Discussion in 'REME' started by Cooper3, Aug 17, 2010.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. I want to be an Armourer and was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what its like?

    I also have a Heart Condition (Coartaion of the Aorta) im as fit as anyone else and its never stopped me from doing anything :)

    If I cant be an Armourer does anyone have any ideas of what else i could do?

  2. I think you should become a mad scientist like that bloke from the Incredibles. That would be cool. Can i visit your underground volcano lair when you are all set up?
  3. Ahem...Syndrome. Really Sparky, slacking!
  4. No, I know who he's called!
    My boy's Grandparents live in Spain and thought it would be good to buy him a talking Mr Incredible. Bless em, they didn't think it would be speaking Spanish!
    "Ola, Me llamo Senior Increible!" he was forever bleating on about Syndrome, pronounced (seendromay!)
  5. wow so far this lad has had 3 replies to his topic and not one single usuable answer.
    i take it you have tried the army web site and your local careers office?
    i am not sure about the armys stance on heart conditions it used to be wait at least 2 years and we will look at you if it becomes aparent that the condition could be a problem
    but dont quote me on that



    As an Armourer in the British Army? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers

    and i got these by googling reme armourer
  6. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    If the Army do let you in with your heart condition, you can look forward to a great career as an armourer.

    Armourer's are invariably the lad in the unit who everyone wants to know because of his epic porn stash, the unit armourer usually doubles up as the hooky DVD man as well. Much like in prison, if you need something, anything at all, contact the Armourer. I once got a poster of Raquel Welch and a rock hammer for this lad, not sure what happened to him actually.

    Oh and you get to tinker about with guns sometimes.
  7. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    I fear that the chances of you getting in with any form of heart condition is slim to zero - but have a go!

    There are a lot of previous threads on this very matter, such as here:

    In summary, though:

    1. You get to wear a nice brown dustcoat.
    2. You very rarely see daylight.
    3. Expect to spend a lot of time on Ranges (but see 2 above).
    4. When needed, you are everyone's friend. Otherwise you are left alone to fester (See also Recy Mechs).
    5. Yoy may get bonus for joining, and another fro completing your trade trainnig.
  8. Joining with a heart condition isn't going to be easy.

    Use the search function.....there are a lot of threads on Armrs.

    OldSnowy..........brown dustcoats?!!?!! We're not in the 1960s anymore.
  9. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    The brown coats are still out there, believe you me :)
  10. No doubt, but no-one actually wears them.
  11. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    On a recent trip down to Bordon, I saw plenty. Incidentally does anyone have the NSN for them? I quite fancy one.
  12. Oh, you're talking about the crusty old instructors in the SA wing? They still believe it is 1965

    No one a unit wears them, except for the 22yr full-screw.
  13. But not impossible. I have a heart murmur and hole in my heart, I'm in my 23rd year of service across 2 armies.
    Prior to enlistment I had to undergo a heart specialist review, this added about 2 months to my recruiting time.
    No problems having either condition, it depends on so many factors it is definitely worth applying.
  14. Fixed that for ya
  15. Thanks thats given me some hope :). I also have a hole in my heart ha. I dont mind doing all these tests to see if my heart is upto it because i know it will be.

    Thanks all for your help :D