who should i join ?

#1
might sound like a daft question but i am torn between joining the Army or joining the RAF, is basic training different on both forces ( i can imagine army to be harder) also does anyone know what the difference is in day to day life between both forces ?
 
#2
Sure - in the army you WORK for a living. :D
 
#6
Well the main difference is the Army DOES basic training.

The RAF merely lounge by Hotel swimming pools being pampered by Air Hostesses and only working 4 hours a day whilst being payed an absolute fortune....
 
#8
The_Cad said:
Well the main difference is the Army DOES basic training.

The RAF merely lounge by Hotel swimming pools being pampered by Air Hostesses and only working 4 hours a day whilst being payed an absolute fortune....
so your saying RAF don't do basic training ?
 
#9
smoggy_mfc said:
The_Cad said:
Well the main difference is the Army DOES basic training.

The RAF merely lounge by Hotel swimming pools being pampered by Air Hostesses and only working 4 hours a day whilst being payed an absolute fortune....
so your saying RAF don't do basic training ?
This is an Army website with the occasional visitor from elsewhere. Very few (if anybody) on here will have done both training for the Army and the RAF. I suggest you get yourself down to the recruiting centres or whatever they're called these days and ask each individually. You might also want to decide what you want to do once you have completed basic training.
 
#10
smoggy_mfc said:
might sound like a daft question but i am torn between joining the Army or joining the RAF, is basic training different on both forces ( i can imagine army to be harder) also does anyone know what the difference is in day to day life between both forces ?
The RAF call it Induction or Orientation week. This is the first week of your RAF career. A variety of events are held to help orient and welcome new Recruits.
It is often accompanied by a wide range of social activities, including live music and other performance events, a large amount of drinking, sports challenges, stunts, and open-air markets.
Although usually described as a week, the length of this period varies widely from base to base ranging from three to ten or more days.

The Army is similar apart from you have to march around and it lasts for a bit longer.

I were you I’d join the RAF.
 
#11
obviously everyone on an ARMY forum would insist on joining the army over the RAF.

i personally suggest becoming an mp in the labour govt. free house, i will personaly pay your wage, and you can send us where you want for free
 
#16
without knowing WHAT you want to do, no-one can help you. If you want to build bridges, join the Army (RE). If you want to mend fast jets, join the RAF (AMM).

Don't let the ill-informed comments about RAF basic training sway you. The live music on orientation week is not of a particularly high standard, and most stations are going to a 13 day package, as so many recruits struggle with the samsonite packing aspect of the course.
 
#17
The_Cad said:
Well the main difference is the Army DOES basic training.

The RAF merely lounge by Hotel swimming pools being pampered by Air Hostesses and only working 4 hours a day whilst being payed an absolute fortune....
Bloody hell! If only you'd told me that 8 years ago. Id be crabbing it up by the pool right now!
 
#18
Infact, dont join either. Im setting up my own Army with a view to invading Teneriffe sometime this summer. Its not going to be easy but I think its worth a crack. Join me instead!
 
#20
red_arrse said:
Infact, dont join either. Im setting up my own Army with a view to invading Teneriffe sometime this summer. Its not going to be easy but I think its worth a crack. Join me instead!

whats the pay like?
 

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