Medals

#1
Gents, my first post so go easy!

I come from quite a large family with a lot of uniformed service background, mostly RAF, Navy and Police. I have found recently that Im getting a lot of pressure from them because Im not 'towing the line' and havent got as many medals or history that carries on the tradition of serving in the forces.

I am currently 6 years away from getting my Special Constabulary Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and 4 years from my Cadet Forces Medal. I just wanted your opinions on what unit to join in the TA so that I can get the maximum amount of tour time (and medals) in the shortest period of time. Hopefully this will shut the family up and prove that I am just as good as them.

Cheers in advance
 
#4
BOLOX - having lots of gongs means nothing. I know guys who got the south atlantic medal and never left Woolwich.
Its being part of the big picture that is important. Clearly you have led a sheltered life.
 
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#6
Do the police not get a medal for deploying as part of that international training team :?
 
#7
I know gongs are the bee all and end all, and I was the first in my family to take a more academic route which pretty much stopped me from comitting full time. I did 2 years UAS aswell as my service with the ATC however they refused a transfer to what I truely wanted to go into(intelligence) so I went back to the ATC and finished my degree and looked at CivPol, however i still feel like iv missed out somewhat.
 
#9
tiger stacker said:
Do the police not get a medal for deploying as part of that international training team :?
yeah but oppertunities are few and far between, plus I want to see frontline before I get too old
 
#11
Tell you what (Wah shield on) have a visit to the recruiting office and see if you are suitable for the forces (Wah Shield off)
 
#12
Whats all this Wah-ing business? Iv been to the local recruiting office however they only seem to be interested in recruiting infantry. They pulled a face when I suggested I may be a little too intelligent for running round with pointy objects.
 
#14
Have you all been watching too much Allo' allo' or summat? I asked a few people on a police forum and they suggested i ask you guys on here...
 
#17
CB99 said:
Whats all this Wah-ing business? Iv been to the local recruiting office however they only seem to be interested in recruiting infantry. They pulled a face when I suggested I may be a little too intelligent for running round with pointy objects.
FFS first you say you want to get as much tour time and medals in the shortest time possible then you go on to say you want "frontline before you get to old" then you go on to say you may be "too intelligent for running around with pointy objects" well IMO you are a c ockend, feck off back to your sad walt life you medal grabbing knob. Leave the "running around with pointy objects" to the real men.
 
#18
buryfc66 said:
CB99 said:
Whats all this Wah-ing business? Iv been to the local recruiting office however they only seem to be interested in recruiting infantry. They pulled a face when I suggested I may be a little too intelligent for running round with pointy objects.
FFS first you say you want to get as much tour time and medals in the shortest time possible then you go on to say you want "frontline before you get to old" then you go on to say you may be "too intelligent for running around with pointy objects" well IMO you are a c ockend, feck off back to your sad walt life you medal grabbing knob. Leave the "running around with pointy objects" to the real men.
The only reason I didnt particularly want to do infantry was cos the missus wouldnt have like it, shes hold me too dearly and wouldnt want me getting killed apparently, despite me saying that she'd get fairly compensated to the approximate price of a second hand clio. I just thing that with my background I could do something a bit more challening mentally, not physically. We all have our strengths. And I resent the Wah comments now that I know what you're on about!
 
#19
Join the American Army
 
#20
So, you want maximum deployment and frontline experience but you don't want to go infantry.

A bright lad like you should know that your equation doesn't work out.
 
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