I ferking hate Welly Barracks.View attachment 499878
This bloke? What on earth has he come as? That Coldstreamer’s facial expression speaks volumes, he thinks he’s about to get rolled by some wide boy geezer.
As an aside has he not taken up his commission yet? Or is he planning to go straight to seven star general, it’s taking that long. If I was The Boss, I’d think he didn’t want it and have it back off him.
Edit - this could be a new thread; brown suede slip on espadrilles in the Mess, yes or no?
Because saying "clamjousters" takes too much effort.As a small anecdotal contribution to the cut and thrust of debate in this thread, when I dropped my 10-year old daughter off at boarding school last Monday afternoon, she and her 10-year old female room-mates almost exclusively addressed the group collectively as "guys".
I know this lady, and generally I would tend to agree with these kind of statements. Remember the one recently from the Navy Doc about answering the phone? Crikey.
The thing is though, I've always perceived 'Guys' to be a pan male-female catch all term, particularly in the military.
General Duties historically meant aircrew..
You are both correct in a sense. The officers' Branches, GD-P (Pilot), GD-N (Nav) etc are all aircrew, but there was also an airmen's ground trade RAFGD, which indeed provided barrier technicians, drill pigs and SWOs.They were the guys and girls who manned the Guardroom amongst other roles when I was in.
They typically became the drill instructors and the Station Warrant Officers on units.
I think RAF Reg took over the drill role and SWO seems open to any Warrant officer now.
You are both correct in a sense. The officers' Branches, GD-P (Pilot), GD-N (Nav) etc are all aircrew, but there was also an airmen's ground trade RAFGD, which indeed provided barrier technicians, drill pigs and SWOs.