Wow. Interesting. It would seem most must spend an equally large amount of time in the EFI to see us there hey!
And as for coming back to a nice firm base etc, well my friend, perks of the job, living on a roll mat doesn't make you hard hey!
You should have come on here for the laugh because they're sure gonna laugh at you for that post mate.
It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks of you unless you're Baron Castleshort with a serious insecurity complex and a huge dressing up box to compensate for it.
Head down, nose clean, say safe. That's all that matters. Especially the last bit.
As a former white socks, nylon and polyester wearing crab I'm just here for the crack because the banter and humour's great but you sound to be taking this far too seriously.
Or you're smudge and this is a wah and I would have claimed my fiver but I think I might have just got wah'ed instead.
i wouldn;t bother trying to reason with people that don't want to be reasond with, i served 3 years on 34 ( mt mech) in cyprus and i was treated really well, and had a laugh to, we have all served with pongo's and most were ok as you say every unit has bad apples. however the fact is in the regiment you are treated better than in the army so some might be a little envious
Mate we understand your point, but you've certainly left yourself open to abuse from the "real" army. We all understand that your regiment has a job to do,but, coming from a real infantry man of 23ish years, when you try to identify with what we do you'll fail.
As for your snipers and mortarmen etc. Goodluck to them but at the end of the day all you are is force protection for Air Bases. I've been to KAF and seem the RAF Regt walts in action posing in their pristine WMMIKS around the EFI and G1 complex trying to impress the young girls and to be honest found it amusing. A lot of people transit through KAF especially to go on R n R and what they see there disgusts them. Stick to guarding runways and EFI's mate leave the real work to the real infantry.