R.A.F Regiment

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Somebody at work was talking to me about joining the R.A.F regiment yesterday, and i was really just wondering, and i ask this question not to cause offence or kick off a c**k waving match, but howcome you chose it over something like infantry. Not being a trained soldier, i was just wondering why you would prefer R.A.F regiment as opposed to infantry, and vice versa. Also, are all R.A.F regiment members parachute trained? It's just i asked him had he cnsidered infantry, he said no, but had no idea why he preferred R.A.F over them.
 
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1. Maybe he likes standing in one place on guard whilst telling all and sundry that he's SF?

2. Not intelligent enough for the infantry?

And no - not all rock apes are para trained.
 
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Scooperman, this could turn into a c*ck waving match, and as others have stated, it's been done before. There are numerous threads, so use the search facility to avoid causing unnecessary repitition. And then go and look on e-Goat for some balance.

1) Rock Apes do not stag-on any more than the Army, it's a specialised infantry role not guard duty. That's what snowdrops are for :twisted:
2) The Army's infantry has a wider more varied role. Although I was in the Reserve Forces I left the RAuxAF not because it wasn't great but because I wanted the opportunity to try out the other roles (morters, assault pioneer etc.) that an infantry batallion offers. Plus in the regs there is the option to me mechanised and/or armoured.
 
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chrisg46 said:
deja vu...

no wait its deja vu
I knew you was going to say that. :D
 
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Yeah, i found the threads a few minutes after i posted that :oops: , but they more seemed to be an argument of which was better, rather than why people would prefer either one. Having done neither, i though it would be quite interesting to ask people who have actually done one of them. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
#10
I have had mates join both, and both really loved what they joined.

However only the RAF ones seemed to have a chip on their shoulder though, one guy pretty much blanked me in a pub after he'd been RAF Reg for a while. I think it was because I was worse than being in the Army - I was TA!

Mates that joined the RM always seemed the most positive - about their jobs, life in general and their hair gel.
 
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All in it boils down to what YOU want out of the job !. have a look at the recruiting stuff, web pages etc. If you want to be airborne well us Gunners have only 2Sqd who are airborne, the Army has obviously by nature of its size far more profesions to chose from in that area. Remember the RAF Regt is only a small part of the RAF, you wont find yourself on gate guard, but your choice of roles will be less than the Army can offer. Saying that i am an Ex Rock & i am glad that i served & given the choice would do so again. We do what we do, the Army does what it does, the Regt was designed to fit a specific role for the RAF by the RAF & as the nature of the beast changes then so does our role. It is personal preferance, but whatever you go for good luck.
 
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Apod

WMIK

Ice Cream

Real soldiers

Para trained

Sh1t officers.

Better than Army

Can do army job

Stags on


There you go. I have just finished the 20 page thread for you.

Edit because i missed out EFI Patrol and Sunglasses.
 
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oh god here we f*cking go again 1) the RAF regiment is a corp of men whose main job is to protect the airfield they also train and teach the Raf's tradesmen the joys of nbc ccs weapons handling 2)they have a sqn that is parachute trained (the only ones who actually earn there wings in the RAF)3) the entrance exam is harder than the army's full stop 4) people with chips on there shoulders walk in all forms of life you will always have ********* who think there better than you from a personal point I've always beaten any one who's sneered at me having batted on both sides of the wicket i think i know what im talking about 5)a terrorist bomb bullet or rocket does not discriminate between regular and reservist when you look down on someone who's been blown to bits do you wonder if hes a stupid stab tosser regular no you see someone you had a laugh and a joke with a mate who lent you a fiver because you were skint in my eyes a reservist is worth three regulars due to the fact he can and will do more than his regular counterpart just turning up for a training evening is allways going that bit more
 
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Marmoset, i think you misunderstood, the guy i was talking to at work want's to join the r.a.f regiment. It was just interesting to see how people differentiated between the two.
 
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Concrete_Marmoset said:
All in it boils down to what YOU want out of the job !. have a look at the recruiting stuff, web pages etc. If you want to be airborne well us Gunners have only 2Sqd who are airborne, the Army has obviously by nature of its size far more profesions to chose from in that area. Remember the RAF Regt is only a small part of the RAF, you wont find yourself on gate guard, but your choice of roles will be less than the Army can offer. Saying that i am an Ex Rock & i am glad that i served & given the choice would do so again. We do what we do, the Army does what it does, the Regt was designed to fit a specific role for the RAF by the RAF & as the nature of the beast changes then so does our role. It is personal preferance, but whatever you go for good luck.
You will at my place.
 
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scooperman said:
Marmoset, i think you misunderstood, the guy i was talking to at work want's to join the r.a.f regiment. It was just interesting to see how people differentiated between the two.
Opps ! my mistake.... 8O
I know a lot of inter service banter goes on, has & will continue to do so, the same goes for IN-service banter, for the Army it's different Regt's, for the RAF Regt it's usually us V's the Guin's. If your chap wants to be a Rock, good on him, but it is a big step in anyones life to take, make sure he is 200% certain that the Regt's for him, rather be certain than make a mistake you may regret for a long time. I'm not trying to put him, rather to see him enjoy his time in the service of whatever the colour of his uniform. surley thats what we all on this forum should be trying to achieve, that the applicant is well placed to get the most from his time in the service.
In the end it's about what your guy wants out of the job & only he can answer that.
 
#17
cock waving match it is.

you should defo join if;

a. you want to wear maroon without doing p company

b. love stagging on

c. like gobbing off, calling yourself the 'real 2 para' etc

d. pretend your SF
 
#18
Each to their own, the few I've met have been switched on guy's and took all the banter in their stride.I never wanted to do their job and i don't think they wanted to do mine.I suggest your mate has a look at a few choices and then decides what HE wants not read the pi$$ing contests on here.
 
#19
Stop crayoning on this thread. The bloke asked a fair question and deserves a fair answer. What he doesn't need are half-arsed 'funnies' from dimwits. Failing that, I'll just delete the dull posts. Unnerstan'?
 
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you should defo join if;

a. you want to wear maroon without doing p company

b. love stagging on

c. like gobbing off, calling yourself the 'real 2 para' etc

d. pretend your SF
No quite sure what your on but...

a. If your talking about 16AA its a requirement.If not explain.

b. The RAF Regt stags on no more or less than any other unit.

c. The only time I have heard that phrase is in stories like "my mates brothers uncles pet dogs, incest ridden cousin heard from a mate that they gobbed off that they were the real 2 para"

d. See above.

The RAF Regts main task is to secure the area around the airhead.This they do very well.There are however lots of other paths to choose.Most stories like the one above are from people who have never worked with them.Most who have, have good things to say.
 
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