RE Info

Discussion in 'Sappers' started by whittaker, May 24, 2011.

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  1. Hi
    Im currently applying for the RE Armoured engineer and i wanted to know what im letting my self in for?

    I wanted to know what the promotion rate is and what chances of specialisation are like?
  2. mmmm..driving round in out of date tanks perhaps
  3. Have a look on the army website and armyjobs website and you could always pop into your local ACIO and ask in there, they will have up to date info and there's plenty of booklets etc. that you can take away and have a look at to see if there's anything that takes your fancy.

    Its what I did :)
  4. wedge_cadman

    wedge_cadman War Hero Reviewer Book Reviewer

    do you like pies and the smell of diesel?
  5. Sounds fun rt. And as a matter of fact i do wc. i was wondering is there is anybody with any real info?
  6. W_C, You mean the Armoured boys are able to outrun the POM's to the NAAFI Pie Queue?!
  8. Im a lincolnshire yellow belly anyway so that'll be nothing new to me superjb. anyone have any experiance in the corps? i have heard some great drinking stories about the RE
  9. drinking stories-shock,horror! Maybe you should concentrate on getting in and deciding what you want to do first.i'am sure the drinking culture will find you eventually,if thats what you want........
  10. I have had it on very good authority that persons of a lincolnshire persuasion are actually banned for applying for a position within the RE, something to do with the title of "Gentlemen of the Royal Engineers" and lincolnshire poachers not fitting the bill.
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  11. wedge_cadman

    wedge_cadman War Hero Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Maybe it's because of their claim on the invention of the tank that he is drawn to the job of armoured farmer. After all someone has to do it.

    ask Taffplod, I seem to remember he was armoured
  12. OMG, you are in a Forum called - wait for it - Sappers!! and you ask the question "anyone have any experience of the Corps?" that question alone is enough to alert me to the fact that trying to get a position with the Sappers may very well be beyond your intelligence quotient.
  13. Armd trade they will promote any **** just look at the blokes at bovie. If you like sitting in a broken down piece of shit, covered in oil and you fancy a life in tidworth will holidays in canada then do it.
  14. X59

    X59 LE

    The Corps hold the concept of 'Sapper Initiative' in very high regard.

    Think the OP may be somewhat lacking in that department.
  15. Considering that pretty much everyone, apart from a few, on this thread so far has given bu llshit answers can you really be surprised?