Finally a trained solder

#1
thank god its only taken me 2 1/2 years but now im a fully trained solder. has anyone found that it takes ages to train cose of work getting in the way.
 
#4
no. its just my work dosnt like me in ta so everytime i hand in weekends off they suddenly need me that weekend. its a pile of dog eggs
 
#5
Came on here for a bit of light relief as today has been rather Shytty so far! Can someone explain what this thread is all about?
 
#6
My own early history:

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.
 
#10
yer i have to wait till half way through next yer to do my sigs trade training how bone is that. till then im kicking my heals on exs making tea for officers and staging all night.
 
#11
bullet-magnet said:
yer i have to wait till half way through next yer to do my sigs trade training
There ya go,

You're never, ever a fully trained soldier no matter how long you've done. Always something new to learn, you can't buy experience. :wink:
 
#13
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.
 
#14
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.
 
#15
grumpybear said:
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.
Why not? 2 weeks recruits, two week camp that includes GAP training and finally 2 week trade = 3 years doing the minimum commitment each year.
 
#16
i intend to do a long time in ta and go up the ranks once i pull my socks up. i exsept i was slack at start and paying for it now. its quiet sad bing shown sumthing by a guy you did selection with lol
 
#17
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.
 
#18
any of you in the army or previous reason im asking is need some info regarding REME how to get in etc .
 
#19
i would but theres not alot around the colchester ipswich area for sumone that dosnt drive. sadly i got lost in the system and the training nco didnt really motivate any of us.
 
#20
Why not? 2 weeks recruits, two week camp that includes GAP training and finally 2 week trade = 3 years doing the minimum commitment each year.[/quote]

2weeks recruits can be done as your two week camp as you are not allowed (so i am lead to believe) to do camp to you have passed your recruits health and safery crap......
 

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