How can our chubby, drug-addled and right-on Army protect us from our enemies?

There lies your military career, if you had been a biff you wouldn't be a 22+ staff sgt with less than how many months till you retire. You would have been a WOII or WOI much earlier…….or even a officer.

Unless of course your trade in the RLC is one that is well slow to promote..

So in your world officers promote buffs chubsters and you being neither suffered…...
Is that a Jersey Royal on your shoulder or are you Irish with a abhorrence of potatoes…….
I spent the first ten year being a bit of a tit, which i freely admit, at my 12 year point I was a LCpl and by 19 I was a SSgt, I think if I had played the game I might have done better.
I was downgraded a long time ago, it was interesting trying to get back to full fitness when fat cnuts were clogging the system.

If people dont think Im good enough to promote, then fair enough, why are they promoting fat, non deployable individual though? And then wondering why there are fat biffs everywhere?

Of the last 4 Supply SSgts in my unit (over 3 years) who got promoted 3 of them are biffs who are MLD. Not only does that means we have 3 WO2s who cant deploy properly, it also means despite them avoiding exercises, shit deployments (they can manage the decent ones) mils skills and PT the CO wrote them an SJAR worthy of promotion.
 
Did you mean to type 'sticks it up his lads'?

I don't doubt what he says, but let's not suck his cock over it.
Well that's you off the roofiecocktail invite list.
 
I spent the first ten year being a bit of a tit, which i freely admit, at my 12 year point I was a LCpl and by 19 I was a SSgt, I think if I had played the game I might have done better.
I was downgraded a long time ago, it was interesting trying to get back to full fitness when fat cnuts were clogging the system.

If people dont think Im good enough to promote, then fair enough, why are they promoting fat, non deployable individual though? And then wondering why there are fat biffs everywhere?

Of the last 4 Supply SSgts in my unit (over 3 years) who got promoted 3 of them are biffs who are MLD. Not only does that means we have 3 WO2s who cant deploy properly, it also means despite them avoiding exercises, shit deployments (they can manage the decent ones) mils skills and PT the CO wrote them an SJAR worthy of promotion.
Did he promote you
 
Would it have helped you if he'd had it printed in the Telegraph or Guardian, then?
(Who piddled in your porridge today? You're being very grumpy.)
Nope, they are all comics and I f*cking despise all hacks with equal venom. All agenda driven c*nts who don’t give a f*ck about “our boys & girls” :)
 
Six man rooms, bloody softees

When I first joined the Bn it was the whole platoon in one room - the wing of a wooden spider building the whole company shared the same ablutions.

That was in the days of real soldiering

Archie
Looxery.
 
Aye, well you were in soom bloody Yorkshire slogger outfit where looxereh were common as mook. We int' Corps 'ad to do wit proper disregard of Building Regulations at Aldershot. T'wind whistled through t'rooms because of cracks int' walls there, lad. Us rocks were cooled, like.

(Edit: I've no idea what a Yorkshire infantry fellow sounds like, but for someone who brought a Morgan 4x4 to Depot to bitch about the accommodation is outrageous. You cad).
 
Regarding that 'large' ACF instructor, are uniforms that large available off the shelf? If so, does that not mean that people (I nearly said soldiers) that size are anticipated?
 
Aye, well you were in soom bloody Yorkshire slogger outfit where looxereh were common as mook. We int' Corps 'ad to do wit proper disregard of Building Regulations at Aldershot. T'wind whistled through t'rooms because of cracks int' walls there, lad. Us rocks were cooled, like.

(Edit: I've no idea what a Yorkshire infantry fellow sounds like, but for someone who brought a Morgan 4x4 to Depot to bitch about the accommodation is outrageous. You cad).
 
Look at the Iranian hostage thing for an example. I know and have served with several who were involved - including "That wren". And...the one whose picture was never released.
2007 Iranian arrest of Royal Navy personnel - Wikipedia

Arthur Batchelor (of Ipod fame) encountered a brief moment of 'celebrity' upon returning to Plymouth. I never served with him but know he was regarded as "a gash hand" and not suitable for armed forces. I know of hundreds of those of his ilk who somehow slipped the recruitment net and ended up in the system.
I'm led to believe today it is the norm as opposed to the exception.
I served with batch from 11-13. He was a good lad who’d matured a lot by then, though at the time he was still an AB, he’s made LH now.

As a result of this little blip in the mobs illustrious history, phase one training was revamped, going from 8 to 9 and now 10 weeks and now include more “army” type stuff like wet dry routines and having to learn to cope with living in fields. The reason for this was a lesson learnt from Iran was that our sailors didn’t face enough obstacles that determined their grit, courage and determination. To be fair you join the RN thinking you’re going out on your ship and that all will be cosy and cushty. But these days we serve with you and the RM as individual augmentes or as part of the unit, so we need to know we can cope with the environment. If we’re drafted to a rm unit, we have to do a green skills course to refresh our field craft.

As for who’s idea was PAYD? You lot! Yes you old and bolds who used to complain that you’d paid for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday meals that you weren’t eating cause you were at home, not on camp, and wanted the money back.

Accommodation, I’d love to have a slam cabin, but in 13 years in the mob, I’ve never had one, the grots at my last unit we’re all four man for the Mne/ ABs and a single man room for the Cpl/ LH with an attached “kitchenette” (read microwave and a hob) and a tv room that was turned into a 2 man bedroom cause there wasn’t enough bed spaces in the flats.

@supermatelot the accommodation on the 45’s is 8 man cabins for the JRs, set in accommodation complexes, with 1 separate Mess square for all the JRs. On the QE class, each JR accommodation complex has its own mess square and the cabins are 6 man, plus 2 fold down style beds also. On the 23’s, the messes are the old style with 45, 32, 26 and 18 man messes.

As for what to do with the fatties? Where’s the incentive to be fit these days? Last year the RN dropped the requirement to be in-date for the fitness test to be eligible for selection for advancement to the next rate. I’ve never heard of anyone being kicked out of the mob for being unfit (I’m even reminded of a fat knacker in phase 1, 13 years ago that never passed her test yet she completed training with us! ).


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The thing I don't get is students get their own accommodation/room in halls, and they don't lock themselves away, still socialise etc. They play xbox, playstation etc, but it's a group activity. The same when they move into a shared house.

Why are soldiers so different when they get their own room (is it the same in Germany too - where people were generally closer imo, because they didn't shoot off at the weekends etc)? Is it the way the SLAM is set-up? Do they have a decent communal area for people to eat together, get pissed etc?
Absolutely. My son has recently started at Varsity and in self-catering halls. SLAM-like en suite room but communal kitchen and sitting room, where most socialising takes place. No problems.

I was Customer 1 (Centre TLB & RAF) for SLAM for a while; don’t blame the product (certainly not the MOD SLAM - unlike some of the dreadful PFI copies). I think some have rose-tinted glasses on about the good old days. Some of the accommodation soldiers (in particular) were expected to call home was appalling - scandalous; brought about by generations of poor management, the ridiculous Arms Plot; the culture of trashing everything when 3 LOAM moved etc. Do you see the RAF complaining about personnel having single accommodation?

I’ve relayed before about one site I was called back to at the request of the industry partner (Balfour Beatty). The common rooms on the wings had been turned in to bunk rooms (ubiquitous MFO cardboard used to block the glass panels); kitchens removed of cookers etc ‘because the cookhouse complained’; ditto the laundries, bikes stacked the corridors because the purpose-built bike sheds has been ‘relocated’, the STT furniture removed by the quartermaster and replaced with crappy barrack store items. No wonder the troops didn’t give a fûck. It was malign management. I raised it with the Garison staff, who could not have cared less.
 
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OK, today's stupid question - I've been 'out' (steady....) for some 12 years now and was only a crab anyway. I've worked with pongos ranging from A&SH to Int Corps to Sigs, and although each group work in different way the professionalism was always there.

How realistic was Bluestone 42? I ask because it's fairly modern and I recognise much of the humour and relationships from my deployments. If it is authentic then the youngsters are still doing-the-do much like their forebears did - good luck to them
Not at all realistic, as it doesn't show the RE search teams doing all the work! :)

But an entertaining show though...
 
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