Lineys?? Are they worth it??

#4
Given that every trade in the Royal Corps' are trained to drive I would say we are better off getting rid and replacing them with more tradesman.

They aren't Lineys anymore either. They don't do line. The Mechs and Techs can do that aspect of the job, and the Ops/storemen and EDs can do the driving.

The money saved on their wages can then be used to bump up the Techs wages to a higher level.
 
#6
chocolate_frog said:
Given that every trade in the Royal Corps' are trained to drive I would say we are better off getting rid and replacing them with more tradesman.

They aren't Lineys anymore either. They don't do line. The Mechs and Techs can do that aspect of the job, and the Ops/storemen and EDs can do the driving.

The money saved on their wages can then be used to bump up the Techs wages to a higher level.
What?
 
#7
flattley said:
Must be a liney

nice 4 letter combination!

Did you use spellcheck?
No I don't know how to use one of them, so I asked my mate. Fortunatley there was a tech beside him with a dictionary in his pocket. pfft
 
#8
chocolate_frog said:
Given that every trade in the Royal Corps' are trained to drive I would say we are better off getting rid and replacing them with more tradesman.

They aren't Lineys anymore either. They don't do line. The Mechs and Techs can do that aspect of the job, and the Ops/storemen and EDs can do the driving.

The money saved on their wages can then be used to bump up the Techs wages to a higher level.
Fücking Tech.
So explian then why, if all in the CORPS are trained to drive, why is it that when real driving jobs come up, none of the techs are rated any good at driving real trucks, the few times i have seen a tech drive a truck, it always ended in tears!
 
#9
shell_scrape said:
Fücking Tech.
So explian then why, if all in the CORPS are trained to drive, why is it that when real driving jobs come up, none of the techs are rated any good at driving real trucks, the few times i have seen a tech drive a truck, it always ended in tears!
I've seen plenty of Techs drive anything from Land Rover GS through FFR and 4t GS up to 4t ERV/ESV without problems. If the only job left for Lineys is to drive, why should the Army carry on paying them when anyone can be taught how to drive anything?
 
#10
jimmys_best_mate said:
shell_scrape said:
Fücking Tech.
So explian then why, if all in the CORPS are trained to drive, why is it that when real driving jobs come up, none of the techs are rated any good at driving real trucks, the few times i have seen a tech drive a truck, it always ended in tears!
I've seen plenty of Techs drive anything from Land Rover GS through FFR and 4t GS up to 4t ERV/ESV without problems. If the only job left for Lineys is to drive, why should the Army carry on paying them when anyone can be taught how to drive anything?
I siad real trucks, not gay bedfords and 4t dafs.
 
#12
jimmys_best_mate said:
shell_scrape said:
I siad real trucks, not gay bedfords and 4t dafs.
Real trucks? Which other trucks do the Royal Signals use on a regular basis? I don't remember seeing anything bigger than a DAF/Beddie/Druro at any of my postings.
My god you have led a sheltered career!
 
#13
Well it might be worth bearing in mind that its not just the cabbies around camp, never to consider the POL side of things, R&I and driving of HAZMAT, I know that ops are given that overview of the stuff and leccy, but I'm not aware of that many of them that hold a full licence for it and also the in tanks so the UBRE's would not move. Also who would work in the servicing bay? Oh and lets not for get the details clerk, pretty sure that white fleet needs to be controlled. And also the line side of things, for example the ARRC build, who would put in the line for that? Pretty sure mechs would be pretty unhappy if they had to spend all there time dealing with lightweight quad.

Its like saying disband the entire infantry as everyone in a trade job is a soldier first so there is need to have specialists.
 
#14
I drive one of these...


"me passing my fams in the rejected Defender 110 FFR replacement."

But seriously, which trucks have YOU driven shell_scrape?
 
#15
Good attempt at a save their Loz, but alas the sword is begining it final swing, P45s for all gentlemen, get 'em whilst their hot.

We can replace the servicing bay with civies in extremis the odd ED, and the details clk is for "white" fleet ie not green so they can be a civvie an' all.

EDs can have Hazmat licences, makes sense they use all the POL so they may as well be responsible for driving it. I have a full (inc tanks) hazmat licence and I am Tech!!!! :D (and I use it).

Yeah, lightweight quad is a bugger, but many hands make lightwork and all that. If everyone pitches in, and lays from their veh to the next one there wont be that much to do. Mechs and techs can do the rest.
 
#16
I like these sort of threads.

It is really, REALLY easy to totally wipe away all the reasons for a trades existance.

we have one for techs, ops and Lineys... who next?
 
#17
ED, there not really aloud to touch the feps so whats the point? :D by your terms C_F we could get ciivies in to do the laying for them, fcuk it why not just hire Halliburton and get them to do all millitray stuff for us?! Get the whole defence thing private contracted out, just like British Rail, because that was a good move! :D
 
#18
flattley said:
Considering half them are banned from driving
what job do they actually do??
Not a liney but me thinks you are worth a fag butt and a boilie (not a red though they too good for you)

Bone thread.

Knob.
 
#19
Pretty sure EDs could carry Hazmat.

The point of my posts is pretty much the same as all these "are they worth it" threads. No real point, other than that it is really easy to destroy the purpose of existance of other trades.

Used to have some good mates who were Lineys at 30 (although to be fair they weren't real lineys) and if anything they do need a look at their job to widen it out a bit and give them some more skills, I favour makeing most lineys Asslt Pnrs. That would be a real boon to any unit.
 
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