- 26-05-2012, 13:22 #11
As an aside, worth seeing which offers useful trade quals for use after military service. Some trades the army can offer will have civilian firms biting your arm off when you leave.
Guards will carry a certain cachet later on.E-Tool counselling;
When E-Mailing isn't enough.
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- 26-05-2012, 13:23 #12
- 26-05-2012, 13:29 #13
- Join Date
- Jan 2012
Cheers for all replies.
I'm told by my recruiter that I have to go for PWRR as they are my county regiment.
Giving serious consideration to just flipping a coin now.
Are there any major differences, day to day, between the Guards regiments?
- 26-05-2012, 13:47 #14
If it’s a tour in Afghan you want you better get in quick, Now NATO have announced that combat ops are to end in mid 2013 (Rather than the end of 2014) this only leaves Herrick 17 and Herrick 18 (half tour). As far as I’m aware the Grenadiers are out there now (H 16) so this counts them out. I’d look on the regimental web sites for updates on what the PWRR and Coldstream Guards are doing."It was like that when we found it Sir"
- 26-05-2012, 13:51 #15
Royal Engineers the only one to join. Get a trade.
CGAnd on the 5th day God created the Royal Engineers and at this point he rested because he had created perfection.
I might not agree with your point of view, but I will die to defend your right to have that point of view and the freedom to express it.
- 26-05-2012, 13:56 #16
- 26-05-2012, 14:09 #17
Go for PWRR, The local Surrey Regiment.
- 26-05-2012, 14:33 #18
I am not in the infantry nor will I try to recruit you into my part of the Army.
You should think about the following:
Both Guards regiments you are considering are primarily light role infantry. Both have public duties incremental companies in London in addition to their main battalions (each has a single battalion). What this means is that you are most likely to go to the incremental company in London first off to conduct public duties (marching around in London), before spending the rest of your career alternating between public duties and light role infantry (in simple terms light role infantry moves by foot rather than by vehicle). There is indeed a guards para platoon, but the chances of you (or indeed any other individual) getting into it are extremely low because it is very small and there are a lot of people (thousands) who are eligible to join it. I would suggest that you do not make your decision solely based on guards para, because you will probably be disappointed along the line. Both of these regiments recruit soldiers from right across the UK (to a greater or lesser extent) so you will not necessarily be surrounded by soldiers from the same part of the country (this may be good or bad). Both regiments are likely to stay based in the south of England which may be an advantage for you.
The PWRR is a two battalion regiment, one battalion is light role and the other is armoured (think the warrior armoured vehicle). This means you could do either light role or armoured infantry or potentially swap between them. PWRR does not routinely do ceremonial duty unless it is based in London. Being your local regiment, you would be surrounded by people largely from the same area of the UK as you. Have a look at where the two PWRR battalions are based, I think one (2PWRR) cycles between London and Cyprus every few years while the other (1PWRR) is either in Germany or the UK (I can't remember which) where it operates in the armoured infantry role.
Hopefully a little unbiased advice for you. At least this might give you a few ideas for questions to ask at the recruiting office.
The health warning that comes with this advice is that the army is changing and about to change even more, so the advice given by me and others may be irrelevant in a year or twos time.Please no, not the face!...
- 26-05-2012, 15:07 #19
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