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#1 Post by agapito »

A friend of mine is applying for military admin, could any one tell me what combat situation they'd fine themselves in if any at all.
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#2 Post by robbiedont »

Pinging elastic bands across the desk...

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#3 Post by misterpurple »

Pinging elastic bands across the desk...
That's a bit unfair mate. They do the odd bit of pen-chucking.

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#4 Post by agapito »

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, 1 month 3 weeks until I start training as a pioneer, having second thoughts about the career I chose though.

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#5 Post by mattm08 »

agapito wrote:Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, 1 month 3 weeks until I start training as a pioneer, having second thoughts about the career I chose though.
You enjoy digging graves then?
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#6 Post by Tartan_Terrier »

mattm08 wrote:
agapito wrote:Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, 1 month 3 weeks until I start training as a pioneer, having second thoughts about the career I chose though.
You enjoy digging craves then?
Craves? Sometimes I get a craving for beer and Pringles, does that count?


BTW, Pioneers do much more than dig graves, they're also experts at stagging on.

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#7 Post by mattm08 »

Oops, my mistake.

I considered joining the Pioneers also, until I realised what they really did.

I've now chosen to play with horses in the Household Cavalry haha.

Seriously though, I'd give the Pioneers a miss. But it's your career no-one elses.

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#8 Post by tom163 »

Sorry I've got to ask its annoying me now, what do Pioneers actually do?




Cheers Tom

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Tom163 wrote:Sorry i've got to ask its annoying me now, what do Pioneers actually do?




Cheers Tom
Dig graves. Stag-on.

However they are also meant to be trained in construction and how to build defences, ie, barbed wire etc... They are also trained Infantry soldiers. They are part of the Logistics Corps.

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mattm08 wrote:
Tom163 wrote:Sorry i've got to ask its annoying me now, what do Pioneers actually do?




Cheers Tom
Dig graves. Stag-on.

However they are also meant to be trained in construction and how to build defences, ie, barbed wire etc... They are also trained Infantry soldiers. They are part of the Logistics Corps.

Ah right, thanks mate.


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#11 Post by agapito »

Now you see why I'm having serious doubts about the Pioneers, everyone seriously put me off .

The careers office is now pushing me towards the Royal Engineers driver/ops. (I got told a majority of the driver/ops from the RE go to 9 Parachute regiment if they complete the training)

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#12 Post by Tartan_Terrier »

Dont be put off by a bit of banter. The Pioneers aren't that bad, you get to do a bit of everything, which is no bad thing at all.

It may not always be the most glamourous or exciting work, but if you keep your nose clean and are a switched on cookie, promotion is likely to come reasonably quickly.

Choose wisely.
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