Retirement

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by mushroom, Oct 6, 2009.

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  1. Just had this email from a friend, and I think it's worth sharing.

    Dear Comrades,

    As I retire today, I remember that
    It is 41 years since I first put on Battle Dress with the Wessex Brigade cap badge
    It is 38 years since I joined the Regular Army 2424
    It is 36 years since I was commissioned into REME 495
    It is 24 years since I last heard an IRA explosion
    It is 23 years since I was last promoted (comfortable in current rank as the reports said)
    It is 18 years since I joined the TA
    It is 11 years since I joined the Pool
    It is 8 years since I drank Gunfire in the snow in Pristina
    It is 5 years since I heard gunfire, celebratory or otherwise, felt explosions or lived in a Palace
    It is 13 days since my son went out to Helmand Province
    So, the old order changeth, yielding pace to new.....if any of you find yourselves with the Grenadier Guards Battle Group, look out for Lieutenant X. Who knows he may join the Pool in 2030?

    Michael
    Major (until midnight)
     
  2. Has your friend worked out if he likes the army yet :D
     
  3. Farewell.

    May you retire in peace in the full knowledge that you did your bit.