Well my jobs in the last 30 years are:
1. Trainee graphic designer/signwriter
2. Grave digger
4. Lorry driver
5. Armed forces
6. Road tarmacer
8. Maritime operator
9. Instructor (Foreign armed forces)
So what’s shitty/good jobs have you’s cunts done then? Any funnies doing those jobs?
Was once delivering a lorry load of cabbages and left the side skirts open (by mistake) and hadn’t bothered to ratchet strap the pallets. Spent over an hour picking up cabbages on the roundabout in Sandwich, Kent.
2. Army (to present day)
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What jobs have you cunts had?
Just found out that the rmp start of at lcpl ? although im pretty set on joining the royal artillery , are there any other job roles which start of at a higher rank or pay grade and if so why ?
just a general interest question really.
My bro was an RMP and was lance-jack after basic. He said it was to do with having an element of authority for the job. Not a pongo so can’t help otherwise.
Go to Sandhurst and pass and you’ll start as second lieutenant.
whilst I have the a levels to go for officer selection , im not keen on it at the moment , seems like there just more career options as a soldier/nco than a recruit. Obviously I might be wrong as im still a civvie but that’s how it seems. Do intelligence corps start higher aswell? the website is unclear ?
RSigs Electronic Warfare and Intel Corp both start at LCpl after Phase 2 same as RMP
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jobs starting at lance corpral?
5 Nov 2013 21:27 1 The “hugely experienced” soldier died from an explosion during a vehicle-borne suicide attack, the MoD said A British soldier serving with the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords) has been killed in a suicide blast while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced. The “hugely experienced” soldier died from an explosion during a vehicle-borne suicide attack, the MoD said. He was taking part in a patrol in the Kamparak area, 40km north east of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province.
The death takes to 446 the number of UK service members who have lost their lives since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001 and is the eighth this year.
Next of kin have been informed.
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Soldier from Mercian Regiment killed in Afghanistan
Border Force Officer and Assistant Officer jobs at Heathrow. Should anybody be interested.
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It will be intersting to see what the take up is and more importantly the retention rates, ‘cos its a pretty ‘challenging’ job! Pity they let all those experianced officers go on early retirement a couple of years ago!
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Ron Groves, the buttons on his red tunic glinting in the sunshine, peered from under his bearskin at the throng of tourists gathered only feet from his sentry box. Suddenly he became aware of a familiar face among the sightseers outside Buckingham Palace. Striding towards him in stilettos was Hollywood sex symbol Ava Gardner.
It was then the months of training kicked-in. Ron fought off a smile and stood statue-still as his favourite pin-up posed only inches from him for a typical holiday snap. The pensioner, and Coldstream Guards veteran, treasures the memory of that brief encounter in 1954.
If I shut my eyes, he chuckled, I can still smell her perfume. She really was a looker. Tomorrow, Ron and 70 colleagues celebrate a military milestone the 100th anniversary of the Birmingham Coldstream Guards Association.
Close to 200 people are expected at the anniversary lunch at Tally Ho Police Training Centre. In my day, said Ron, 79, there was no hiding place. The sentry boxes were outside the palace.
Some people would try to get a reaction, try to get you to move, but your training takes over. Ron, from Stechford 1 , was conscripted as an 18-year-old in 1952 into the Coldstream Guards. He finished in 1959 as a Lance Sergeant.
He said: You walked through the gates of Caterham Barracks and it was a real shock to the system. You did 12 weeks doing foot drill and training. You learned about the regiment s history.
Every four weeks we had a passing out parade in front of a high ranking officer. If he thought you were up to scratch, you were sent on a weekend s leave, if you weren t good enough, you were back squaded a week. After 12 weeks you got a final passing out parage and then we were sent down to Pirbright Camp, where we did nine weeks.
After that, we were sent to Pickering in Yorkshire for live ammunition training for two weeks. I was then sent to the 2nd Battalion in Germany. The Coldstream Guards View gallery Ron said the best thing about being a Coldstreamer was the comradeship amongst the men.
He said: We had so much pride, you never forget it. The comradeship and friendship that you built up was unbelievable. The training was very, very rigorous and we all went through it together.
Ron is a long-serving committee member and secretary of the Birmingham branch. In 2003, they attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace and in 2011, he was presented to the Queen at Royal Chelsea Hospital. His pal and association chairman Brian Owens, 70, from Perry Common, served as Lance Corporal from 1960 to 1969.
Brian said: I went to Pirbright and trained 16 weeks there. I joined the 2nd Battalion in Kenya in 1961. There was a bit of trouble in Zanzibar and I served there as a peacekeeper.
We also went to Tanzania for their independence parade. Brian also went to Yemen where they lost five members of his battalion in clashes. Despite this, he enjoyed his time in the army and the variety it offered.
He said: The aim of the association is to look after the Coldstreamer. Since 2007, we have looked after the injured troops at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine at the QE hospital. We take whatever they request for the injured troops and for their families.
We have also raised more than 5,000 through street collections and charity stalls at markets. He added: We have people donate money to us. We have a lot of help from other branches and clubs and members of the public.
Norman French, 70, from Marston Green, served in places as far as South America and Yemen when he served as a Lance Corporal in the guards from 1961 to 1967. He said: When I was posted to Aden (Yemen), we went up to the Radfan Mountains, where we were occasionally attacked but our weapons were more advanced. He is now a welfare officer in the Birmingham Association.
Norman said: I keep in touch with members who are sick and see what we can do for them. We will help Coldstreamers who may not be in our branch. HISTORY OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS The Coldstream Guards is one of the seven regiments in the Household Division – the personal troops of Her Majesty the Queen 2 .
Formed in 1650 as part of the New Model Army during the English Civil War, the regiment swore allegiance to King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country s monarchs since 3 . The Regiment s motto is, Nulli Secundus or Second to None . The Coldstream Guards also contribute to ceremonial occasions, such as Changing of the Guard and Trooping the Colour and are distinctive for the black bearskin caps and red tunics worn by the five regiments of the Foot Guards.
THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS ASSOCIATION BIRMINGHAM Around 175 people will be attending the 100th anniversary lunch of the Coldstream Guards Association Birmingham tomorrow at Tally Ho Police Training Centre off Pershore Road. There are 71 paid up members and 24 serving soldiers of the branch which was formed in 1913. All members will receive a commemorative tankard and ladies will get a photo frame.
The association helps members who are leaving or who have left to obtain employment and they help injured soldiers at the RCDM at the QE. They meet every second Wednesday of the month at Tally Ho. Members help with recruiting and participating in its annual dinner, memorial parade and other social events.
Sir Adrian Cadbury is president of the association and was a Coldstreamer.
References ^ from Stechford (www.birminghammail.co.uk) ^ Her Majesty the Queen (www.birminghammail.co.uk) ^ King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country s monarchs since (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
The sun says EU paying individuals and employers £900 to come to uk and get a job
A link might be nice.
If you want to believe the sun that is…
EU pay £900 to take our jobs
Just a question. Obviously Infantry is the main way to access the SAS but is there any other jobs in the army i.e. Combat Med and etc which would give you the opportunity to go for the SAS?
Yes, all of them.
Stand by, stand by!
So any jobs in the army? Even Combat Med?
Perhaps you don’t understand what all means.
Brush the square 3 times a week, then march up and down it shouting I am prick.
Just making sure pal
Special Forces recruit mainly from the RLC these days. I suggest you look at any roles that would involved blanket stacking as this is the only way you can hope to gain the leg and back strength required for Bergen work and tough route marches.
Don’t listen to all that shit about the infantry. It’s all bollocks.
Wah shield on!
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Princess Anne flies into Brawdy barracks to visit Signals regiment 3:36pm Monday 15th July 2013 in News 1 PICTURE: Western Telegraph HER Royal Highness, The Princess Royal made a three-hour visit to the Army s Cawdor Barracks in Brawdy today (Monday). Princess Anne, who is the Colonel in Chief of The Royal Corps of Signals, flew in by helicopter at 11am. She was received by the Master of Signals Lieutenant General Robert Baxter CBE before being provided with a regimental update by Lieutenant Colonel Mark Purves, the Commanding Officer of the 14th Signal Regiment.
The Princess, who last visited the barracks in 2008, was later escorted to a Unit Maintenance Area where she was given an introduction to personnel who were on hand to carry out demonstrations at a number of equipment stands. She took the time to speak to soldiers from the 237 Signal Squadron about their recent tour experiences in Afghanistan. They included Staff Sergeant Mal Robertson, who lives with his family in Haverfordwest.
He said: We were successful in that we piloted a number of different capabilities which the regiment had deployed to Afghanistan and we brought that into fruition and made it work. We also brought everyone home safely as well, which is the most important part. The Princess also learned more about electronic warfare from the 236 Signal Squadron, as well as the role adventure training has had in team-building.
Activities on display included mountain biking, sea diving and kayaking. She also showed a great deal of interest in the various community engagement events the Signals have been involved in. They included beach cleans at Newgale and the recent Family Fun Day held at the barracks.
When the Princess departed, Captain Sandy Hennis told the Western Telegraph: It s really great for the regiment and an honour for her to come this far out to see us.
We re an operational-focused regiment and we ve always got a squadron on tour, so it s nice to get that recognition and it s nice for the guys to have her down here and feel that people care.
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