London Scottish

#1
Afternoon fellas,

Will probably be going to look at this mob in the not too distant future, and was hoping if anyone might be able to provide an insight into them or any other London Regt coys.

Have recently visited HAC also though would like to do the rounds so to speak to make the most informed decision.

I'll ultimately be looking at going reg officer at some point however flash to bang between now and RMAS will be a while and the TA has been recommended by numerous individuals.

Thanks in advance guys,

TNG
 
#2
Jocks are good blokes. A very strong/close group of SNCOs and some solid soldiers. Nice TAC too.

The added bonus of getting to wear a skirt, if that's your sort of thing.
 
#3
It's a good idea to look around to see what's out there and what suits you but i'd suggest you have a look at 4 PARA and visit White City. Also have a look at www.4para.com - there's a military gap year on offer which would stand you in good stead for RCB and Sandhurst.
 
#4
I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF SERVING IN THE JOCKS IT HAS ITS UP' S AND DOWNS BUT THE EGO OF THE PARA'S IS DEFINATELY NOT THERE JUST A SOUND GROUP OF BLOKES EAGER TO DO THE JOB PROPERLY
 
#6
HAC A WAY FOR WANABE OPERATORS WHO ARE NOT UP TO THE MARK TO GET THE BACK DOOR INTO SPEC FORCES
 

The_Duke

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#7
jinkeye,

You are obviously a man with a great depth of knowledge and experience. Please enlighten us about your experiences of the egos of the Paras or the not quite up to the mark members of the HAC.

Or if not, admit that you are a Johnny come lately know nothing repeating comments read on Arrse, or overheard in the bar.

I await with interest!

Duke
 
#8
You havnt really started on the right foot have you KNOB - thinking about joining a mob.

You stink of arrogance !

Try the ACF, im sure they need instructors. you will no doubt fit in giving the bertie big bo11ocks to 13 year olds.
 
#9
Buges

I take it you are not involved in recruiting?

The London Scottish are a good mob, and they will form the Mortar platoon of the London Regiment now that the RGJ capbadged elements are going to the RRV.

As any fule kno, to be a mortarman is the epitome of soldiering.
 

The_Duke

LE
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#12
Japs eye appears to have gone quiet. Still, at least he is not shouting at us! Back on track, TNG - have a look at them all, see what the offer then make your choice.

London Scottish. Good unit from my limited experience of them, and mortaring is indeed a jedi skill!
HAC. Good unit, interesting role. Long selection process - consider how it fits into your RMAS timeline.
4 Para. Awesome unit, very hard training and no shortage of op experience. Also has Mortar platoon for those who have seen the light. Good inf training in preparation for RMAS with added bonus of P Coy and wings (if RAF ever get it together).

Duke
 
#13
WELL YOU LOT HAVE OBVIOUSLY GOT ALL THE ANSWERS AND KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT NOTHING I WAS ONLY PUTTING A POINT OF VIEW ACROSS AS I SERVED IN LOND JOCKS IN MY INTERIM DAYS AND KNOW MATES IN BOTH 4 AND 3 PARA AND EX-MEMBERS OF HAC BUT ENJOY WHAT EVER CHOICE YOU GO FOR thickienongrad
 

The_Duke

LE
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#14
So you know about the London Scottish, and have had mates in other units. Well done. Now please stop shouting. Listening to your ill informed drivel is bad enough without you shouting at us!
 
#15
jinkeye said:
WELL YOU LOT HAVE OBVIOUSLY GOT ALL THE ANSWERS AND KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT NOTHING I WAS ONLY PUTTING A POINT OF VIEW ACROSS AS I SERVED IN LOND JOCKS IN MY INTERIM DAYS AND KNOW MATES IN BOTH 4 AND 3 PARA AND EX-MEMBERS OF HAC BUT ENJOY WHAT EVER CHOICE YOU GO FOR thickienongrad
Jinkeye, i don't think anyone on this thread has ALL the answers and knows EVERYTHING, but you can't expect to make broadbrush comments about units without someone asking you to substantiate them especially if they're derogatory or, depending on your viewpoint, disrepectful. However, you're right to advise 'thickienongrad' to enjoy whatever he does.
 
#16
And use a full stop or two................ look, there's a bunch to play with.

(BTW, caps lock is on the left by your little finger and the A key)

T C
 
#17
Bravo_Bravo said:
Buges

I take it you are not involved in recruiting?

The London Scottish are a good mob, and they will form the Mortar platoon of the London Regiment now that the RGJ capbadged elements are going to the RRV.

As any fule kno, to be a mortarman is the epitome of soldiering.
No im not involved with recruiting - not the sort you are talking about anyway.

Yes i totally agree with you the L/Scottish are a "good mob" and i am fully aware that they will be forming the new Londons mortar platoon, but my first response was NOT directed at the L/Scottish or mortars for that matter.
 
#18
In the London Jocks Officers Mess in Catford there is a superb carving of a Tower Hamlets Rifles capbadge - about two foot in diameter - any chance you could give it to the new Rifles?
 
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