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Especially good moments

#1
Hello there,

Would anyone on this board be willing to share any especially good moments that they have experienced during their careers? Have there ever been days that just summed up what it is like to be an officer in today’s army? I am specifically interested in experiences from Royal Sigs officers, as this is one of the corps I am interested in, however officers from any part of the army may share, as I am sure there are some excellent stories to be told.
 
#2
daviroo said:
Hello there,

Would anyone on this board be willing to share any especially good moments that they have experienced during their careers?
No... thirteen years now and can't think of any. Except maybe the day I PVRd.
 
#6
daviroo said:
Hello there,

Would anyone on this board be willing to share any especially good moments that they have experienced during their careers? Have there ever been days that just summed up what it is like to be an officer in today’s army? I am specifically interested in experiences from Royal Sigs officers, as this is one of the corps I am interested in, however officers from any part of the army may share, as I am sure there are some excellent stories to be told.
I can do you a moment from a R Signals SNCO's life - a few months before I transferred out :D - which was sitting on a tree stump on a perfect Winter morning, somewhere on the Ith feature, about minus 10 degrees C, knowing that we wouldn't be moving for another six hours or so and having the prospect of four delicious hours in two maggots before me, enjoying a hot cup of coffee and an Embassy Number One, with a long and incident-laden night and day and night behind me.

It was crystalline and silent. Except for the racket from the generator and the noise of Mugger's farting from the radio det, but you know what I mean.
 
#10
Life in the R Signals is nicely summed up by Glad's post.

There are some complete boneheads at senior managerial level in the R Signals who really believe that they are the lynch pin in fighting the baddies. They are very, very scary as they sincerely believe this. Blandford Camp is a strange place inhabited by people who have never served outside of Dorset/Wiltshire...the tractor beam will pull you back there every now and again to endure more torture.

My advice - join the Royal Marines, leave after 3 years and go and get a proper job.

PM Me if you want to know more.
 
#12
gijoe said:
Life in the R Signals is nicely summed up by Glad's post.

There are some complete boneheads at senior managerial level in the R Signals who really believe that they are the lynch pin in fighting the baddies. They are very, very scary as they sincerely believe this. Blandford is a strange place inhabited by people who have never served outside of Dorset/Wiltshire...the tractor beam will pull you back there every now and again to endure more torture.

My advice - join the Royal Marines, leave after 3 years and go and get a proper job.

PM Me if you want to know more.
Hey, Blandford is my home town and it isn't a strange.....................well ok it is a strange place but the views are nice. My dad was in the signals and he treked the globe, but that was 20 odd years ago.
 
#16
Good day in the life of a RSIGNALS officer? Beating all my subalterns on a BFT (aged 40) and then rubbing their noses in it by outscoring them on NBC, First Aid and the APWT before drinking them under the table. Then telling them that this standard from YOs would not have been acceptable in the Royal Artillery! Tee-hee...

Good day in the life of an officer? Getting everything technically and tactically right during working hours, getting cold beers later that same day and then jumping the RAF nurse at the smoker/BBQ....

Doesn't get much better than that.
 

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