RAF Regt

#1
Gday Gents
Just a quick one for you. I understand out there that for some reason out there RAF Regt guys have done the commando course and wear the green beret. However have any soldiers from this Regiment done P Coy and wear the Maroon Beret.
Cheers
 
#3
Rockapes have their own selection course before attending BPC and as such do not have to attend P Coy (though some may do so for the craick!). Neither passing P Coy and BPC is a requisit of wearing the marron lid (another urban myth). Like your man says, the would appear to be part of 16 AA Bde.
 
#4
buddahboy said:
Gday Gents
Just a quick one for you. I understand out there that for some reason out there RAF Regt guys have done the commando course and wear the green beret. However have any soldiers from this Regiment done P Coy and wear the Maroon Beret.
Cheers
Have you any links or pictures regarding this?
 
#6
Chief said:
Is there much difference in the initial training of RAF Regt and Paras??






some say yes, some say no, usualy dependant on what Regt or unit your from! :)
 
#7
Chief said:
Is there much difference in the initial training of RAF Regt and Paras??
As a insider, who will enter a sensible answer before the usual slagging begins, the training is the same but different. RAF Regt train to infantry standards but have a completely different role to the Paras. Not all RAF Regt are para trained for a start.

Can anyone else settle an arguement for me?

Have been reading some posts on the RAF site (e-goat) and someone says that they saw an RAF Regt Gunner wearing LCpl rank. Now as a Rock Ape I know that we do not have the LCpl rank (don't go there, sore point). Have any of you Inf types come across RAF Regt Gunners on exchange with the Army who have been required to wear LCpl rank?
 
#8
they do not do p coy, they do pre para, which is the same but not run by the paras, it is in house, they then go on to brize as every military parchutist does, and then RTU to honington to join II SQN.if you want to go II, you have to put it on your wish list(a choice of 3 is to be oput down a couple of weeks before you pass out), it is best to do it straight from training couse your use to the beastings but you can do pre para at any time. the paras all ways have a go, saying that every one on II sqn wants to be on 2 para, which is bollocks!!! basic training for the regiment is not only different to the army(infantry) but is different to the rest of the RAF, in that the gwins go to halton do 7 weeks basic, then pass out for tea and medals, they then go to trade training as a member of the RAF, the Regiment do there training as a one'r, 7 weeks then they have a "familys day" where they recruit gunners parents/realatives are showen round the station, then 14 weeks of what would be classed as "trade training" then there pass out with all the bells and whistles, No 1's, band all the crap that makes your mammy cry. :cry:.
 
#9
F*ck off onto your crab site if you want to talk about these clowns, you know what we think of them on arrse
 
#10
I can't believe "Beastings" and "RAF Regt" in the same paragraph. :)
 
#11
visitingrock said:
Have been reading some posts on the RAF site (e-goat) and someone says that they saw an RAF Regt Gunner wearing LCpl rank. Now as a Rock Ape I know that we do not have the LCpl rank (don't go there, sore point). Have any of you Inf types come across RAF Regt Gunners on exchange with the Army who have been required to wear LCpl rank?
There is one role in which RAF Regt Gnrs wear LCpl badges and that is to highlight their role as Fire Team commanders on a predominately Army unit. As such, it is a badge of position and not rank. It is down to the requirements of that unit and does not happen anywhere else apparently.
 
#13
ahhhh, have i hit a sore spot sniffle-snaffle, did you apply to THE regiment and get knocked back, or are you just a typical crap hat that cant see past his f*****g belly
 
#14
Cpl_ripper said:
I can't believe "Beastings" and "RAF Regt" in the same paragraph. :)
Funny! - However

This anti RAF Regt sh1t is boring now. They come back with some comment of how good they are. We remind them of their countless stag hours and it snow balls from there.

Crab Regt - Get over yourselves
Armchair Pongo's - Get a fcuking life and stop feeding the hair gel trolls
 
#15
patty464 said:
ahhhh, have i hit a sore spot sniffle-snaffle, did you apply to THE regiment and get knocked back, or are you just a typical crap hat that cant see past his f*****g belly
"Crap Hat",i can except this from a Real Paratrooper but not a plazzy one,oh by the way why does your DZ Flash have a flying Dildo on it ?
 
#16
patty464 said:
ahhhh, have i hit a sore spot sniffle-snaffle, did you apply to THE regiment and get knocked back, or are you just a typical crap hat that cant see past his f*****g belly
Who the hell are you to call anyone a crap hat!!
 
#17
I will admit I have slagged off the RAF reg in the past.However I did get to work with a few at the COB on Telic 8 .They were(i hate to say it)very good.Its a shame they have a few that really are so far up themselves.I had a chat with a few of them after the OP and they seemed well aware of some of the issues that the army have with them however they also side about some of there issues with the army. The RAF reg on the whole are a good bunch ,but of course they still have there little tossers who gob off to the C/S returning to the COB after a patrol in Basra.This not the thing to do seeing as the Rockapes have the safest AO in MND(SE).
Anyway I now have a more positive feeling to the RAF reg .
 
#18
I am no lover of anything Crab but why is it that every discussion on this site starts from the position all things Crab are Toss and even five minutes in the Army qualifies you as the perfect, never failing fantastic military product with a devine right to slag Rockapes off?

During my military career of 22 years I was at various times outstanding, excellent, average, professional, functional, amateur, slightly waltish, dangerous and downright incompetent. As a result I was proud, embarrassed and sometimes ashamed. It's called being human, why on earth does anyone on this site think they are any different?

I'll get off my soapbox now; slag off the world, it's what this site is all about, but FFS 'catch yourselves on'.
 
#19
western said:
I am no lover of anything Crab but why is it that every discussion on this site starts from the position all things Crab are Toss and even five minutes in the Army qualifies you as the perfect, never failing fantastic military product with a devine right to slag Rockapes off?

During my military career of 22 years I was at various times outstanding, excellent, average, professional, functional, amateur, slightly waltish, dangerous and downright incompetent. As a result I was proud, embarrassed and sometimes ashamed. It's called being human, why on earth does anyone on this site think they are any different?

I'll get off my soapbox now; slag off the world, it's what this site is all about, but FFS 'catch yourselves on'.
Thankyou for helping me laugh at myself: You have showed me the way. I once dropped my weapon. In a river. At night. then used white light to find it.
 
#20
And your other confessions are?
 

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