RMP V - 18 Year old

#1
hi all,

I am currently a ccf ssgt (i am 18 ) and am just about to start a cadetship in the Merchant Navy - nothing to do with the RFA. and am wondering about joing the RMP V (as an officer) my local unit would be Southampton, any ideas or thoughts on that?

Cheers

George
 
#2
Even if it's merchant, rather than RFA, how much use are you going to be to a TA unit if you're spending time away at sea?
 
#4
The company I work for works their officers 6 weeks off/on with holiday as well, so i'll have plenty of time back in this country. Well I looked at the RMP as it was the only non-infantry unit in southampton - I do stand to be corrected though..
 
#5
Well the mother unit is 253 in London, to get ahead there best you get on form with the local masons; and not stone either... of course if scared of heights FT is still there, he is cnut and he could help.
 
#6
The company I work for works their officers 6 weeks off/on with holiday as well, so i'll have plenty of time back in this country. Well I looked at the RMP as it was the only non-infantry unit in southampton - I do stand to be corrected though..
If you are local go down to Millbrook Road, look at the plethora of unit signs outside the TA centre and you will find more than RMP.
 
#7
Whats the problem with RMP? I quite fancy joining the TA but don't want to be a straight off infantry soldier - suggestions in that case?
 
#8
Nothing wrong with RMP V just the unit has some previous... for not being very nice unless you have the requisite handshake amongst some of the seniors...
 
#10
Depends what you want to do - the RMP has a bad image in the general military because no squaddie likes getting arrested whilst he is having a quiet can or 20 of stella (amongst other things - have a look around here, there are plenty of threads about why RMP are unpopular).

However some RMP are doing stellar work on ops at the moment, TA included. They are not just doing general policing and hassling people (although the RMP does seem to attract is share of up their own ARRSE jobworths).

Some RMP are right on the front line today, working in direct support of operations - so if infantry work is not your cup of tea then maybe something else might be more your line of country.
 
#11
Yea I have found a few posts that aren't to keen on the RMP! Having done my fair share off CCF ex's i can firmly say that doing infantry work for real doesn't appeal at all (the buzz of blanks is enough for me!)

What was the unit that may appeal to floaty people?
 
#13
Just stroll down there wearing your cadet uniform (your Ssgt rank slide is imperative) on their drill night and have a chat to the bods in charge of recruiting, but be sure they address you by your rank, if they don't then get out your Sgt's cane you bought off cadet direct for £79.99 and march them round the square screaming at the top of your lungs like the best cadets do until their eyes start bleeding. That way you'll be able to skip out selection and phase 1 with an instant promotion to your previously held big boy cadet rank.
 
#15
Just stroll down there wearing your cadet uniform (your Ssgt rank slide is imperative) on their drill night and have a chat to the bods in charge of recruiting, but be sure they address you by your rank, if they don't then get out your Sgt's cane you bought off cadet direct for £79.99 and march them round the square screaming at the top of your lungs like the best cadets do until their eyes start bleeding. That way you'll be able to skip out selection and phase 1 with an instant promotion to your previously held big boy cadet rank.
That will probably work best with the Scaleys down there.
 
#16
Just stroll down there wearing your cadet uniform (your Ssgt rank slide is imperative) on their drill night and have a chat to the bods in charge of recruiting, but be sure they address you by your rank, if they don't then get out your Sgt's cane you bought off cadet direct for £79.99 and march them round the square screaming at the top of your lungs like the best cadets do until their eyes start bleeding. That way you'll be able to skip out selection and phase 1 with an instant promotion to your previously held big boy cadet rank.
Haha, now not wanting to sound naive, stupid and then preparing to become laughing stock are you being serious? Bar the shouting at them? Would wearing cadet uniform be helpful? Or would mentioning it and my rank be the better way to go about things?
 
#17
hi all,

I am currently a ccf ssgt (i am 18 ) and am just about to start a cadetship in the Merchant Navy - nothing to do with the RFA. and am wondering about joing the RMP V (as an officer) my local unit would be Southampton, any ideas or thoughts on that?

Cheers

George
Any reason why your not considering the RNR?

Also you should have posted this in AGC
 
#18
Any reason why your not considering the RNR?
Well a few, considering that my job is going to be spending 6 weeks out of 12 at sea I don't particularly want to go and then train to spend even more time at sea? I fancy doing something a little different. Any suggestions in either the TA or RAF reserves would be appreciated :)
 
#19
Haha, now not wanting to sound naive, stupid and then preparing to become laughing stock are you being serious? Bar the shouting at them? Would wearing cadet uniform be helpful? Or would mentioning it and my rank be the better way to go about things?
Of course he's not being serious, your first port of call should be the mess, you're 18 so a round of drinks would be a good start.
 

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