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CallMeLucifer

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Fingers crossed for you then. I know there were some companies at 42 desperate for Mne's as they were off on deployments so you never know.

Also, bit of gen, the Companies are now on a 6 monthly rotation of Boarding Teams, Joint Personnel Recovery, Ship Force Protection and Force Generation. So if you could get two years at 42 you'll do abit of everything, personally I think it could be a good start to a career.

Having said that mate, I got my last choice of Unit when I passed out and absolutely loved it. Wish I could have stayed longer. So dont worry if you don't get it.
Out of curiosity, which units would you recommend joining? I've been told by a former member that it was better to serve in one of the Commando battalions before any of the more 'specialised' units.
 

Rob20

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Out of curiosity, which units would you recommend joining? I've been told by a former member that it was better to serve in one of the Commando battalions before any of the more 'specialised' units.
Commando Unit as opposed to battalion mate. Army terminology that ;)

Everyone will have their own thoughts and opinions but for me I think 40/45. Get experience soldiering in multiple environments. However 42 are doing some very good stuff in the Maritime setting. Personally I dont understand anyone putting 43 as first choice. I joined to get about and hopefully get on Ops, at 43 there is absolutely no chance of deploying on Operations and they dont get the same overseas opportunities, however they do shed loads of CQB, they get more range time than other units and they rake in the LSA for being behind the wire.

Long story short 40/45 I think. Smash the green soldiering skills which set the foundations for the more specialised work anyway and then move on from there. But horses for courses.

Worth noting too, you could be at a good unit with great trips however if you have a poor attitude and rest on your laurels, you're unit is irrelevant. Likewise if you're at a slightly less busy unit, but you keep on top of your soldiering skills and are proactive, you'll be in a much better position.
 

Royal2010

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Somehow managed to drag my carcass 30 miles around dartmoor this morning :confused::D Absolutely hanging out but buzzing at the same time. Best experience of my life!
Congrats Royal. Welcome to the club. Enjoy being at the top of the foodchain for 2 weeks. Then standby to get the wets on!
 

Lurch

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Congrats, might of seen you around Okehampton yesterday ;) some gopping weather up here today!
Cheers, yeah probably :D Didn't expect anything less from Dartmoor to be honest.
 

Lurch

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Having said that mate, I got my last choice of Unit when I passed out and absolutely loved it. Wish I could have stayed longer. So dont worry if you don't get it.
Hoping it's the same for me then, going CLR which isn't exactly ideal like -banghead-
 

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Well done Lurch! All the best in the next adventure. You are in one of the beat clubs in the world!
 
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