The Regt FofS tends to sit in TM Tp, writing CRs for the first time in his career and signing bits of paperwork. Managing a hatfull of nerds, having sports afternoons and wondering what exactly his role in the Regt is.
The IS geezer will be sat in a darkened room trying to sort out various peoples home computers, burning illegal software, watching funny clips and porn off the internet. Main role being to make sure the menu cards and seating plan for the Mess actually print out on the sh@t printer in time.
The Regt YofS however is in Regt Ops using his vastly superior skills and personality to pull everything the Regt is tasked with together and making it all work.
The originator of the post was perhaps a little remiss not to include the RD side of life in this - - - -
Whilst this is all going on the RSM is in the Mess having Tea and Toast wondering how to introduce more splashes of Corps colours into RHQ without getting the Changing Rooms team in.
My mention of the RD side was by no means an invite to battle with them in anyway - it was more a case of making sure they are not upset by feeling left out of what could turn into one of those threads where people get quite upset and start throwing the proverbial Teddy.
I think PD hit the nail on the head where he says it all depends on what you replace the "*******" with.
Any one who replaces the "*******" with a positive attribute or statement would surely see the YofS come out on top.
If however the "*******" is replaced with anything derisory then I'm afraid the rest of them will have to fight it out.
They have to go through a selection process which is based on the same processes as the YofS selection, with the same grilling by Colonel MCM Div etc. At the moment it still hasn't really reached parity, as they need to be Sgts with a recomendation for SSgt before applying. So the criteria is as per the FofS selection, but they didn't get their first two promotions free. That means that over the last two years, too many old farts have managed to get through, meaning that some reasonably young thrusters were prevented from getting through. I reckon it's almost there though.
Why don't we just all accept it as a common-sense measure and move onto actually improving the provision of ICS rather than slating various tradegroups with the tired old bitchy rubbish?