Jul 75: Joined
Mar 76: Completed Pln Signaller Cadre
Apr 76: Began instructing on SLR, SMG, GPMG
Aug 76: Did my Recruit Cadre
Being "taught" how to strip and assemble the GPMG on the cadre was almost identical to the Bob-Monkhouse-stripping-and-assembling-a-bren sketch in Carry On Sergeant - with the same expression on the face of the instructor.
WOW 2.5 years your parents must be pleased.... so another six months then you can leave was it worth it pls tell me you arent in the signals as i find it quite hard to believe it has taken you this long. I have just completed my first 3yrs and I have done a lot more.
sadly it took me 3 years as when i went to go on my 2 week training the fist time my grandad died so i couldnt go then i had to rebook it. ect ect. yes signals. and i plan to spend a long time in the ta not just 3 years and leave.
If I was you I would transfer to another Regt as your lot seem a little lax in their ideas, I am just about to become a captain in just over 3yrs of service (17th oct 2002) when i signed up. everyone i know from then as gone onto other things you should be well into your trade training by now.