Royal Signals : Communications Systems Operator

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by AJCY133, Nov 28, 2007.

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  1. I've recently taken my BARB test with a score of 78 and am torn between a couple of options. I want to be involved in the combat aspect of the military but also the technical as I want to obtain qualifications transferable into civilian life if I ever decide to go back to it. To what degree do the Royal Signals get involved in Combat, as I've noticed with the position of CSO you have the option to serve with the para's,Commando's, and Special Forces?
  2. Hello AJCY133,

    I am going for CS Op aswell and hope to begin my Phase 1 training within the next 2 months, I have the exact same idea so I am joining 216, so I would advise you to join 216 Parachute Signal Squadron (attached to the Paras), you do the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection course (i.e P Coy) then if you wish (and you feel you are up to it) you can try for 18 (UKSF) Sig Regiment and serve with SF, take it as it comes don't just go straight to 18, get some experience, they do a reduced version of SF Selection.

    P.S Don't go to Commandos, seem to be a strange bunch of lads
  3. So you, who haven't even joined the army yet, have decided that someone else shouldn't go to the commandos as they are a strange bunch? You've also decided that you're joining 216. Fcuking hell fella, I hope you drop your "big timing walt" head off at the guardroom when you report in through those gates. What do you know about the commandos, airborne and SF that gives you such an edumacated view of our glorious corps? Remember that "reduced version of SF Selection" as you call it is filled with all sorts of other delights, it's not simply a watered down 22 SAS you fcuking muppet. Although you've clearly mapped your Andy McNab Mk II career already, I humbly suggest you get your arse in gear and finish basic training first. Tit.
  4. A2_Matelot

    A2_Matelot LE Book Reviewer

    I, as always, agree with PD - you might want to lay off knocking the Commando's, especially as you could end up standing shoulder to shoulder with them in Blandford.

    Good to see that you have confidence in your own abilities, that never hurts, but the line between confidence and over inflated egotistical twaddle is a very very fine line that the DS on all military training courses have an excellent radar for.

    Good luck on course.
  5. First of all PD, when I said that they were a strange bunch of lads, I was joking (sh1t one at that). And yes I hope to join 216, whats the matter with saying that? And I don't have an "edumacated" view of the glorious corps, commandos, SF or the airborne, I was simply telling the lad what he had to do if he wanted to join SF, Commandos or Paras, plus when I said a "reduced version of SF Selection" I meant the time it takes to complete, nothing to do with what it entails and nothing to do with it being fcuking "watered down".
  6. If you want to *get involved in combat* - do not join the R Signals. Go Para / Infantry direct.
  7. I personally would become a 'CageFighter' They see combat every week!

    Although I suspect the toms in both 5AB and 18 also see enough combat to last them without having to transfer.

    Gives them a slight edge when returning to civvie street as well!
  8. IS Ski Geek

    IS Ski Geek War Hero Moderator

    I think the only words that spring to mind are "Electric Mayhem"

    Dont worry someone will figure it out
  9. You would be wrong then. Next!
  10. I'm aware that with the Signals as Communications Systems Operator there is the opportunity to serve with the Para's,Commando's, and the SF but why would the Royal Signals have a specific role with these parts of the military if there isn't a combat aspect involved?
    Apologies if it comes across as a stupid question, but unfortuantely i've not much joy trawling the the wonders of google! :?
  11. Paddy-irishman, you're a civvy walt who hasn't even walked in the door yet but you're trying to deal out your awesome advice. Catch a grip of yourself and let soldiers answer questions about what life in the army is like.

    Because the Royal Signals provides capability to commanders at all levels and in lots of different types of units. Just because it's the superduper underwater knife-fighting ninja regiment doesn't mean they don't need that capability. We (the corps) are the people who know how to deliver information and communication services. In the grand scheme of things they're just organisations, with the same needs as everyone else, although because they are rather specialist and the roles are extremely demanding, it's important that we send high-calibre people there.
  12. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Suggest you buy yourself a gum shield.
    You are not even a walt, you are wannabe walt...
    Enthusiasm is good, but you sound like a total kn0b.
    Do any one of those courses (in fact try basic training for a start point) - then come back.
    Until then your experience qualifies you to comment on GCSE's, acne, paper rounds and the declining value of pocket money......
  13. Sounds to me like a middle aged care in the community shelf stacker from Tescos pretending to be young. Who calls someone of the same age group LAD ffs.
  14. Is there a particular role within the Royal Signals that would deal with physical combat whatsoever? The role Of Comms Sys Op appeals to me because I'd like to think I have the aptitude, and IT & Comms is a subject of great interest to me. But at the same time (providing my medical is fine) I want the opportunity to be involved on the physical battleground as well as the Communications.

    Any suggestions on particular roles would be greatly appreciated :D

  15. PD you are a chopper