Oath tomorrow - What can i expect????

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  1. So I am really looking forward to starting Phase 1 and all the training has gone well; tomorrow i have my oath and to be honest I am not sure what to expect.

    Aside from the usual jokes, if anyone could help me out and let me know what to expect and what to prepare i would really appreciate it.

  2. eh, there is nothing to prepare for u jus have to read out something off a card and that's it. goodluck...?: )
  3. basically mate you turn up wearing smart interview clothes, your recruiter will sit you down and give you a copy of the oath to read. you go upstairs/another room then with your recruiter and a high ranking officer (mine was anyway). the oath is up on the wall just read it out in front of them 2 or any family/friends who are with you then your done, the high ranking officer will then sign your oath of allegiance. think your recruiter will then give you rail warrant and joining instructions if you havent already had them. enjoy it mate its a very proud moment! good luck
  4. cheers guys! Really looking forward to it.

    Thanks again
  5. Do you still get the Queens Shilling after the Oath?
  6. I hope so :D got mine soon lol. Maybe a silly question to some but serious for me, do you get an armed forces card when joining the army?
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    No press ups or star jumps but hopefully the start of a great time career or just a short break from civvy street!
  8. Turn up, read some stuff from a card, have photo taken and go down pub with bloke who swore you in for him to buy you a pint.

    Well, you do if you're lucky enough to have your Dad swear you in. :D
  9. Nearly twenty years to the day since I did mine. Can still remember it. You used to get half a days pay as the modern equivalent of the Queens shilling. Don't know if they still do that.
    Good luck
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  11. havnt got your pm mate
  12. Not you mate i pm'ed adamb :)
  13. No. You don't even get a days pay anymore (cost cutting?) or even sign the paperwork until you get to training. Complete waste of time really as it has no significance at all and is just a ritual now.

    You have to say "Heirs and successors" three times when you read from the card. For those of you who can't read properly or get nervous, to save you looking a complete cnut if you have any witnesses you say "AIRS and successors" and not "Hairs and successors" :oops:
  14. I wouldn't exactly say its a waste of time or just a ritual, more a declaration of intent.
    Never hurts to be reminded why the green machine does what it does, regardless of the political sh*te that goes with it.
  15. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    It meant a lot in my day and again when we all had to say it again on our passing out parade!