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The army has started up an 'official' forum for serving soldiers and their relatives to get together. Obviously the success of ARRSE has got to them!
Only problem is that you have to hand over your regimental number.... wonder how many people will use it!!
Imagine the scene-you roll in after a few beers and log on-in your drunken haze you mistake club arsey for the real arrse and post something about the prediliction of the Adj for the regimental Goat-next thing you know comes the knock on the door from the thought police....I'll stick to the cosy anonymity of this forum ...if that's alright with you, Colonel?
Why the official army no & nat insurance number? How do I know this site is official - could be a front for something else?
Once you have entered that army no, does that not give you a false sense of security to speak more openly?
Also I like the above point on coming in a 2am bevvied up and deciding that you know how to run the army better than the current lot etc, etc, then waking up in the morning and thinking "hmmm - not a good career move..."
Yep, I think I'll log on and say;
Pay 2000 is excellent.
What over-streatch - just knuckle down a bit.
The Army is a gender, class & a racist free environment.
I love my quaint pre-fab mouldy MQ - its got character.
Now maybe i am a bit of a softy, but as it is also aimed at Families and well, you know, for them to talk about their troubles whilst dad is away (again), the intro screen is not exactly 'warm & inviting'!
I am tempted to give it a go, but keep thinking of what Mr Orwell said, something about 'big Bro's and that'.!