Be interesting if any thing has changed over 18 months - The following is the result of the front page poll circa April 2002
Who are you? Let's start with rank.. real please as it may help potential advertisers
Reg Army Jnr Rank 7.23% (12)
Reg Army Snr Rank 22.89% (3
Reg Army Offr - Subaltern 4.82% (
Reg Army Offr - Field Offr and up 14.46% (24)
TA Jnr Rank 9.04% (15)
TA Snr Rank 3.01% (5)
TA Offr - Subaltern 7.23% (12)
TA Offr - Field Offr and up 6.02% (10)
Other Military 5.42% (9)
Dependent / 1.20% (2)
Civilian - ex mil 18.67% (31)
True 100% civilian 5.42% (9)
well if you dont have a poll including ACF instructors then they won't bother voting including me because what on top of the screen wont apply to me.
some of us would like to serve in the military but is unable to do so because of either a physical disability that wouldn't allow them to join or those with families and commitments, most of us are nothing like NIMN or other unsavoury peoples which you most certainly don't want in the army .........................
A poll is only as good as the questrions asked. In my case I am both ex-Reg and ex-TA so do I count twice or vote twice
Personally I don't think it matters much whether there are more TA than Reg, more serving than ex or any combination. Life changes and certainly the army is different to that I joined nearly 30 years ago and that was different to the one my father joined 30 years before me.
What matters is the interest in the site, the quality (or not in the NAFFI forum) of the posts and the interaction between differing experiences.
What I would like to see is more of the people registered posting and more guests joining and posting. Circumstances change and some people will have more opportunity to post than others so the 'rank' structure does not necessarily denote interest in the site.
Having said all that I rerally enjoy the site and look forward to the 'words of wisdom' that ma-sonic, et al will no doubt append.
never mind bravo_bravo , sufficient to say the armed froces is made of different branches and specialist also branches of arms .
the inter service baiting will never go away, my point is i don't realy care if anybody wants to bait me or take the p!ss, ACF is a specialist area of the armed force in that they work with childen therefore must pass criminal checks and have a positive atittude, i don't know if you really look down on the ACF or not , a few squaddes have been through the ACF, i know of the usual ARABS v STABS v AAC v OTC v ARTILLERY v RLC
that won't change and its all getting quite boring