sigs wierd and wonderful postings.

#1
being in the rsigs is good for one thing at least. the amount of units we get to go to. however apart from the mainstream units what else is there to offer.

whats it like being a bleep in EOD?

whats life like in a basic training unit/ instructor at blandford

any other gucci postings?

cheers for your help.
 
#2
Spent 2 years as part of 11CTT (cadet training team) based in Newcastle.
In Fenham barracks just up the road from St James.

Working hours were 9-12 and then evening from about 18:00 to 21:00 (or later)

Most weekends were working and annual camps of 6 weeks in some God foresaken training area in Yorkshire.

Spent 90% of the time AdvTrg which was good and got to meet some very interesting people especially when helping out the CCF contingents.

Excellent posting for a singly, no accom so you had to rent a flat, for which I was given a shedload of cash each month.
 

do_1

Old-Salt
#3
easy-wan-kenobi said:
being in the rsigs is good for one thing at least. the amount of units we get to go to. however apart from the mainstream units what else is there to offer.

whats it like being a bleep in EOD?

whats life like in a basic training unit/ instructor at blandford

any other gucci postings?

cheers for your help.
My bold...

I got one my posts canned for mentioning "bleep" and "EOD" in the same question.

That said, I loved it and would recommend it to anyone, but of course it is only open to certain trades now.
 

Alsacien

LE
Moderator
#4
Steven said:
Spent 2 years as part of 11CTT (cadet training team) based in Newcastle.
In Fenham barracks just up the road from St James.

Working hours were 9-12 and then evening from about 18:00 to 21:00 (or later)

Most weekends were working and annual camps of 6 weeks in some God foresaken training area in Yorkshire.

Spent 90% of the time AdvTrg which was good and got to meet some very interesting people especially when helping out the CCF contingents.

Excellent posting for a singly, no accom so you had to rent a flat, for which I was given a shedload of cash each month.
I guess many of the goldplated swan postings are long gone, managing the corps yacht in Gosport? Scubadive/skydive instructor in Cyprus? Mountain/cave rescue in Yorks? To name a few.... :D
 
#5
Alsacien said:
Steven said:
Spent 2 years as part of 11CTT (cadet training team) based in Newcastle.
In Fenham barracks just up the road from St James.

Working hours were 9-12 and then evening from about 18:00 to 21:00 (or later)

Most weekends were working and annual camps of 6 weeks in some God foresaken training area in Yorkshire.

Spent 90% of the time AdvTrg which was good and got to meet some very interesting people especially when helping out the CCF contingents.

Excellent posting for a singly, no accom so you had to rent a flat, for which I was given a shedload of cash each month.
I guess many of the goldplated swan postings are long gone, managing the corps yacht in Gosport? Scubadive/skydive instructor in Cyprus? Mountain/cave rescue in Yorks? To name a few.... :D
How about paragliding instructor in Wertach? Being done by civies last time I was there but there was a rumour.... :)
 
#6
YofS Post at the Pentagon.

Embassy postings (Commcen I believe but now gone, maybe some YofS posts still there).

JSASTC Gosport possibly still has some posts.

NATO Posts (Italy/Belgium/etc).

Police Communications Advisor (Unsure of correct name) TFC Offr position.

1 (RBY) Sqn.

Ex Long Look (Ex I know, but still quality).

SBMA Tampa (OP Veritas tour but gucci as hell).
 
#7
Steven said:
How about paragliding instructor in Wertach? Being done by civies last time I was there but there was a rumour.... :)
Place in Crickhowel (If still open) were willing to take Mil instructors, was a Navy guy down there when did my EP course.
 
#8
Blandford Project Team. 95/96

Installing a 3com metropolitan area network (3 LAN's connected by fddi) for the new school. Learning tcp/ip and networking at a time when it was all very new (especially for the army). Really good addition to my CV when it came to leave.
Working in civis, no parades and calling foreman and a Col ToT by their first names, opened my eyes to the fact that the corps was not just pointless bullsh1t all the time (previous posting was 3div).
 
#9
do_1 said:
easy-wan-kenobi said:
being in the rsigs is good for one thing at least. the amount of units we get to go to. however apart from the mainstream units what else is there to offer.

whats it like being a bleep in EOD?

whats life like in a basic training unit/ instructor at blandford

any other gucci postings?

cheers for your help.
My bold...

I got one my posts canned for mentioning "bleep" and "EOD" in the same question.

That said, I loved it and would recommend it to anyone, but of course it is only open to certain trades now.
why canned?

what does the job entail... i imagine a shed load of tours and also long hours... both of which im happy enough with. but its not strong enough to base my next posting on.
 
#11
easy-wan-kenobi said:
do_1 said:
easy-wan-kenobi said:
being in the rsigs is good for one thing at least. the amount of units we get to go to. however apart from the mainstream units what else is there to offer.

whats it like being a bleep in EOD?

whats life like in a basic training unit/ instructor at blandford

any other gucci postings?

cheers for your help.
My bold...

I got one my posts canned for mentioning "bleep" and "EOD" in the same question.

That said, I loved it and would recommend it to anyone, but of course it is only open to certain trades now.
why canned?

what does the job entail... i imagine a shed load of tours and also long hours... both of which im happy enough with. but its not strong enough to base my next posting on.
Lots of tours, a new and interesting job working with the eccentric AT trade. When I first arrived there I was asked if I "swamp the bed"? To which my answer of no was greeted with laughter... When that seed is sown it works like a placebo. Thankfully it stopped when I got posted.

Like all places great lads and lasses, with one subtle difference, the hierachy in general were not tools. Oh and plenty of choice of posting within the UK.

Why canned ? I suppose the bowman thought I was fishing as it was one of my first ever posts on arrse.
 
#12
Two years at Airborne Trials Section at JATE now JATEU based in Brize Norton all the spice of the Army but living with RAF in 5* hotels. The next best was RLD 7 Para RHA, sport and sport and more sport plus two op tours cracking time
 
#13
Spent 2 years onboard an Army landing craft at 17 Sport & Pasttime - of course that posting has gone now because they sold the LCL's to the Indian Navy I think...

Cracking posting - best of the lot!
 
#15
Alsacien said:
Steven said:
Spent 2 years as part of 11CTT (cadet training team) based in Newcastle.
In Fenham barracks just up the road from St James.

Working hours were 9-12 and then evening from about 18:00 to 21:00 (or later)

Most weekends were working and annual camps of 6 weeks in some God foresaken training area in Yorkshire.

Spent 90% of the time AdvTrg which was good and got to meet some very interesting people especially when helping out the CCF contingents.

Excellent posting for a singly, no accom so you had to rent a flat, for which I was given a shedload of cash each month.
I guess many of the goldplated swan postings are long gone, managing the corps yacht in Gosport? Scubadive/skydive instructor in Cyprus? Mountain/cave rescue in Yorks? To name a few.... :D


Ahhhh I remember seeing those guys swanning around Dent in the 80,s. Was,nt they the adventure training staff , who offered thier services in times of need. I remember seeing at least one LR with " Royal Signals Mountain Rescue" emblazoned down the sides. Not so much advertising our services I think but more of a ploy to help along the removal of the local girls knickers me thinks !!!

LT.
 
#16
A couple of years at NCISS Latina. And just short of 6 months on Long Look 2001.

Mint.
 

Alsacien

LE
Moderator
#19
LoneTree said:
Alsacien said:
Steven said:
Spent 2 years as part of 11CTT (cadet training team) based in Newcastle.
In Fenham barracks just up the road from St James.

Working hours were 9-12 and then evening from about 18:00 to 21:00 (or later)

Most weekends were working and annual camps of 6 weeks in some God foresaken training area in Yorkshire.

Spent 90% of the time AdvTrg which was good and got to meet some very interesting people especially when helping out the CCF contingents.

Excellent posting for a singly, no accom so you had to rent a flat, for which I was given a shedload of cash each month.
I guess many of the goldplated swan postings are long gone, managing the corps yacht in Gosport? Scubadive/skydive instructor in Cyprus? Mountain/cave rescue in Yorks? To name a few.... :D


Ahhhh I remember seeing those guys swanning around Dent in the 80,s. Was,nt they the adventure training staff , who offered thier services in times of need. I remember seeing at least one LR with " Royal Signals Mountain Rescue" emblazoned down the sides. Not so much advertising our services I think but more of a ploy to help along the removal of the local girls knickers me thinks !!!

LT.
..not many local girls around, just a once famous singer/comedian propping up the bar (whose name I have forgotten) - but the blue flashing light on the LR did help getting to the pubs around Dent down the single lane roads.....
 
#20
boney_m said:
2 years in Brunei Signal Troop. Post still exists as far as i'm aware.
I'm posted to Brunei on July. Just back from a recce. There are indeed a couple of Brit posts for R Sigs in BST.

If anyone wants to know more, PM me.
 

Similar threads

Latest Threads

Top