Why did you choose?

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by gaijin, Nov 2, 2008.

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  1. gaijin

    gaijin War Hero

    I see a lot of people on here who are looking for info about various regiments/corps or jobs. I also see a lot of advice that guides them in other directions.
    I chose my (TA) outfit because it was a) local b) interesting and c) because I had friends already serving there.
    Why did you choose your regiment/corps and was where you ended up what you had originally thought that you wanted to do?

    This is a question for both TA and regular but I wasn't sure where else to post it.
  2. family history in my regt,

    friends there

    fosters £1 a can, Shorts £1 a shot
  3. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    [joke] Combat and Combat Support arms sounded dangerous. Blanket stacking less so. [/joke]
  4. tropper66

    tropper66 Crow

    my ssm at bovy told me I could fly helos if i joined the lancers,funny enough i spent 7 years flying
  5. supermark500

    supermark500 War Hero

    It was closest to my house. But I'm glad I did choose this one over the other one now.
  6. Devils_Playmate

    Devils_Playmate Swinger

    The information leaflet that I was given at the careers office, showed some bloke with a can of coke hanging out of his kidney pouch! I just couldn't resist that level of professionalism! I suppose there was some thought about gaining suitable qualifications for when I got out, but this really was secondary.
  7. My mate was paid £5 for every potential recruit he brought along to the open night, plus it was free drinks for those who turned up. My mate got his fiver and I had a good few beers, I guess I must have signed on at some point too, even though it was 30 miles away!
  8. kevb

    kevb Swinger

    it was the closest unit to where i lived..
  9. bobbit

    bobbit Old-Salt

    Nearest TA to where I lived that would accept an "Older recruit"
  10. Jagythistle

    Jagythistle Old-Salt

    Local Inf Bn had shit rep & shit role so no brainer really joined the one umpty miles away
  11. Hi to all

    I got put on a job with my brother painting the TAC that i joined not too long after.

  12. Monster

    Monster Old-Salt

    I am very limited to what Is on offer for me so did not really have a choice, If there where other units open to me I would move, but I would rather serve there then not serve at all
  13. Bravo_Bravo

    Bravo_Bravo On ROPS On ROPs

    I joined because I hate Danish tour guides, and have my own shovel.
  14. swampmonster

    swampmonster Guest

    Joined the local one cos too lazy to drive to Glasgow...still there,still having fun,still drinking far too much, :)
  15. Joined RLC unit as it was my former cap badge and got my class 1 and ADR ticket off them which was nice as it got me agency work after I was laid off last year keeping the wolves from the door 8)