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A Mechs & B Mechs

#1
I was trained as what I think was classified as a U (universal) Mechanic when I was in. We were trained on everything - went through Bordon in 1990.

I know there were split roles before - when did it revert back after?
 
#2
Don't know, but I initially trained as a B Mech, then did a " VMU conversion" course in 91, and was still posted as a VMB thereafter....good job I didn't waste my time then!
 
#7
Nice one Tiff, any more pearls of wisdom?

Perhaps you have an interesting tale about an Armourer, wanking over porn in the back of a machy wagon.
 
#14
For eff's sake Iron,

A thread about AMech vs BMech running for almost a week before you pipe up.
I thought you'd passed on and gone to heaven.
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dont tell anyone but I did a basic VMB course saw the light and went A mech but did a U Mech Class 1 course in 93................so a little sat on the fence...........at least im not a deviant Wretched Mech or Gayboy Armorer though :)
 
#15
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dont tell anyone but I did a basic VMB course saw the light and went A mech but did a U Mech Class 1 course in 93................so a little sat on the fence...........at least im not a deviant Wretched Mech or Gayboy Armorer though :)
Iron, dont worry I was a squat to pish mech through my basic training, served with a CVR(T) Regt, went to the factory to do my class 1 as a squatter. The posted to the FRG H at 4 Armd Wksps where I became a crewman on an FRT. Eventually retraded in 82 by doing the Chieftain phase on a Tiffy course (as a LCpl) at the factory. From there on in the rest is history.

Nobby
 
#16
I was always impressed by the way A mechs could perform the same tasks, on the same vehicles, over and over again without ever getting bored or sober.....quality.
 
#17
I was always impressed by the way A mechs could perform the same tasks, on the same vehicles, over and over again without ever getting bored or sober.....quality.
You cheeky young whippersnapper! We had to be pished to work outside in all weathers day & night, not in some lit hanger/tent doing menial tasks on some squat to pish truck. To put it another way, how much job satisfaction do you get from seeing a landrover dive away as opposed to an MBT going away gunfront?

Cheers

Nobby
 
#20
More to life than MBT's nobby, OK I was a B mech but the old drag 'em in, drive 'em out still counts. I did however sully many a chieftain and chally 1
with my unworthy squatters hands, even a cent arv once upon a time. Us b mechs liked to be a bit more versatile.
Tried not to encourage too much gun front though as it made the gunfighter cry.
 

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