REME or RLC??

#1
Hi,

I am in the process of applying to join the REME or RLC and have passed my BARB and first interview.

For my three choices of trade I have gone with Supply Ctrl(now Supplyer), Military Engineer(which i decided is not quite what i want to do) and Armourer.

I have read all the information about the jobs. Hoping to get some help and advice from people who know. I'll be going to the Selection Centre next Monday. So, it would be helpful if give me your opinions on the above trades, because the information which was given to me at the ACO doesn't say a lot about what you actually do in the job.

CHEERS
 
#3
There's no question in my mind mate. If you're a bright lad join the REME. The RLC are dull. Sorry but they are. (Lairdx smirks to himself and takes cover.) :wink:

Of course if you want to be idolised by the rest of the army join the Infantry.
 
#4
Granted REME offers more jobwise, but Pet Op is a really good p**s up, and if one is a "bright" lad, one may do the CLA course which gives one access to a still, lots of chemicals, and the ability to distill some really good hooch!
 
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#5
Be a REME armourer, everyone uses a weapon and at some point everyone damages their weapon, you’ll be much loved when you’re the one relied apone to fix them.
The best REME trade is Recy Mech though.
 
#6
Goku said:
Be a REME armourer, everyone uses a weapon and at some point everyone damages their weapon, you’ll be much loved when you’re the one relied apone to fix them.
The best REME trade is Recy Mech though.
excellent post army careers in the USA
 
#7
Don't listen to any of the above garbage, get a tech trade which will see you employed when you get out. All squaddies get the chance to get leathered and you will get plenty of tours in whatever you do.
 
#8
Goku

Recy Mech!!! are you having a giraffe or trying to mislead the poor lad!

15 years ago recy mechs were a good bunch but not now, they are trying to live on past reputation
 
#10
Lairdx said:
Of course if you want to be idolised by the rest of the army join the Infantry.
And of course take redundancy, or stay in for 22 years and have no discerbable skills to take to civvi street. If you go down the Infantry route I would advise you to start giving generously to homeless support charities - think of it as a pension fund!
 
#11
Do yourself an even bigger favour Mate, join neither. If you want a life of action, adventure, travel and fun, join the Royal Marines. Having worked extensivewly with them, I wish I had. I think the RLC/REME will dissapoint!
 
#14
goon_bde said:
Do yourself an even bigger favour Mate, join neither. If you want a life of action, adventure, travel and fun, join the Royal Marines. Having worked extensivewly with them, I wish I had. I think the RLC/REME will dissapoint!
The bloke is joining as a tom! Why would he ever want to be a Booty? See Sangreals comments on infantry.
 
#17
SupConGuru said:
Join the REME. but if you join the RLC be a Sup Con. f* that Pet op S h i t. bunch of F57 drinking mo fos
Yes, we all know how to get round the swear filter. I would appreciate it if you did not and chose alternative words from your extensive vocabulary.
 
#18
General Melchett said:
SupConGuru said:
Join the REME. but if you join the RLC be a Sup Con. f* that Pet op S h i t. bunch of F57 drinking mo fos
Yes, we all know how to get round the swear filter. I would appreciate it if you did not and chose alternative words from your extensive vocabulary.
Noted will avoied the next time
 
#19
SupConGuru said:
Join the REME. but if you join the RLC be a Sup Con. f* that Pet op S h i t. bunch of F57 drinking mo fos
General Melchett......... have you seen Guru's other posts? This is the only one where he has spelt things correctly.

I think we should let him continue to express himself.... as long as the english is correct. We should use 'tough love' and nurture his creativity.

Perhaps we can wean him off the playground language in time and he then might be able to produce some excellent Staff work - a trait required by all thrusting Sup Cons....

With a bit of nurturing, this could be a Conductor in the making!
 
#20
[/b]Leave the poor lad alone, there is no requirement to be able to spell in the Supplier trades at an early level, as long as he can count and is not numerically dyslexic then he should be fine.

These days, with the evolution of technology you don't need to be able to spell anything to be able to get on in life. I know plenty of Ammo Techs who are bone to the core, didn't stop them getting to SATO!!!

Guru, i would appreciate it if you restarined from slating the Pet Ops as you obviously know nothing about the trade, unlike some of us who have done them all, except the techy ammo bit of course!!
 

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