Would being a rockape Make My Arrse Look Big

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#1
I know it's my arse that makes my arse look big.

But 603 Squadron rockapes auxilliary air force are recruiting and the cut off age for ex foces is up to 55. As I am fitter now than when I left many years ago would I be a complet tosser to join the RAF regiment? Pros and cons please.
 
#2
Easy life and you will bring up the standard. Crack on.
 

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#3
Could you face the scorn and derision of your fellow Arrsers?

Could you look at yourself in the mirror?
 
#5
Upside is that you'll be a far better and more professional soldier than any of the others; you'll be serving HMTQ again; you might get a last tour in and a lovely medal to go with it; and the pay and bounty will come in handy for appeasing SWMBO. Downside is that it's the RAF Regiment.

Cons outweigh the pros IMO.
 
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Mr_Fingerz said:
Could you face the scorn and derision of your fellow Arrsers?

Could you look at yourself in the mirror?
The thing is I am too old for the TA by a bit of a margin. Plus I feel some guilt for all the gear we stole from them on Caterick training area in the early 80s.
 
#7
adouglasmhor said:
The thing is I am too old for the TA by a bit of a margin. Plus I feel some guilt for all the gear we stole from them on Caterick training area in the early 80s.
Too old for the TA - WTF are you going to do with the goons - wheelchair racing and colostomy bag emptying or will you have forgotten wwhat you are doing there by the time you leave the drill hall? Fuuck me with reserves like that the en will be shoiting themselves.
 
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tattybadger said:
However, the Propellerman-in-chief and his sidekick might like to get you in for a chat:

Propellerman-in-chief & Sqn 2IC
Oh yes!!! Gayer than a gay thing from Gaysville, Gaytona. TB, still widening the circle of your friends?
 
#13
Having never been in the RAF (apart from being a spacey.. I know!) I'm not really qualified to answer, but I'm going to anyway..

Pros:
You get a nice cushy life, staying in hotels rather than under a moth bitten bivi bag.
The RAF is more picky, therefore has a few less chavs in, but consequently less fcuking good laughs
Erm, thats about all I can think of actually!

Cons:
How could you live with yourself?!
They're all posh boffins
603 sqn is based in Scotland.. need I say more!
It's the RAF regiment, come on!

Cons far outweigh the pros IMHO, sorry! But then it's up to you it's your life and if you want to continue working for HM Armed Forces and joining the rockapes is the only way you can do so then go for it, your choice your life.
Good luck with whatever you choose though
 
#14
I am in Scotland too, I notice they have another Squadron in Glasgow. 602 I have to find out more. I also have no intention of telling them about my hepC as it's inactive now and has been for years.
 
#16
adouglasmhor said:
I am in Scotland too, I notice they have another Squadron in Glasgow. 602 I have to find out more. I also have no intention of telling them about my hepC as it's inactive now and has been for years.
Hmmm, I would mention it if I were you. What if it flares up again while you're in? You could be in alot of sh!t for not saying. Best thing to do, without sounding cheesey, is to be 100% truthful because if you're caught lieing (sp?) in selection they won't have you. If you're honest and say it's inactive and hasn't affected you're 'soldiering skills' before, they'll take that into account and you may have to wait a little longer for them to do checks and crap but it's better than lying then being caught.
My 50ps worth anyway.
 
#17
adouglasmhor said:
I know it's my arse that makes my arse look big.

But 603 Squadron rockapes auxilliary air force are recruiting and the cut off age for ex foces is up to 55. As I am fitter now than when I left many years ago would I be a complet tosser to join the RAF regiment? Pros and cons please.
What have you got to lose? oh i forgot your ex pongo so everything to gain, btw there are more than a few ex pongo's on 603 sqn. And 603 is not an auxiliary rock sqn its a Reserves operations support squadrons.And it appears/seems there may be two rock sqn in STAN in the near future one at Kandahar and one at Camp Bastion so fill your boots
 
#18
JWRRC318 said:
adouglasmhor said:
I am in Scotland too, I notice they have another Squadron in Glasgow. 602 I have to find out more. I also have no intention of telling them about my hepC as it's inactive now and has been for years.
Hmmm, I would mention it if I were you. What if it flares up again while you're in? You could be in alot of sh!t for not saying. Best thing to do, without sounding cheesey, is to be 100% truthful because if you're caught lieing (sp?) in selection they won't have you. If you're honest and say it's inactive and hasn't affected you're 'soldiering skills' before, they'll take that into account and you may have to wait a little longer for them to do checks and crap but it's better than lying then being caught.
My 50ps worth anyway.
You are right, if it flares up it takes months to floor me, the last time started 8 years ago it took 19 months to get bad enough to start treatment and the treatment was worse than any effects of the disease I had had so far, in saying that the treatment made me knackered for weeks at a time.
 
#20
I would say crack on if you think you've still got it. :p

 

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