Scotsman in R.Irish

#1
Hi, im looking into joining the infantry and was hoping to join R.Irish but was wondering if there are many Scottish in the regiment and is there any resentment towards them?
 
#2
I was in the scots guards but talk with an english accent (the reason i joined them was my parents are scottish) you get the piss taken out of you all the time, better to join a scottish regiment if your scottish, and there are plenty of really good one's. just my two peneth.
 
#4
There are plenty of Irish in the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
 
#5
I thought it was full of scousers?
 
#6
Hi, im looking into joining the infantry and was hoping to join R.Irish but was wondering if there are many Scottish in the regiment and is there any resentment towards them?

steve - why not just join the Rifles (obviously you have an interest in them judging by your avatar)?

they are a mixed bag with a few Jockanese in there too, and they even have a battalion based in Edinburgh.
 
#7
Wee man join whatever you want. At the end of the day it's your life enjoy it.
 
#10
I wouldn't worry mate, I worked with one of there companys once and they were a right mixed bag from the OC a kiwi, the CSM a manc and even a geordie along with many others who defiantely weren't ulstermen or irish.
 
#11
I wouldn't worry mate, I worked with one of there companys once and they were a right mixed bag from the OC a kiwi, the CSM a manc and even a geordie along with many others who defiantely weren't ulstermen or irish.
besides - the Royal Irish are trained by the Jocks.
 
#12
#13
As long as you give things a go you will be accepted.

If you go to RRS yes you may get the piss taken for being a pommey for having a English Accent but it generally doesn't go beyond that certainly none more than the R Irish would give you.
In the Royal regiment of Scotland you will find Fijians, South Africans along with a wee dusting of Irishmen. All are referred to as 'Jocks'

Don't base your choice on who you think your accent will fit in with it wouldn't impress at the ACIO.

Best of Luck.
 
#15
good point, i mean if you like bullsh|t and doing stuff you don't actually need to - then stay well clear of the Rifles.
Good point well made. Fair one.

I did a few exercises on salisbury with the green jackets when they were based at weeton. Good bunch of lads. CO was a mentalist.
 
#16
Good point well made. Fair one.

I did a few exercises on salisbury with the green jackets when they were based at weeton. Good bunch of lads. CO was a mentalist.
i was probably one of those men.

but like you say mate - the Jocks and Royal Irish are all good too, you will be in good hands wherever you decide to go Steve.
 
#17
i was probably one of those men.

but like you say mate - the Jocks and Royal Irish are all good too, you will be in good hands wherever you decide to go Steve.
True. Some say the best unit, is the one you join.

I remember the CO getting the bn on parade and making a little speech along the lines of. Will we get ay sleep? No! Will we tab about all over the place? Yes! We're on the catwalk lads, lets look sexy!!! haha, nutter.
 
#18
Cheers for the replies and I'm not basing it on where I think I'll fit in it was just curiosity really but I think I'm gonna go Royal Irish that way I'm guaranteed light role Bn and it's 16 brigade air assault
 
#19
Cheers for the replies and I'm not basing it on where I think I'll fit in it was just curiosity really but I think I'm gonna go Royal Irish that way I'm guaranteed light role Bn and it's 16 brigade air assault
And so are 5 SCOTS in the RRS they have the options of Lt role (1,2,3 SCOTS) Armoured (4 SCOTS) & 16 Bde (5 SCOTS) and moving between the Bn's is actually encouraged to gain experiance in all roles, and is looked on favourably at promotion boards.
 
#20
And so are 5 SCOTS in the RRS they have the options of Lt role (1,2,3 SCOTS) Armoured (4 SCOTS) & 16 Bde (5 SCOTS) and moving between the Bn's is actually encouraged to gain experiance in all roles, and is looked on favourably at promotion boards.
Yeh I no I just really not wanting to join a Scottish regiment as I have lived in engined for 8 years and haven't been back to Scotland atall. I would rather R.Irish, Rifles or PWRR
 

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