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Ive always wanted a physical hands on, use your brain kinda job, none of this office crap. I would love to be an expedition/adventure leader ad have found a course to do it, but i feel im a bit young (25) and under experienced/qualified compared to the others doing the course with military/medical/more experiences on their side. So the only other thing i can think of at the moment is some sort of military job, get experience, earn money and have a somewhat interesting and physical job.

I would like to be something more specialist within one of the armed forces, mainly so when i leave military i can use the skills gained elsewhere if the adventure/expedition route fails. (as an example i thought of an army diver- then if i left, id train as a deep sea diver for offshore rigs. My bro does health and safety on places like that, hense why i thought up such a random idea) but I am totally oblivious as to how any of it works or how anything is done (like hours? holiday? etc, its obviously not a standard job.) I am planning on popping into the armed forces office tomorrow possibly to have a chat.

Would just like to know anyone elses knowledge/opinions/experiences with the armed forces.

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Went for it a couple of years ago. Lasted a month at RAF Honnington until I pussied out.(RAF Regiment)

It'd be a great life once you've adjusted. Best of luck mate!

Out of interest what made you pussy out? What aspect?

It bemuses me how or why people want to go into the military, I'd rather sweep streets. But fair one either way.

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Out of interest what made you pussy out? What aspect?

It bemuses me how or why people want to go into the military, I'd rather sweep streets. But fair one either way.

Suffolk was pretty far from home and it was a mixture of that and being made to run a beefy assault course for 3 hours with spanking new boots which tore my feet to bits, that put me on a downward spiral.

Went home on sick leave for a week because my feet were in such a state when I got back the Corporals tore my locker to shreds, that's when I thought fook this.

I wish it had of been for me, but at least I gave it a shot I guess.

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It bemuses me how or why people want to go into the military, I'd rather sweep streets. But fair one either way.

Epic pay, pension and some sweet experiences along the way, mostly.

Certainly considered it myself and with a close friend recently passing out as a Naval Sub Lt. and loving every minute of it, it's working its way back up my list for sure!

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pussied out of the RAF reg? f**k me thats weak.

no such thing as 'army diver' you choose a Corps/regt etc do you training and all that good stuff then go do a few weeks on a diver course, which by the way is regarded as more demanding physically and mentally than para or command courses.

Join up its ace, i love it.

people who knew me before i joined have all said they didnt think i would last the 3 months basic training let alone absolutely love it.

I joined the Royal Engineers and have been trained and qualified as a fabricator/welder.

how much do you want to know? i can easily talk for hours.

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before i joined i was a welder/fabricator in a good job, good pay etc but didnt wanna stay there forever so one day on a whim i went in the careers office.. literally the best thing i ever did

no one thought i did through basic trasining being a shy retiring person, and at times when it good hard i wanted to sack it in but just gotta push through it, alot of people didnt though (started with 42, and 20 passed out finally)

since all my trainings done, ive done boxing courses, mountian bike, kayak etc etc

you'll have the best mates going, best nights out, sure when your stagging on etc your wonder why you put yourself through it but its worth it, pays not too bad either, 40 days leave this year, free meds and dentals.

before i did not phys apart from trails, now i one of the fittest lads in my sections, which has not only got me notices for promotion recomendations but allows me to do all the courses i want.

so basically, join up.. although youd have a f**king long wait to get to basic now

as for the lad that dropped out of RAF Reg, you done the right thing.. did you really want to be a security guard for Bastions Internal Airfield :lol:

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as for the lad that dropped out of RAF Reg, you done the right thing.. did you really want to be a security guard for Bastions Internal Airfield :lol:

funny enough, I've been saying that for ages. If I was to ever do it again, I'd be in it for the combat. Raf reg get no action.

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The military is great if ur a selfish person, my wife is currently seving as a medic and she is currently on tour in afgan and i have to say being the one left behind is torture for all the family. Evan though the army does eveything they can to make it easyer it still does not help a great deal and causes alot of stress especially when u dont hear from them becouse something has happened to someone and there all on lockdown

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On 10/03/2017 at 7:21 PM, Danrobs86 said:

I'm joining RAF regiment , and would like to know if anyone joined as a gunner and if they got a drivers license ? 

Thanks

If you don't get it through training you'll most likely get it when you get to your Unit so you can be able to drive various vehicles for duties etc

 

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