Currently at 16 Sigs and have been for almost three years now. Its a very busy unit and over the next couple of years is going to get busier due to current and future ops tour plans.
16 not only supports the ARRC during its major exercises and in barracks but it also has its own exercises, daily work routine and training.
For me its a great Regiment, one of the best I've ever served in and will be sad to leave. This all does come at a price though, as was said previously, if you are a senior forget any social interaction with your troops on camp because it just doesnt happen due to the **** rules of who can use which bar, unless you want to go bowling. Guess the puzzel palace need to catch up with the times and put some trust in us, after all we are all adults.
Im a senior serving at 16. Ive been here two years now and its pretty good. I know this sounds balls but it depends on what you make it. If you sit around camp all the time moaning about everything and everyone then you probably fall inline with the prats who do nothing but slag it off. Dont get me wrong it has good points and bad points (like all units).
I agree with the drinking thing though, its kak that as a senior you cant drink with the boys, doesnt stop us meeting for a beer down town though.
Dunno about that drinking thing, bit of a lightweight myself, might be embarrasing when the lads drink me under the table. The one thing that would make it better here would be the powers that be forgot to treat us all like kids, and show some trust in their NCOs, both junior and senior. That said, I still want an early posting, Cyprus please!!
I served at 16 sigs when it was at JHQ, and had a brillant time. A posting is what you make it, becuase it is going to be your home for the next 3 years. I would go back in a heart beat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!