Other half for an officer

#1
We've had suitable cars for officers http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=125366.html

So with tongue firmly in cheek, what are suitable material for other halves????

For the newly commissioned officer; old flame from uni? keep hold of the sweetheart that has waited through the hurst? or go down to the QM and draw out a regulation Fulhamite?

Do newly made singletons trade their old model in for a newer one? And how does one tell their fellow officer that their current run-around is not up to scratch?
 
#2
How about SNCO with shaved head, huge biceps and a number of tattoos? Works for me anyway.
 
#5
No Biscuits he doesn't. And yes Animus I'm of the fairer sex as you put it!
 
#6
tiger_lily said:
No Biscuits he doesn't. And yes Animus I'm of the fairer sex as you put it!
Blimey T-L. You must have got through Sandhurst on the "bolshie bit of skirt from't North" quota then? :lol:
 
#7
Dave - I hope not :D Perhaps that was it and I never knew.......

I'm not from the North anyway I'm from the middle. Ha!
 
#8
tiger_lily said:
Dave - I hope not :D Perhaps that was it and I never knew.......

I'm not from the North anyway I'm from the middle. Ha!
Please tell me that they aren't actually letting people from the Midlands into Sandhurst now (other than to wipe down the tables and clean the ablutions of course).

The PC quotas have really gone too far this time.
 
#9
If you join The Gunners, as a YO you should be issued with a G1098 Norland Nanny; even if they have moved to Bath. If custom holds, you can decide whether you wish keep her on your signature at the end of the course, or return her to the stores and sign out a different model on reaching your Regiment.
 
#10
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
tiger_lily said:
Dave - I hope not :D Perhaps that was it and I never knew.......

I'm not from the North anyway I'm from the middle. Ha!
Please tell me that they aren't actually letting people from the Midlands into Sandhurst now (other than to wipe down the tables and clean the ablutions of course).

The PC quotas have really gone too far this time.
You beat me too it Ethel. It's simply dreadful daaarling. I have an awful feeling that T-L might be from (shudder)... somewhere like .... Dudley (faints)...
 
#11
Good God no I'm from totally the other side in Shakespeare's county although I'm sure that won't make a difference :D Shocking I know!
 
#12
tiger_lily said:
Good God no I'm from totally the other side in Shakespeare's county although I'm sure that won't make a difference :D Shocking I know!
Ah... you're one of the Warkwickshire Tigerlilies.... as opposed to the Bromsgrove Tigerlily Massive. You're name's well and truly on the list then!! :wink:

Much love from a Banbury Peasant :wink:
 
#13
Jade Goodey type - but still alive
 
#14
Easy mistake to make but there are numerous subtle but oh so important differences :D
 
#15
DavetheApe said:
from a Banbury Peasant :wink:
Funny that... I moved up to just outside Banbury from the Woodstock area and I couldnt help but notice that Banbury is much more akin to part of 'The Midlands' that strayed south, rather than 'properly Oxfordshire'.

:lol:
 
#16
tiger_lily said:
Good God no I'm from totally the other side in Shakespeare's county although I'm sure that won't make a difference :D Shocking I know!
Sorry, but as far as I'm concerned it's all just Greater Birmingham to me. I have spent all of my driving age years regarding the Midlands as somewhere to be circum-navigated on the way to better places (ie Most of the South or South West and Yorkshire).

I have, however, noticed that a fair number of 'Page 3 Stunnas' (sic) do appear to come from the Midlands. That's probably why they are successful models; because they look good in photographs but you don't have to listen to their nauseating, whining Jaspar Carrott-esque accents.
 
#19
You don't need an other half.

They provide nothing but complications and blocks to your social life, while only just managing to be good for some stuff (spending money amongst that list).

I do of course joke - my wife is lovely and is a newer model, discovered after sampling some far inferior examples that would never have done as a permanent addition to my fire team.

You shouldn't get married too early though, as while occassionally arriving at your first regiment can mean you have an understanding wife who has got her head around the idea of never seeing you and when she does you'll be pissed from the mess or too tired to talk...normally they have no idea and shudder somewhat when they realise the full enormity of being an Army wife. Of course you may be really lucky and get sent to Germany (against your will and not my first posting) and have to take your new wife out of her career (her choice, but appreciated on my part) and then see her for 3 months in the 15 that followed after CATTs, CASTs, Exercises, Canada, then a TELIC. Stag On! that or go unaccompanied, which in my book means massive ball ache - travelling a long way to see your wife once a month. What's the point (unless later in your career and then a good idea)?

On the more serious side, the guys that turn up to their first mess married don't seem to integrate quite so well, being a little bit distant and seemingly under the thumb. But of course to be married at 21 or so isn't really that odd.

Tiger_Lily - Interestingly the idea of taking up with a SNCO always seems to go down well and isn't much of a stereotypical female officer thing to do is it? I honestly can't recall in 9 years when I have heard of a male officer shagging beneath himself rank wise. But I am sure it may have happened. Unless of course you aren't a female officer, or telling the truth (it has been a long hot day already and the wah-ometer has been crushed. SOH is also flagging and I need a brew - I have rambeld on enough I fear).
 
#20
For the Cavalry isn't it the obligitory Poppy or Felicity that the said officer has known from his Young Farmer or Gymkhana days? And they absolutley must have a father that is something big in The Services/Cricket/Burkes Peerage.

They have to be suitably chinless, breath-takingly snobbish and have that stereo-typical knack of not being caught in anything except the unifom of:
1. Floral skirt, stripey blouse (collar up), pearls, alice band and blue/green tights
2. Horsey outfit; Incl Jodhpurs, flat shoes (No boots, they're in the Discovery), faded polo shirt and possibly a Barbour, depending on the weather.

As Tiger-lily has stated, it's also absolutely SOP for the young femme officer to be getting it from the Tp SNCO.

Corps Officers are less obvious, probably the shy slapper at Uni who he can't rid himself of or alternatively a feisty career woman (Something in marketing/PR) that uses the Military old boy network to enhance own career at expense of struggling husband who's been passed over for a command appointment (twice). . . . . Err . . . . I guess.
 

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