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by Hands on
Tue 23 Jun, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: Joining the TA in Gloucester and Pay conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 5299

I guess It's the MOD, a lot of specialist on op's like surgeons, Dr's and people like that are TA and earn a lot In civi street. In my cases we are talking a couple of extra grand top up, but I did meet a lawyer In Iraq who was with a armour unit who claimed he was on £100,000 and the Army matched I...
by Hands on
Tue 23 Jun, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: Joining the TA in Gloucester and Pay conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 5299

Yes this Is true, I earn more In my civi job then I do with the Army and got my earnings bumped up.
by Hands on
Fri 05 Jun, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: rlc driver
Replies: 16
Views: 6687

It's always made me chuckle, that you hit 30 and then you get given another 30 sec, how does that work then.

I can say for one thing I intend never to use those extra seconds.
by Hands on
Thu 04 Jun, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: rlc driver
Replies: 16
Views: 6687

I was In the RLC, and I still hat to come In under 10.30
I am now RAMC and I still have to come In under 10.30 (well I get 11.00 as I am getting old)
And just so you know my last BPFA was 9.15.
by Hands on
Thu 04 Jun, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: rlc driver
Replies: 16
Views: 6687

I think you will find It's the same.
by Hands on
Mon 01 Jun, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: My first Operational Tour
Replies: 15
Views: 5549

All the best mate, I have been warned off for around the end of January.
by Hands on
Sat 23 May, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: RMR Joining & Training
Topic: swimming in recruit training
Replies: 6
Views: 9293

It's a few years since I did the army swim test but this Is what It was at the time All done In combat 95, deep water entry and the tread water for 2 min, then on the whistle swim down to the shallow end of 25 metre pool across the shallow end and back up to the deep with out stopping and touching t...
by Hands on
Thu 21 May, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Routes to get into the specilisation of diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

It Is possible In the RLC as a driver to get every licence there Is.

I do apologise I had, had a few :drinking: and read your post as driver not diver :roll:

As Tab said your best bet would be the Navy, I have a friend going through this at the moment.
by Hands on
Sat 16 May, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: RAF Joining & Training
Topic: Told Too fat for Armed forces
Replies: 27
Views: 10377

May I suggest binning the gym for a couple of months and just doing cardio.
by Hands on
Sat 02 May, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: how long would you say a mile is in metres?
Replies: 7
Views: 2603

What do they teach In schools now days.
by Hands on
Sat 02 May, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 63
Views: 58951

Take one look at the dickhead with the gun to his head and just wish the weapon was loaded and the safety catch was off.......he had a fully loaded weapon.......... :D This site is now dead as far as us Owd and bold are concerned you want gen buzz info then go to www.onceamarinealwaysamarine.co.uk ...
by Hands on
Sun 26 Apr, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: The c.s gas chamber durig phase 1
Replies: 11
Views: 5020

If It Is anything like mine, don't forget to add corporal to the end of your big three, It did make for some very amusing moments for the people watching the blokes that didn't
by Hands on
Fri 24 Apr, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: The c.s gas chamber durig phase 1
Replies: 11
Views: 5020

We used to get a bit of a bollocking for calling It a gas chamber, apparently not very politically correct :roll:
by Hands on
Mon 20 Apr, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: RMR Joining & Training
Topic: Transferring from another TA unit
Replies: 4
Views: 7244

As far as I know you can't, you have to leave the TA and then sign on with RMR.
You best bet would be to give the RMR unit you want to join a call.
by Hands on
Fri 17 Apr, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: back from afghan
Replies: 8
Views: 4224

Hi, welcome home. :drinking: