iraq (the sand pit )aug 2006

#1
so any you guys out there got your names down for going to the sand pit in aug just herd from our PSI that they are looking for voulanters
to go on a six month tour attached to the highlanders
 
#2
stevie_The_pioneer said:
so any you guys out there got your names down for going to the sand pit in aug just herd from our PSI that they are looking for voulanters
to go on a six month tour attached to the highlanders
voulanters - is that a particular job within an infantry Btn???? :lol:

Excuse my RLC limited knowledge. Is it like the guys who poke the big explosive rod through the barbed wire emplacements???? :roll:
 
#3
just my spelling we are assult pioneers but the T.a are being rtecruted for an op to iraq in aug 2005
and they looking for us jocks to volenteer to go with the highlanders for six month if they dont get enough vol then we will be mobilized

and to answer your question pioneers are the bridge between the infantry and engineers we do everythin they do only on a much smaller scale
 
#5
sent to chilwell for pre op in aug wont be deployed till later on

was just curious if anyone had put there names down

i just waitin to do my cic then my name is going down

two weeks to go then am off to catterick
 
#8
thanks for letting us know that iraq is the sandpit though! :D
 
#10
hes not done his CIC yet bless him cut him some slack......... :roll:


if i remember rightly you cant be mobilised for at least six months after CIC
 
#11
HATE TO BREAK IT TO YOU BUT WERE GOING 2006 AS WELL WIT HIGHLANDERS
that is that came straight from the CO

yeah not done cic going 10th march
and it not just our platoon they looking for the volenteers from the entire regiment
 
#12
and your right you cant be compulsitor mobilized for six months but if you volenteer then nothin they can do

other than not pick you if they being twisted
 
#13
im going in a few months so will be out there when you arrive

you'll be overjoyed to know that you will be in time for the hottest time of the year. last time i was there it peaked at 63C.
 
#14
oh joy joy joy thanks fgor tellin me that going to make my year
 
#15
not to mention the flies, journalists, camel spiders, scorpions, snakes, journalists, as well as other hazards such as open sewers, journalists, pollution, human effluent, journalists, rotting roadkill, deranged traffic, corrupt police officers, normal human scum, journalists,insurgents etc......but i'm not gonna mention them :wink:

oh and watch out for journalists. you just know your gonna do something "newsworthy" if theyre around :x
 
#16
fusilier50 said:
not to mention the flies, journalists, camel spiders, scorpions, snakes, journalists, as well as other hazards such as open sewers, journalists, pollution, human effluent, journalists, rotting roadkill, deranged traffic, corrupt police officers, normal human scum, journalists,insurgents etc......but i'm not gonna mention them :wink:

oh and watch out for journalists. you just know your gonna do something "newsworthy" if theyre around :x

Fusilier 50,

most of those names you came up with are names for bloody Journalsists arent they, not just the stuff we get in iraq yes it does peak about 63 -64 & gets very close in the air dont it..
then gets to about october &at night drops to 20 & you freeze your bloody nuts off or it feels like you are freezing your bloody nuts off any way. it used to be a year from joining before you could go on any engagement even to canada so dont know if it has changed since then
 
#17
yes theres been changes some for the worse. they need bods out there so have lowered the time you should serve after qualification and as stevie_The_pioneer said earlier you can now volunteer as soon as you come out the gates at CIC

i forgot to mention plague, pestilence, journalists, cholera, diptheria, journalists, diarrhea, vomitting, journalists,TB and all kinds of std's caught on leave

in fact avoid all contact with shit and journalists and you should be ok :lol:
 
#18
What about the GAP w/es?

msr
 
#20
fusilier50 said:
hes not done his CIC yet bless him cut him some slack......... :roll:


if i remember rightly you cant be mobilised for at least six months after CIC
How long does the training at chilwell before deployment take? Surely that'll put him over 6 months if he finishes CIC on 24th March?
 

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