Commando Life...

#1
Happy festive season to you all :party: :sleepy:

I have been lurking for a while and decided it was time to join. Having read some of the, how shall I put it, “Interesting,†questions on here I will strive not to ask the same. What I was wondering is, how far do I have to yomp to become a mad paddler? :roll:

Just kidding. :lol:

I was hoping for a little insight into life in a Commando unit, i.e. when not on Ops.

I am at college now and trying to decide between matriculating University and enlisting Royal. I have read all the official ‘propaganda;’ but was hoping for an accurate insight from someone who has actually lived it, as opposed to someone who wants to recruit me…


Cheers for any help
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#3
Every meal a banquet every pay check a fortune.........

It used to go something like this..

7 a.m Tea in bed
7.30 a.m bimble down to the galley for scrambled eggs and smoked salmon
8a.m Turn to for a chat with the troop stripey (officers used to be a bit thin on the ground back then)
8.30 10.30 am am 6 miler followed by a game of footy
10.31 a.m ciggy break
11 am pie and tea in the naafi
11.30 horizontal PT in the grot
12 - 1.30 lunch
1.30 p.m nieghbours
2.00 turn to for chat with stripy
2.30 make n mend down the pub.

and so the days continued.....
 
#4
wet_blobby said:
Every meal a banquet every pay check a fortune.........

It used to go something like this..

7 a.m Tea in bed
7.30 a.m bimble down to the galley for scrambled eggs and smoked salmon
8a.m Turn to for a chat with the troop stripey (officers used to be a bit thin on the ground back then)
8.30 10.30 am am 6 miler followed by a game of footy
10.31 a.m ciggy break
11 am pie and tea in the naafi
11.30 horizontal PT in the grot
12 - 1.30 lunch
1.30 p.m nieghbours
2.00 turn to for chat with stripy
2.30 make n mend down the pub.

and so the days continued.....
Jeez you had it rough, real Commandos in them days. :thumright:
At the moment it's Ops, leave, training for Ops, a smally jolly somewhere and then back on Ops. Much respect to all current serving Royals.
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#5
Tough.....back in the day mate, wow even the terrorists all had the same confusing name.."spud"

Much respect to the serving lads, it's all a touch more hectic now.
 
#8
Cheers, In My Day, bit of an oversight from me there… :oops: , will have a good read.

Fantastic link, BillyNoMates, will spend a while having a good read and digest of that, cheers.

NZ Bootneck and Wet Blobby; cheers for your replies. You have probably been asked this a million times, so I might as well make it a million and one ;P , if you could do it all over again would you walk through the doors of the AFCO, or walk on by?
 
#10
Walk in, sign up and enjoy (most of), it all over again without a moments hesitation. All though I wouldn't blindly accept the Carreer guys line "You could be a Helicopter pilot in a few years, son." God, I was green!
 
#13
Thanks for your responses guys, just what I was hoping to hear.

As interesting as the whole sniper thingy sounds, I think I best spend a few years cutting my teeth on GD’s before I even think about anything like that. Fascinating read though, cheers.

Big; juicy; lesbian WREN, eh? Is there any other kind :thumright:
 

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