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would army put me through motobike test

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I asked to do my bike test as the unit had Harleys and Hondas, my justification being it would be an asset when on deployments. My neckiness was successful and I ended up with an "A" licence.

I never rode a military motorbike again after that.

Cheers you easy squaddie *****.
 
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The odds on you getting your A class, unless you need it, is slim.

This isn't to say that you won't, but that the chances are minimal.
 
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I asked to do my bike test as the unit had Harleys and Hondas, my justification being it would be an asset when on deployments. My neckiness was successful and I ended up with an "A" licence.

I never rode a military motorbike again after that.

Cheers you easy squaddie *****.
I was in Bovvy and spied an unattended bike in the QM(T), on enquiring what it was doing and did it work, discovered that it was waiting for back-loading and yes. Signed for it, wandered round to MT and got a work ticket, in exchange for including one of their drivers in my scheme and mooched over to a loitering bike instructor.
"Love to help you out mate but my next course is fully subscribed".
"No problem, I have a bike."
Sorted.
Of course, running the kit stores at the time helped a bit.
 
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I was in Bovvy and spied an unattended bike in the QM(T), on enquiring what it was doing and did it work, discovered that it was waiting for back-loading and yes. Signed for it, wandered round to MT and got a work ticket, in exchange for including one of their drivers in my scheme and mooched over to a loitering bike instructor.
"Love to help you out mate but my next course is fully subscribed".
"No problem, I have a bike."
Sorted.
Of course, running the kit stores at the time helped a bit.
Neckiness is for winners, especially when it pays off. I'd even go as far to say, robbing from your mates locker when he's in the shower can sometimes be looked upon as mildly cheeky and boning his wife when he's in Headly Court is morale boosting.

I'm a cup half full type chap.
 
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We do seem to be witnessing the return of "mctc victim" under another name, the naughty little scallywag that he is.

Please join us all in giving him a a warm round of fucks.
 
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I was in Bovvy and spied an unattended bike in the QM(T), on enquiring what it was doing and did it work, discovered that it was waiting for back-loading and yes. Signed for it, wandered round to MT and got a work ticket, in exchange for including one of their drivers in my scheme and mooched over to a loitering bike instructor.
"Love to help you out mate but my next course is fully subscribed".
"No problem, I have a bike."
Sorted.
Of course, running the kit stores at the time helped a bit.
That is summat to be sorely missed.. the 'favours' system. I never had any mates, me. Until I spent 6 months in the G10 store, and then everyone was my bessie.
 
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Think somehow it would depend if your role calls for it! Does it?
Surely many people are getting a go on the quads? OR is that only for RSMs??!! (That's mine that is! I have to do replens.)

Used to be mainly the Lemmy types got the Armstrongs. Helped to be quite hefty as the bikes I saw were quite big and tallish. Not bad on-road but off-road they needed a bit of strength to handle..so I was told.
They got the cool (skanky?) looking waxed/oiled clobber as well.

along these lines but we had bigger ones (larger engine and frame) am fairly sure:

RealClassic.co.uk: Armstrong Military Motorcycles
You are not going to like this but filthy rumours abound that the army bought replacement Japanese bikes that even start when you want them to.
 
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