spot the squad!

#1
right, its not hard to spot a squaddie for me.... but to a doris i know its like im that wierd kid in the 6th sense telling bruce willis "i see squaddie people" she doesnt get it.

why is it so easy to spot them then, what are your personal tell tale give-aways?

i always seem to see a g10 watch on the underground in london. and at least one iraq issue daysack.

the floor is open.
 
#2
The black daysack is the current winner.

It depends where you are though. If your in Catterick then your cheating. But around a normal human city its harder.

I find the combination of a few things.

Reffering to their mobile as comms and saying "Send over" whilst on a train.

Clean shaven. Through habbit.

Issue boots of any sort.

Walking with clenched fists.

Cap badge tattooed on arm.

Still wearing uniform.

Driving a saxon into your local NCP.

Its just one of them magic things!!!
 
#3
Ok, I was in the pub the other day and got talking to this bloke after seeing him sit in the corner by himself. To me, I could tell he was a serving solider straight away.

1. His G-Shock watch stood out.
2. His rather muscular build.
3. His short back and sides haircut.
4. And last but by no means least the jeans with Caterpillar boots combination...a timeless classic.

We chatted for about an hour about Iraq etc and I think he was really pleased to see a civi like me take a genuine interest in what he did.

Jack.
 
#4
That "walk" gives it away every time :wink:
 
#5
jrvdr said:
Ok, I was in the pub the other day and got talking to this bloke after seeing him sit in the corner by himself. To me, I could tell he was a serving solider straight away.

1. His G-Shock watch stood out.
2. His rather muscular build.
3. His short back and sides haircut.
4. And last but by no means least the jeans with Caterpillar boots combination...a timeless classic.

We chatted for about an hour about Iraq etc and I think he was really pleased to see a civi like me take a genuine interest in what he did.

Jack.
Did you slip him one afterwards?
 
#8
freedomofspeech said:
Lynxtips said:
That "walk" gives it away every time :wink:
as in marching
Not quite. However, they have a very distinguishing walk almost certainly caused by the marching.
 
#12
Ronnie8781 said:
Berghaus or North Face clothing gives it away especially near where I live!!
Where's that then? In the Himalayas?
 
#14
hey lance-jacked when that nurse was talking to you was she 80 years old with straight white hair and brown curly teeth.
And did you ask for her number if so then i hope you will be happy going out with a granny
 
#15
These are a few ive noticed just about myself (Down under),

*Clean shaven on a Sunday when no other twat can be bothered
*I Say 'Wait Out' when i want you to be quiet or stop talking for a second
*I Walk in step with anybody, even civvies
*'Where are you' becomes, 'whats your locstat?'
*'How are you?' becomes, 'whats your sitrep?'

Most of my digger mates fall down the same traps. We've even been as tragic as using field signals in bars without noticing.
 
#16
Warm said:
We've even been as tragic as using field signals in bars without noticing.
LOL.......... SSSSSOOOOOOOOO True.

Guilty as charged your Honour. :oops:

Also...

Posture.
Clothing (Dese' wellies and jeans with a 'No Fear' T or down jacket.)
Walk.
Ironed clothing. (No, not creases in jeans... Although my old RSM did. LOL)
Hair cut.
Phrasiology when talking.
G10.
And my personal fave..... Tieing off/taping down straps on day sacks, rucksacks etc.
 
#17
welshwizaed said:
hey lance-jacked when that nurse was talking to you was she 80 years old with straight white hair and brown curly teeth.
And did you ask for her number if so then i hope you will be happy going out with a granny
LOL actually she was a bit of all right and a bit younger than 80, however 80 or not, didn't ask for her number, wife wouldn't have been too chuffed.
 
#18
The new spottable item coming to every beach and hot gaff near you :D
The new issued brown sandal 8)
I s**t you not :lol:
got mine today to deploy next week :x
 
#20
Went to pick the brats up from school last week. While standing in the playground with the other parents a chap stood next to me smarltly dressed, clean shaven chin up with shoulders back. I did think gotta be ex or still serving. When the kids were let out my suspisions were comfirmed when he patted his head & bellowed "On me" at his offspring. A dead give away.

LT.
 
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