Arriving at Battalion??

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  1. What's it like for new recruits when they arrive at Battalion? Especially if the battalion are just after returning from Afghan.

    Understanbly alot of the guys would be like a tight knit family just coming back from combat & all, so for a new sprog what's it like fitting in?
     
  2. Spanish_Dave

    Spanish_Dave LE Good Egg (charities)

    Just try and fit in, you will probably do a lot of duties initially while the guys are on leave, try not to get into trouble and knuckle down, oh dont forget you will probably drink a lot get drunk a lot but make sure you turn up on parade every time
     
  3. I know it's a stupid question but here goes......

    Is it true there's weird hazing traditions for new lads
     
  4. Officially ... No. Un-Officially ... Yes.
     
  5. Someone seems a little worried? : )
     
  6. Who wasn't as the day approached that they would arrive at their first posting? I know I was!

    Don't worry fella. You'll get plenty to keep you busy. Pay respect where it is due, don't try to be the big 'I am', and listen, listen, listen.

    Some units assign a mentor for the first few weeks. Take note of what you are told - but try and not be caught out by some of the little games they will inevitably play. There is no such thing as a left handed screw-driver for example!

    Good luck, and I wish you well on your first posting.
     
  7. Right, firstly I take it your Joining 1 Royal Irish? As I've just spotted that you are using my Platoon's 'Tour Quote' under your post (I put it up on the wall in Sangin and suddenly its appearing everywhere!!) Just get to Battalion, do as you are asked, get they lay of the land and call everyone of rank, by their rank until instructed to do otherwise and you won't go far wrong. A fit, motivated new guy will be accepted mouch more quickly then a gobby ********. Those first few weeks in Battalion can shape your Army career, so don't **** up, just do your best. Good luck!
     
  8. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    No,you might get the sent to the CQ for a long weight (wait) or something like that,when I arrived at a certain Bomb Dump out of trade training with Ryan,we got a dunking in the Moray Firth & thats it.
     
  9. When i first arrived at Reg, i passed a guy lying drunk as a skunk next to a radiator, and the sound of a fight going on. Fecking worrying/interesting first night in my room.!!
     
  10. You don't happen to know pingu do you spike?
     
  11. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    (Wah mode on)

    Nope,dont ring a bell (Kinloss 85-87)

    (Wah mode off)
     
  12. Fcuking hell, wish I didn't ask, I'm even more nervous now,

    On a serious note thanks, sounds like good advice
     
  13. Skinn full, did mother teresa steal your saying too? (that she made in the early days)

    It has also been featured on a JHF(A) building for about 1 year+ !
     
  14. Funny that :roll:

    "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free."

    Ronald Reagan, D-Day Ceremonies, June 6th, 1984
     
  15. Don't worry. Just play the game and do as you're told ... you'll soon fit in. Before you know it you'll be drinking p1ss out of a shoe just like the rest of them.

    You just need to realise that if they have just returned from Afghanistan, and may of had a rough time, that their bound to be clicky. Just be a likeable guy and they'll soon come around to you.