Packing em in

Nothing to do with giving up fags but I was wondering if manning and records still send certain sportsmen to certain units? I think we used to call it packing them in?

In the 70's footballers went to 28 Sigs, Athletes to 21, and I can't remember the others. The boxing champions were always 10 Regt RCT I seem to remember but not sure if we did much boxing in the Signals apart from kippers? :?

Every Corps, Regt etc denied that this happened but they all did it.
Yeah it still happens. Footballers to 3Div (again) and Rugby players to 21 Sigs. most of the sick, lame and lazy end up at 2 Sigs, where every day is a blessing in disguise.
CardinalSin said:
So where do guys good at their trade go to then?
Well I went to 21 Sigs and wasn't an athlete and at times it seemed like there were only a few of us who actually did any work. Some of us got promotion though and that caused some problems with the athletes who didn't. You pays your money and all that.
CardinalSin said:
So where do guys good at their trade go to then?
I was also a member of the athlete infested 21 Sigs and if you wanted to get good at your trade then - that was the place to go as you had to work twice as hard to cover for the tracksuit warriors who were inevitably missing in action!! :x
oldbloke said:
Might be now but in my day it was 28
The footballers would be lonely at Francisca Kaserne now, last time i drove past to take a look at the old place, the local circus (i dont mean 280 Sigs) were using it as their training base. Shame really, it was a good camp.
Outstanding said:
7 are currently in the Big A sandpit
Not quite, but there on the way. One bonus for any Elmpt based personnel is that when 7 Sigs deploy, you'll be able to get a decent T off time on Bruggen golf course during working hours :wink:
the_guru said:
Footballers were at 7 and I thought they still were?
I know they used to, but I think they are trying to migrate them down to Bulford as (correct me if i'm wrong) the Corps manager is at 3Div.

Out of interest, when are the Corps 7's (Footy type) being held this year???

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