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G3_Snob, probably best If you don't call Blandford anything! Glasgow may get to hear of it and asume you are speaking in affectionate terms rather than with irony.
Then you'll find yourself going there as OC of the antenna cupboard, followed by being loaded onto the JISM course, followed by the appointment of Project Officer for the next money wasting crap idea to come out of the Corps HQ.
Before you know it, they'll be appointing you to take over as HQ Mess Sec when the current chap pushes up the dasies!
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I am going to have to take you to task over your last statement
"You are showing a degree of forethought and radical thought that the Corps has been trying to abolish for the past few years (since about 1921). Please cease to use your head and trust our wonderful masters in Blandford - cause they know best."
No they really do.......prehaps I'm talking arsse here
But on a more serious note what you are stating is what everyone who has to work in the Corps i.e not Blandford, has thought for years, but will they i.e Blandford ever listen to us - will they F*CK.
Not all of us at Blandford please note. I am part of SYSEX and we try and give them as much knowledge as possible, but it is hard to take them out on exercise when all we get them for is two weeks, week on systems, week on relay. They have never before this time even seen the wagons so how the hell we are supposed to teach them the wagons and how to use them I don't know. Maybe they should spend more time with SYSEX than with civvies over in Catterick building. (But then again I am using my noggin, sorry) :-X
Good to see things don't seem to have changed over the last blank-odd years in the royal corps! The basic premise here seems to be that half-trained baby scalies are leaving Blandford and requiring further, "on the job" training upon arrival at unit. Hmmmmm....seems that the only thing changed in the last decade is the location. Recall leaving Catterick, arriving in W. Germany (wee clue there as to how long ago that was!) and spending the next month and a half re-learning my "trade". :'( You can't halt progress eh?!!