HCav or 9/12 L?

#1
Hi, I've just signed up on here and wondered if I could get some advice?

At the moment I have just started the process of trying to join the Army. The careers office have given me loads of leaflets and stuff on all the regiments I'm interested in. Working with tanks looks like it could be more fun and much more interesting than the Infantry. In particular I like the look of Armoured Reconnaissance, but I'm not sure which is the best option - H Cav or 9/12th Lancers?

I'd really apprieciate any advice or comments.

Cheers!
 
#2
Animal said:
Hi, I've just signed up on here and wondered if I could get some advice?

At the moment I have just started the process of trying to join the Army. The careers office have given me loads of leaflets and stuff on all the regiments I'm interested in. Working with tanks looks like it could be more fun and much more interesting than the Infantry. In particular I like the look of Armoured Reconnaissance, but I'm not sure which is the best option - H Cav or 9/12th Lancers?

I'd really apprieciate any advice or comments.

Cheers!
I think you will find most people will agree with me!! HCAV!!
 
#3
What about QDG ?they have the same role but do it twice as good . Failing that there is
always the Light Dragoons again the same role and they are a good out fit . I guess it
depends on where you are from . At the moment there aew 5 Formation recce regiments
in the British army , have a look at all of them .
 
#4
Was hoping someone else would mention the QDG.
Queens Dragoon Guards are by far the best armored recce regiment in the British Army mate, sod the lancers and the household cav. QDG mainly recruit from wales and Hereford however they started off as a London Regiment, dont let those taffs bully you ;) Give the QDG a look matey
 
#5
I was going to say that the QDG are by far the best (and results to prove the fact) but Cavalry swagger
beat me to it . Even if you are not from the QDG recruiting areas you can still insist you want to join them .
Formation recce is THE job to do so you might as well join the best at it .
 
#6
Also if you're looking to go sniper then QDG rank up in that respect also, got some very nice piccies on the camera of our shadow lads. If you do end up going for QDG give me a shout and Ill give you some tips on your training and your cap badge etc.
 
#9
Cheers cav swag , As Max Boyce says ''I was there'' theres a photo of me in my doss bag
on the AL FAW reading a bluey in the same photo collection . ''In Hot''
 
#10
Ah let me guess you drive around with full combats on top and shorts and sandals under the rim? your idea of disembarking is legging it out of the oblutions when the mortars came in? :p
 
#12
Still got my rugby shirt, bit torn now, use it to work on stripping motors but hey ho. Good Judo as well

You do realise to win the game, you need to move, not just pose for piccies :p
 
#13
Hi, Thanks for all the replies.

I've had a look on the Army website and the link provided at the QDG's. But I'm a Northamptonshire lad, so would that make it difficult trying to join QDG/Light Dragoons or any non-local regiment?

What do you reckon?
 
#14
as myself and pave have said, if you are determined to join a specific regiment then they cannot stop you. QDG HQ is Maindy Barracks, Cardiff based currently in Osnabruck in Germany, only a short trip to everywhere else on the autobahn. Rumours at the moment of moving to RAF St Athan (outside Cardiff) when the Welsh Guards bugger off. Not bad accomodation at St Athan however the noise is a pain in the arse
 
#15
Animal,
Where do you want to be based, Germany or the UK? If in the UK, where?
Don't beleive what people tell you here, they all have a rather biased opinion.......i'll say no more.
Paveway_3, what proof is there that QDG are the best FR Regt (I'm happy to accept that they are if i see the proof!).
All FR Regts have FACs and Snipers, so don't think that only one regt will provide you with that particular role.
Animal, look at the various regt's recruiting statistics - are they well manned? If not, you might have a harder time than if they are. Also, if they are not you have to ask yourself why not. that said, all the FR Regts are good, some better than others - with the exception of the 9/12 Lancers, but they don't count
 
#16
all FR regts do not have snipers and FACs only QDG and LD have badged snipers. The rest should have in the near future. but that depends if the inf release thier death like grip on ITC wales!
 
#17
Sniper 9....wrong! I am not in QDG or LD but there are 3 badged snipers in the Sqn I am in and 2 combat recce FACs, also in the same Sqn....not trying to score points here but watch where you get the facts from
 
#19
Animal, on balance i would say that all the FR Regt's are very similar. They all have good, bad and indifferent qualities as well as snipers, FAC's and old vehicles! Take a good look at the respective regiments web sites and decide for yourself.
Pave you and Swag should be in the QDG RRT!
 
#20
mr_angry said:
Sniper 9....wrong! I am not in QDG or LD but there are 3 badged snipers in the Sqn I am in and 2 combat recce FACs, also in the same Sqn....not trying to score points here but watch where you get the facts from
That's not you getting Angry is it mr_angry?

"Don't make me angry Mr Magee, you won't like me when I'm angry!"
 

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