Are all officers posh?

#1
I was interested in joining as an officer, however I'm not from the typical background. And don't want to be stuck with a load Rupert's called Tybalt.
In all seriousness is that the case? Or is there people like myself from a rougher upbringing?
 

Blackrat

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#3
I was interested in joining as an officer, however I'm not from the typical background. And don't want to be stuck with a load Rupert's called Tybalt.
In all seriousness is that the case? Or is there people like myself from a rougher upbringing?
You'll be ok in the Corps. However, if you tried for the dizzy heights of the Household Division, you would be black balled immediately. Prole.
 

silverfox

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I was interested in joining as an officer, however I'm not from the typical background. And don't want to be stuck with a load Rupert's called Tybalt.
In all seriousness is that the case? Or is there people like myself from a rougher upbringing?
I'll get my butler to answer that question for you...
 

Subsunk

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I was interested in joining as an officer, however I'm not from the typical background. And don't want to be stuck with a load Rupert's called Tybalt.
In all seriousness is that the case? Or is there people like myself from a rougher upbringing?
If you have the potential and the Careers Service can see it, your background matters not, least of all in the RM who look at their potential officers in minute detail.

Don't use comments like that, you'll do everyone's heads in but mainly the people who came from far, far rougher upbringings than you but proved themselves worthy of holding the Queen's Commission.
 
#17
Ask oneself, do you drink you tea from a cup and saucer (never ever a "mug") with your pinkie sticking out? That is all they are looking for at Potential Royal Marines Officers Course and the AIB.
 
#19
Long before you were born I was a long suffering petty Occiferin Her Majesties Royal Navy. I was suffering mainly from occifers who were posh. However during my time Her Maj (or her reps) realised that within the lower deck there just happened to be intelligent life. Some of this intelligence was promoted to the occifer class, many tried to emulate their companions and started speaking with posh (wardroom) accents, others didn't bother.
Gradually those from the lower deck weakened the occifer class gene pool and now in the modern nave there are many occifers who are definitely not posh, I even even heard a couple of them FART!:icon_smile:
 
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