Hello, I'm looking for a mixed view on joining the Army/ TA.

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Hello all,

So I am in a little bit of a situation and I am sure the views here are biased in a sense, but I would still like to ask.

So I am a 19 year old male and before me is a life time of possibilities of civil work and different posibilities, a endless amount in all truth of time to work out my life, but I do feel a urgency in my chest and a rush of excitment when I think of joining the army.

I was born in the Army in the QLR, starting in Berlin before the baracks closed, then from here I lived in Omagh, Ireland and we was stationed within the soldier owned housing area and then the Bomb went off, my father received his brown packet and we have lived in Lancashire since.

I do feel a almost wish to join the army if only the TA as I do feel the Army could better form my character, diciplin me and get me into a fitter state then I am in now.

But the idea of being shot or coming out the same as my father did like many of his generation of Army puts me off some, now I could not join the Army but still die tomorrow with a blood clot or suffercate in my sleep, but all that seems rather unlikely in my mind while the idea of being shot/ blow up puts me off greaty.

So I am asking this:

Is it worth joining the army and living with that chance of death?

Was I to join I am thinking of the Royal Signals or a driver / signals in the Logistics.
 
#10
The best way to overcome this is to not join up.
Well, the problem with this is that it is not overcoming the issue, it is simply avoiding the situation and sure it is the logical choice when you have a dislike to being shot, but it does not take from my wish to join, it's a family tradition but also much more then that, a chance to do some thing slightly meaningful that I can devote my self to, a life choice but I am still stuck weighing the pros and the cons and thus this lead me to here, trying to get the insight of veterans, active soldiers and the likes.. so far I'm getting two good views and some pictures of cinima food and.. being asked if I'm from Africa..
 
#11
Well, the problem with this is that it is not overcoming the issue, it is simply avoiding the situation and sure it is the logical choice when you have a dislike to being shot, but it does not take from my wish to join, it's a family tradition but also much more then that, a chance to do some thing slightly meaningful that I can devote my self to, a life choice but I am still stuck weighing the pros and the cons and thus this lead me to here, trying to get the insight of veterans, active soldiers and the likes.. so far I'm getting two good views and some pictures of cinima food and.. being asked if I'm from Africa..
I do note however that despite the copious amounts of prose you haven't actually answered the question of your ascendants.
 
#12
Hello all,


Was I to join I am thinking of the Royal Signals or a driver / signals in the Logistics.
A balanced view. Yes, do it. No don't do it. I have no interest in your question.

And with the high ambition you show above, whatever you do, it will be awesome.
 
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Well, the problem with this is that it is not overcoming the issue, it is simply avoiding the situation and sure it is the logical choice when you have a dislike to being shot, but it does not take from my wish to join, it's a family tradition but also much more then that, a chance to do some thing slightly meaningful that I can devote my self to, a life choice but I am still stuck weighing the pros and the cons and thus this lead me to here, trying to get the insight of veterans, active soldiers and the likes.. so far I'm getting two good views and some pictures of cinima food and.. being asked if I'm from Africa..
Thanks for that.

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No, really.
 
#15
A balanced view. Yes, do it. No don't do it. I have no interest in your question.

And with the high ambition you show above, whatever you do, it will be awesome.
Woah, I think my ass still hurts from that amount of sarcasm but despite your views, and sorry if I miss read that but it is the organisation and the likes that attracts me to such a role, that with training in networking and telecommunications all play to my like of servers and the use of technology.
 
#17
Woah, I think my ass still hurts from that amount of sarcasm but despite your views, and sorry if I miss read that but it is the organisation and the likes that attracts me to such a role, that with training in networking and telecommunications all play to my like of servers and the use of technology.
"Ass"?

Mr Tiny Lewis, gerramongst it please.
 
#18
Well I am sorry for the poor content of my writing, I am currently at work and my attention is devided at the moment.
Why don't you go to a AFCO and have a chat about how you want to join the army but only have the good bits with the pissed off looking man-mountain behind the desk at a time when your attention isn't divided.

I don't really see how being at work affects spelling, maybe it only affects those with an IQ 3 below their shoe size.
 
#19
Join the STABs - they are desperate and will take anyone with a pulse at the moment :)
 
#20
You're a bloody foreigner of some description . Nobody this side of the pond uses the word 'ass' unless it's to describe what you are making of yourself. Your writing style is overly wordy and disjointed not to mention windy.

I have the grandmother of all hangovers, I'm being pestered by a fucking journalist to do some work and I'm wearing the same clothes I put on yesterday morning - so it all that remains is for me to give you hearty: FUCK OFF.
This all maybe so but I never asked you to comment on this thread, you took that onto your self so I have no sympathy for you.
 
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