What to expect at lichfield??

Discussion in 'Sappers' started by Radders_11, May 15, 2006.

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  1. hello lads, i just passed selection last week and got me first choice royal engineers sparky, get in. I start basic on the 7th august and cant wait, but i was just wondering what to expect, what are the staff like there?? Do you apply for the specialist units in basic or do you have to get picked?

  2. They are all realy nice pink fluffy care bears just call all of them mate and you will get along fine.
  3. lol cheers mate i'll ave to remember that
  4. Be prepared for 12 weeks of hard work. Bite the bullet, put up with the BS and enjoy it. It is one of those times which you hate at the time but look back at and laugh. Remember to pack your sense of humour. Good luck.
  5. Like Plant life said, be prepared for lots of hard work, search for some of the other forums which other potential recruits have asked for advice.

    The one i will give you is God gave you 2 ears and 1 mouth, use them in that order.

    Welcome to the Corps, this is your new family now.

    Great choice to be a Sparky, i think it is one of the best trades in the Corps, but remember it is a difficult course to pass.

  6. cheers 4 advice fellas
  7. If you want to do courses like para or commando you apply whilst doing your class 3 combat engineer training at Gibralter Barracks. As for other things such as armoured engineer, EOD or amphibious it is luck of posting really. You can request to be posted to the said units but if you get what you want is a different matter. Once you have passed your class 3 combat engineer training you can apply for you RE diver course regardless of what unit you are in apart from 1 RSME when you are doing you trade training. Hope this helps.
  8. keep your head down & mouth shut, you'll be fine fella.

    top choice on the trade front, one of us chosen few.

    always remember "YOU CAME TO THE ARMY, THE ARMY DID NOT COME TO YOU" 8O 8O 8O 8O
  9. cheers again fellas
  10. Keep dreaming-COWBOY
  11. this from a royal signals wannabe.....................PLEASE DO BE BRIEF :x :x :x :x
  12. When you are on your B3 PLEASE dont cry and use the boxes to tell tails, Gib is the only place to have them so remember "Suck it up buttercup" or else it really will be a shame. To many billys worry about how to tell on the instructors, IF and thats a big IF it is proper bullying then speak to another fullscrew first but on the whole remember "Engage brain, pause then open mouth"
  13. proper bullying surely not & especially not from you fella 8O 8O 8O 8O

    just different levels of "FD" in my book :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  14. Woah fella its just helping in a different way thats all
  15. a little help from your LEFT then a little help from your RIGHT, i am getting the picture :? :? :? :?