq parking" in Goggle, brought me to the need for a car during training.

This thread answers the questions you posted.
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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #85 on: May 14, 2017, 20:34:59 »
You should receive Joining Instructions prior to travelling. Read them, understand them, follow them.

The CF has been getting recruits to their courses for far longer than this Site has existed. Very few go missing.

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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #86 on: May 14, 2017, 23:25:01 »
Can someone tell me if it is allowed to park our cars at St-Jean during the QMBO?
In short, is there a safty and free parking for us?

You can submit your question directly to elrfc-cflrs@forces.gc.ca

See also,

Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School
Joining Instructions
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school.page

From:

are you allowed to have a car at bmoq?
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,94233.msg937448.html#msg937448

If you use your own vehicle:


This method entails the candidate using a personal motor vehicle (whether the vehicle belongs to him/her or someone else). Candidates who wish to park their vehicle in the Saint-Jean Garrison for their course must have registration and insurance papers with them. You will have to park your vehicle in either lot A1 or lot A2. During the course, you will only be authorized to use your vehicle during designated weekends or holidays.


From: http://www.cflrs.forces.gc.ca/menu/pd/pa-ap/index-eng.asp

Take that however you wish.


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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #87 on: September 15, 2019, 11:59:15 »
Quick summary of my situation: I have a month left of basic and I do not have my car with me so I was told that they will fly me out to my next posting in Esquimalt. However, I need my car so I was wondering how I can go about leaving with my parents after graduation so I can drive from home to my next posting. Does anyone know who I can talk to regarding this issue? My instructors tell me different things and don’t seem to know who I can go to in order to get the information I need. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #88 on: September 15, 2019, 12:23:01 »
Quick summary of my situation: I have a month left of basic and I do not have my car with me so I was told that they will fly me out to my next posting in Esquimalt. However, I need my car so I was wondering how I can go about leaving with my parents after graduation so I can drive from home to my next posting. Does anyone know who I can talk to regarding this issue? My instructors tell me different things and don’t seem to know who I can go to in order to get the information I need. Thanks in advance.

At some point later close to the end of your basic you will have the posting admin periods with the clerks and it's at that point where you'll choose to fly or drive to your posting.
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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #89 on: September 15, 2019, 12:55:44 »
You might not be able to "choose" depending on course dates, leave, etc.  Keep that in mind.
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Re: Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
« Reply #90 on: September 15, 2019, 13:21:07 »
I was wondering how I can go about leaving with my parents after graduation so I can drive from home to my next posting.

Although your POMV is not at St. Jean, if you wish to drive it from home to Esquimalt, you may find this related discussion of interest,

Personal car at Basic, or other courses? [MERGED]
https://navy.ca/forums/index.php?topic=36120.25
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