Seems like a perfectly reasonable reason to join a regiment to me... It really doesnt matter where you are from and if you have no family or regional affiliations to any regiment why not choose the one whose mess dress is nicest/have the best quick march/get a cool hat?heroforhelp said:... claimed that he had chosen the prestigious regiment because 'he liked the sound of bagpipes', which absolutely amazed me.....
I am not going to deny that I needed a translator.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.
You need to have a word with those blokes in Air Traffic Control then mate. They're always taking the p*ss and referring to you as 'Jimmy Crankie and his wee helicopter' when you're on the radio.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.
Hold on Barbs, it's an idea so lets not dismiss it out of hand...barbs said:Out of interest, why is that people might think that SCOTS officers should be Scottish?