The Old Join the Army Advert - Starring Frank?

#1
Someone just reminded me of that recruit advert that lured many a gullible chap into the Army with scenes of Frank ski-ing, Scuba Diving, Sky Diving etc... lieing fekin toe rag producers!

Can't find a thread on ARRSE on it, do we have one? it's an old advert mind!
 
#2
I believe a 'Frank' thread existed at one point. If not, numerous threads have contained references to 'Frank' and his hot biatch of a girlfriend. Looking back I did actually Ski (Bavaria) scuba (Hawaii), sail (Cornwall), rock climb (Germay), nail hot biatches (Hawaii) on sandy beaches and drink a lot whilst serving.

Who would have thought 'Frank' had it right the whole time? I wonder if times have changed since...
 
#4
The "Frank" advert was filmed in Cyprus one January 1991 I think. All the guys invovled were from 3 QUEENS who were the resident battalion in Episkopi at the time.
 

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#5
I'm Frank
 
#6
No, I'm Frank!
 
#8
Didin't frank PVR and get a job telling kids not to do drugs?

I remember the Ads from years ago that used to run before the national athem then telly went off.
 
#9
Cpl_ripper said:
Didin't frank PVR and get a job telling kids not to do drugs?

I remember the Ads from years ago that used to run before the national athem then telly went off.
No, that was Eddie Grylls.
 
#10
Cpl_ripper said:
Didin't frank PVR and get a job telling kids not to do drugs?

I remember the Ads from years ago that used to run before the national athem then telly went off.
I remember the little white dot and the test card. If you watched the test card long enough the little gitl poked the clown in the eye with her chalk - I saw that twice.
 
#11
Pling said:
The "Frank" advert was filmed in Cyprus one January 1991 I think. All the guys invovled were from 3 QUEENS who were the resident battalion in Episkopi at the time.
Nah - if it was 3 QUEENS they would have had video footage of them hanging out of my arrse. This was just after they left Aldergrove.

"Where's Frank?"

"I dunno, can you see his boots - get someone in there to help him or he will suffocate".

Yours aye,

Sluggy xx
 
#12
I can remember a "join the army" ad being made in 79 when we were in Bhurtpore Tidworth (3 RTR).Never seen it though.They spent a week in our Sqn hanger faffing about.Fridays was always "sweeping day".We swept the hanger clean ready for the dinnertime rush for the southwest.The tw@ts let the dirty water from their canteen wagon down into our inspection pit.So we lowered the up ad over door to the hanger down a bit.Where upon they drove out and ripped the chimney of the top of their van.That learnt them.
 
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#13
I bet you'd make a great first-aider. Your resuscitation skills are top-notch.

(Quiet night up on United Downs?)
 
#14
Private eye had a parody of these ads with the word FRANK and an arrow pointing at a headstone in a CWGC cemetery
I have that same picture on my wall. The caption reads:

'Join the Army, if we don't get you killed we'll make you redundant'

Spookily prescient methinks.
 
#16
I have that same picture on my wall. The caption reads:

'Join the Army, if we don't get you killed we'll make you redundant'

Spookily prescient methinks.
Or contempory... the SDR redundancies were in full swing at the time, NI was still full swing and Bos was just kicking off.

Not to mention all the other bits and bobs going on around the world.

Viz did one too, wear the last picture was an explosion with several arrows pointing to various flying body parts of 'Frank'.
 
#17
Those adverts did spawn a series of mediocre chat-up lines:

Pissed up soldier: "I'm in the Army you know..."
Disinterested slapper: "yeah - so what?"
PUS: "I just thought I'd be Frank!"
 
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#18
1993/4 the piss take "Frank"advert on spitting image, with Frank getting fucked up the arrse at deepcut or else where and blown up in N.I, enough to make me reconsider that place at Princess Marina college, worst mistake of my life.........................I went into nursing then the police/RNR. Fuck!!!!!!!!
 
#19
Isn't Frank in the Port Support Sqn RLC? He was last time I looked...
 
#20
After a good night out, my mate went and tried to sign on as a 'Soldier of The 70's'
All went well until he wrote down 'Soldier of The 60's' as his present occupation.
He got 7 days CB.
 

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