Any Carpenters?

Discussion in 'Sappers' started by Ronny_Till, Nov 8, 2010.

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  1. Im planning on joining the Royal Engineers and I am looking forward to the combat engineering side of corps. For my trade I am going to do Carpentry because I already have experience in the trade and find it quite enjoyable! I understand that i may not get to use my trade alot of the time and have been told by someone in the infantry that once learnt the trade i will never use it. I am wondering if this is the case and if I dont use it what else would i be doing with the majority of my time? Will it be varied?

    I was hoping someone who has done this trade could tell me about their experience on operations or someone who knows more about it than the infantry soldier i have spoken with.

    All advice and past experiences would be helpful to help paint a picture of what my life would be like as a sapper!

  2. I've just got back from Herrick 12 where I was using the C&Js in my Troop on a regular basis for tasks like CP/PB upgrades. Get used to making entry control gates, showers and toilets to hold Wag bags.
  3. here is your tool kit -

    just remember to knock feck out of all nails & with any screws batter them in until the last two turns. ^_~

    seriously i woul;d say the wood-butchers are pretty busy on scheme at the minute.

    good luck.
  4. Haha nice one, thanks for the replies. I look forward to gettin hammer happy then!
  5. Why would you ask your mate in the infantry for career advice on the Royal Engineers? Remind him that as a carpenter at least you will have a trade when you leave the Army as opposed to him who will be a mall security guard!
  6. Have a look at the REME Shipwrights they sometimes get to play with real nice wood.
  7. Carpenters you say?

  8. Dammit I wanted to do that one!
  9. You lose!
  10. You will be used as and when required to construct all manner of things which require your skills.

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  11. Taffnp does'nt mention that started as a table lamp.
  12. ask the Mud Muppets as they are also very found of Chippies as well ....


    i'll get my coat. =|