Welbexian Officers

Themanwho

LE
Book Reviewer
Tell me what CROW means , then you can have your tea and a biscuit.
(Wah shield up) It means "new boy", I first heard the phrase serving with 1PARA in 88, so it's been around for a while (wah shield down). FFS don't ask me what Wah means.

Thank you for resurrecting this thread, it allowed me to read a post I wrote whilst still a serving regular (also REME, I was a WO1 back in 07). I stand by what I wrote then, I knew a quite a few old Welbexians, most but not all REME, and apart from the exception I mentioned found them to be deeply unpleasant to serve under and extremely destructive to the reputation of their old school and my Corps.

Sorry if it offends but that's my honest opinion, reached through lengthy experience. You quite possibly could be an exception in the same way my old boss was; I hope so.

No party ring for me thanks, Biscuit Fruit AB if you've got any.
 

Chimp

ADC
One of my Chimplets did a year there. Hated it and the blokes he was with. He started off as a very promising candidate - fit, articulate, bright etc - but Welbeck drew the life breath out of him. Took a couple of year to get back on track but now fine.
 

Euclid

War Hero
To be fair to them, there were four in my platoon at Sandhurst - three really good guys and one Grade 1, Class 1 mong.

The ratio of good blokes to mongs was actually much lower among the minor public school types - Bradfield, Blundells, Byranston and Marlborough being prime examples.
 
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To be fair to them, there were four in my platoon at Sandhurst - three really good guys and one Grade 1, Class 1 mong.

The ratio of good blokes to mongs was actually much lower among the minor public school types - Bradfield, Blundells, Byranston and Marlborough being prime examples.
We had the pre-broken ones on RowCo.

Most were okay, chiefly because you get served a big dose of humble-shut-the-fcuk-up-and-do-what-you're-told-take-5-mean-machines-whilst-youre-about-it-too-pie on a regular basis, which tends to level the animosity level down to a universal "oh please God, just let me survive today"
 
We had the pre-broken ones on RowCo.

Most were okay, chiefly because you get served a big dose of humble-shut-the-fcuk-up-and-do-what-you're-told-take-5-mean-machines-whilst-youre-about-it-too-pie on a regular basis, which tends to level the animosity level down to a universal "oh please God, just let me survive today"
Maybe that's what Welbeck needed.

I still can't work out how as an organisation, they managed to create a culture that turned out such an almost universally toxic brand of individual that seemed at odds with the attitude of the rest of the Army.

Giving them a place at RMAS before they even started Welbeck and then an IRC on commissioning certainly didn't help, neither in terms of encouraging them to perform, nor in removing them from the Army once it was realised that it was not in the Army's interests to allow them to continue having exposure to soldiers.

I can think of one Welbexian still serving, who will reach her 20 year point, despite several unsuccessful attempts by the Army to remove her from service.
 

Euclid

War Hero
We had the pre-broken ones on RowCo.

Most were okay, chiefly because you get served a big dose of humble-shut-the-fcuk-up-and-do-what-you're-told-take-5-mean-machines-whilst-youre-about-it-too-pie on a regular basis, which tends to level the animosity level down to a universal "oh please God, just let me survive today"
Now you mention it, I think all the Welbexians I referred to went through RowCo.
(Wah shield up) It means "new boy", I first heard the phrase serving with 1PARA in 88, so it's been around for a while (wshield down). FFS don't ask me what Wah means.

Thank you for resurrecting this thread, it allowed me to read a post I wrote whilst still a serving regular (also REME, I was a WO1 back in 07). I stand by what I wrote then, I knew a quite a few old Welbexians, most but not all REME, and apart from the exception I mentioned found them to be deeply unpleasant to serve under and extremely destructive to the reputation of their old school and my Corps.

Sorry if it offends but that's my honest opinion, reached through lengthy experience. You quite possibly could be an exception in the same way my old boss was; I hope so.

No party ring for me thanks, Biscuit Fruit AB if you've got any.
The upskirting specialist - Welbeck?
 
The ratio of good blokes to mongs was actually much lower among the minor public school types - Bradfield, Blundells, Byranston and Marlborough being prime examples.
Is that why Etonians (major public school) run the country then?
:jocolor:
 
Woah - multi-quotes!

This the OF4 upskirter in a comd position at the time?
Welbeck Yes, RowCo No.

Several years back, very sadly one of the really good ones of the upskirter's vintage thought he could dive from a bridge and swim in the Thames.
 
Your tea is ready. Come and get it. I seem to be the only one using my own real name. Strange people here.
I wrote two books and my name and email was in the first page of every copy, with no problem. maybe I am just Lucky.
 
Your tea is ready. Come and get it. I seem to be the only one using my own real name. Strange people here.
I wrote two books and my name and email was in the first page of every copy, with no problem. maybe I am just Lucky.
We have authors a-plenty around here: one of them is even Irish.

Stop being so precious.
 
I still can't work out how as an organisation, they managed to create a culture that turned out such an almost universally toxic brand of individual that seemed at odds with the attitude of the rest of the Army.
They didn't. I hated the place but don't recognise "the Brand" you describe. Personally I hated the place but got commissioned with some good and some bad. From all parts of the recruiting spectrum. I got commissioned in 1973.

I then went on to meet some excellent SNCO/WO and LE. And some useless and sometimes toxic ones. Who came from all parts of the recruiting spectrum.
 
They didn't. I hated the place but don't recognise "the Brand" you describe. Personally I hated the place but got commissioned with some good and some bad. From all parts of the recruiting spectrum. I got commissioned in 1973.

I then went on to meet some excellent SNCO/WO and LE. And some useless and sometimes toxic ones. Who came from all parts of the recruiting spectrum.
(M.S.) I hated the place too, but I assumed it was my fault.
 
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