Are you in the Army?

Oi mate are you in the Army?

  • Yes Im in the TA

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes Im a Reservist

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No Im in the TA

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No Im a Reservist

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lay down smoke and run like the bejesus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • None of the above you misleading unimaginative fecker

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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#1
A thought occured to me today.

I was out running and, by random chance, was wearing a fetching olive t-shirt with the words 'Army' scribed across my left man-boob.

A little kid cried out 'Oi, mate! Are you in the army?'

My usual reply of 'Sometimes' garnered a confused look, but it did make me think about how, given the move to the 'One Army' concept and perhaps some of the stigma attached to the TA, we answer that question.

So I thought the collective could have a crack at it.

I think the results may be interesting...

Edited to add: To the 'none-of-the-aboves', feel free to add your own alternatives to the discussion.
 
#3
You missed one, just YES. The TA only confuses people unless you have time to tell them what it means.
 
#5
WhiteHorse said:
You missed one, just YES. The TA only confuses people unless you have time to tell them what it means.
Fair point, but consider it more in the sense of self-definition as I can't now edit the poll!
 
#6
I was out running and, by random chance, was wearing a fetching olive t-shirt with the words 'Army'
Oh aye, I bet you had your combats and boots on too didn't yer, you cheeky sausage...

Last time I got asked I said yes, with the TA and got the reply "Is right kidda, whats it like in Iraq? Wheres yer gun?" I think your well within your right to say yes, you may be part time but we still work pretty damn hard at what we do....

just YES. The TA only confuses people unless you have time to tell them what it means.
Yes is just plain easier for lazy bastids like me....
 
#7
Of course, had you been on the point of collapsing, "No, Marines!" would have been a tactical answer.
 
#9
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
think the answer you're looking for is "nope" ;)
Look around you CR and see how many wearing the green are TA, filling regular posts because there aren't enough of them to go round. (Apologies if you are not serving anymore).
 
#10
Have you not considered the fact that the kid may have been trying to Waahh you? Or he may have been pointing out what a sad git you are for wearing a shirt like that
 
#11
Last time I went running in a t-shirt that said Army on it I was stoned to fcuk by a group of wine drinking lay abouts in the park.......................... Well, it was Lurgan after all 8O 8O 8O
What about adding, naw I'm a walt/airsoft gunner
 
#12
Have I missed the point? Should members of the TA be running at all?

Nobody told me when I joined, sod this, I am handing my kit in.
 
#13
F_A_B__BABY! said:
Last time I went running in a t-shirt that said Army on it I was stoned to fcuk by a group of wine drinking lay abouts in the park.......................... Well, it was Lurgan after all 8O 8O 8O
lol - I love our wee country.

Ignore CR, he's only looking a bite; he's usually quite funny in his own forum tho.
 
#14
eSeL said:
F_A_B__BABY! said:
Last time I went running in a t-shirt that said Army on it I was stoned to fcuk by a group of wine drinking lay abouts in the park.......................... Well, it was Lurgan after all 8O 8O 8O
lol - I love our wee country.

Ignore CR, he's only looking a bite; he's usually quite funny in his own forum tho.
Oh come on...you guys have got it easy. I work at a very large headquarters just outside of London. I also have to wear CS95 as a normal working dress (not the norm for my service).

When having to pop down to the local town the people just stare as though they have never seen anyone in uniform before.....despite having several thousand of us just a mile up the hill, big fcukoff signs, lots of guards, high fences with razor wire and signs telling people to fcuk off or the nasty dogs will get them! Oh not forgetting the odd protest march by Trident Ploughshare or the Wombles that shuts off the town whilst they march up the main road from the tube station to stand and shout out that we are all baby killers in the base!

What's even more annoying are the amount of people who ask "Are you in the Army then?" despite me having "ROYAL AIR FORCE" emblazoned on my jacket in inch high lettering just above my right fcuking nipple.

AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!
 
#15
I am stationed just outside London and under no circumstances are we allowed out of camp in "greens", but I do agree the civvy cnuts do look at you like you have just sh*t in their handbags on previous occaisons when I have been outside the wire in uniform.
 
#16
people stare because they are unused to seeing uniform, for years you could'nt wear it because of the IRA threat. And the only time before that really was the war, which was understandable.

I actually think its quite nice not to see uniform all over the place. When I am abroad and see a plethora of uniforms in shopping streets and petrol stations it seems very militaristic.

Also, no body seems to use trouser twists anymore, which really grips my sh1t
 
#17
If I was wearing an Army t-shirt and some little mouthy kid yelled that at me my response would be "Nah mate, I'm in the fecking Navy..."


On another note my usual response is:

Person: "You in the army?"

Me: "Yeah TA"

person: "TA? What's that?"

Me: "Team America, b1tch!"
 
#18
I bet you wear other blokes tour T-shirts down the gym as well

Tsk Tsk
 
#19
He does???!!! Wanna buy some (I find them in the drying room)
 
#20
F_A_B__BABY! said:
Last time I went running in a t-shirt that said Army on it I was stoned to fcuk by a group of wine drinking lay abouts in the park.......................... Well, it was Lurgan after all 8O 8O 8O
:lol: Lurgan park is fantastic for running, mostly away from conversation with those who treat it as a pub. Dump them in the lake next time.
 

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