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by MSI64
Thu 16 Feb, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Is being 23, too old to join??
Replies: 2
Views: 2518

Re: Is being 23, too old to join??

I joined at 23, was one of the oldest in my Platoon at the time. Granted this was back in 1993. Being older is an advantage, life experience and all that type of thing. If your fitness is good then you should be able to keep up with the youngsters and you can be a level head when things get rough. I...
by MSI64
Sat 14 May, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ATFC Winchester ????
Replies: 1
Views: 1371

Re: ATFC Winchester ????

Yes its a foundation College, it allows the army to give basic skills as well as Military Training. Perhaps the recruits coming back from there had the wrong idea before going
by MSI64
Tue 03 May, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Pulling my hair out.
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: Pulling my hair out.

Well you have just described every recruit I have every seen come through the system. Its very strange how kids turn up and Grown ups leave. If he wants this then he will do what he has to do. Military discipline and an end goal will either make him or break him. Let him go for it if he doesnt make ...
by MSI64
Wed 27 Apr, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: How does Army medical screening work..
Replies: 9
Views: 4026

Re: How does Army medical screening work..

The Recruiter has a list of medical conditions that make you ineligble. If yousay yes to any of theses he can stop your aaplication there and then, or he can put you forward to a Medical depending on how you seem to him. If your recruiter decides to say No you can always ask to speak to the office m...
by MSI64
Wed 27 Apr, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: pay rate while in basic training
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

Re: pay rate while in basic training

charnock1990 wrote:Is it true that paras get extra pay once they have done their jumps?
Only if serving with an airborne unit
by MSI64
Fri 01 Apr, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: pay rate while in basic training
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

Re: pay rate while in basic training

Your money goes into your account as it would in any normal job
by MSI64
Wed 30 Mar, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: How long is the recruitment contract binding?
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: How long is the recruitment contract binding?

4 years three months is minimum length of service. Over 18 you have a option to leave within the first 28 days of Phase one training. Under 18 and I think its six months with parents permission.
by MSI64
Mon 07 Feb, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: Going to join the TA.
Replies: 2
Views: 5805

Re: Going to join the TA.

Tab sorry to cut and paste but Now if you join the TA you could get shipped to Afghanistan for six months which wont help your business. Only if he volunteers for deployment!!! What are you looking at getting from the TA? What career line are you looking for? Living in Grantham then you know the TA ...
by MSI64
Sun 23 Jan, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Announcements, News & Media
Topic: PM Apologises Over Soldier Letter
Replies: 3
Views: 4019

Re: PM Apologises Over Soldier Letter

[quote="xuiton"]typical britsh public behaviour; the man has some serious problems and this woman is using the excuse of her dead son to cash in and run to the paper.[/quote] Although this thread is old, I am going to answer. The letter was at best a big mistake and at worst a bloody insult. Whilst ...
by MSI64
Tue 18 Jan, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: How often can you go home during training??
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Re: How often can you go home during training??

Long weekend after week six. Then thats it till pass off.
by MSI64
Mon 17 Jan, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Child Tax Credit and scroungers!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

Re: Child Tax Credit and scroungers!!!

Giving it to charity is a good and noble idea, but I would still be taking cash that isnt there
by MSI64
Tue 11 Jan, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: TA General Discussion
Topic: A Rant
Replies: 11
Views: 8126

Re: A Rant

As a top up to this story. After spending 109 days this year training this guy who now decides that he doesnt want to go On OP Tosca, he is now asking why he is barred from training till April? Maybe its because you are 90 days over your alloted 19 as a non deploying soldier f@#k knuckle!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by MSI64
Sun 09 Jan, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: how much can you earn each week in the TA?
Replies: 12
Views: 11634

Re: how much can you earn each week in the TA?

well it say's you can go in as much day's as you want and you get paid the same as a regular soldier,so I think you must be mistaken. As a PSI within a TA Regt I can tell you that there is a limit to days in the TA 19 days National TA 26 days Regional TA I see this all the time where the TA try and...
by MSI64
Sun 02 Jan, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Political Affairs
Topic: American Genocide.
Replies: 17
Views: 12882

Re: American Genocide.

Am currently on another site, having an arguement about why every country needs a standing Army. Some of the people on there actually believe that if the West de arms then the rest of the world will follow suit???? Others talk about the harm Armed forces are doing abroad and how nothing we do is pro...
by MSI64
Sun 02 Jan, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Bielefeld??
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Re: Bielefeld??

Which Barracks are you working in??