Help needed from gunners with poss walt

Discussion in 'Gunners' started by kinsellam, Sep 15, 2010.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Hi used to post under an old user name moons ago but could hardly remember the username itself never mind the password! :)May have stumbled on a poss beauty in terms of a walt and if i am right it deserves its own arrsepedia if not a public outing.

    A close mate (girl) of many years and who i have always looked out for has been seeing a guy for about 6 months, have met him a few times and he is what i would consider to be ignorant in the least and an idiot in the extreme. At two gatherings of all our mutual friends and colleauges (i now work in our North East office whilst she is down in our South West one) he has been the one sat in the corner and has on both occasions gone early without so much as a goodbye or explanation. Also when i had planned to visit her recently i found out he had kaiboshed it as it was his weekend off which left me at considerable cost in terms of train fare

    A bit of background, i am currently TA and have in the past completed FTRS postings and 2 tours and i am now involved with a cadet detachment providing ad hoc instruction and advice when needed so have tried a few times to engage him in talk about our respective military careers but he just grunts out one word answers and then slopes off.

    I know this guy is supposed to be in the artillery as on her facebook page he is wearing what looks to be a para artillery t shirt whilst on a beach with her. My issue is that when i spoke to her brother recently he said that the guy had said he was based with the Royal Marines in Dorset. Alarm bells for me really, wearing a para t shirt but stating you are in fact a commando and being based in Dorset as well and not Plymouth?

    To top it all off on her facebook photos she has a section with pictures of him soley, and of him and her together, in some of the pictures he has no badges on his combat jacket (?) and in some other he is carrying kit that i wouldnt associate with a gunner unit, american weapons and non issue equipment but cant tell which country they were taken in so am assuming the Uk poss airsoft/enactor stuff. Also he is not the smartest of blokes, his hair is everywhere and he could pass for a surfer and certainly not a soldier

    does any of this ring true? big social gathering coming up and it would be good to let her know if she is being led along the garden path so all help appreciated
     
  2. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Lots of the somewhat sketchy info that you've posted could be true.

    You don't even realise that there are Marines in Dorset FFS.

    If she's happy, leave her and him alone.
     
  3. The shark wrestlers in canoes are in Poole in Dorset. Maybe he doesn't want to talk with a Pongo (Where ever the Army goes, the Pong goes)
     
  4. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  5. Ravers,thank **** you are still doing the agony aunt stint,where would we be without you?
     
  6. I know this guy is supposed to be in the artillery as on her facebook page he is wearing what looks to be a para artillery t shirt whilst on a beach with her. My issue is that when i spoke to her brother recently he said that the guy had said he was based with the Royal Marines in Dorset. Alarm bells for me really, wearing a para t shirt but stating you are in fact a commando and being based in Dorset as well and not Plymouth? So what - he could have served with 7 RHA or 21 Bty before moving to 29 Cdo

    To top it all off on her facebook photos she has a section with pictures of him soley, and of him and her together, in some of the pictures he has no badges on his combat jacket (?) No rules against this - I know plenty of guys with no TRFs or rank on their smocksand in some other he is carrying kit that i wouldnt associate with a gunner unit, american weapons and non issue equipment but Soldiers do tend to get pictures taken when they are playing with foreign kitcant tell which country they were taken in so am assuming the Uk poss airsoft/enactor stuff. Also he is not the smartest of blokes, his hair is everywhere and he could pass for a surfer and certainly not a soldier Definitely sounds like 29 then!

    I think you should leave them to it. He probably doesn't want to talk shop to a STAB Cadet instructor and finds your mutual friends dull - get over it!

    UQFEGD

    PP
     
  7. I think your onto a winner mate, its completely unheard of for anyone to brave both 7th and 29, when you next meet give him the steely glare and whisper 'im onto you sunshine', your long held ambition of being stuck up his bird may well come true, but hopefully after he has booted your ******* head all over the street.

    Have a word with yourself and re-read before you press submit, a parachute trained commando gunner at Poole? I am sure theres a few hanging round there somewhere filthy childtoucher.
     
  8. So just to sum up, you are a STAB hat who can't face the fact that someone has done more with their military career than you.

    Yet again my dislike of STAB nobbers is rekindled.
     
  9. 148 Bty perchance?
     
  10. I'm somewhere near the southwest, give me her location and I'll look after her for you - honest guv!! fcukin get a grip will you!!

    Ubique
     
  11. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    I met a mate in the pub the other day, he was wearing wings, a dagger, and a weird triangle on his arm.

    He also had Lt Col rank badges and an RA TRF on his arm.

    I happen to know that he was the CO of 5RA in a previous existence.

    Lots of people do lots of jobs and get lots of quals. They're not all walts.
     
  12. Drinking in uniform? ******* chav.
     
  13. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    He had orange juice. I drank beer (in my world/business there are no dress/drink rules). In his, a well hard Lt Col, sort of sets his own.
     
  14. 148 Commando Battery

    148 Battery ('Meiktila') is a unique unit of specially trained men from the British Army and Royal Navy, tasked with calling in artillery and air strikes in support of UKSF and 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines.


    The men of 148 are Commando trained and parachute trained and are proficient in stealth insertion via submarine, parachute, boat and helicopter. 148 Battery Fire Support Teams can accompany UKSF teams into action, using their specialist skills in controlling artillery and air strikes. Their particular expertise is in calling in Naval Gunfire. Fire control computers and gyroscope guns on modern British destroyers allow for highly accurate shelling of targets.

    Operations
    During the 1982 Falklands conflict, 148 Battery teams linked up with SAS and SBS units for several successful missions which included the shelling of Argentine positions on West Falklands and in and around Port Stanley on East Falklands..

    148 Battery deployed with 3 Commando Brigade as part of Operation Telic, the British component of the US-led invasion of Iraq.

    Skills
    Skills of 148 Fire Support Teams include:

    Covert insertion methods
    Patrolling behind enemy Lines
    Concealment - building camouflaged hides
    Encrypted Communications
    Forward Air Control (calling in air strikes)
    Naval Gunfire Control - 148 teams often use pre-planned fire missions, observing and adjusting the gunfire as needed
    Battle damage assessment
    Organisation
    148 Battery are organised into 8 6-man Fire Support Teams (FSTs). Each FST is typically commanded by a Royal Artilley Captain. If needed, FSTs can split into 2 teams of 3.

    148 Battery share a base with the Special Boat Service, at Poole, Dorset.

    Weapons
    In the past, the men of 148 Battery used the M16A1/A2 as their main personal weapon but nowadays they are reported to have recently switched to the SA80a2. A 148 Bty team member may also carry a Minimi light machine gun.


    Just a thought. Ask him if he has seen the boat shed at Poole.
     
  15. I was with 148 Bty (formerly 95 Cdo. F.O.U.R.A) for two and a half years in the 70's. If a gunner wasn't both Para and Commando trained, he didn't get into the unit - end of story.