Falkland Postings

#2
Why on earth would you want to go to a posting on the Falkland Islands!?
 
#3
Perhaps they hate their day job!
 
#4
Just curious guys as a big nature/photography buff. It is a good place to take trips to the Antarctic, Patagonia and other once in a lifetime type places. Hey and get paid for it too.
 
#6
Mother said:
Just curious guys as a big nature/photography buff. It is a good place to take trips to the Antarctic, Patagonia and other once in a lifetime type places. Hey and get paid for it too.
Hmmm, have you tried faceparty?

Perhaps you have, which is why you want a Falklands tour..........
 
#7
If you're into nature, and you like sheep, high winds, snow, seals, penguins and no trees(!), you'll love it.
 
#8
...and yes! The penguines do fall over!
 
#10
FNUSNU said:
There's a big party some time soon aparently, maybe mother wants to go.
I was at the last big party - still have the trench foot to prove it..........
 
#11
There are 2 jobs in the Falklands for non-darksiders, the first is a Sgts post at J2 HQ BFSAI, the second is a WO2's post at the CI section in the RAF police det.

Despite these two jobs I feel having had one of them I should say

DON'T DO IT!!! IT'S FULL OF RAF WEANERS WHO WILL DRIVE YOU INSANE!!
 
#12
There are 2 jobs in the Falklands for non-darksiders, the first is a Sgts post at J2 HQ BFSAI, the second is a WO2's post at the CI section in the RAF police det.

Despite these two jobs I feel having had one of them I should say

DON'T DO IT!!! IT'S FULL OF RAF WEANERS WHO WILL DRIVE YOU INSANE!!
 
#14
Not sure anyone goes to FI the trap off but hey.. there's always the odd penguin.
 
#15
Not too easy to take "trips" to antarctica from FI it would generally involve chartering a boat and spewing your ring for two days. if you want to go SOUTH rather than South, Ushuaia or Punta arenas are the real gateways. again its expensive, and might involve too much misery as bulkheads, decks and deckheads all swap locations. You MIGHT be able to book a short trip starting from either of those locs if you get ten days off Last time I went there (five years ago) the tourists were shelling out about eight grand for a ten day trip. I, however, was getting paid for it!
 
#17
The Falklands are ok - or were when I was there (rumour has it that most of the bars were going to shut as I was leaving).

Potentially there's shacks of stuff to do but the weather usually stops most things - road moves are stopped when the wind reaches something like 25kts. If you go in winter this will be most of the time.

I got trousered most of the time and predictably it was brilliant - otherwise went on a few battlefield tours, spent a day at sea on HMS Glasgow (poured off at the end of the day) and went on R&R to Chile which was gleaming.

To sum up - not as bad as it seems but not a total barrel of laughs either - you'll definitely want to come home after a couple of months.
 
#18
Brilliant tour. I spent 6 months baiting the RAF which kept me amused. An added bonus as WOIC JCIS is that you are also the Sgt Maj for the Police Unit which is a bizarre state of affairs considering that everyone else is RAFP or RMP.
 
#19
baldy_breeder said:
Brilliant tour. I spent 6 months baiting the RAF which kept me amused. An added bonus as WOIC JCIS is that you are also the Sgt Maj for the Police Unit which is a bizarre state of affairs considering that everyone else is RAFP or RMP.
Sweet mate. That means you were in charge of all of the banana and crab sandwiches at lunch?
 
#20
Mother said:
What postings are there in the Falklands for non-"dark siders"?
If any of you have had one, what was it like?
Worked in the ASD for 13 mths, was ok, got back and could walk with ease through biggest storms in UK
 

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