Question about the Royal Regiment of Scotland

#1
Hi there, im starting Catterick on the 16th of this month and and joining the Royal Regiment of Scotland. I recently met a couple of guys (one in scots gurads one in irish guards) and they proceeded to tell me how the lads in the RRS would tear me apart because im English. I dont mind banter at all but they said theyd make my life misery and they would always hate he and never respect me just becaue im English. They also said id regret my decision because they would treat me like shit for as long as i was there. Can anyone tell me if this sort of abuse is happening to English lads? Thanks
 
#2
If you're English why the **** would you want to join the sweaty sox?

But yes, I think they are probably right.
 
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#3
They wouldn't dare. Just make sure they understand that you're from a far superior race, and that it's a fact that the majority of officers in the RRS are English.
 
#4
I think you should join them anyway. As soon as you tip up at the gates, walk up to the biggest one you can see (who will undoubtedly be a Fijian) and stove his ******* head in with your £35 NAAFI iron, just to lay down a marker for anyone else. Then hook yourself up to a Buckfast drip and try to fit in with the rest of the happy-hardcore loving, Braveheart watching ginger mongs. Don't worry about retribution and/or punishment - they won't remember. (It's amazing what Bucky does to the brain cells after a few years.)

PS; When this goes to print, please make sure you spell my name correctly.
 

daywalker

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#7
I wouldn't worry to much about it, most of the SCOTS battalions will be disbanded before you get to the harsh bullying stage so chances are you'll be made redundant before it gets to bad.
 
#8
There are lots of lads from lots of places outside Scotland in the Bns and always has been.

I did OK (although not technically English, not that that mattered), just didn't take some of the bigots on.


You will be OK,

Which Bn you looking at?
 
#9
Utter Bollocks. You'll get the piss taken but you will soon find a bunch of mates who will back you up anywhere. You'll be invited to their homes (in Scotland and elsewhere) and they will become like a family to you. Get in there, give as good as you get, and you'll see. You'll spot the throbbers and learn to avoid them same as you would in any unit.

How do I know? I was a Cockney Scots Guardsman, and I survived, that's how I know.

If you are a Londoner, and you are based in London, you can forget about getting leave at Christmas though. Barrack Guard every year we were in London "So the rest o the lads can get away up hame eh? Ya only live doon the fuckin road ya cockney ****!"

Hey Ho.
 
#10
There are lots of lads from lots of places outside Scotland in the Bns and always has been.

I did OK (although not technically English, not that that mattered), just didn't take some of the bigots on.


You will be OK,

Which Bn you looking at?
looking at 5Scots or maybe 2 or 3 :) thanks for the help
 
#11
Hi there, im starting Catterick on the 16th of this month and and joining the Royal Regiment of Scotland. I recently met a couple of guys (one in scots gurads one in irish guards) and they proceeded to tell me how the lads in the RRS would tear me apart because im English. I dont mind banter at all but they said theyd make my life misery and they would always hate he and never respect me just becaue im English. They also said id regret my decision because they would treat me like shit for as long as i was there. Can anyone tell me if this sort of abuse is happening to English lads? Thanks
You go to Catterick and enjoy yourself. The RRS instructors will treat you exactly the same as the other recruits. I can't answer for the other recruits.

As Zag42 said, there has always been a mix of nationalities in the Army.

Just a small point about which battalion you want. Initially you may not get the battalion that you want. It may happen that you will be fed into the battalion that is most understrength. However, there is the opportunity to move between battalions, depending upon need.
 
#13
Hi there, im starting Catterick on the 16th of this month and and joining the Royal Regiment of Scotland. I recently met a couple of guys (one in scots gurads one in irish guards) and they proceeded to tell me how the lads in the RRS would tear me apart because im English. I dont mind banter at all but they said theyd make my life misery and they would always hate he and never respect me just becaue im English. They also said id regret my decision because they would treat me like shit for as long as i was there. Can anyone tell me if this sort of abuse is happening to English lads? Thanks
Don't worry about it. Most will rip the pish out of banter but everywhere you go you'll always get a few eejits.
 

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#14
You'll get the pissed ripped for any reason, wrong part of the UK, wrong part of Scotland, wrong part of a city, wrong street, support the wrong football team, ginger hair, etc.

Just as a matter of interest, why join RRS?
 
#16
I was Gordons/Highlanders (who are now 4 scots) and i am from London. In my section I had a lad from Wigan, a lad from Lowestoft and myself. The rest were Aberdeenshire born and bred.

Did I get the piss taken out of me..of course. Did the rest of the lads, whether Scottish or not? Of course. We had a glaswegian who perhaps got more stick than any of us English lot. Any Shetlanders seemed to get it too.

As long as you knuckle down, can prove you can do the job, don't try and tell the Scots anything about Scottish History (They seem to make most of it up and some even believe that the film Brave Heart was a documentry!) then you will be fine!

As mentioned, you will come across plenty of non Scots and even non British members. Be proud of the History, be proud to wear the Tartan and be proud to be a hard drinking hard working "Jock".
 
#17
I've worked with jocks before, they are a good bunch, love taking the pi$$ and drinking.

Depends where abouts in the motherland (England) you are from eg, if you are from down south you'll probably get your heed kicked in, if you're from up north and can steal a car without breaking sweat you'll fit in fine.

If someone with a Scottish accent says something to you just reply "Fcuk off you thick NED ba$tard, we own you!!"
 
#18
Hi there, im starting Catterick on the 16th of this month and and joining the Royal Regiment of Scotland. I recently met a couple of guys (one in scots gurads one in irish guards) and they proceeded to tell me how the lads in the RRS would tear me apart because im English. I dont mind banter at all but they said theyd make my life misery and they would always hate he and never respect me just becaue im English. They also said id regret my decision because they would treat me like shit for as long as i was there. Can anyone tell me if this sort of abuse is happening to English lads? Thanks
not at all, i'm english, recruited in Scotland, and was actually persuaded to join the Scottish regiments. Obviously there will be banter, but you get that in every single branch, there will always be something to use as ammunition.

The recruiters, guys at pre selection, and at insight week, all said there are plenty of english in the Scots btns and all get on fine.
 

Fang_Farrier

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#19
not at all, i'm english, recruited in Scotland, and was actually persuaded to join the Scottish regiments. Obviously there will be banter, but you get that in every single branch, there will always be something to use as ammunition.

The recruiters, guys at pre selection, and at insight week, all said there are plenty of english in the Scots btns and all get on fine.
Aye, cos recruiters never lie!
 
#20
why would nco's at scots soldier, or my friends in 1 scots lie?
 

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