Living far from your posting.

#1
I have been considering my options for joining a Cavalry Regiment and my probable choice is Scots DG. I live in Kent however and I would like to know about the issues that can arise from living so far from your posting. If anyone has info on this it would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
 
#2
I have been considering my options for joining a Cavalry Regiment and my probable choice is Scots DG. I live in Kent however and I would like to know about the issues that can arise from living so far from your posting. If anyone has info on this it would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
Hmmm... the biggest problem with living so far from your posting is that you don't live near to where you're posted; distance and all.

I hope that helps.

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#3
Hmmm... the biggest problem with living so far from your posting is that you don't live near to where you're posted; distance and all.

I hope that helps.
I had a good laugh with that one :) so there is no real issue? How often would I need to drive back and forth from base to home once I pass phase2?
 
#4
As much as you wish to, brother, work permitted. Overseas postings may be your only barrier, but they're dropping off fast with the drawdown of Germany.

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#5
I was drafted (RM speak for Posted) to Arbroath, Scotland and lived in London. Getting on a train with a couple of six packs of ale and playing spot the 'Squadie" or chat up the Geordie/Jock single woman is for winners. Time flies.
 
#7
You used to get rail warrants, a certain number per year plus a railcard that allowed for cheaper tickets, not sure if that is still the case though.
 
#8
I think you should get warrants for transit between your hometown and your posting town. Still, best to be safe and ask someone who is still serving.
 
#9
No warrants but the Railcard will help you, anyway why would you want to travel when Scumdee is just round the corner?
 
#10
If your posting is hundreds of miles away you'll live on camp in the week and travel home at the weekends whenever there's nothing going on.

If you live within a reasonably commutable distance you can go home when you like.

I live in Kent, and spent my P2 at Blandford where I came home pretty much every weekend, then got posted to Wales, which made coming back on the weekend awful until I got quarters with my wife.
 
#11
If your posting is hundreds of miles away you'll live on camp in the week and travel home at the weekends whenever there's nothing going on.

If you live within a reasonably commutable distance you can go home when you like.

I live in Kent, and spent my P2 at Blandford where I came home pretty much every weekend, then got posted to Wales, which made coming back on the weekend awful until I got quarters with my wife.
I ended up choosing the Light Dragoons so it will only be a couple hours to get home from Swanton Morley
 
#13
I ended up choosing the Light Dragoons so it will only be a couple hours to get home from Swanton Morley
Are you sure the army is for you ? You do realise that you may have to spend more than a few days away from mum and dad in one bigggg go ?
 
#14
oh how I laughed , you do know they move to Catterick soon ?
Indeed, though either that or aren't SDG getting disbanded? Can't recall, few months since I last seen the army 2015 docs.

Are you sure the army is for you ? You do realise that you may have to spend more than a few days away from mum and dad in one bigggg go ?
I'm sure he's aware of going on tour and month long exercises etc though the opportunity will always be there to see his folks when on down time.

*Edit: haven't seen my parents in almost 2 years living in Germany married though can still empathise with young blokes wanting to get home inbetween frenetic bouts of army life.
 
#15
This has got to be a piss-take, surely!!!
 

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#17
Don't chaps get dropped off in helicopters anymore, assuming there is space for a helipad on the council estate playground ?
That's King William you're thinking of.

OP, what's up soldier? Gonna miss your momma?

Man the **** up - I did 9 years in Germany and it did me no harm if you don't count the fucked liver, permanently altered psyche, messy divorce and ongoing alcoholism.

You'll live.
 
#18
Dear sweet Jesus
I come from Elgin in N.E. Scotland and my first posting was in Malaya. That was a problem transport-wise I can tell you.
 
#19
Christ! '87 doesn't seem all that long ago still. I spent a year in brats surrounded by guys all desperate to get out of their sh***y home towns and never look back. We (almost) all then got posted to Germany and home was where you went to sober up several times a year, not somewhere you really wanted to be because your best mates were all back at camp.
 
#20
Christ! '87 doesn't seem all that long ago still. I spent a year in brats surrounded by guys all desperate to get out of their sh***y home towns and never look back. We (almost) all then got posted to Germany and home was where you went to sober up several times a year, not somewhere you really wanted to be because your best mates were all back at camp.
After 21/2 yrs in Malaya we got 4 wks Disembarkation leave and I went home. After 2 days I couldn't wait to get the fukc out of it. I went back a week early!
 

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