2 mercians or the rifles

#2
Unless your local reg is the Rifles your not getting in, well according to my recruiter, too many people apply for them. Only diffrence i can think of is the 1st battalion which you cant join straight for basic.
 
#4
Mariolario said:
Neither they both sound shite
Lovely glad you had your input now kindly bore off.

Asking which Regiment is better is an impossible task really as individuals from either unit will argue for theirs while other peoples perceptions may be based on a single incident. Your best bet is going for your local unit as hopefully there will be people form your local area there and should make bonding easier. That said 5 battalions, the Army commandos as well as being both swift and bold. I'd go for the Rifles.
 
#5
callum13 said:
Unless your local reg is the Rifles your not getting in, well according to my recruiter, too many people apply for them. Only diffrence i can think of is the 1st battalion which you cant join straight for basic.
I beg to differ, I start the CIC at Catterick 24th Febuary 2008, The Rifles are not my local regiment, The Staffords are, however I'm going to the Rifles, and I've requested 1st Battalion, which you can join straight out of the CIC.

edit: dire spelling on my behalf.
 
#6
Nice smith, how did you get your recruiter to let you ? Im seriously considering going to lincoln about 30 miles away to see what they say since my recruiter is not letting me join any other infantry reg apart from his/local or the paras, everytime i mention the rifles he gets pissed off :S
 
#7
I'm not sure, he asked me what Infantry Regiment I wanted to go to and I said Rifles, and he said "ah you posh git why not go Staffords?", me: "because I have friends in the RIFLES and there is a wider choice for career prospects Sgt" :D
 
#8
Haha, I didnt say the friends bit because he would have asked, he only "let" me put paras as i have two friends in training there now, he was feeding me the "you can jump out of planes in the anglians" line and you can do the AAC course in the anglians etc. bet they get a lil reward for recruiting to their reg?
 
#9
hey mate, I'm going to phase two with the Rifles on 13th great people great opportunities lots of choice, 1 st Battalion army commandos with light role , Mech and Armoured there as well to much to choose from.

As i was told at Basic

" Once a Rifleman, Always a Rifleman "

Swift and Bold
 
#11
Mariolario said:
Neither they both sound shite
If this is the quality of your posts after twelve I can't waitto see more pearls of wisdom from you.

On the question of Mercians or Rifles, the Rifles do have this wonderful name but major Sharpe left them years ago and they are not at all like Sarpes Mob. The Mercians , like any other line infantry regiment are good ,as an ex North Staffs I would say the best but then I would wouldn't I. There's a lot to be said for joining your local regiment and at the end of the day that's what most of the Rifkles are , someone's local regiment.
 
#12
gjwill said:
Hi im new to this site and im thinking of joining 2 mercians or the rifles and just wanted which ones better really
I've served with both 2 Merican and 5 Rifles. 2 Mercian are a good unit, but I love the laid back way the rifles go about their business. When you consider that the rifles will allow you to switch between roles with a minimum of fuss, there's really no competition as to which one I'd join. But it's your call!

As for recruiting staff, tell them what you're doing and don't take no for an answer.
 
#14
Afghanitrany said:
.... 1 st Battalion army commandos with light role ....

Swift and Bold
Just the trifling matter of the All Arms Commando Course to pass first. :wink:
PS
 
#15
I thought 1Rifles didn't require you to pass the AACC yet? I guess they're still working out what exactly they're going to do in 3 Cdo Brigade as I understand it.
 
#16
Main Gate Sentry at Bickleigh? The young thruster was alluding that the 1st Battalion is already an Army Commando ie RM equivalent of a battalion, I have no doubt that they will get there and may even get used to washing on a regular basis!
PS
 
#17
Pitswamper said:
Main Gate Sentry at Bickleigh? The young thruster was alluding that the 1st Battalion is already an Army Commando ie RM equivalent of a battalion, I have no doubt that they will get there and may even get used to washing on a regular basis!
PS
I'm not sure if I'd like sitting around for four or five years waiting for it to happen. Seems hard to believe that they'd become another MU just like the Marine CDOs though, since they're not organized the same way. Then again I doubt the Army wants to waste a battalion so I'm sure they'll figure something out.
 
#20
i am currentley in the rifles, yet my dad was in the whostershire and sherwood foresters or now 2 mercian so i was concidering changing yet i relised that the rifles have alot more avilible to them commando and so on
 

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