Advice needed :)

#1
well guys I have a few questions for you all! but firstly hello!!

I start my phase 1 in 31 days from this post and Im starting to think about a few things would you be able to answer me these questions :-
Im joining at 29 and i can imagine there are gonna be a lot of younger recruits and younger corporals and Sergeants , Is this going to make it different for me or more make it more difficult?

Also in the signals as a communication op ( sorry i should of said thats what im doing) is there a chance to get out on patrol? My careers guy said something about battlefield comms where you are actually out on patrol? But I have come to learn that the recruiters sometimes bend the truth? This is what i really want to know tbh, i keep thinking infantry infantry infantry :(
 
#5
so any serious suggestions guys :p
 
#6
It's spelt Sergeant; a non-commissioned army officer of a rank above that of corporal.

I joined at 24-along with a bloke a couple of years older than me. Cpl Stevie Goodman (our Plt Cpl-dead now, else I wouldn't name him,God rest him) got me and my mucka to one side:
"Look you two, I take it you've lived as ******* adults before joining this mans Army?"
We said, "Yes Corporal."
He said, " well keep an eye on this bunch of cnuts for us then, and I'll make no apologies-but you're going to have to take some of this shit with a pinch of salt."


You'll do alright mate. Work on your phys, keep your head down,be a fast learner. A mature attitude in a Corps'll get you your first tape quick. Besides, it'll be entertaining watching your "peers" **** up-especially on the piss!
 
#10
Not necessarily correct on two points.
I apologize for the spelling mistake, i promise not to use google spell check so readily next time :)
 
#11
And what about the battlefield comms is that something my recruiter told me to spice it up?
 
#12
And what about the battlefield comms is that something my recruiter told me to spice it up?
God knows.I work with scailies now and I havn't got A clue what they get up to.
shite at looking after their trucks though.
It's probably got summat to do with radios......(hic)
 
#13
It's spelt Sergeant; a non-commissioned army officer of a rank above that of corporal.

I joined at 24-along with a bloke a couple of years older than me. Cpl Stevie Goodman (our Plt Cpl-dead now, else I wouldn't name him,God rest him) got me and my mucka to one side:
"Look you two, I take it you've lived as ******* adults before joining this mans Army?"
We said, "Yes Corporal."
He said, " well keep an eye on this bunch of cnuts for us then, and I'll make no apologies-but you're going to have to take some of this shit with a pinch of salt."


You'll do alright mate. Work on your phys, keep your head down,be a fast learner. A mature attitude in a Corps'll get you your first tape quick. Besides, it'll be entertaining watching your "peers" **** up-especially on the piss!
I wouldn't get too arrsey about spelling Sergeant seeing as how half the serving army can't spell it, along with accommodation and subsistence (subsidence allowance anyone?).

Good post anyway bigjimdangley, a bit of maturity can help, as long as the OP doesn't mind being called 'Dad'. :biggrin:
 
#14
Yes mate, If you play your cards right, you will be on patrol with the Inf lads.

I say "if you play your cards right" because it really is something to aspire to do IMHO. I loved my time attached to an Infantry unit and after spending time in a Div or Bde you'll either become bitter and twisted or so disillusioned that it's unbelievable.

The Rear Link job (infantry attachment) is a cracking release from that. Not to mention the war stories that you'll be able to bore people to death with!

Embrace it - oh, and listen to your instructors in training. That stuff will become pretty important later on...
 
#16
after spending time in a Div or Bde you'll either become bitter and twisted or so disillusioned that it's unbelievable.
This is so true.

I went out on tour and was lucky or unlucky in some cases to go out on Patrol. Because if you don't have that ambition then you will spend your career on tour in Ops Rooms or Crypto Cells.

But the Corps are now openning up postings for blokes to get attatched to Infantry Battalions in Infantry Support Teams and I believe this is going to phase out the RLD's. My brother is with the Royal Welsh now for 2 years and he is really enjoying it. Wether you can do this for the rest of your career, and if so, how it will affect promotion, I don't know.

And don't listen to some of these c0cks on these Signals forums. I'm afriad this is something your going to have to put up with if you are joining this Corps
 
#17
This is so true.

I went out on tour and was lucky or unlucky in some cases to go out on Patrol. Because if you don't have that ambition then you will spend your career on tour in Ops Rooms or Crypto Cells.

But the Corps are now openning up postings for blokes to get attatched to Infantry Battalions in Infantry Support Teams and I believe this is going to phase out the RLD's. My brother is with the Royal Welsh now for 2 years and he is really enjoying it. Wether you can do this for the rest of your career, and if so, how it will affect promotion, I don't know.

And don't listen to some of these c0cks on these Signals forums. I'm afriad this is something your going to have to put up with if you are joining this Corps
Hmm there are so many new jobs coming around the signals, like I said half of my Sqn are going out with 30 cdo and most of them are going as Tp signals so they will get out
 

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