Hi, I'm thinking of becoming a recy mech. I've looked at the official website but it doesn't really go into detail about the training just an overview. Any recy mechs on here that could give a few pointers?
Also is the training in Borden? If so whats the place like?
Don't listen to him, Bordon is an awesome place. Its possibly the best kept secret in the UK. Think Magaluf but with more women (nurses from Guildford mainly). It also has lots of pubs and clubs, good quarters for when you are married and come back as an instructor, excellent shops (including the country's biggest indoor mall) and a leisure park consisting of bowling, lazerquest, cinema and of course, THE kebab shop.
I may have embellished a little there but some of it is true.
Ok next to nothing is true, but you do get nurses from Guildford there.
Re. the nurses from Guilford, I remember being told that the bus was leaving one Friday night at 6ish to come thru to Bordon, this was in 72, has it arrived yet? Mc d, don't give up your day job yet, I would wait until after 20 October, even if they do shut us down there will be a job on the new executive commuter estate being built at "Bordon Dell." It is worth taking up though, if you are allowed to.
Reccy Mechs fitness training is beer, Bordon kebabs from the church car park (Mmmm!!), beer then more beer.
When theyre not working, they're asleep in their cabs or brewing-up in their cabs!
Also helps if you're at least 6 ft tall and built like a brick sh** -house!
Just coming to the end of a 24 yr tenure as a Rech Mech...I would, without a second thought do at all again. Fitness and Tactics are definately still a part of the job as is the drinking!!
Do yourself a favour and sign up today as a Rech Mech and be another proud member of the most decorated trade in REME....Gods trade.
You sir are having a larf. I've loads of time for Recy mechs having served with some absolutely brilliant one, but more important than Medics? Try telling that to the families of our dead & the hidden injured.
and contracts not being signed. construction is yet to start, and contracts are still to be signed to get it started. current estimated completion date spring 2015, if contracts are not signed by november it gets pushed back another 5 years or something...