FTRS

Tall_bloke

Lantern Swinger
#1
Howdy!
Does anyone know what the score is with FTRS these days? I'm pretty arsed off with my civvy job and fancy doing some FTRS for a bit, just to get out of the rat race for a while. I know there are heaps of billets in places that are nice and warm, and where the mortar fire is light to moderate for this time of year - but I was hoping for somewhere based in the UK. A 2 year contract would suit me just fine! :afro:
 
#4
Tall_bloke said:
Howdy!
Does anyone know what the score is with FTRS these days? I'm pretty arsed off with my civvy job and fancy doing some FTRS for a bit, just to get out of the rat race for a while. I know there are heaps of billets in places that are nice and warm, and where the mortar fire is light to moderate for this time of year - but I was hoping for somewhere based in the UK. A 2 year contract would suit me just fine! :afro:
Just join up as a regular, good pay lots of time off and a pension to boot. Go to exotic places and catch exotic ailments
 

trehorn2

Lantern Swinger
#6
Tall_bloke said:
Howdy!
Does anyone know what the score is with FTRS these days? I'm pretty arsed off with my civvy job and fancy doing some FTRS for a bit, just to get out of the rat race for a while. I know there are heaps of billets in places that are nice and warm, and where the mortar fire is light to moderate for this time of year - but I was hoping for somewhere based in the UK. A 2 year contract would suit me just fine! :afro:
Get a job in the telecommunications industry.

They're desperate for tall camp people. ^~
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#7
Tall_bloke said:
Howdy!
Does anyone know what the score is with FTRS these days? I'm pretty arsed off with my civvy job and fancy doing some FTRS for a bit, just to get out of the rat race for a while. I know there are heaps of billets in places that are nice and warm, and where the mortar fire is light to moderate for this time of year - but I was hoping for somewhere based in the UK. A 2 year contract would suit me just fine! :afro:
Judging by your emoticon, you'd better get your haircut first... :wink:
 

Tall_bloke

Lantern Swinger
#8
""Get a job in the telecommunications industry.
They're desperate for tall camp people. ""
Hah! Yeah maybe I could join that navy that the Village People are always singing about, eh?!?!?!?
 

tufty

Lantern Swinger
#9
rosinacarley said:
Full Time Reserve Service

You can come outside and walk into a RN post, or you can go across from the RNR into a full time post
Cheers - don't want to do that - thanks anyway :)
 

Tall_bloke

Lantern Swinger
#10
Mate I would flippin join up tomorrow if they'd have me. Sadly though, because I'm at the grand old age of 40 I don't think they'd take me - unless they're thinking of opening a new colostomy bag emptying branch. Who knows, maybe the US Navy has one of those?!?!? :toilet: :tp:
 

TF110

Lantern Swinger
#11
Very little FTRS exists unless you are ex Regular or 'in' with OMOBs. Its run as a private members club, with those in favour getting a sniff of the vacancies and those not being told "Nothing today but I'll see what I can do". The person in charge of the scheme has been in post for far too long!
 

Tall_bloke

Lantern Swinger
#12
Hmmmmmmm. Yes I did get that impression when I rang the number I was given to enquire about FTRS Billets. I remember the time afew years ago when they were offering 2 year contracts in Gib Commcen. Good God I would bite their hand off for that billet now!
 
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