FIRST POSTINGS

#1
Hi there. I'm currently applying to the Int Corps. I got the correct BARB results test and passed the two interviews. I'm now training my ass off for the 1.5m run.

But enough about that. I hear after the 14 week training and the six months at Chicksands, your first posting is to Northern Ireland or Germany. Now my question is - and if this defiles OPSEC then please delete this mail - but while you're in Germany or the North, do you gather intelligence on what's going on in Iraq or Afghanistan or is it just gathering stuff on dissident republicans while you're in the North and neo-Nazis (for example) while you're in Germany?
 
#2
I see your career in the Corps as a long and distinguished one. Director? The glass is dark...
 
#3
It's not often I comment on posts like this but you already put yourself on the radar quite significantly a while back, didn't you, with your posts about signing up to certain political parties based in the north of an island not that far from Liverpool. And it wasn't the Isle of Man.

I don't know your background or motivation for these occasional sojourns into this forum. But they're a little bit odd. And the presence of the unusual is likely to attract attention around here. (There are a handful of odd characters looking for people just like you......)

Just a tip.

Whoever you are.

PS - Ass is a quadruped of horse genus with long ears, of the donkey family. Training your family pet will be of no assistance in being selected for the Corps, or indeed most parts of the British Army, with the possible exception of the Cavalry.
 
#4
I've just looked up your posting history on this site, irongrod.
Can I suggest that you get yourself to your nearest Corps TA unit in whatever working time they welcome public queries such as yours, and get a little discussion going with someone who can answer your worries? That or call your nearest ACIO and ask for a meeting with a Corps representative, or whatever means the Corps uses these days to communicate with potential entrants.

I do feel that you're more likely to get the answers you need that way than this.
 
#5
i refer you back to my answer on your previous post. why are you still wasting your time and everybody else's? go apply to join something else.

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/p=587959.html#587959

CRmeansCeilingReached said:
You joined Sinn Fein, lied about it, and you even have to ask if you're facked??!? :lol:
there are some good people in the corps with interesting irish links. but i'm not aware of any who have ever joined sinn fein. so get real.

by the way, please don't feel discriminated against.

we don't take anyone from al queda either.
 
#6
Intsmurf said:
PS - Ass is a quadruped of horse genus with long ears, of the donkey family. Training your family pet will be of no assistance in being selected for the Corps, or indeed most parts of the British Army, with the possible exception of the Cavalry.
:rofl:
 
#8
You need to be more discreat on the web mate!
 
#9
Irongron said:
Hi there. I'm currently applying to the Int Corps. I got the correct BARB results test and passed the two interviews. I'm now training my ass off for the 1.5m run.

But enough about that. I hear after the 14 week training and the six months at Chicksands, your first posting is to Northern Ireland or Germany. Now my question is - and if this defiles OPSEC then please delete this mail - but while you're in Germany or the North, do you gather intelligence on what's going on in Iraq or Afghanistan or is it just gathering stuff on dissident republicans while you're in the North and neo-Nazis (for example) while you're in Germany?
What spooks me Charlotte is that you're posting again and you're acting like you've never done it before. "Hi there"? We know who you are as just pointed out by CR and... what was it? You joined Sinn Fein.... :rofl:

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear...

Take your scrawny student ass (quadruped or otherwise) and get fcuked!
 
#10
g10_computer_geek said:
You need to be more discreat on the web mate!
And... What the fuck?
 

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#11
Irongron said:
Now my question is - and if this defiles OPSEC then please delete this mail - but while you're in Germany or the North, do you gather intelligence on what's going on in Iraq or Afghanistan or is it just gathering stuff on dissident republicans while you're in the North and neo-Nazis (for example) while you're in Germany?
Typical day:

0630: alarm goes off. Think about getting up and going for run. Press snooze button.

0640: press snooze button again.

0650: press snooze button again.

0700: think about pressing snooze button again but realise that need to urinate supersedes desire to stay in bed.

0702: urinate, defecate, shower, shave; pick CS95 up from floor and consider whether to iron it - decide against; dress.

0705: take Brufen for nagging hangover.

0712: arrive at breakfast. Briefly consider healthy muesli and fresh fruit option before loading plate with egg, bacon, sausages, fried bread, black pudding, with a dollop of healthy baked beans for fibre.

0715: get coffee.

0718: get more coffee.

0721: get more coffee.

0725: go outside for first cigarette of the day, cough up docker's omelette the size of a soup plate. Feel better.

0732: go back to accommodation, brush teeth, collect daysack.

0740: cycle in to office.

0750: arrive at office, get brew on.

0800 - 1030: paint vehicles.

1030-1100: Naafi break.

1100-1230: paint more vehicles.

1230-1350: lunch.

1400: briefing from M.

1415: catch train with beautiful, mysterious Treasury official to luxury Montenegran casino.

1900: shag beautiful, mysterious Treasury official.

1903: kill two marauding bad guys.

1905: put on dinner jacket.

1910-2230: play high stakes 'Texas hold 'em' against sinister terrorist banker. Clean him out.

2245-2315: get captured and genitally tortured by sinister terrorist banker. Escape and kill him. Shag beautiful, mysterious Treasury official again.

2320: Learjet back to barracks.

2345: bed.

Obviously, not every day is like this. Sometimes you might be asked to stick some maps together for a forthcoming exercise or help with a stores check. You may even get a slack day when you can spend some time posting on Arrse, or even reading the 'recruiting' sticky above in which this question has been answered - as far as is possible - on a number of occasions.
 
#12
cpunk said:
Irongron said:
Now my question is - and if this defiles OPSEC then please delete this mail - but while you're in Germany or the North, do you gather intelligence on what's going on in Iraq or Afghanistan or is it just gathering stuff on dissident republicans while you're in the North and neo-Nazis (for example) while you're in Germany?
Typical day:

0630: alarm goes off. Think about getting up and going for run. Press snooze button.

0640: press snooze button again.

0650: press snooze button again.

0700: think about pressing snooze button again but realise that need to urinate supersedes desire to stay in bed.

0702: urinate, defecate, shower, shave; pick CS95 up from floor and consider whether to iron it - decide against; dress.

0705: take Brufen for nagging hangover.

0712: arrive at breakfast. Briefly consider healthy muesli and fresh fruit option before loading plate with egg, bacon, sausages, fried bread, black pudding, with a dollop of healthy baked beans for fibre.

0715: get coffee.

0718: get more coffee.

0721: get more coffee.

0725: go outside for first cigarette of the day, cough up docker's omelette the size of a soup plate. Feel better.

0732: go back to accommodation, brush teeth, collect daysack.

0740: cycle in to office.

0750: arrive at office, get brew on.

0800 - 1030: paint vehicles.

1030-1100: Naafi break.

1100-1230: paint more vehicles.

1230-1350: lunch.

1400: briefing from M.

1415: catch train with beautiful, mysterious Treasury official to luxury Montenegran casino.

1900: shag beautiful, mysterious Treasury official.

1903: kill two marauding bad guys.

1905: put on dinner jacket.

1910-2230: play high stakes 'Texas hold 'em' against sinister terrorist banker. Clean him out.

2245-2315: get captured and genitally tortured by sinister terrorist banker. Escape and kill him. Shag beautiful, mysterious Treasury official again.

2320: Learjet back to barracks.

2345: bed.

Obviously, not every day is like this. Sometimes you might be asked to stick some maps together for a forthcoming exercise or help with a stores check. You may even get a slack day when you can spend some time posting on Arrse, or even reading the 'recruiting' sticky above in which this question has been answered - as far as is possible - on a number of occasions.
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 
#13
cpunk said:
Irongron said:
Now my question is - and if this defiles OPSEC then please delete this mail - but while you're in Germany or the North, do you gather intelligence on what's going on in Iraq or Afghanistan or is it just gathering stuff on dissident republicans while you're in the North and neo-Nazis (for example) while you're in Germany?
Typical day:

0630: alarm goes off. Think about getting up and going for run. Press snooze button.

0640: press snooze button again.

0650: press snooze button again.

0700: think about pressing snooze button again but realise that need to urinate supersedes desire to stay in bed.

0702: urinate, defecate, shower, shave; pick CS95 up from floor and consider whether to iron it - decide against; dress.

0705: take Brufen for nagging hangover.

0712: arrive at breakfast. Briefly consider healthy muesli and fresh fruit option before loading plate with egg, bacon, sausages, fried bread, black pudding, with a dollop of healthy baked beans for fibre.

0715: get coffee.

0718: get more coffee.

0721: get more coffee.

0725: go outside for first cigarette of the day, cough up docker's omelette the size of a soup plate. Feel better.

0732: go back to accommodation, brush teeth, collect daysack.

0740: cycle in to office.

0750: arrive at office, get brew on.

0800 - 1030: paint vehicles.

1030-1100: Naafi break.

1100-1230: paint more vehicles.1230-1350: lunch.

Obviously, not every day is like this. Sometimes you might be asked to stick some maps together for a forthcoming exercise or help with a stores check. You may even get a slack day when you can spend some time posting on Arrse, or even reading the 'recruiting' sticky above in which this question has been answered - as far as is possible - on a number of occasions.
don't be so modest. i think you've hit the nail on the head for a typical day at 14 Sigs (well, up to lunchtime anyway :))
 
#14
Futher to cp's post, I'd like to refer back to one made some moons ago that still hold true to this day and still tickles me.. !

Op_Int_and_Spy said:
A day in the life, assuming you're a single LCpl.............

Wake up at 0800 with a stinking hangover and no solid recollection of what happened the night before. With lightening speed you shave, shower and don yesterdays uniform by 0815. Walk from the block to work via the cookhouse and get a quick bacon sarnie down your neck. Arrive at the office by 0829, so you can honestly state you were there early, although not the required 5 minutes before a parade.

Spend the rest of the morning hiding at your desk, avoiding interation with any SNCOs, the Sect 2ic or OC. Whilst at your desk, lots of web surfing and solitaire playing is the order of the day (or pinball with the volume turned off).

At 1000, you blag a NAAFI break and go to the NAAFI for a brew and another much needed bacon sarnie. Return to work at 1030 and spend the next 2 hours doing what you did between 0830 and 1000.

At 1230 hours, you go for lunch. This consists of something with chips between 1230 and 1245 and then going back to your room to sleep until 1350. At 1350 you leave your room to head back to the office, where you arrive at 1359 hours.

For the next 3 hours, you merely continue with the same activities you were doing in the morning. Yu may include, however, e-mailing your mates and (of course) posting on ARRSE.

At 1700 you are released from your day of drudgery and go to your unfeasibly early evening meal. At 1730 you then retire to bed for the day........until 1830.

At 1830 you rise from your second slumber of the day and shower and dress yourself in your best drinking/trapping gear. At 1900 you then go to the nearest open bar on camp. After spending approximately 2 hours in the bar, you then get a taxi to your favourite spot down town.

Whilst down town you trap off with the first girl/guy (delete according to gender or sexual preference) that shows you the slightest bit of interest. If this doesn't happen you merely wait until last orders and pull the pig that's left.

After going back to his/hers, you engage in drunken coupling for a period not exceding 5 minutes and then make your excuses and leave. On the way back to camp, you stop off at the kebab shop for much needed sustenance on the way back to your own bed. You then collapse in a drunken heap on the bed cuddling the remnants of your uneaten kebab.

You then wake up at 0800 with a stinking hangover and no solid recollection of what happened the night before.....................................

Ahh, the simple life of a first tour LCpl. Sometimes I miss it so much............
 
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