Changing cap badges...

#1
I wasn't sure where to plant this, but considering I'm in training at the moment, I thought I'd put it here...

But what are the chances of changing cap badges? I'm currently in phase 2 but so far I'm not enjoying it.. I don't know if it's the lads I'm with or if it's the course but I am looking at the possibility of changing cap badges if things don't improve the next couple of weeks...
 
#2
Ask for an interview with you Platoon Commander. Explain that you're not enjoying it, and ask if a change of role is possibly.

Don't go in bleating saying "well some bloke on the internet said...." as you'll get fucked off.
 
#3
You could buy a new one of flea bay and wear that.
 
#5
What are you in at the moment??? And do you have an idea of what capbadge you want to go to.
You need to flag this up ASAp as the further you get into your phase 2 the more unlikely you are to beable to transfer as the are spending money trading you up at the moment and wouldnt want to be wasting anymore
 
#6
Doing my B3 Combat Engineering at gib. Well signals is an option. I'm only in my first week of it, which is why I'm wanting to wait and see. It's also something I need time thinking about as i don't want to make the biggest mistake of my life...
 
#7
Doing my B3 Combat Engineering at gib. Well signals is an option. I'm only in my first week of it, which is why I'm wanting to wait and see. It's also something I need time thinking about as i don't want to make the biggest mistake of my life...
Can you remember a certain JOB OFFER LETTER you signed prior to attestation ( theyve been going since April 6th 2010) On there it states you will not be able to change jobs once started Phase 1 unless the Army wants you to.

The only thing you can do is speak to the CofC and see what they say but it is extremely unlikely now.
 
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#9
Doing my B3 Combat Engineering at gib. Well signals is an option. I'm only in my first week of it, which is why I'm wanting to wait and see. It's also something I need time thinking about as i don't want to make the biggest mistake of my life...
Why don't you wait to see what your trade training is like?
 
#10
Im just not as happy as I want to be... I struggle with a lot of the physical side of training and because of that I just don't feel the motivation. The lads I'm with also don't always seem to have time for me, and it gets me thinking,"is this the right choice?" I enjoy being in the army, and often the lads and I have good laughs, it's just mostly when I'm pushed to go through the hard times that I begin to feel like I'm on my own. Which is why I want to look at different cap badges as maybe things might change along with the cap badge.
 
#12
I'm not much of a pie eater... i.e fat. Quite the opposite actually. And gym would be a good idea, but the course is busy as **** at the moment and doesn't accommodate for it.
 
#13
I'm not much of a pie eater... i.e fat. Quite the opposite actually. And gym would be a good idea, but the course is busy as **** at the moment and doesn't accommodate for it.
If you want something enough youll find the time for the gym.On another note what makes you think you'll enjoy another trade if you did manage to rebadge
Personally i think you need to man up and get through your phase 2 if you can manage that(unlikely with your present whinging attitude) then see what your trade is like and what its like when you get to your unit.The grass isnt allways better/easier on the other side of the fence .In fact sometimes it can be a lot lot worse ..MUWP!!!

Ps start eating some pies there great for morale!!!
 
#14
Ask your training team if you can go see the PSO. He will get you to write a letter saying why you want to transfer and what to ect. In Gib he is above TV troop.
 
#15
Im just not as happy as I want to be... I struggle with a lot of the physical side of training and because of that I just don't feel the motivation. The lads I'm with also don't always seem to have time for me, and it gets me thinking,"is this the right choice?" I enjoy being in the army, and often the lads and I have good laughs, it's just mostly when I'm pushed to go through the hard times that I begin to feel like I'm on my own. Which is why I want to look at different cap badges as maybe things might change along with the cap badge.



your not supposed to be happy, your in the bloody army!!!
stick with it son all training is shite, things change when you get to a battalion and you get treated like an adult.

as for the blokes your with not having anytime for you, dont you think that they are in the same boat as you and have their own problems.

i think its time to man up, quit whinging and get on with it.
boots and guts mate, boots and guts
 
#16
your not supposed to be happy, your in the bloody army!!!
stick with it son all training is shite, things change when you get to a battalion and you get treated like an adult.

as for the blokes your with not having anytime for you, dont you think that they are in the same boat as you and have their own problems.

i think its time to man up, quit whinging and get on with it.


Boots he has but guts ??????
******* girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
boots and guts mate, boots and guts
Boots he has but guts ??????
******* girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#17
I ain't whinging, just tryna find my feet... Ye I suspect some of the lads will be suffering their own problems, but being in the army is about being a team. And the fact they don't listen when you need to talk or whatever gets me thinking what kind of team is this... You're supposed to help lift each other up; give them a hand when the load on their shoulders gets a bit much.
 
#18
If you want something enough youll find the time for the gym.On another note what makes you think you'll enjoy another trade if you did manage to rebadge
Personally i think you need to man up and get through your phase 2 if you can manage that(unlikely with your present whinging attitude) then see what your trade is like and what its like when you get to your unit.The grass isnt allways better/easier on the other side of the fence .In fact sometimes it can be a lot lot worse ..MUWP!!!

Ps start eating some pies there great for morale!!!
Verdi, Im not one for posting too many comments but where did you go to basic training? Do you not remember being rushed off your feet till towards the end of training? The young chap is here looking for support and you're trying to shoot him down.

Sometimes all people need is some good counsel and support; neither of which you seem to be good at. You are right about one thing however, the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

Think about what you are trying to achieve before you get type happy Verdi.
 
#19
I agree with panther64.
SAG, stick with it.
My son is joining up shortly and no matter how much prep advice and training before hand, it cannot prepare you as such.
I give you advice (for what its worth) that was given to me; whatever your made to do during training, no matter how orders seem to be unjust or
how hard the training, there is always reason behind it.
Changing cap badges? The ole saying; The grass is always greener.
Do the best you can, that is all that is required.
Edit to add;
I thought that nowdays, once you have made a choice you are unable to change cap badges until after training?
Correct me if I'm wrong?
 
#20
@True2Blue: cheers, ye i've been chatting with CoC, and ye i was just having a rough time- not with the training side of it, but rather with the "fitting in" part- especially being i'm not originally from the UK. The lads didn't all see me as a team member, despite the fact i did my part. That of course, led to all sorts of other things which eventually got me taken off the course so as to get things sorted. But like with anything, you never truly know if something is right for you or not until you get involved in it. I'm going to be sticking it out once i've completed my rehab program and set back on course- i've only got about 3 weeks of the course left when i return, and then see how things go in the next part of training, and when i get to my unit.

@verdi: Even the toughest of men can crumble if they don't have the support from their team- whether it's family, or friends. The lads i was training with did exactly the same (gobbing off at me), especially when i turned to them for support and it's fine if it's just one or two of them- then you can just ignore em and turn to someone else- but if it's about 90% of the troop, and includes the people you thought you could trust, it's a little hard to just get on with it and ignore them.

And being happy here would fall to my benefit- i have a lot to offer the army, as do many others, and if you aren't happy, you will be more reluctant to give it out. Being in the army is good, and fun and i aint leaving for anything or anyone- but i will be out searching for my place here so that i can give the army all that i have offered.
 
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