please help me with this?

#1
oath of allegiance,just wondering what is this exactly.is this u do before u start basic and dont tell me its another pass/fail thing? like adsc.as im off to selection soon
 
#2
Pass/fail thing? Put it like this, if you can read words off a sheet of paper, you've passed.
 
#3
It's nothing more than a promise, but you have to be able to recite it from memory.

It goes:

I promise to do my best,
To do my duty,
To God and to The Queen,
To help other people,
And to keep the Scout Law.


I think.
 
#5
the oath is not pass or fail?
 
#6
Its just a few pages of A4 that you have to memorise with only 30 seconds reading time. Every error gets you an electric shock, each shock is a higher voltage than the previous one. If you die, or your hair catches fire, then you have failed and have to start again*. They also have you wired to a lie detector to check that you are speaking the truth.



* except in cases of death, where you are excused and may go home to Mummy.
 
#7
private---pile said:
the oath is not pass or fail?
Unless you scream 'Viva la revolution" at the end and ritually burn a picture of Liz while chanting anti-monarchist propaganda.

At this point you will be dragged off to one side and asked whether you want to be a Laibour Politician.

S_R
 
#8
the above is true...i had a naughty tingling sensation during my oath.... but then again there were an alarming number of raf recruiting officers about the place that day..
 
#9
You clearly are not taking your application seriously if at this point you have no idea what the oath is..................
 
#10
Time to get serious.

The Oath is nothing more than a promise that you'll obey orders and act in accordance with Queen's Regulations. You read it out loud from a sheet, so you don't need to memorise anything. Or you "repeat after me....."

It's not a test. There's no fail. If you get it wrong (and somebody notices), you just have to read it again.

Just a point: When you get to the bit about "...Her heirs and successors...", you pronounce the "H" in Her, but the "h" in "heirs" is silent. It's the only part that is a bit of a tongue-twister.
 
#11
putteesinmyhands said:
Time to get serious.

The Oath is nothing more than a promise that you'll obey orders and act in accordance with Queen's Regulations. You read it out loud from a sheet, so you don't need to memorise anything. Or you "repeat after me....."

It's not a test. There's no fail. If you get it wrong (and somebody notices), you just have to read it again.

Just a point: When you get to the bit about "...Her heirs and successors...", you pronounce the "H" in Her, but the "h" in "heirs" is silent. It's the only part that is a bit of a tongue-twister.
Aye...brings back memories of when I was 17 and took my first Oath...when I said "Heirs" I pronounced it as "Hair's" and felt like a right plonker! I'm guessing this is a common error...I hope :)
 
#12
Coming from a part of the country where we didn't pronounce the initial H of any word, it caused me some trouble - well you do try to talk posh on formal occasions, don't you?

Being nobbut a lad at the time, I'd never been to Hertford, Hereford or Hampshire - nor even experienced a 'urricane.
 
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