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by CptStabbo
Tue 25 Mar, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: SF Joining & Training
Topic: Joining the SAS
Replies: 62
Views: 34293

So it's not the first time they've decided that 30K+ a year and 4 days on / 4 days off was a raw deal then? Still - it was some of the best training I ever had with the STABs - First Aid At Work and Health and Safety and all that - didn't get to drive the Nee-Naw unfortunately. Not that I'm bitter a...
by CptStabbo
Mon 24 Mar, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: SF Joining & Training
Topic: Joining the SAS
Replies: 62
Views: 34293

Sorry chaps,

The word 'Brigade' means the fire service for me, and conjours up memories of filling in for those greedy. striking, part-timers in 2002!

Ah, the sounds of the Green Godess piling out of the TA centre at 2am - happy days...

/stop digging

CS
by CptStabbo
Thu 20 Mar, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: SF Joining & Training
Topic: Joining the SAS
Replies: 62
Views: 34293

You know - the weird lads with the funny green hats?

Talk about hoofin, threaders, redders and all that.

Strange bunch really.
by CptStabbo
Thu 20 Mar, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: SF Joining & Training
Topic: Joining the SAS
Replies: 62
Views: 34293

I've not noticed anybody wanting to be part of the newly-formed SRR and SFSG That's the way it should be! I'll get my coat. In case this isn't a wind-up - SFSG isn't a unit unto themselves - it is made up of various elements from all three services - predominantly 1 Para with elements of RAF Reg an...
by CptStabbo
Sat 01 Mar, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: SF Joining & Training
Topic: Joining the SAS
Replies: 62
Views: 34293

druadan,

Nice post there - not sure how much is fact though. Walking off cliffs and losing rifles?

You're right that only a couple passed - it was a particularly weak course.

Cpt Stabbo.
by CptStabbo
Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Eldest on aptitude/selection
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Hello mate,

Glad you got the prescription - I just get mine from a dodgy medic...

Off to BC tomorrow for a couple of weeks - come on up if you get bored!

Cheers,

CS
by CptStabbo
Fri 11 Jan, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Eldest on aptitude/selection
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Ask adj125 - I think it was him.

He was 45 when he started selection the first time. He got badged the same day he got his bus pass.
by CptStabbo
Thu 22 Nov, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Training Partners - 23 - North West
Replies: 12
Views: 2781

adj125 wrote:...passed at the age of 37.
You don't look a day over 50!

And don't tell me - you were 6'2" when you first did Selection - the hills wore your legs away!

CS
by CptStabbo
Tue 20 Nov, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: Sniper Training for the TA
Replies: 4
Views: 3609

My old TA unit was a light recce unit and had 2 x sniper pairs on it's orbat. Now that they've been re-roled I think the only non-sf unit to have snipers on their orbat is 4 para. That said though it's not what you know and your PSI can always bid you on to either the 2 weeks sharpshooters course or...
by CptStabbo
Mon 19 Nov, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: SNOW?! Already!
Replies: 36
Views: 4013

Hereford has it as usual. If it ain't flooding, it's some other random meteorlogical phenomenon for the yokels to moan about.
by CptStabbo
Mon 12 Nov, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: SF Joining & Training
Topic: 21 SAS Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 6021

Re: 21 SAS Locations

sjuggins wrote:Just pondering options etc if I can't commit to the RMR as I only live 5 miles from Hitchin.
If you can't commit to the RMR - don't bother ringing any of the numbers for 21. These aren't the units to consider joining on the basis of locality.

Regards,

CS
by CptStabbo
Wed 07 Nov, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Questions on applying for selection
Replies: 23
Views: 7594

Time4Heros:

Yes, No.

Yes.
by CptStabbo
Wed 07 Nov, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: SF Joining & Training
Topic: paras and pathfinders into sas
Replies: 7
Views: 13396

As both SBS and SAS are Tri-Service under DSF the 'Army parent unit / rtu' thing isn't an issue.

If a Marine fails selection or gets RTU'd from Hereford he goes back to his Corps/Battalion whatever (or more likely sacks it for civvy street).
by CptStabbo
Fri 26 Oct, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: What is the difference between Special Brach and CRW?
Replies: 22
Views: 3951

Guys, I think you should give the guy a break - he's only deciding which unit he should join to give him maximum exposure to brassing-up terrorists, baddies and the like. Unsure23 - If you're young enough I would join both - preferably 22 first, giving you the maximum amount of time to grow the requ...
by CptStabbo
Mon 24 Sep, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: The state of the Russian army
Replies: 18
Views: 3201

We're not fighting the same wars in the same way as we used to either. The days of dropping battalion after battalion of death-dealing Paras into the quagmire are (thankfully) behind us. Like it or not the wars we fight today take place other than in the trenches. Yes there is a need for infantry an...