Whats the point!

#1
Can anyone come up with some valid reasons why anyone should continue in the Royal Corps of Signals, as i am having a great deal of dificulty thinking of any.

Sincerely.

.kilo, kilo
 
#2
As opposed to what? Leaving the Army? Transferring to a different Corps / Regiment? If you are p*ssed off, is it the trade, the posting, the location, or something deeper??
 
#3
Int_ZBZ said:
Can anyone come up with some valid reasons why anyone should continue in the Royal Corps of Signals, as i am having a great deal of dificulty thinking of any.

Sincerely.

.kilo, kilo
If you don't like it, you know what to do!
 
#4
Yes I can, ...... ... ... .... ... ... ... ... .... .... ... hang on, still thinking... ... .... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..... ....with 8 weeks to go before being kicked out.... .... ... ... ..... ....mmmmm you may have a point.... .... .... ... ... ... great friendships, great mates, some good trollops,......... I can think of 2 oops 3 outstanding officers..........me......... .... ... ..., I may have to come back to you on this one
 
#5
Poor old Royal Siggies...on the evidence of your forum, those of you with some interest and motivation must be tearing your fcuking hair out in frustration at the attitude of some of your comrades.
 
#7
I was being a little tongue in cheek. Loads of good reasons for the Corps. Loads and loads.

However, a few good reasons for getting rid of it, officers, the corps will do fizz anywhere in the world just to outdo anyone else, achieving nothing.
 
#8
Tell you what - get out - and take all the other moaning siggies with you - i estimate this will leave the corps with the strength of 3.

What the hell is wrong with signallers? I am so numb from knobbers like you - i wanted so much to stay in the corps when i got medically discharged - i offered to retrade to a non combatant trade such as clerk (at the time the corps had clerks, and storemen) but no - i was told i was destined for Civ Div and there were 30 people who would have swapped with me....

Moan moan moan. let me tell you something for free.

i had good postings, i had dire postings, and the thing that kept me going was the knowledge that i volunteered to be there, and wear that uniform and serve my country. If you find that the pay is not worth it then i can tell you you are in the wrong job. No one joins the army to get rich. (except techs).

I appreciate the bullsh1t ethos is in the corps through and through, and theres not a great deal that you can do to change it. so make the most of the good stuff, suck up the bad stuff and stop moaning - or Foxtrot Oscar and take all the other malingerers with you.

but most of all shut the feck up.


Civ Div is pants, no sports afternoons, no guarentee of trade, postings are pants and never ending, leave entitlement is poo, pay is often crap, hours are often far from friendly, theres no support system, Council Tax is at the full rate, no subsidised housing or food. Petrol is full price, VAT is payable on cars and they dont issue uniforms.

Not to mention the complete lack of Beer calls on a friday afternoon.

Wind it in or sign off. End of Dit.

Rincewind
Ex Telemech
 
#9
Rincey boy.

Good post.

On the money, but I have a job in civdiv that is cool. I work for MOD !
 
#10
Good point Guru and Rincewind. civdiv isnt all its cracked up to be. I have a crap job for the local social services. I hate it and get more stress in that, than I ever got in the Falklands, Boz, Sennelager, Catterick & Aldershot (I did not include Tidworth as that is a different planet). The corps has its problems but no more or no less than anyone else (except the AGC)
 
#11
Rincewind said:
Tell you what - get out - and take all the other moaning siggies with you - i estimate this will leave the corps with the strength of 3.

What the hell is wrong with signallers? I am so numb from knobbers like you - i wanted so much to stay in the corps when i got medically discharged - i offered to retrade to a non combatant trade such as clerk (at the time the corps had clerks, and storemen) but no - i was told i was destined for Civ Div and there were 30 people who would have swapped with me....

Moan moan moan. let me tell you something for free.

i had good postings, i had dire postings, and the thing that kept me going was the knowledge that i volunteered to be there, and wear that uniform and serve my country. If you find that the pay is not worth it then i can tell you you are in the wrong job. No one joins the army to get rich. (except techs).

I appreciate the bullsh1t ethos is in the corps through and through, and theres not a great deal that you can do to change it. so make the most of the good stuff, suck up the bad stuff and stop moaning - or Foxtrot Oscar and take all the other malingerers with you.

but most of all shut the feck up.


Civ Div is pants, no sports afternoons, no guarentee of trade, postings are pants and never ending, leave entitlement is poo, pay is often crap, hours are often far from friendly, theres no support system, Council Tax is at the full rate, no subsidised housing or food. Petrol is full price, VAT is payable on cars and they dont issue uniforms.

Not to mention the complete lack of Beer calls on a friday afternoon.

Wind it in or sign off. End of Dit.

Rincewind
Ex Telemech
Excellent Rincewind - I'm stood at my PC desk giving you a standing ovation. :D Well done.

Ice
 
#12
.Rincewind, if its any consolation I fecking love it in! even though I'm doing a pretty unchallenging job and the mo, its still great! viv la corps viv la green!
 
#14
Int_ZBZ said:
Can anyone come up with some valid reasons why anyone should continue in the Royal Corps of Signals, as i am having a great deal of dificulty thinking of any.

Sincerely.

.kilo, kilo
Int_ZBZ, I fookin hate you and all the rest of you fookin whinging cnuts, now feck off.

Rince, top post.

Oirish.
 
#16
mmmm, let me see, 1984, 3 months shy of my 17th Birthday & I lands at 4 ADSR, Grolsch flip top, 1DM, any short 13 pfennings, fags 40p a packet, as many boxhead females as I could cope with. 900dm a month pocket money to piss aginst the wall :D :wink:

Staring in awe & fear of Lineys in the Pigs bars...........

Saw most of western europe, went ski-ing, climbing, canoeing etc etc........

Yup, there were downsides, weapon cleaning monday night spring to mind, stagging on, bull nights etc, to be fair though we would have lived in squalor if they had not had them,

May not be perfect in the Sigs, but I couldn't think of another Corps I'd be with.

Here I am 20 years later, looking back with misty eyes, try Civ Div mate, its bloody hard work!!

As the song goes, I had the time of my life!!
 
#17
im not the greatest fan of the corps but hardly its arch nemesis either.

tried to transfer to another corps... got my wish... arrived at new corps... hated it.... couldnt adapt to a life without bullshit. seeing all those people living in squalor around me, looking unprofessional, generally mincing around hands in pockets, civvies in green. applied for relocation in sigs. and thank fcuk they gave it to me. iv had some shit times. had some moaning sessions, rolled my eyes in utter disbelief but ill always remember how much i wanted that stable belt back.

grass is always greener mate.
 
#18
i think the other fella put it best, if you dont like it you know what to do! basically we're all in the army even the corps for different reasons and i've said myself 'im in till i dont like it'. you know the old saying 'one bad apple in the cart........' so basically stop winging and get on or get the fcuk out and find something better, truth is i think you know already you wont!
 
#19
I spent my first 11 years in the Royal Corps and then transferred - not on account of being utterly peed off with mindless bull, although the Corps certainly had its share of that, more for professional reasons.

On balance, from 11 Sigs in early '78 until 14 Sigs in '89, it was all right. There were a couple of irritating things, notably the way the SSMs and RSMs were all selected from those who hadn't gone into a supervisory role, which meant they were all combat trades or failed techs/operators - and the low quality of some officers, the Corps being keen to grab just about any warm body it could to fill the gaps in the organisation, but it was a pretty comfortable environment once you grasped what was necessary to survive and thrive.

Once looking at the Corps from the outside, it was interesting to see just how ridiculous it occasionally made itself - I'm thinking here of 15 Sigs having RSM's parades and pulling people off ops to be checked for shiny boots - but it was and is very good at what it does for a living. On balance, I'm glad to have had the experience of wearing a Jimmy.
 
#20
Do you know what I think causes this attitude now....

combined arms basic training....

How the hell are you supposed to get an affinity for your corps or regiment if you spend your first 8-10 weeks mixing with other capbadges? As far as i can see this will instill no more sence of pride in your own corps than a 3 week detachment to a chip shop.

Helles bks..... Signals Basic training.... for signallers... spent 10 weeks learing that the royal corps is the best corps. Nuff said.

My oath of alligience, stable belt (which i wear with my matlot rig :) ) and berret all have pride of place in my house.

i even wear signals cufflinks and a jimmy hidden in my RN number 1s when on parade :) my CO thinks i am a nutter.

So in conclusion, perhaps its not thier fault they are all moaning knobbers these days.... this to me is a product of New Labour trying to disolve 100s of years of history and move ever closer to the single badged regiment. (they have already done it in Scotland)

Rincewind

PS where has Int ZBZ gone then?
 

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