INT Corp Fam Visit

#1
Hi,

I've got my INT Corps Fam visit soon and I was hoping that you guys could offer me some 'constructive' advice.

What will happen
What to take
What should I know before
What should I ask
How do I do well

Thanks
 
#2
1. Don't know.
2. Whatever they have told you to take.
3. What's happening in the world (be well informed).
4. Anything that enters your mind.
5. Be yourself.

Hope this helps. Read the papers, ask lots of questions on anything you can think of, be yourself.
 
#3
Is that the same as the MLAT? Me and my mate 'entertained' an MLAT girl at Ashford. She never joined the Muppets, nor my own beloved Corps.

Strange.

What will happen - you will be plied with drink
What to take - it all, baby, right to the sack.
What should I know before - we will not call you despite assurances
What should I ask - can I do it again Steamy (and John)?
How do I do well - swallow.


Note: despite recent changes to the Army's attitude, the above advice assumes you are a girl.
 
#4
Hmmmm, not quite the advice he/she was after surely. If it was then I stand corrected, but he/she will probably fail their vetting.
 
#5
"Admit nothing, deny everything and make counter acqusations"

should this be "accusations" or is there a special Int Corps language prospective recruits should learn?
 
#8
CrapSpy said:
No, that's why I am a CrapSpy. :oops:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: well at least you are honest - so I hope you aren't hoping to go into politics :roll:
 
#9
Good god no.

But I do wish ARRSE had a spell checker once in a while!

I could just blame it on pump typing, but the Q and C are too far apart for that.

What sort of impression am I giving to UnknownStudent?
 
#11
If Crap Spy's performance at Staff College was anything to go by then I suggest the following answers to the 5 questions are adequate:

1. Not much
2. A cross word
3. Little
4. Nothing
5. You won't
 
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#13
I used to interview the prospective soldiers in Trg Wg, and 'host' the prospective officers in the mess at Ashford (so a good few fecking years ago). Basically, try to behave like a decent human being and don't p1ss anyone off: amazing how many 'potentials' couldn't keep their stupid, gobby opinions to themselves. I certainly didn't have the final say over potential officers, but on a close call, my opinion had as much sway as anyone else's and if you fecked me off by pointing out to the attractive women that I was balding or a few nano-ounces overweight, then you were history. :D

But sweeping that aside, if you snake your way into a regiment or Corps which doesn't suit you, you won't enjoy it; so best to be yourself and then both sides can get to know each other and decide, mutually, whether to continue the relationship.
 
#14
CrapSpy said:
Unfair............I asked quite a lot actually. With short questions.
Sorry, you're right, my memory failed me for a moment. For answer 4 delete 'Nothing' and insert 'Anything - normally following an equally irrelevant question from some donkey walloper.
 
#16
Invest in the boxed set of "Harry Palmer" films, ie: "The Ipcress File" - "Billion Dollar Brain" etc. Watch each one a dozen times, and commit the dialogue to memory. If you can emulate Harry, you will undoubtedly make an uber spy! :D
 
#17
chickenpunk said:
I used to interview the prospective soldiers in Trg Wg
Jesus, you didn't do my transfer interview in '89, did you?
 
#18
UnknownStudent said:
Hi,

I've got my INT Corps Fam visit soon and I was hoping that you guys could offer me some 'constructive' advice.

What will happen
What to take
What should I know before
What should I ask
How do I do well
a. No idea. Play it by ear.
b. What they say to take. Money as well, the bar will almost certainly figure at some point.
c. A good grounding in current affairs is useful.
d. Any damn fool question you want, as long as it's
i. Intelligent
ii. Not a "duty question" - i.e. you want to know the answer rather than
be seen to be posing the question.
e. Be yourself. They know what they're looking for and it's no shame if you're not it. The Int Corps is not everyone's natural environment by any means.
 
#19
Steamywindow said:
Is that the same as the MLAT? Me and my mate 'entertained' an MLAT girl at Ashford. She never joined the Muppets, nor my own beloved Corps.
.
funnily enough - 2 of us did the same after a night at Flattys - DS at Templar were after us for months

come to think of it, wasnt you was it?
:D
 
#20
believe it or not, this happened when i was on a course in ashford in 93.

two MLATs came to stay and took up accommodation at the other end of the big transit room on the ground floor of block 6, bottom floor.

after putting up with them for about an hour, talking all manner of sh!t down the other end of the room, i decided to escape to the NAAFI for a couple. as i walked out they asked if they could come. fine.

then they asked, with all seriousness (im laughing still at the memory) "should we put a hair in the door hinge, so when we come back we can tell if someone has been in and searched our room?" :lol:

i said, if you like.

i left them in the naafi, went to bed... and about midnight was woken by one of them kicking the door open and (i sh!t you not) doing a diving forward roll into the room, coming up with his two hands together in a Charlies Angels 'pistol' pointing at me, shouting "MI5, FREEZE!!!!!!!" :?

they then proceeded to talk complete b0ll0cks until, exasperated, i told them i was not really on a course. i was in fact put in that room to evaluate them as potential recruits to the corps... and i would be reporting their stupidity to the cheesy one in the morning if they made one more sound before 7am.

needless to say they believed it, and i had a good nights sleep... cant help wondering now if they got in! i would love to say they didnt, but with some of the walts weve let slip through over the years, it really wouldnt surprise me lol.
 

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