Discussion in 'Army Pay, Claims & JPA' started by cypher_diaz, Sep 24, 2005.
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want to transfer to them, any pointers. and yes i do expect some abuse
So, you're bored with the variety of army life and want some good, hard-core stagging on, with possibly the occasional local area patrol? Sounds sensible...
no abuse, just a question... WHY??
(serving RAF officer)
Have you taken leave of your senses????
Remember, you can talk to someone..........
Well since you are a crab anyway - why not do it? It is about as close to any form of soldiering you will get in the RAF.
Actually I do not mind the RAF Regt at all. I would hate to have to spend my time guarding crabs. Did it for a bit in FI when I was inf and that was enough for me. So yes I do think the RAF Regt provides a vaulable function to both the RAF (it guards them) and the army (it stops the inf having to babysit the crabs). Thus I am also against the removal of GBAD from the RAF Regt as it means yet another task for the army to pick up, yet I so far have not seen an increase in the RA AD units to take on this task.
So in short: Go for it if it floats your boat.
Probably for the same reason as you wish to join us.
The RA GBAD units were in fact reduced under FAS, with one Rapier regt going and the 2 HVM regts being halved. Just not a growth industry at the moment!
I spent 6 years in the Regt and they were very enjoyable. There are some bloody good soldiers in the Regt, proved by the fact that we picked up a gold medal on the Cambrian Patrol along with RM and Para regt. I left in 95 before they were stripped of the rapier role so I dont know too much about it now. Certainly the training I was given stood me in in good stead when I joined the TA as an officer. Like any unit there are those who don't meet the highest standards but some good guys. A couple actually did SAS selection and passed !! I saw lots of the world and it was great fun beating up the "guins" in the NAAFI !!!
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