Once a squaddie.....?

#1
I left the Army in March 1998. For some inexplicable reason tonight, in front of my Girlfriend, her parents and another couple in a posh chinese restaurant, I got pissed off with chopsticks and asked the waiter to fetch me a set of "Scoff Rods"

8O

To my recollection, I haven't used this phrase for years.

It never, ever leaves you, does it? Ever.

I blame Stella Artois.

Tonight, I will mainly be mainly pissing the bed.


Probably.
 
#3
Oh, great :roll:

I thought it got easier with time. I left in September, and started university two weeks later. Yet I still feel like I am on leave! I was even dreaming about the Army last night! :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
#4
amazing__lobster said:
Oh, great roll

I thought it got easier with time. I left in September, and started university two weeks later. Yet I still feel like I am on leave! I was even dreaming about the Army last night! roll roll roll
DOES IT FECK. Once its in your system, it will never leave you alone. Think about it, I bet that when your with your mates you tell them to get the brew's on ,mine NATO. your going for some scoff/scan and then getting your fat one down in your pit. :lol: :lol:
 
#5
Yes and going for a tommy tit and single fish springs to mind. I got out and still working with them in Afghanistan doh never leave my system

Cheers

Tazzer
 
#6
oh how true , my dad works for security firm , new yard manager comes in , first words , right first parade the wagons , then degunge em and parade back here in one hour !!! all the civies gauped and ask wot the f...k are you on about , turns out he was an ex rsm , yeah you might leave the system , but the system never leaves you
 
#7
I am lucky to live in the inbred village of the damned, chief export mongs.

I am also very lucky to have some people in my village that I met on my journey through the army, and just by coincidence we got out and got a house in the same village.

We can hold a ten minute conversation without any of the village (un)intelligence officers understanding anything that was said ! clasic :)

Wife being a german really confuses them with broken English/German/Army speak when she is with those that had served in BOAR and picked up some boxhead.



J
 
#8
My Father (ex Forces) was involved in interviewing some security companies to take over the security of the office block. One company was all ex forces.

One of the companies sent two reps along, an ex officer and an ex RSM who kept bracing up when being addressed, and relaxing when the attention was away from him. He also couldn't get out of the habit of saying 'Sir'. They didn't get the contract, but some ex sandy beret chaps did.
 
#9
Been out 10 years in May. Still speak the speak. My Dad has been out 21 years and is Still speaking the speak.
Its for winners.
my wife has a wardrobe - i have a locker - drives her up the wall.
i eat with noshing spanners
i like big eats, drinking brews, and the occasional scoobysnacks.
Banjos are my breakfast
i work with ex forces too - if someone walks in the office - we turn it up a notch so they cant understand us - i live with TLA's

Its all i know.

Rincewind
 
#10
you might leave the system , but the system never leaves you
That's very true.

I work in the IT department of my local college, doing web design and programming. The network administrator is an ex-Bootneck, and we often slip into military jagon, even when talking about technical stuff. Servers "go t*ts up", incompetent users are "a waste of rations" and so on. On one occasion, we had an obscure program running on one of our servers. We wanted to shut it down but we didn't know if any of the staff still used it, so the admin said "F*ck it, recce by fire - let's mag to grid and see who screams."

When I started working there the IT manager was an ex-Mateolt, one of the other guys was an ex-Crab, and the fact that I was an ex-Squaddie helped at my interview.

The staff who've never been in find us a bit difficult to undestand sometimes, though. One of the guys turned up for a team meeting 3 minutes before the start time and was surprised to be told he was 2 minutes late. A lass in the department didn't understand why I wasn't offened when the ex-RAF lad called me a Pongo, she said I smelled OK to her!
 
#11
In the IT section where i work there are several ex squaddies, Raf and fishheads.

team leader meetings can be quite amusing especially for the uninitiated.

Servers going tits, Snafu, u/s kit, getting a brew on, networks f**ked, get us a banjo from the sarnie shop, stickies.

oh and the language gets a bit fruity sometimes.

also nights out get a bit loud and the banter gets a bit close to the knuckle for some of the normal? people!

still plenty of smoke and straight down the middle!!!
 
#13
I've been out 10 years - I still POL my car after a long journey. I even told the dog to "get a grip" when she was dawdling around the bushes on a walk.
 
#14
I'm missing it that much, I've just applied to join the TA. Hopefully that will give me what I'm missing. I just hope the TA has the same banter, sense of humour and lingo.

If it does, then spotted dog!

edited to say join the TA. I was regular for nearly 8 years.
 
#15
I've been out 10 years, and have been a contracto for most of it. About 90% of the jobs I've worked on have been with ex Bills.
I have been known to phone up the IT department and tell them my PC is VOR'd.
And been met with Silence.
 
#16
My Italian wife has picked up a lot of Army banter from me over the years. The problem is that she often doesn't realise that only squaddies can really understand it.

We were having a scoff with friends in a restaurant recently and needed two extra places at the table. She signalled the 'ot tater and when he came over, she explained that we needed "two extera setsa ofa fightina irons". Poor man was completely bamboozled.

She also tells people: "I 'avva to do di dohbi now." Which is always good for a puzzled looks.

But it's true! Once it's in your system, it never leaves you.

MsG
 
#17
When you get up at 06:00 each day, and go for a run in red PT Vest, Boots and lightweights... come back get a quick 2 minute shower and charge down to Breakfast, have yourself an Egg and Sausage Banjo and Cup o Tea (NATO) in a 58 Pattern Mug before heading to work in your 110 Defender then you know you can't let it go...

:cry:
 
#18
Bugsy7 said:
"I 'avva to do di dohbi now."
Excellent,

Reminds me of a sign outside Mr Wilsons kitchens on Deansgate, Manchester. It was pulled as soon as Princess Di was killed, but it read.

"Hey, Dodi. If Di wants a dado it needn't be a dear do."

As to not letting it go, i'm out ten years and counting, yet still upbraid my nippers with military overtones. Only yesterday I had my 3 year old daughter marking time in the kitchen because she refused to tell me why she'd lagged all over the kitchen floor. When it was apparent that she still wasn't goinng to tell me after twenty minutes, I put her in a small pair of barrack dress trousers and started again. To increase the fabulous chafing characteristics, I sprayed water from a washing up liquid bottle, onto each thigh as it came up to parallel.

She only lasted another ten minutes, before confessing that she'd seen me do it and wanted to be like her dad.

I felt terrible after, so allowed her to do a NAAFI run for her and the rest of the kids.
 
#19
Pawpersog,

my keyboard now needs reducing to workshop scrap. tW@!!

just spat my brew all over it and now have to explain to the ex-crab what happened.
 
#20
macattack said:
Pawpersog,

my keyboard now needs reducing to workshop scrap. tW@!!

just spat my brew all over it and now have to explain to the ex-crab what happened.
Macattack,

Even funnier is..... That is MY average Day :D


PAWPERSOG
 

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