RLC driver and postings

#1
with any job there are highs and lows and of corse the army is the same.

i am due to start phase at ATR bassingbourn on 2nd of september. i was wondering on completion of my driving course. i will be posted to my new unit. are they are any units which arent particularly good in the corps. also what are good units to be posted at?? also as a RLC driver what are the chances of going on op's?. thankyou for reading.

J-J
 
#2
RLC Driver = Ops sooner or later (don't worry)

Good and Bad units - In my view they're what you make them. Each will have it's nuggets/procedures to p1ss you off but they will also have some redeeming features that make it a good posting. It's what YOU make it.
 
#3
mcnato said:
RLC Driver = Ops sooner or later (don't worry)

Good and Bad units - In my view they're what you make them. Each will have it's nuggets/procedures to p1ss you off but they will also have some redeeming features that make it a good posting. It's what YOU make it.
Ditto. Can't put it any better than that JJ.
 
#4
ok thankyou :) i want to get on op's. its why i joined the army. i wasnt saying it like i didnt want to . although i dont fancy being posted to germany. to many hills. cold. and full of germans .

well i fully intend to make my time in the army very enjoyable. thankyou for the replies.

there is a huge RLC base in bicester. but it isnt on the RLC website. to be posted there would be handy.(about 15miles from where i live, i dont get home sick and i do enjoy being away from home. but going on the piss in places you know is better)

J-J
 
#5
just_jay said:
ok thankyou :) i want to get on op's. its why i joined the army. i wasnt saying it like i didnt want to . although i dont fancy being posted to germany. to many hills. Its flat cold. hotter than hell in summer and full of germans .

well i fully intend to make my time in the army very enjoyable. thankyou for the replies.

there is a huge RLC base in bicester. but it isnt on the RLC website. to be posted there would be handy.(about 15miles from where i live, i dont get home sick and i do enjoy being away from home. but going on the urine in places you know is better)

Youve got nearby Abingdon 3 & 4 Regt RLC

J-J
 
#6
Don't dismiss Germany so cheaply just_jay, it's awesome!
 
#7
luke said:
Don't dismiss Germany so cheaply just_jay, it's awesome!
Even the last Northern outpost in Germany has loads going for it. Going on the p!ss in Bicester or going on one in any of the following places:

Hamburg
Hannover
Berlin
Denmark
Holland

As they are all within striking distance, I know where my money has been invested in beer more often.
 
#8
mcnato said:
luke said:
Don't dismiss Germany so cheaply just_jay, it's awesome!
Even the last Northern outpost in Germany has loads going for it. Going on the p!ss in Bicester or going on one in any of the following places:

Hamburg
Hannover
Berlin
Denmark
Holland

As they are all within striking distance, I know where my money has been invested in beer more often.
Don't listen to the Mac, he's a smack head! The reason his money lasts so long on the urine is he's usually tucked up in bed by 9 or been knocked out by a pregnant soldier for his lack of PC!
The only thing thats within his striking distance is the 100m Target (He strugles at the 2 and 3! Usually due to his seatbelt) :lol:
 
#9
ohh ok then my views on germany have bin some what changed. i maybe looking forward to a posting there cheap beer wooh wooh:p

so every who had a posting there enjoyed it then yer?
 
#10
JJ,

Germany is what you make of it. You will be in the perfect place to launch into alsorts of different places in europe and your cost of living will be cheaper. You get more bang for your buck out there as everything is cheaper anyway as well as the exchange rate being favourable. Or you could sit on your arse in the block playing on your tax paid PS3 (which you could have got tax-free but didn't want to go to a German shop) and whinging about how Germany is rubbish.

As for wanting to be 15 miles from home then that is up to you. But it's highly unlikely that you'll be able to stay there forever so you may as well go somewhere new and enjoy the opportunities that are given to you!

Best of luck and enjoy.
 
#11
i have only realy herd about germany from very opinionated civvi's.. woopsie...

obviosly i will not be able to stay at that unit for ever nor do i intend onit. there are so many oppurtunities to see the world with the army and i do fully itend to use them. i want to see as much of the world. it was just an enquiry. i will be happy were ever i am posted.

thankyou J-J
 
#12
If you come to Germany get yourself on a German oral Course ASAP. This will give you more confidence when out shopping. If you stay in UK may I suggest you start to learn English because you write like a 12 Yr old on a mobile!
Good Luck
 
#13
Been a lot of RLC Driver posts of late; don't tell me there are people joining who can write and are not scared of computers...

 
#14
MMS, i am sorry for my writing i am not very illiterate. probably why i am going to a driver. i will try and right better especially for you ok MMS.

J-J
 
#15
just_jay said:
MMS, i am sorry for my writing i am not very illiterate. probably why i am going to a driver. i will try and right better especially for you ok MMS.

J-J
Good to see you want to self improve, I've noted a few mistakes in your last post that you can rectify. Right is something you do during drill, write is something you do with a pen. Lesson no 1 over. :wink:
 
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#16
'Good to see you want to self improve, I've noted a few mistakes in your last post that you can rectify. Right is something you do during drill, write is something you do with a pen. Lesson no 1 over.'

MMS. You might want to concentrate before ripping into people. Using a comma between improve and I've is incorrect. These are two stand- alone sentences, which should be conjoined using a semi- colon.

'Lesson no 1 over.' is not a sentence. Had you typed 'Lesson number 1 is now complete.' you would have created a sentence with a subject (lesson number 1 in this case).

At least the young man is trying to get advice from people who know more than him. It is a cheap shot to have a go at him about his English - particularly when yours (like mine) is not perfect.
 
#18
really?_fascinating said:
'Good to see you want to self improve, I've noted a few mistakes in your last post that you can rectify. Right is something you do during drill, write is something you do with a pen. Lesson no 1 over.'

MMS. You might want to concentrate before ripping into people. Using a comma between improve and I've is incorrect. These are two stand- alone sentences, which should be conjoined using a semi- colon.

'Lesson no 1 over.' is not a sentence. Had you typed 'Lesson number 1 is now complete.' you would have created a sentence with a subject (lesson number 1 in this case).

At least the young man is trying to get advice from people who know more than him. It is a cheap shot to have a go at him about his English - particularly when yours (like mine) is not perfect.
Cheap shot? When did helping somebody with their English grammer become a "Cheap shot" I am not declaring myself as Shakespeare but it winds me up when people type like they would text on a mobile. We are not here to be "red penned" every time we post, but posting statements like this is taking the P I S S!

"i have only realy herd about germany from very opinionated civvi's.. woopsie..."

Or shd we jst spk wit wrds lke dat?

Get it?
 
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#19
just_jay said:
ok thankyou :) i want to get on op's. its why i joined the army. i wasnt saying it like i didnt want to . although i dont fancy being posted to germany. to many hills. cold. and full of germans .

well i fully intend to make my time in the army very enjoyable. thankyou for the replies.

there is a huge RLC base in bicester. but it isnt on the RLC website. to be posted there would be handy.(about 15miles from where i live, i dont get home sick and i do enjoy being away from home. but going on the urine in places you know is better)

J-J
Just-jay

I know others have commented on the qualities of life in Germany but I have to throw in my five pfennigs worth. The following worked for me as a young singlie and works just as well a decade later.

You get paid more for being here (LOA).
Tax free cars.
Tax free fuel.
Mehrwertsteuer (German VAT) off anything expensive (more than 150 Euros?)
Very cheap beer.
Virtually no licencing hours in German bars.
Legal brothels.
Naked saunas.
No speed limit on the autobahn.
Some excellent nightclubs (if you can get in and like hardcore Eurotechno)
The social life starts on Friday evening with a happy hour that is cheap.
You can travel cheaply to the flesh-pots of Europe. Why do Blackpool when for the same price from here you can do Berlin or Prague?
Did I mention the brothels?

So, in summary, if you want to be able to drive your car or bike at a speed that would have you sent to jail in the UK, you can do it here legally. If bored at two in the morning, your can go to a petrol station and buy a crate of cheap, but good, German beer. If the above doesn't appeal then becoming an RLC Driver may be a bit too robust for you.

However, if you want to stay near to mummy then go for Bicester. Personally I joined for sex, travel, beer and the opportunity to remind Johnny Foreigner who actually won the war.
 
#20
LOGIC... thats is an awesome summary of germany thankyou :D was a good read. lol i race scooters at santa pod lol. i love racing. my 1st investment will be a subaru i love to drive fast. yer i think we joined along the same reasons. travel, some ******* good piss ups. sex. and bit diferent from ur 9-5. the army is 4 me !
 
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