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Look, ignore the naysayers and just enjoy the relaxing ambience. Revel in the good comradeship, the fairmindedness and the whole ethos of being non-judgemental. The site is filled with cheerful cockernees, heartily-singing Welshmen and extraordinarly generous Scotsfolk. The northeners are warm and welcoming, the midlanders dour but good companions and the Snail is a gentle, kind and loving lass.
 
I incorrectly posted in the REME sub-forum..

Thought about joining for quite some time...

To the basics if you will, I am actually the last fully time served vehicle mechanic from 42 district workshops REME. I Joined the TA as was at 17 and had to get permission from the CO of the aforementioned to do so. I joined 238 SQN RTC(was part of 156 Transport Regiment RTC). The REME detachment obviously. A fair few former 42 district workshops apprentice VM's were already long serving members of as was known as 238 SQN WKSP REME.

When I first joined I was lets say, short in stature and very very slim...the resident regular army tiffy attached(Artificer Staff Sergeant) TA attached called me a spilt pin(the name/nickname stuck) because at the time I was barely 5ft 6".

I remember my recruit course down in Borden very well, one time mid the training, the Cpl mentioned(he was a very experienced ex infantry solider/what was called back then a reme solider if I recall correctly) a night of and down to the pub, is everyone 18?....daft me put my arm up in the air and said 'I'm 17'. He asked the question again several times before yours truly finally clicked on


These days I am 4" taller and very verygrey, pushing 50 yrs of age but still reasonably slim'ish at 12st but have the middle age spread because I like a pint!
 
I incorrectly posted in the REME sub-forum..
Welcome to ARRSE from one of your oldest allies on the North American continent. I am Cherokee Indian who served with the US Army for 28 years in various jobs and various posts. My tomahawk is retired and doesn't take any scalps these days unless you count the ones taken at the casino. (Potawotamie Hotel and Casino Milwaukee, WI - try the snow crab legs.)

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Welcome to ARRSE from one of your oldest allies on the North American continent. I am Cherokee Indian who served with the US Army for 28 years in various jobs and various posts. My tomahawk is retired and doesn't take any scalps these days unless you count the ones taken at the casino. (Potawotamie Hotel and Casino Milwaukee, WI - try the snow crab legs.)

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Stop telling lies.
 
New member here I just started filming prospecting video's thought I'd join up and share them with anyone who might like getting outdoors and adventure. I have four kids and a grand baby on the way ,I coach Baseball and love to prospect for Gold and look for Treasure. I'm a Dive Master . Thanks for having me here hope you like the video's.

Jeff
 
New member here I just started filming prospecting video's thought I'd join up and share them with anyone who might like getting outdoors and adventure. I have four kids and a grand baby on the way ,I coach Baseball and love to prospect for Gold and look for Treasure. I'm a Dive Master . Thanks for having me here hope you like the video's.

Jeff
Welcome , why are you using large bold text?
 
New member here I just started filming prospecting video's thought I'd join up and share them with anyone who might like getting outdoors and adventure. I have four kids and a grand baby on the way ,I coach Baseball and love to prospect for Gold and look for Treasure. I'm a Dive Master . Thanks for having me here hope you like the video's.

Jeff
Welcome. Set sense of humour to “11”
 
New member here I just started filming prospecting video's thought I'd join up and share them with anyone who might like getting outdoors and adventure. I have four kids and a grand baby on the way ,I coach Baseball and love to prospect for Gold and look for Treasure. I'm a Dive Master . Thanks for having me here hope you like the video's.

Jeff
I hope the piano gets delivered ok. ;):)
 
Hello,
I suppose I should introduce myself.
I have not served, but come from a military family and I am a Clergyman who is currently based in Wales. I found this site after researching how to bull a pair of boots properly, this was done with the sole reason (no pun intended) of annoying a colleague of mine who seems to think that being smart and presentable was not the done thing. Petty I know, but you have to get your fun somewhere.
I found the forum here so refreshingly amusing I joined up, it has also proved a wonderful way of avoiding doing any work.

Regards

Pisseduppardre.
 
Hello,
I suppose I should introduce myself.
I have not served, but come from a military family and I am a Clergyman who is currently based in Wales. I found this site after researching how to bull a pair of boots properly, this was done with the sole reason (no pun intended) of annoying a colleague of mine who seems to think that being smart and presentable was not the done thing. Petty I know, but you have to get your fun somewhere.
I found the forum here so refreshingly amusing I joined up, it has also proved a wonderful way of avoiding doing any work.

Regards

Pisseduppardre.
All sky pilots welcome.
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No collection plate thanks.
Happy to keep it hidden.


And yes all members of the Clergy are completely insane and although we hide it very well, different quirks do come out now and again.
We range from 'mildly quirky' to 'mad as a badger', I currently am at 'bit of a fruitcake' level.
It comes from the vast amount of alcohol consumed in theological collage and is exacerbated in later life due to the consumption of bloody awful tea and stale cakes that get thrust in our general direction on a regular basis. (its not a question of if we get type 2 diabetes, knackered arteries and high blood pressure, its a question of when.)
Frequent vocal communication with an individual that we cannot see does not help our outward appearance either. Neither does the regular suppression of violent rage that comes from people thinking we only work on one day of the week.
 

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