Although its been done to death in other threads, there is no such thing as a bad posting. For as many people who say a place is a toilet, as many and more will have loved their tour. An open mind is a good tool when being given a posting order.
1 Mech - 1 pub, couple of NAAFI shops (one of which should be in Soviet Russia for the amount of stock they ever (don't) have on the shelves. Competing with a whole Brigade and Division for the 2 girls in Amesbury who actually look human (just), taking 2 hours just to get to Swindon before you even get to sit on the M5 & M6 for 6 hours on a friday night. Room inspection in Iraq. Too many people with "good ideas", not very much morale left when I left before Christmas. The lads are alright, but (IMO) a few of the heirachy are too interested in a career and not looking after their lads.
hey ball140, if you check a few postings before you will see i said much the same.
as for your comment i would say that being new to arrse was the reason why i blew out, ive settled in now and hope you appreciate the change.
after all, we are from the same unit.
Mooch, how incredibly stupid are you, if you read my posts it quite clear that i aint at 21 and left there 18 months ago. And as for being scotish, get out, i'm English and dam proud of it. Just another example of how stoopid you are, you want people to stop burning you then stop posting gash, we aint gonna stop cos you're asking nicely.
Whether or not you find a posting GOOD can start long before you get there.
Your first reaction when you get that posting ORDER is dependant on whether you asked to go anywhere near there in the first place!
If you have not been there before you rely on other peoples info / opinions . This results in you getting a picture in your head long before you see the place - this picture can last for long after you get there.
As has been said before - that other peoples opinions should be taken with a pinch of salt and go in open minded.
I have been to 4 working units and am about to embark to my 5th. They have all been good for various reasons but most have depended on who I have to work with day in day out.
A posting is what you make it. Don't expect you're tp/sqn/regimental NCOs and officers to make it nice for you. You put the work in and you'll have a good time. If it is sh1t then just make sure you put in for as many courses/tours/expeditions as you can, and stay out of the unit, simple.
For example, if you have SAA qual you can volunteer to be a safety superviser for the grunts in Kenya. Top laughs!!!
What is the crack with 3 Div? I remember it being described as a right hole (I went there once for a night to join a sailing exped ) but that was years ago. The hierachy must surely have changed.
I appreciate it's location has little to offer, but at least it goes places now. And of course it is seen as 1 Divs poorer relation with no LOA, tax free cars, cheap beer, whores, etc.
Then there was that time all the ruperts wanted an officers mess do in the HQ tent, fully set up (silver wear, mess dress, the lot). Meanwhile the lads languished in bashas after setting up, then tearing down and driving half way across the plain and back!!!.
Any sensible answers on 3 div?
G3Ops definitely, 4 bde was tops, unit bar was mint. As was the sqn bar at 7 bde.
What's it like at 14? I was there in 96, and it was like a German based unit but in UK. Great bunch of lads. What about now?
Would appreciate it if someone could PM me the name of the current big boss at Blandford - I think I may know him from a previous existence, and if it is who I think it is, then it would go a long way to explaining why everyone is whinging like fcuk about the place!