If I Knew Then...

Discussion in 'The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B' started by pongo6863, Jul 1, 2010.

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  1. If you knew than what you know now - bearing in mind the morals of today - would you still have joined up?

    In my case it's a pretty close call but - with the knowledge that joining up straightened me out and prevented me from bothering the penal system - I have to say, yes I would. :soldier:
  2. No. I'd have got a job with local Government..doing fuck all for a big pension.
  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I'd have stayed in!
  4. got my vote.
  5. Agreed - would've stayed in.
  6. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Precisely, I'd have retired by now or been paid off under options for whatsit!
  7. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Absolutely. When I joined the withdrawal from Aden was on the go, Britiain had had a few bloody withdrawals from other countries. I can honestly say that when I joined up the morality of any of these conflicts was the furthest thing from my mind.

    I suspect that if I was a youngster today then I would feel the same way and join up.
  8. I would have changed a few things:

    I would have stayed in the Cavalry. I left in '89 because I could never envisage using tanks in any theatre except WW3 (which wouldn't happen :roll: )
    Think GW1 and the QRH rolling into Bosnia in '92.

    Then I left the Army (RLC) in '99 because I couldn't be bothered sitting in some European shitehole or other being the UN's impotent plod.
    So how did I that Telic and Herrick would happen? :x
  9. I'd have joined up sooner, not got married and completed my 22. Between catching up with mates I served with and reading stuff on this site, I feel I've missed out on so much, even with the changes that have come about that I personally don't agree with (young sprogs today don't know they're born mutter mutter mutter :D ).
  10. Quick Matron! She's out again!
  11. I would have stayed in another 2 years, got my crown on top of my 3 stripes and then taken the huge wedge that came from the Options for Change package.


    Arrse. :lol:
  12. Damn being sobre. I would have to have my wife and kids with me, but would love to have stayed in, but I met my mrs on embarkation leave for my last jolly before leaving. So if I had stayed in, bollocks, things are easier with alcohol sometimes.

    Yes I'd have stayed in too.
  13. Check the cap badge... I AM the Matron! :twisted:
  14. Don't get delusional with me!!
    Takes your meds and get back in there, it's almost time for lounge Bingo.
  15. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Shades of Lunatics and Asylums........ 8O