Armourers & weapons

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dennis10

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I'm going to become an armourer (hopefully) and I was wondering if there are any armourers out there who can tell me what sort of weapons they've got their hands on. Pistols, machine guns, artillery etc.

I want know what weapons I can expect to work with. Could you include specifics rather than saying "you will work with all weapons in the army".

Cheers
 
#2
Going from the descriptions and previous posts it seems they fix everything from pistols to the tank main guns.

Im set to become an armourer myself hopefully :D
 
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dennis10

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#3
Where you at in your application. I've got my medical stuff back, give it into AFCO tomorrow and hope they get back to me quickly.
 
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dennis10

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Did your careers advisor tell you when the next set of armourers would start. Mine told me June or July. It's a long time to wait. I started my application early Dec and was hoping to start training in May.
 
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dennis10 said:
Did your careers advisor tell you when the next set of armourers would start. Mine told me June or July. It's a long time to wait. I started my application early Dec and was hoping to start training in May.
I beleive it says the next set of intakes on your form with job options..

Think its the start of may for armourers and i remember they were 45 positions.
 
#7
Since I've just finished masturbating to Japanese girls doing things that should not be legal I'm in a somewhat good mood. I'm at a light role unit, currently held in the armourys:

SA80, LSW, Minimi, GPMG, 9mm Browning, 9mm Sig Sauer for some reason unknown to me, UGL, that new fangled sniper rifle, Javelin, 51mm Mortar, 81mm Mortar. So that is what to roughly expect if you are sent to a light role unit, armoured units will see you working on a similar setup but throw in the comedy weapons of the Warrior on top of that.
 
#8
although I was discgarged in Jan 87, as am Armourer I worked on everything from signal flare through to 120mm wombat, Milan, 30mm Rarden etc
 
#9
As an Armourer you will get to handle an almost infinite amount of different pornographic media. This will enable you to practice your personal weapon drill. Top tip: Buy lots of kleenex, the blue roll you get from the G10 store chafes.

As for guns, all sorts. Big ones, little ones, everything from .22" No 8 rifles through to 7.62 GPMG, .50" HMG, 40mm GMG and a load of other number and letter combinations which probably won't make sense till you're on your trade course. Bottom line - if it goes bang you will have something to do with it.

And you get to sharpen knives. Alone in the dark, preferably.
 
#10
My Regt armourer did a fine job of fixing the radiator in my office. I gather they're pretty handy with anything with tubes or pipes.
 
#11
Alot of our time was spent repairing anything that was not weapon related, ie bikes, cookers, bagpipes, drums, being able to engrave the smallest of objects. Also officers Shotguns, some of which were worth alot of money.

I reckon it is one of the best trades going, you get to work on alot of things, they don't just go bang.
 
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Themanwho said:
And you get to sharpen knives. Alone in the dark, preferably.
I find the trick is sitting in a darkened room watching the finest Japanese dominatrixes available on the internet.
 
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vampireuk said:
Themanwho said:
And you get to sharpen knives. Alone in the dark, preferably.
I find the trick is sitting in a darkened room watching the finest Japanese dominatrixes available on the internet.
Whilst sharpening knives? The force is strong in this one...
 
#14
Sitting in darkened room playing with things that go bang.

That takes me back :)

"No Staff, come back and let me out in 1 hour, I ain't finished yet ! " lol



And Slags Ball - Bordon - Weds night.

And getting jailed off 6* Armr for staying a whole week at a party in London,
Her mum bubbled me to the RMP.

The REME RSM telling me my haircut was too severe for the REME - I was confused by that one.
 
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bikertam said:
The REME RSM telling me my haircut was too severe for the REME - I was confused by that one.
when i was at Bordon doing my armourers Basic course. i remember getting a god almighty bollocking of CSM Kingswood (well i think that was his name) for having a hair cut that was too "aggressive"!
never have figured that one out
 
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butchtaylor said:
bikertam said:
The REME RSM telling me my haircut was too severe for the REME - I was confused by that one.
when i was at Bordon doing my armourers Basic course. i remember getting a god almighty bollocking of CSM Kingswood (well i think that was his name) for having a hair cut that was too "aggressive"!
never have figured that one out
I don't remember the names of the Coy or other "staff" there, I've done a fair job of blanking that place out - hated the place, except for the Small Arms Wing, and a few mates who went through at the same time.

Weds afternoon was good, myself and a certain other biker never had to do organised sports, CSM let us bugger off to the 'shot on many a flimsy excuse.
 
#18
And don't forget all the artillery stuff: 105's through to 155's, including AS90. Edged weapons; swords, bayonets and the like.

Oh and field cookers. Spent more time fixing them in the sandpit than I did the A2.

Oh happy days! :D
 
#19
Bit of a thread revival, but i've passed ADSC now but the intake date for armourer's is March 2010 ! Thinking about can i wait that long or should i do something i did not really want to do.
 
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Loftytoon said:
Alot of our time was spent repairing anything that was not weapon related, ie bikes, cookers, bagpipes, drums, being able to engrave the smallest of objects. Also officers Shotguns, some of which were worth alot of money.

I reckon it is one of the best trades going, you get to work on a lot of things, they don't just go bang.
I think you'll find that is on the naughty list of things we are not allowed to work on - only Mil weapons. You keep telling them that until they come up with a decent price. (Not that I would brake the rules.)

danny842003 said:
In afghan all they seemed to do was make ash trays, shot glasses and wine coolers from brass.
Don't talk bollox! You forgot we did clocks, bells, cuff-links aswell.


vampireuk said:
Since I've just finished masturbating to Japanese girls doing things that should not be legal I'm in a somewhat good mood. I'm at a light role unit, currently held in the armourys:

SA80, LSW, Minimi, GPMG, 9mm Browning, 9mm Sig Sauer for some reason unknown to me, UGL, that new fangled sniper rifle, Javelin, 51mm Mortar, 81mm Mortar. So that is what to roughly expect if you are sent to a light role unit, armoured units will see you working on a similar setup but throw in the comedy weapons of the Warrior on top of that.
What vampireuk said plus; (More stuff coming into the system all the time both on tour and in normal units.)

Old fangled sniper rifle, 60mm mortar, L104 riot gun, HK MP5s of various sizes, carbine SA80, HMG -QCB Manroy .5, large calibre sniper rifles from EOD or SF, GMG, odd shoite bolted to helos, EOD kit, specialist peoples stuff G3 416 417 C7 C8 shotguns. All weapon mounts and vehicles they are stuck to, improvised mounts, etc, etc.

You will also get to play with torches, lanterns, cookers, BBQs, binos, telescopes, spotting sights, GPS, compasses, frikin lasers, night vision, watches, metal detectors, bayonets, knives, kukris, heating units, also -turrety stuff - changes every week - chain gun, RARDEN 30mm, L37/7 GPMGs, arty stuff, tanks, engineers vehicles,

You will also work snide by snide with Tech spankers on certain bits of kit trying to work out what stuff is and spoofing off to see if the armourer fixes it or the tech gets to write it off. (Most places I been to I was next door or co-located with Techs and metalsmiths - so you will most likely learn some of their tricks and teach them some of you own.)

You may well get to help out your local monkeys with IDing foreign weapons or making them safe - more fun with ammo techs/engineers involved. :)

Feel free to PM any questions.
 
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