My mum GRRR!

Chicogiz

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Hey lads, be ready to read this long peace of crap. I was talking to my mum and all of a sudden shes talking about joining, that the AFCO see young people and drag them in *text deleted*. She said they tell you all the good bits etc, and you *text deleted* join up as a certain role and you will not get that. She got this of a ex-paratrooper as he said to my mum he used to recruit etc, my only guess is he went into the AFCO and said he wanted to be a infantry man, He must of got told no dont join the infantry as a normal role become a para, so he probaly went along with it. But to tell the truth half of this is true, they just tell the good bits. I said to my mum they will say the good bits, same as any job as for example, you go to want to be a plumber, they are *text deleted* tell you all the good bits. I know the bad times as its commen sense. Getting shot, may die, may lose limbs, may be badly burned etc. A other thing my mum was saying was, look at all the homeless service men after they leave.

Well lads theres loads more of crap she was saying, but i will not go on, its is simple i *text deleted* do the job to fight, to kill and to be the best mother *text deleted**text deleted*ing killing machine *text deleted*, but thats the main reasons. I *text deleted* serve for my country as i think everyone should (Not that its england anymore) and serve my queen. I also *text deleted* be part of a proud history. i could talk allday why i *text deleted* join.

Many thanks for reading my peace of crap writeing which you may not understand,
Luke (Chicogiz) xxx - Joke
 

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not to sure what you mean here mate, if you mean about specialisations then in marines this does happen, as they are self sufficient and you cannot join up as an 'engineer' 'mechanic' 'driver' etc like you can in the army, my mate who is in infantry says he was told by the careers office about loads of windows that will be open to him, but arnt as they are covered in all these areas by people who join for this specific reason.Wouldn't listen to anyone from the army to be honest as they are a totaly diff organisation. apologies if i've got wrong end of the stick.
 

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There are very few parents that don't have reservations about their children joining the services.

The Army often tend to have individual recruiters at AFCOs who aim at recruiting for whichever specialisation they are loaned from, in order to recruit.

The Navy has careers advisers and they are trained in depth to identify which trade suits you.

Gone are the days when a job could be miss sold- it's illegal & people can sue if wrongly advised. Likewise, you will often hear ex-servicemen claim they were recruited into the shortage trades & given no choice. Not true I' m afraid, the only thing which governs which RN trade you choose is the recruiting test score. The applicant chooses the job, no-one else.

Best bet is to go to the AFCO with your Mum so she can see for herslf.
 

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I can see where your coming from, but all this information is not "all" true!
My friend had the same eager like you he wanted to be he next action man and run around with a gun.. but the two years he has served in the Marines all he has done is advanced training and guarding a base in scotland. He finds it boring sometimes because i see him on my xbox while he is up there!
But just remember when you become a soldier it doesnt necessaliry mean you will get shipped straight off to war!
 

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I can see where your coming from, but all this information is not true!
My friend had the same eager like you he wanted to be he next action man and run around with a gun.. but the two years he has served in the Marines all he has done is advanced training and guarding a base in scotland. He finds it boring sometimes because i see him on my xbox while he is up there!
But just remember when you become a soldier it doesnt necessaliry mean you will get shipped straight off to war!

Which information isn't true?

Nothing states you will go to a war zone, however it is highly likely you will unless you join under 18 years of age. Generally, if over 18, assuming you volunteered to join a Commando unit, you can expect to be deployed on average 6 months in every 18. If you volunteer to join FPGRM, you will do what it says on the tin- "Fleet Protection".

The information from your AFCO & in careers publications has to be 100% true by law. Feel free to state what is factually wrong & it will be further investigate- links to incorrect advice would be appreciated.
 

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Which information isn't true?

Nothing states you will go to a war zone, however it is highly likely you will unless you join under 18 years of age. Generally, if over 18, assuming you volunteered to join a Commando unit, you can expect to be deployed on average 6 months in every 18. If you volunteer to join FPGRM, you will do what it says on the tin- "Fleet Protection".

The information from your AFCO & in careers publications has to be 100% true by law. Feel free to state what is factually wrong & it will be further investigate- links to incorrect advice would be appreciated.

It isnt true that they will try and get you to apply for a more dangerous role. When i was 18 my first choice was to be a light gunner for the army and they diddnt influence me to join another rejement. And they wanted to try and change the subject when i asked them how would my future look in the army if i pass will i go to war? etc.. He just said at this time no because they were not sending anymore troops. He diddnt go to detail but it come across that i would be just piecekeeping and in bases time to time. But correct me if im wrong..
 

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It isnt true that they will try and get you to apply for a more dangerous role. When i was 18 my first choice was to be a light gunner for the army and they diddnt influence me to join another rejement. And they wanted to try and change the subject when i asked them how would my future look in the army if i pass will i go to war? etc.. He just said at this time no because they were not sending anymore troops. He diddnt go to detail but it come across that i would be just piecekeeping and in bases time to time. But correct me if im wrong..

I'm certainly no expert on Army recruiting, but your friend in the Marines possibly made a geographical error if he was indeed a volunteer for FPGRM and wants to serve in land-locked Afghanistan, 800 miles away from the sea.

It may well have been the case that your Army Recruiter was in the Regiment you wished to join. In the larger AFCOs generally, but obviously not always, a Para will process a potential Para, a Royal Engineer a potential Royal Engineer etc. Obviously if you wish to join another trade they will process your application regardless.

There was never any intention or indeed comment that anyone tries to persuade anybody to join a more hazardous role. In any case who would have thought the RMP was a hazardous job until they were set upon by a mob & horrendously slain in Iraq?

With regard peace-keeping, that is the ultimate aim of any offensive military operation until such time as the country that had military intervention is able to govern and police themselves.
 

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Ninja, with regard to joining the FPG, when you read on the news about royal marines stopping drug trafficking in the caribbean for example, is this the work of royal marines from the FPG?
 

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Ninja, with regard to joining the FPG, when you read on the news about royal marines stopping drug trafficking in the caribbean for example, is this the work of royal marines from the FPG?

The small RM boarding parties embarked on West Indies guardships are drawn from FSRT - there are RN elements (male & female sailors) serving in FPGRM also. RM's under 18 are likely to be assigned to static UK installations, those over 18 in FPGRM may be assigned to the Fleet Standby Rifle Troop (FSRT)who conduct Boarding Ops in the Gulf & Windies, etc.

The other other regular seagoing RMs are part of 4 & 6 Assault Squadron RM, who serve on the amphibious assault ships, many of whom are Landing Craft (LC) specialisation.
 
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