Get to know "Jankers" mate, it's what you may find yourself doing if you **** up during training and also if you decide it aint for you then they'll stick you on "Pool" Flight, which means picking up casings on the rifle range or assisting in the RTF after the Rocks have been doing weapons instruction and CBRN capability.
Mate...... A person with rank
In the Field......4* Hotel
Hard routine.... 2* Hotel
Paratrooper..... 2 Sqn
Warzone...... an exhibition or PR event
Combat patrol..... Going to the Naafi
Contact drills..... Photo time
First parade.....Works social.
While working with some non-flying RAF officers back in the 80's they occaisionally referred to their flying colleagues as the "two winged master race"....
....usually with more than a hint of bitterness, jealousy and outright hatred.
Ppresumably because the flying sort had greater promotion prospects, a much better job than the rest of the scribblies, and always had the best chat up lines ("I fly fast jets" rather than "I fill out paperwork and sit behind a desk").
Special forces- RAF REGT
Out on the ground- walking to EFFI from cookhouse
One of the big 3- RAF REGT
RAF Regt outside BSN-Lost/flying home/R and R
War is hell- RAF REGT in BSN/KAF/delayed R and R/no bacon in cookhouse.
Sprog - 'rookie' (uggg)
'Guin - term of affection for anyone not a Rock (usually Fuckin' 'Guin)
NFI - Not ******* Interested
POETTS Day - Piss Off Early Today, Tomorrow's Saturday, the long abandoned Friday stack
Jiffed - Given an RSJ
RSJ - Really Shit Job