is this a bad idea?

#1
i have transfered TA units within the year but am not happy with my present company as it seems small and the training is very limited now a friend of mine wants to join the rifles and has asked me to transfer im going to have a look with him tonight at davis street.

any riflemen at that location have any views to would be appreciated!
 
#4
Punctuation?
 

RP578

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#6
F Coy are a very good unit with a pretty fancy TAC to boot. I can't tell you much about F Coy in particular beyond what you can get from their website, but the battalion (7 Rifles) as a whole has some outstanding personnel in it (both TA and PSIs). Our main problem, from a grunt's eye view, is that manning is thin n the ground due to bods mobilising for Ops, deployed on Ops or on leave following Ops. The past year and half has been a pretty hectic cycle ref lads going to Afghanistan and the next two years look to be just as busy.

F Coy are the nearest thing us Rifles have for a 'posh' unit. Mainly due to their location, they do tend to get a fair share of ceremonial stuff. Not really my bag and I'm sure you can duck the drill duty if it isn't yours either!
 
#7
And it has to be said the Rifles is a great Regiment with progressive ways of doing things - its all about thinking riflemen - so as they say be SWIFT AND BOLD and transfer
 
#9
It's great to see the punctuation police out in force who cares if there's a full stop missin or a spellin mistake, f%&*"n muppet get a life . :x
 
#11
not bad thanks HARDYSA think it is a green light for rifles just have to de-learn all my drill etc and think light div thanks for all the advice
 
#12
Fester69 said:
It's great to see the punctuation police out in force who cares if there's a full stop missin or a spellin mistake, f%&*"n muppet get a life . :x
Without the punctuation it makes things rather annoying to read. No big problem, just annoying to most people. It's not asking much to put a little thought into what they are writing and in most cases it should be second nature.
 
#13
have they got good numbers at F coy compared to say G coy? I live more or less in the middle and am thinking of joining in the future once my employer says I can.

I've been ta infantry before but don't fancy going back to a coy with more officers than privates
 
#14
matty2406 said:
have they got good numbers at F coy compared to say G coy? I live more or less in the middle and am thinking of joining in the future once my employer says I can.

I've been ta infantry before but don't fancy going back to a coy with more officers than privates
If you are close to the tube at work and at home then F Coy is perfect as it is just opposite Bond St station. If you drive then G Coy is best because they have a huge area for parking inside the TAC and the traffic is lighter than the city.
 
#15
matty2406 said:
have they got good numbers at F coy compared to say G coy? I live more or less in the middle and am thinking of joining in the future once my employer says I can.

I've been ta infantry before but don't fancy going back to a coy with more officers than privates
Matty,
F Coy is arguably stronger than G Coy but neither fit your 'more officers than privates' description (and they are riflemen anyway). How about considering the options available. F Coy has two rifle pls and G Coy has one rifle pl and the Battalion's MG pl. Somewhere to go once you've done basic soldiering maybe.

Both coys have new, down-to-earth OCs and a good level of morale so, whichever you choose, you won't go wrong.

Hope this helps.
Sticky
 

Pob02

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#16
matty2406 said:
have they got good numbers at F coy compared to say G coy? I live more or less in the middle and am thinking of joining in the future once my employer says I can.

I've been ta infantry before but don't fancy going back to a coy with more officers than privates
G Coy is currently one of the best recruited TA coys in London. Numbers are good, and getting better as more lads get through the recruits process.

Come along, have a look see. The Riflemen don't bite . . . .. . (ummm honestly).
 
#17
Thanks for the advise, I intend on visiting them both anyway so I'll get a feel for the places

Rifleman..ay, I think i'll struggle with the lightning drill, took me long enough to sort the slow stuff out!
 

The_Duke

LE
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#18
matty2406 said:
Thanks for the advise, I intend on visiting them both anyway so I'll get a feel for the places

Rifleman..ay, I think i'll struggle with the lightning drill, took me long enough to sort the slow stuff out!
It doesn't look difficult. Flail your arms around, stamp your feet at different times to everyone else on parade then tick tock off like a wind up toy on speed.

Easy.

Oh, and if you want to go for a unit where you can't just transfer in, but have to actually prove you are good enough, try:

www.4para.co.uk
 

Pob02

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#19
The_Duke said:
matty2406 said:
. . .

Rifleman..ay, I think i'll struggle with the lightning drill, took me long enough to sort the slow stuff out!
It doesn't look difficult. Flail your arms around, stamp your feet at different times to everyone else on parade then tick tock off like a wind up toy on speed.
Oi ! I resemble that comment!
This is how it should be done:
2 Rifles
 

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