where are the characters

#1
i know trade standards are dropping,people who are thick as mince who should be in th RLC keep sneeking in,but what worries me is the drop in social standards. Where are the charcters, the pervy armrs, scary rechy mecs and geek techs. I know the army doesn't encourage the drinking coulture,but where has the fun gone?
Are the still some fun units out there, where should i put on my pref posting?
 
#3
cellerdweller said:
...thick as mince who should be in th RLC...
Two things:

1. It's 'The' RLC.

2. Let's not compare trades!

actually it's three things!

3. Moohaahaahaahaahaahaahaahaahaahaahaahaahaahaahaa

actually it's 4!

4. Tw@t!
 
#5
I left 14 years ago, most of my friends did at the same time, with us a generation died .
 
#6
cellerdweller said:
i know trade standards are dropping,people who are thick as mince who should be in th RLC keep sneeking in,but what worries me is the drop in social standards. 1. Where are the charcters, the pervy armrs, scary rechy mecs and geek techs. I know the army doesn't encourage the drinking coulture,2. but where has the fun gone?
3. Are the still some fun units out there, 4. where should i put on my pref posting?


1. RLC PET. TRADE
2. RLC PET. TRADE
3. RLC PET. TRADE
4. R.A.F. Regiment :lol:
5. It must be you !?
 
#8
Nostalgia: it ain't what is used to be...
 
#9
Every unit irrespective of size used to have one or multiples of the following:
1. 20 Stone metalsmith with a fabloned sick chit. But boy could he weld.
2. The sex pest who was attempting to amass the biggest porn collection in western europe.
3. The alchoholic 30 something with a permanant bedspace at Wegburg to dry out.
4. The 6 stone waterlogged myopic armr on prosac. You were just waiting for the breaking news on Sky that he had run amok in McDonalds.
5. The boy racer.
6. The punchy twat.
7. The seriously scary wife.
8. Son of William Wallace.
 
#12
We were getting thin on the ground at my last posting. But that was probably because the OC/ASM did their hardest to crush any morale :(
 
#13
bipolar said:
Every unit irrespective of size used to have one or multiples of the following:
1. 20 Stone metalsmith with a fabloned sick chit. But boy could he weld.
2. The sex pest who was attempting to amass the biggest porn collection in western europe.
3. The alchoholic 30 something with a permanant bedspace at Wegburg to dry out.
4. The 6 stone waterlogged myopic armr on prosac. You were just waiting for the breaking news on Sky that he had run amok in McDonalds.
5. The boy racer.
6. The punchy t**t.
7. The seriously scary wife.
8. Son of William Wallace.
Trust me; they are still around and most of them appear to work in my unit! :twisted:

Litotes
 
#14
Characters? spent four years with the QRIH in 1970's, characters and beloved treasures everywhere you looked. Never forgotten. A punch up before breakfast and a black eye that the RSM "overlooked" because we were normal healthy blokes. Very sorry when I lft and moved on to army barmy nobhead tours.

On OC's Orders in Cyprus, three of us all mixed junior ranks getting a fine and a bollocking from the SSM for fighting in the NAAFI. Punch ups over "bar bills" in the squadron bar. Banned but never jailed.

Fecking up and getting rifted but not locked away. Fullscrews walking round "full" on duty. One big family who accepted each other's failings.

The RLC are up there with the finest as well, your cap badge don't make you who you are, but true; some had it harder, didnt we.

Characters? they went out years ago. Good times they were.
 
#15
Characters? Unfortunatly they are fading. Soon to be extinct in the face of a fast paced operational commitment period and restrictive non sensible policies, oh and the reluctance to be seen approving of alcahol induced behaviour.

Oddly enough many of those legends tended to be of the recy mech types. Although there were a few others such as the annoying "knew all there was to know about Chally 1" even vm faults, Ally Sneddon. Remember him? Tech Sgt with the RTR I think. RD characters such as the screaming skull. Vm's such as Mic Fox, Mac Mcfarland. Recy mechs: Dave whitfield, Billy connely (the mad scottish one with evil Irish wife), Ozzy osbourne or Taff lewis. All stuck out due to either ability or perculiar charactaristics brought on by consumption of unrealistic quantities of booze..
 
#17
I remember a lot of unforgrttables leaving in the options for change period 91-93. I wish them all well. What happened back then? Civvy street was not too attractive due to the recession, I had a job lined up so I was OK but why did so many take the money and run? When I got the letter and interview I was offered "counselling" in case I went into "denial". This was a tremendous insult, I was a WO2 and my only question was "how soon will my repllacement get here so I can stand down". Nobody forsaw the potential for future operations after all we had just stuffed Iraq and NI was on the wind of change. The Army was turning into a bland no fun to be had organisation that knocked the hard working hard drinking culture. No wonder so many left. 8) 8) 8) 8)
 
#18
Characters were bred in social circles, trouble is its all social networking now on sites like this, we used to possibly be lucky in the fact we had a better social life in the forces when we were in as we didnt have all the media machinary avail like todays servicemen,

we went out and like it says,socialised, pi$$ed up, cocked up, nicknames given character born,

mind you my daughter has joined the RAF and is with the chinooks at odiham they are well busy and operatioanly committed, & we just met up with her for chat and meal in basingstoke, she told her mates she was going out to meet us and would see them later,at the end of the meal 1500 hrs this is, she got a text saying the lads were in the pub around the corner waiting for her, so we drank up & let her get going on the Pi$$ with them, she says they have a good laff, told me some good stories from some of the characters in their unit so maybe Join the RAF. They even have their junior ranks attend sgts mess Ompah german night in the mess, she says she was well hammered
 
#19
Manic_mechanic said:
Recy mechs: Dave whitfield, Billy connely (the mad scottish one with evil Irish wife), Ozzy osbourne or Taff lewis. All stuck out due to either ability or perculiar charactaristics brought on by consumption of unrealistic quantities of booze..
My bold.. what a bloody character he was!! Animal after a few beers!!

VM's for me that spring to mind and i am still in touch with both of them... Tiny Brown and Big Rick Martin!! 2 characters ill never forget!!
 
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