Infantry work in Int Corps

#3
Having served in both the answer is no. They are two totally different roles.

You have been watching too many episodes of 'Bad Lads Army' haven't you?
 
#5
hi,

do int corps soldiers get to do any infantry work (going into battle), or anything resembling infantry work?

willmark
The Infantry do.
 
#6
yeah i did post the question a while ago but the responses were just a piss take really so i thought i'd try again. i should have realised by numerous other posts on the int forum that a lot of people are on here mainly to try to impress their pals by being funny
 
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#7
yeah i did post the question a while ago but the responses were just a piss take really so i thought i'd try again. i should have realised by numerous other posts on the int forum that a lot of people are on here mainly to try to impress their pals by being funny
if your asking questions like this then is your job choice the right one? if it takes two threads for you to analise and be able to understand that int guys arnt front line infantry troops have you made the right choice?
 
#8
A serious answer: read the job descriptions on the armyjobs website. Their 2 totally differant roles. However, you MAY go out onto the ground with inf battlegroup ad translaters/ searchers
 
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#9
A serious answer: read the job descriptions on the armyjobs website. Their 2 totally differant roles. However, you MAY go out onto the ground with inf battlegroup ad translaters/ searchers
realisticly though im not saying it dosnt happen ever but im yet to see it
 
#11
yeah i did post the question a while ago but the responses were just a piss take really so i thought i'd try again. i should have realised by numerous other posts on the int forum that a lot of people are on here mainly to try to impress their pals by being funny
Did those numerous other posts that you looked at include the many, many similar questions that have been asked in the recruiting stickie http://www.arrse.co.uk/int-corps/12739-int-corps-recruiting-familiarisation-etc.html? I assume not, as then you may have noticed that sensible questions are met with sensible answers and "what's it like being an OPMI?" questions are flamed to ****. To clarify your questions falls under the later category - hence the treatment it received. Also the very useful sticky at the top of page pre-fixed "read this first" may help.
 
#12
none of the threads were that serious, not as far as i could tell anyway. also, i was speaking to a careers office sgt and i was saying how i'd considered the paras and he told me i'd be able to get involved with actual combat in the int. i'm guessing he meant there'd be something similar to infantry. i haven't seen much on the website about what the int do either apart from a short section on counter intelligence, human intelligence etc. whether the job choice is the right one or not is always debatable for everyone when they're still applying, but i'm sure i've got the aptitude for it
 
#14
Did those numerous other posts that you looked at include the many, many similar questions that have been asked in the recruiting stickie http://www.arrse.co.uk/int-corps/12739-int-corps-recruiting-familiarisation-etc.html? I assume not, as then you may have noticed that sensible questions are met with sensible answers and "what's it like being an OPMI?" questions are flamed to ****. To clarify your questions falls under the later category - hence the treatment it received. Also the very useful sticky at the top of page pre-fixed "read this first" may help.
a simple yes or no answer would have done for my question. most people who post those sorts of questions are probably thinking "why trawl through these posts when someone on here could just answer my question". no need to waste effort. economy of energy, you know how it is
 
#16
a simple yes or no answer would have done for my question. most people who post those sorts of questions are probably thinking "why trawl through these posts when someone on here could just answer my question". no need to waste effort. economy of energy, you know how it is
You're obviously looking at the wrong job, also the wrong thread, intelligence doesn't seem to be your strong point.
 
#17
Why do people always enquire if there's a chance to do 'infantry work' in one or other of the Corps? There's another geezer in the Sigs forum asking if he'll get into combat as a Royal Signals Technician for crying out loud.

If you want to do infantry stuff, just join the poor bloody infantry! It's not difficult is it?
 
#18
Why do people always enquire if there's a chance to do 'infantry work' in one or other of the Corps? There's another geezer in the Sigs forum asking if he'll get into combat as a Royal Signals Technician for crying out loud.

If you want to do infantry stuff, just join the poor bloody infantry! It's not difficult is it?
Obviously too difficult for some mate.
 
#19
Why do people always enquire if there's a chance to do 'infantry work' in one or other of the Corps? There's another geezer in the Sigs forum asking if he'll get into combat as a Royal Signals Technician for crying out loud.

If you want to do infantry stuff, just join the poor bloody infantry! It's not difficult is it?
i'm more interested in intelligence work, but would have liked to experience some infantry. thats basically it
 
#20
Well then it's going to be a toss up between what you want most. In 3 op tours as an infantryman in a rifle platoon, I have seen the occasional bod from the Medics, Engineers, RMP, Vet Corps dog handlers and Artillery forward observers tag along with infantry patrols. Never come across an Int Corps bloke though.

Not saying that it doesn't happen, just think that it's probably a rare event to base a career around. Even the attached arms that come out with us aren't there to take part in combat (though they are prepared to defend themselves) but to do a specialist task instead.
 

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