If they did I doubt my family would follow.
MrPVRd said:FREE AT LAST!!!!!
I loved the military life, the sense of purpose and, most of all, the excellent people I worked with - not just UK but NATO and elsewhere.
What became intolerable was the sense that we were becoming (Bliar's) Mussolini's Italian Army to (Dubya's) Hitler's Wehrmacht - stretching it quite a bit, but Abu Ghraib and other instances reinforce this impression that we were not quite doing the right thing anymore and the propaganda lies we get from Bliar mean that he simply cannot be followed in future. This was paired with the management-b@llocks and cuts inflicted on us which simply make no sense at all and the constant cycle of doing more with even less. The MoD and the government are the sh!ttiest bunch of liars there have ever been and do not deserve the calibre of self-sacrificing dedicated people that they have and that they seem bent on exploiting to the maximum.
And that's another thing - you can say what you want, when you want (at least until Blunkett has his way).
I agree wholeheatedly about the house purchase comment. I can't help feel though that anyone getting out, even after 22 years, regardless of rank would have difficulty finding decent housing for the money they will have. As the old boys advice I was given as a sprog in the mid 80's to buy a house was ignored It is now far to late for young soldiers to do this now.flip said:Great out here and would not want back. Just got sick of tours, duty etc etc. Work is not hard to find if you make yourself the right person just dont expect the world to come knocking at your door, there is not much call out here for a good man with a bayonet! Took a small drop in pay but I get to sleep at home every night and I choose the people I associate with every day. Couple of bits of advice for what they are worth, buy a house as soon as you can so your mortgage is on the way before you go out and try to get some real civvi qualifications. Doesnt matter really what they are, employers want to know you can learn and that you are willing to put yourself out to better yourself.