Just watched it on channel 5 pretty good . A lot better for recruitment than the inane new poster recruitment ads.
The "crispy" sheets were self inflicted!As an ex-junior (JLR RAC) I found it insightful. Kids from shitty home lives, zero positive role models or just want to better themselves, go for it. I can't see anything negative in having an Army Apprentice college
I just hope that I didn't look as baby-faced and innocent as they did. I don't recall anyone blubbing 24/7 either.
Still not happy that they have duvets. Where do I claim my compo for the mental torture of the crispy sheets and hairy blankets?
Cap badge knicker wetting has broken out all over FB. Junior soldier sweary is obviously having the time of his life and it's good to see driven young people. I was surprised about the amount of instructors and I now class myself as officially old when the barracks I trained in has been knocked down and rebuilt. AY must feel like that every time he passes Hadrian's wall.Fantastic, young kids wanting to better themselves.
I remember grown adults homesick and blubing in my training party in the early 80’s
Obviously not Arrsers, everyone around here had it tougher, harder and more brutal (not the man sex) than anyone ever before or since. And are a milllion times hardier.
Legends in their own bedrooms, even if most only managed half a dozen years before moving on to a ‘much better’ job
I am surprised we haven’t had the capbadge/left eye outrage yet
Agreed. Don't think we ever saw an ironing board. It was all done on the table. I also don't get the idea of having to turn up in a suit. They're ORs FFS, and some might not have the means to buy pointless threads. I wouldn't care if they walked there in their undies with their worldly possessions in a carrier bag. The important thing is that they're committed to the task. It's not a fookin fashion parade.Enjoyed it, found it enlightning.
I think the parents were more the problem, a few seemed not to want their children there and driving them to Harrowgate, having a meeting in a hall and saying goodbye may not be the best way to part.
Whats wrong with getting a rail pass and you mum & dad dropping you off at the train station well apart from lugging a bloody Ironing board around, when did that become a thing?
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