Soldier Mag - Only going because the Army buys 99% of the issues!

#1
Yet again this month we have a thousand (OK 50) copies of the magazine unopened and still in the wrappers in my Unit. Must be because it is part of the "establishment" which is why most of the troops give it a miss. I tried getting a letter published recently asking why they would sack me, a NRPS soldier, should I volunteer to go on Herrick. There reply was that I had made myself voluntarily redundent and would lose my job! Anyway they gave me a reply from Glasgow that just glossed over it and didnt publish it. In these days should we be subsidising a magazine that wouldnt survive in the open market?
 
#3
My girlfriend once saw it for sale in W.H. Smiths and not only bought it but sent it out to me in a moral box,the daft bint.
 

chimera

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#6
Yet again this month we have a thousand (OK 50) copies of the magazine unopened and still in the wrappers in my Unit. Must be because it is part of the "establishment" which is why most of the troops give it a miss. I tried getting a letter published recently asking why they would sack me, a NRPS soldier, should I volunteer to go on Herrick. There reply was that I had made myself voluntarily redundent and would lose my job! Anyway they gave me a reply from Glasgow that just glossed over it and didnt publish it. In these days should we be subsidising a magazine that wouldnt survive in the open market?
Just a little bitter and twisted are we?
 
#8
The views in this magazine do not represent those of the MoD.

Really? Never have I ever read that magazine and read anything other than "the truth".

Let's be honest, soldier magazine exists to provide it's "journos" with employment. If they leave the party line they lose their job.
 

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#9
Any reason this is in the TA Forum? Is it because it only comes out once a month? :)
 
#10
Have you noticed that all the official replies to letters are a broad brush fuck you pill, with a "tell Cpl Fucknuts to ring me himself on Monday, so I can rip his head off privately for going to the press, ruin his career and generally make his life worse than a Syrian border jumper, and still not give him a direct answer"
 
#11
asking why they would sack me, a NRPS soldier, should I volunteer to go on Herrick. There reply was that I had made myself voluntarily redundent and would lose my job!
Are you saying if you volunteered, your employer would sack you. You should get sabre onto them ...

p.s. they seriously backed that opinion???
 
#12
Oi, we love propaganda. Just as fecking well really.....
 
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#13
Ahh yes Soldier, the magazine that tells Tommy the truth about the War.

Pretty much any letter written by a serving soldier gets fucked off and every article is about how absolutely spiffing everything is. We normally end up with 2 boxes in the stores that are left un-opened, normally next to the boxes of the Regimental Gazette
 
#14
I take it that you haven't read the shower of shit that is RAF News.

That really is soul destroying propaganda.
 
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Mark The Convict

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#15
Any reason this is in the TA Forum? Is it because it only comes out once a month? :)
Because it comes wrapped in plastic, often accompanied by nausea, nobody looks forward to it, it's never mentioned in polite company, it's a bloody rag and the contents stink?
 
#16
A magazine for soldiers, supposedly not often read by civvies, with supposedly uncensored views? My God, I could make that magazine have a circulation of hundreds of thousands with civvies paying soldiers for a used copy!

Ditch the slack-jawed party line, set up some argumentative articles about "The Way Ahead", a bit of soft porn on page 3,4,5 & 6, a "New Weapons" rolling feature for the gun nuts with a chance to win a competition to go to Latvia to fire the real thing...

The sheer POTENTIAL! ... and what do we have instead? A droning, arrse-licking yes-man with a genuine circulation in single figures.
 

Auld-Yin

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#17
A magazine for soldiers, supposedly not often read by civvies, with supposedly uncensored views? My God, I could make that magazine have a circulation of hundreds of thousands with civvies paying soldiers for a used copy!

Ditch the slack-jawed party line, set up some argumentative articles about "The Way Ahead", a bit of soft porn on page 3,4,5 & 6, a "New Weapons" rolling feature for the gun nuts with a chance to win a competition to go to Latvia to fire the real thing...

The sheer POTENTIAL! ... and what do we have instead? A droning, arrse-licking yes-man with a genuine circulation in single figures.
Why on earth would SOLDIER even consider turning itself into ARRSE in print? There is no way it could compete.
 
#20
I'm going back more years than I care to count, but don't you guys need the mag to make sure all your red and white v-neck t-shirts, borstal shorts and shreddies, voluminous are the right size for the locker when you press them any more? On that basis it's an essential and as such it should be issued. Just asking.
 
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