Beginners guide to Keogh barracks?

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  1. Hello, this is my first post for yonks but to cut a long story short I'm starting a common core course at Keogh soon, and I'd appreciate any advice on offer in terms of what to take (anatomy textbook/medical dictionary/porn etc), anything to watch out for, or anything to reduce the chances of me dying a horrible death at the hands of a psychotic crab armed with a pencil sharpener and a tub of vaseline :).

    Also, if anyone knows anything about the facilities (I will personally blackmail a random double glazing salesman into worshipping anyone who honestly tells me there are washing machines available) I'd be extremely grateful.

    Thanks in advance chaps! :D
  2. There are washing machines available but my recolection is that they are shite, your better of using the laundrett in aldershot!!
  3. Take your sunglasses and sun tan oil, its a holiday camp these days :roll:
  4. When you get to Keogh you will be expected to do a number of things:

    1. Forget how to march and perfect the art of talking in the squad.
    2. Gob it off at the JMQC and get filled in.
    3. Destroy any fitness you have and remember that you will not be permitted to leave until your BMI is at least 28.
    4. Make sure that the piles of litter in the common areas of the block do not get too small by throwing your pizza boxes everywhere.
    5. Root as many of your course mates as possible.

    Hope this is helpful.
  5. Also gob off at anyone wearing a red jumper (that can be fun)

    use your mobile anytime, any place

    and finally park your car in front of RHQ that really upsets people :lol:
  6. If you do please tell me the outcome, especially if said person has a Big Badge :wink:
  7. what do you expect if you let the lesser services such as the RAF and Navy have anything to do with the place?
  8. Don't forget classes are not mandatory, if you have somthing better to do feel free to walk out at any time. It won't be the first time :lol:
  9. I'm all for the Turkish Army rule of Officers shooting the men if required
  10. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    My only memory of the laundrette was being forced inside a machine to count the screws.

    Oh dont let the tradition and honour of 107 years which the Corps has developed put you off behaving like a college student in Rag week.
  11. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Speaking from past experience? Tx3
  12. Apparently it's quite usual for the common core to not bother to turn up to some of the lessons, mutual acquaintances spend a lot of time tearing hair out in frustration. :roll:
  13. I was going to say jail the little feckers but even that joy has been removed. Why don't they just charge the w@nkers :?
  14. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Is that what happened to yours?
  15. Apparently that can be quite problematic, esp if little Jonnie is under 18.

    (the course director is probably making weekly phone calls to mummy and daddy just to make sure their pride and joy has not topped himself in a deepcut style suicide pact.)

    besides we have a duty of care to these people, train them don't punish them, i'm sure I heard that somewhere. :roll: