Whats good about being a tankie ?

#1
I am interested in joining the RAC some time early next year and was wondering what was good and bad about the job, coming from people who had actually been there and done it, rather than the bullsh*t website info.

Cheers
 
#2
broon said:
I am interested in joining the RAC some time early next year and was wondering what was good and bad about the job, coming from people who had actually been there and done it, rather than the bullsh*t website info.

Cheers
Well, if you mean, being a real Tankie, then not smelling of horsesh1t is a major plus.
 
#4
go for 2rtr mate you will have one hell of a time mostly pissed up but we play hard and work harder and get the job 1st time to the best standards around lads in the regiment are good lads and stick together

be the best wear black
 
#6
broon said:
I mean not Recce
Ah well, lesson one then.

In the RAC there are two flavours

Flavour 1

The original and best

The Royal Tank Regiment

These are Tankies

Flavour 2

Everyone Else

These are Cavalry/Donkey Wallopers/Hay burner abusers etc :)


They are not, and never will be Tankies per se.

They may, however, be on Tanks or Recce vehicles or Horses

HTH
 
#8
I was looking at the SCOTS DG, as I am from Scotland, is this regiment thought highly of at all as I havn't read much about it on this site.
 
#9
they still have horses and tank comanders that are wimps who dont get out of there tank when they throw both tracks and let the good old reme cut the tracks off and hitch up and tow them out they were under fire for 8 hours doing it
 
#10
broon said:
I was looking at the SCOTS DG, as I am from Scotland, is this regiment thought highly of at all as I havn't read much about it on this site.
They are a good regiment and very proud to be Jock you could do a lot worse than theScots DG. Whatever you do avoid HCR and 9/12L. My advice would be 2 RTR
 
#12
lostinspace said:
broon said:
I was looking at the SCOTS DG, as I am from Scotland, is this regiment thought highly of at all as I havn't read much about it on this site.
They are a good regiment and very proud to be Jock you could do a lot worse than theScots DG. Whatever you do avoid HCR and 9/12L. My advice would be 2 RTR
:shakefist: :shakefist: :shakefist: :shakefist: :shakefist: :shakefist:
 
#17
broon said:
What are the pros and cons, if any, of the RAC ?
Cheers
If you hunt around the threads on here you will find this sort of thing has been asked before. Do a little research. I have no idea what the career implication are these days for the extended service that appears to be(coming) available.

Factors you may wish to contemplate may include:-
1. What job you wish to do and how long your chosen unit will be in that role
2. Payscales of the RAC compared to other Corps which you may be qualified to join.
3. Trades you may be able to learn in the RAC and in other Corps.
You could even fly a helicopter(badly, like say, 20Nov1917)
4. Future employment beyond the forces, you may not make the army your career or may not be allowed to stay in the army. Never forget that in spite of passing wars and polititians you can still be fcuked off at the high port by the military if you are considered 'dead wood'

If you have specific questions about modern service, there are many far better qualified than me to give you pointers or answers.

I remain Sir

A festering old fool
 
#18
All tankies have enormous genitalia. It's a prereq, I understand.

:D
 
#20
TankiesYank said:
All tankies have enormous genitalia. It's a prereq, I understand.

:D
Thanks for noticing. :blowkiss: :)
 

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