Why am I In the REME?

#1
Ok. I think i might have gone a bit over the top on this original post.. thats what drinking too much buckfast and vino tinto does to me so apologies to all who slagged me off.. probably deserved it.. but i still think REME could make some changes or at least give some choices to the way their soldiers have to serve. I guess its the same in any corp. Anyway im off to grease some props.
 
#5
Wished you were in the Royal Engineers...

REME: Royal Engineers Made Easy

Meaaww!!!
 
#6
You are in REME because you can string more than five words together and be understood. You would be wasted in any other Corps.

I served 20 years in REME and have some good mates from that time - you'd be surprised at how many of your old mates you bump into over the years - and where you'll bump into them.

I always enjoyed my time at first line units and was always made welcome - playing Regt Sports helps - why not give it a go?

The best bit about REME is the fact that you do move around - it means you get to see a lot more of the Army than someone who spends their entire career in one regiment and actually starts believing his unit is the best.

HTH
 
#10
Fire extinguishers are the way forward
 
#11
amiano said:
Has anybody served in the REME and got extremely dissillusioned with the complete lack of camaraderie and that non-existent feeling of actually belonging to anything you can be proud of or loyal to? Getting posted and shunted around all the time like a 'temp' from some agency I never really feel like im part of whatever unit im in and cant see the point in forming any kind of lasting friendship with the blokes cos ill be off within a few months while they all get prepared to go on another tour togther.
I would love it if all was changed and REME bods could actually be part of the batallion/ regiment/ whatever they are serving with and stay there for their entire careers if they wished, forming tight knit crews and actually having a t-shirt with a logo on that they all wear and respect, not just another rubbish workshop t-shirt some fat full screw has thought up and is about as relevant as tits on bergen. That feeling of exclusion is the worst part of being in the REME. Feels to me like you're just on the sidelines, not part of anything in particular,not really, nothing to be loyal to, no chance of really fitting in with the lads because you're not really in the regiment. Just a bloke in green rig with no real place to be, never has a chance to put any roots down and is separated off and mixed in with a load of other blokes in the REME who never really care about anything ive just said, just want to finish their 22 and bugger off to civvy st and put their feet up.
REME. What an utterly boll***s way of running a corp! Why bother wearing rig? we might as well be school kids on work experience for all the feeling of belonging. And who the f*** would ever want to be loyal to the REME anyway? Its not like you'd ever want to get a tatoo on your arm of a horse with a lightning bolt flying out of its ar**. Time for me to transfer i think. Anyone?
Time for you to grow up, and just maybe grow a pair.....

Whinging cnut :roll:
 
#12
FailedTAcont. said:
Remes not clever and not brave they are a proffesional walt.

This is obviously posted by someone with a wide knowledge of what the army is about. For your information it's REME not remes and they hav eto be brave enough to go with any tooth arm unit into any situation that unit is sent into. Admittedly most REME don't have the skills with weapons that the tooth arm squaddies have but then again most regiments are quite prepared to cover their LADs and Workshops because as no less a man tha Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery said "REME put the punch in the army's fist" we were there to do a job which with a few exceptions we did. Edted to add in my time I served with Infantry, a Household cavalry armoured regiment, The Royal Artillery, Royal Signals, RASC/RCT,and a couple of REME Workshops. Yes I must be a Walt but I was a professional.
 
#13
heidtheba said:
amiano said:
Has anybody served in the REME and got extremely dissillusioned with the complete lack of camaraderie and that non-existent feeling of actually belonging to anything you can be proud of or loyal to? Getting posted and shunted around all the time like a 'temp' from some agency I never really feel like im part of whatever unit im in and cant see the point in forming any kind of lasting friendship with the blokes cos ill be off within a few months while they all get prepared to go on another tour togther.
I would love it if all was changed and REME bods could actually be part of the batallion/ regiment/ whatever they are serving with and stay there for their entire careers if they wished, forming tight knit crews and actually having a t-shirt with a logo on that they all wear and respect, not just another rubbish workshop t-shirt some fat full screw has thought up and is about as relevant as tits on bergen. That feeling of exclusion is the worst part of being in the REME. Feels to me like you're just on the sidelines, not part of anything in particular,not really, nothing to be loyal to, no chance of really fitting in with the lads because you're not really in the regiment. Just a bloke in green rig with no real place to be, never has a chance to put any roots down and is separated off and mixed in with a load of other blokes in the REME who never really care about anything ive just said, just want to finish their 22 and bugger off to civvy st and put their feet up.
REME. What an utterly boll***s way of running a corp! Why bother wearing rig? we might as well be school kids on work experience for all the feeling of belonging. And who the f*** would ever want to be loyal to the REME anyway? Its not like you'd ever want to get a tatoo on your arm of a horse with a lightning bolt flying out of its ar**. Time for me to transfer i think. Anyone?
Time for you to grow up, and just maybe grow a pair.....

Whinging cnut :roll:
cheers for that. Ill go and grow up and try to be more like you. Obviously you've done it all and nothing has ever fazed you, nothing worth talking about anyway. Forums are for expressing opinions and so ill say thanks for the advice. Cant wait for your next golden nugget.
 
#14
amiano said:
heidtheba said:
amiano said:
Has anybody served in the REME and got extremely dissillusioned with the complete lack of camaraderie and that non-existent feeling of actually belonging to anything you can be proud of or loyal to? Getting posted and shunted around all the time like a 'temp' from some agency I never really feel like im part of whatever unit im in and cant see the point in forming any kind of lasting friendship with the blokes cos ill be off within a few months while they all get prepared to go on another tour togther.
I would love it if all was changed and REME bods could actually be part of the batallion/ regiment/ whatever they are serving with and stay there for their entire careers if they wished, forming tight knit crews and actually having a t-shirt with a logo on that they all wear and respect, not just another rubbish workshop t-shirt some fat full screw has thought up and is about as relevant as tits on bergen. That feeling of exclusion is the worst part of being in the REME. Feels to me like you're just on the sidelines, not part of anything in particular,not really, nothing to be loyal to, no chance of really fitting in with the lads because you're not really in the regiment. Just a bloke in green rig with no real place to be, never has a chance to put any roots down and is separated off and mixed in with a load of other blokes in the REME who never really care about anything ive just said, just want to finish their 22 and bugger off to civvy st and put their feet up.
REME. What an utterly boll***s way of running a corp! Why bother wearing rig? we might as well be school kids on work experience for all the feeling of belonging. And who the f*** would ever want to be loyal to the REME anyway? Its not like you'd ever want to get a tatoo on your arm of a horse with a lightning bolt flying out of its ar**. Time for me to transfer i think. Anyone?
Time for you to grow up, and just maybe grow a pair.....

Whinging cnut :roll:
cheers for that. Ill go and grow up and try to be more like you. Obviously you've done it all and nothing has ever fazed you, nothing worth talking about anyway. Forums are for expressing opinions and so ill say thanks for the advice. Cant wait for your next golden nugget.
Yeah, nice reply.

Yes, things have fazed me, and annoyed me, but you crack on.

Don't be like me, because you might actually act your age.

If you dont like it, hand your bedding in, or rebadge as the REME have a hard enough job without carrying people like you.

And I'm not REME.
 
#17
heidtheba said:
amiano said:
heidtheba said:
amiano said:
Has anybody served in the REME and got extremely dissillusioned with the complete lack of camaraderie and that non-existent feeling of actually belonging to anything you can be proud of or loyal to? Getting posted and shunted around all the time like a 'temp' from some agency I never really feel like im part of whatever unit im in and cant see the point in forming any kind of lasting friendship with the blokes cos ill be off within a few months while they all get prepared to go on another tour togther.
I would love it if all was changed and REME bods could actually be part of the batallion/ regiment/ whatever they are serving with and stay there for their entire careers if they wished, forming tight knit crews and actually having a t-shirt with a logo on that they all wear and respect, not just another rubbish workshop t-shirt some fat full screw has thought up and is about as relevant as tits on bergen. That feeling of exclusion is the worst part of being in the REME. Feels to me like you're just on the sidelines, not part of anything in particular,not really, nothing to be loyal to, no chance of really fitting in with the lads because you're not really in the regiment. Just a bloke in green rig with no real place to be, never has a chance to put any roots down and is separated off and mixed in with a load of other blokes in the REME who never really care about anything ive just said, just want to finish their 22 and bugger off to civvy st and put their feet up.
REME. What an utterly boll***s way of running a corp! Why bother wearing rig? we might as well be school kids on work experience for all the feeling of belonging. And who the f*** would ever want to be loyal to the REME anyway? Its not like you'd ever want to get a tatoo on your arm of a horse with a lightning bolt flying out of its ar**. Time for me to transfer i think. Anyone?
Time for you to grow up, and just maybe grow a pair.....

Whinging cnut :roll:
cheers for that. Ill go and grow up and try to be more like you. Obviously you've done it all and nothing has ever fazed you, nothing worth talking about anyway. Forums are for expressing opinions and so ill say thanks for the advice. Cant wait for your next golden nugget.
Yeah, nice reply.

Yes, things have fazed me, and annoyed me, but you crack on.

Don't be like me, because you might actually act your age.

If you dont like it, hand your bedding in, or rebadge as the REME have a hard enough job without carrying people like you.

And I'm not REME.
The point is is'nt it worth trying to change something rather than just wrapping on it and handing your bedding in? My opinion has been expressed in more ways than sole' on this forum and perhaps i will have positive feedback from areas of the army that have listened to me and maybe some things will improve or progress, maybe not. If there's something someone does'nt like then its worth expressing or we might as well all grow beards, get clubs and go back to living in caves and hitting each other over the head whenever were not happy. What corp were/ are you in then? if i may ask?
 
#18
Yes you can.

I'm Sigs and sometimes not proud of it.

However, you've not received a postive feedback from the Inf have you?

You've been given the same advice on both threads, take it or get out, you whinging on here doesn't do you any favours :roll:
 
#19
I dont want favours, and i dont really think im whingeing. I wonder if there will be more knee jerk reactions like yours or a few who may have glimmers of understanding of what im talking about. Either way thanks for all the advice of taking it and getting out, talking to people like you is exactly the reason why retention is so tickety boo.. because you're so open minded and full of constructive good advice. I quite enjoyed working with the signals in Germany. Very professional lot.
 
#20
amiano said:
I dont want favours, and i dont really think im whingeing. I wonder if there will be more knee jerk reactions like yours or a few who may have glimmers of understanding of what im talking about. Either way thanks for all the advice of taking it and getting out, talking to people like you is exactly the reason why retention is so tickety boo.. because you're so open minded and full of constructive good advice. I quite enjoyed working with the signals in Germany. Very professional lot.
Are you female? 8)
 
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