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Any Carpenters?

#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!

Thankyou
 
#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 -
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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.
 
#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!
 

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