heroforhelp said:... claimed that he had chosen the prestigious regiment because 'he liked the sound of bagpipes', which absolutely amazed me.....
scots_wahey said:As a large number tend to be public school educated they all sound the same; including those who attended public schiool in Scotland. The only thoroughly Scottish officer I served with (excluding LEs) had been to school with a lot of the Jocks, was a superb Platoon Commander but has struggled since then.
Inevitably most Jock officers spend their first 6 or so months asking their soldiers to repeat everything and not understanding 80% of what they say - in our Battalion we had East coasters, West coasters and Islanders and it took a great deal of time to 'tune your ear' to them.
Bell206 said:What stereotype? Being Scottish? Sounding Scottish? What's the problem with that?
I'm a Glaswegian Helicopter pilot, I sound Scottish and it has not done my career any harm. I don't understand the stereotype thingy you refer too.
barbs said:Out of interest, why is that people might think that SCOTS officers should be Scottish?