I've publicised ARRSE at work, not having much effect sadly, unless they are just coming on here and reading.... boring tw#ts! I was after BATS from other Regts really... Lots of stuff to talk about I reckon.
I have to agree with that; nothing wrong with BATS - even though it was I who first coined the phrase - 656 Falklands tour 84. We had a dayglo sticker on the MT door "BAT BUSTERS"
You had to be there
and anyway ghostbusters was all the rage.
After all, they do deserve a good "battering"!!!!!(only joking, I knew a decent BAT once.....)
Ah, I see that there has been some good old-fashioned BAT-baiting going on in my absence! Keep this up guys, BATs have very good hearing and with a little more prompting, we'll be here in force soon Actually makes a pleasant change from getting baited by the steam-REMEs No class those people... About that entrance exam.... I'm sure I got better marks than the chef I went to the recruitment centre with. He's on the same money now. That cheer anyone up?
PS. If any chefs are reading this, I think you deserve your money. Its just that I think BATs are a special case and deserve even more
Bog off BATS - We were never good enough to drink with when i was in the mob. Just cos you got another tape each time you opened a fresh packet of weety bangs.
Mind you i had a good supplier of that stuff they used to mix together to plug holes in a/c with in the Falklands. Made a right mint creating and flogging penguins with blue berets and signs saying hello to the folks at home. Used to flog em a fiver a time!
Usualy to BATS, soft touches!!!!!
Their nice girlie black zip up padded suits to keep them warm on the pan were handy. Not like bowser mongs needed them though, was it?! We must have been warmer blooded (or alcoholic).
P1ZZ OFF BACK TO YOUR OWN FORUM.
Yes PLOD, the stuff is called Doublebond. I remember making those myself. We used to do two types: BATs and a generic one for the non-tech trades. The BAT model was more expensive due to the extra handskills required to paint the smile on the face. The arms were also slightly longer to allow for the extra number of tapes. The non-tech one needed no further modification than the application of a chip on each shoulder. I seem to remember that the BAT retailed at £20. the non-tech penguin never sold that well and we ended up giving them away free.
No such thing as a bowser mong. He/she is just a frustrated pilot..... or BAT
Glad to see we are still one big, happy family. I don't mind BATS really - It's the aircrew I wasn't overly enamoured with. All that 8 hours rest bollox and "duty drives, can you just run me here......"
Still, paid the mortgage.......Oh, no, I didn't have one in those days!
Oh, no, I wont have one in 21 days time!
Lifes a bitch................................................................
Dear Mr Verticalgyro
I would just like to say I am amused yet confused why you must bless us with you addiction to being baited, I assume your ego is Bat standard issue XXX large , with the arrogance add on to match. I assume also that you are a 19-year-old Staffy living in the blue oyster mess somewhere counting you cash and thinking of ways to make your job sound interesting cos young sir I have news for you from experience of drinking with you chaps over the years I have discovered that if you tell a bird that you are an air teck they go Oh right so your not a soldier then :-[ it just hasnt got the edge has it..
However if you tell them the you are an Army Aviation Ground Specialist then hey the panties are down in a flash , due to films like Top Gun showing us in misty manly scenes dispatching aircraft., yet the tecks are in the back ground with their large glasses, coveralls and a clip board looking.. lets face it not very interesting.
Its not surprising that the bat is an endangered species these days