VM(A) or VM(B)

#1
Hi Guys,
I intend to join the REME as a VM, however I really don't know the difference between VM(A) and VM(B), can anyone out there shed any light on the subject?
Thanks for any help you can offer.
 
#3
VM(A) is the way ahead, you get to work on bigger things like warrior and challenger 2 whilst also you get the same training as a B mech. :thumright:
 
#4
brew_boy said:
VM(A) is the way ahead, you get to work on bigger things like warrior and challenger 2 whilst also you get the same training as a B mech. :thumright:
Agree with what Brew_boy is saying here, join as an A Mech. Work on Challenger 2, Warrior, AS90, Trojan and Titan when they replace AVLB and AVRE and you will benefit from the same quals but also you will recieve a wider scope for postings with Inf Bn's and Armd Regts.

The only downside i would honestly say is that as an A Mech your legs hurt more when you visit the gents as you stand up to pish. :numberone:
 
#5
ArmySurplusSpecial said:
brew_boy said:
VM(A) is the way ahead, you get to work on bigger things like warrior and challenger 2 whilst also you get the same training as a B mech. :thumright:


The only downside i would honestly say is that as an A Mech your legs hurt more when you visit the gents as you stand up to pish. :numberone:

You said it, squat mechs, :threaten: :yawnstretch:
 
#6
I am very surprised it took as many as 3 replies for the "Squat to piss" statement to come out. Im an "A" Mech to, so i do agree with this statment. I think its all a bit blured now, as Im an "A" Mech with Cheiftain and Warrior experiance serving in a light role Inf Bn (Wolf's and Daf's). But its all good fun!!!! :headbang:
 
#10
I started out life an an A mech but soon saw the light. I probably had one too many cases of GUE knee. Sorry!!!

It depends on whether you want to be green or not, 3 Commando Bde and 16 Air Assualt Brigade don't do A vehicles, apart from the BARRV at Chivenor. Unless of course you classify CVRT's as an A vehicle. Apologies to HCR.

My advice would be to go with either choice, nothing is ever set in concrete.You could always change your mind.
 
#11
I dont think it matters if your A or B, if your a good VM, arm your self with an adjustable and hammer and you can fix anything!!!
 
#12
If you like VMing and solving problems, B mech's the way ahead, if you like taking big lumps out of oily hulls and replacing them with a slightly cleaner big lump (not very technical) then A mech's for you. :thumleft:
 
#13
tiffytwoshort said:
A mech = ARRSE MECH
B mech = BETTER MECH

A Mech or crane opperator? :lol:
was an "a " mech now i work on cranes,i,ve still got my old "a" mech spanners,big man spanners not girlie squat mech efforts!!! :headbang:
 
#14
[/b] :headbang: Im off back to a tank unit from a light role inf unit, quite looking forward to gettin back to Armour, but it isnt half easy at a "b" veh unit. Hardest thing is keeping up with the bloody MEI's and 6msi's!
 
#16
Rockstar said:
Go Tech. Far better than A or B Mechs...

Who will be the first to reply...?!!? heh heh!!
Being a VM myself I agree.....theres much better trades within REME with better opportunities, i.e. faster promotion & more pay, plus you get a nice dry warm box body to play cards in all night.
 
#17
I agree with Paul.

There's nothing better than spending your life monging it in a DIANA or even a GPTIRF, it's even worse when the environmental cooling system fails. Quick, call a VM.

Choose your job!!!!
 
#20
VM's are only fitters anyway.....
 

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