Young clarkey. I'm afraid that all the above is true.
I'm looking forward to this years SNCO's annual Recy Mech reunion at the Corps Sergeants mess, and despite the grey hair and blazers...it is even worse. And all the better for it.
If you are even half considering joining the best trade in the British Army, take a chill pill and lose the attitude. Recy Mechs have a well earned and fairly respected reputation for carrying out difficult work, in often dire conditions.
They are a breed apart, and the scruffy ******* have more medals for gallantry and deaths on active service than any other trade in REME.
Shit sandwiches and pints of piss/puke will be the least of your problems.
Type 'recovery mechanic' into the search function. There is stacks of info.
Young Clarkey i'm afraid that Arte Et Marte isnt telling the whole truth, yes reccy mechs used to **** on biscuits and eat shit sadwiches etc. But nowdays they are nothing more than a bunch of fannies who drive big trucks with cranes on the back of them, the fact that they have females in the trade shows they arent as big and rufty tufty as they like to think they are..... wussies!