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the_matelot said:
I did an MCT exercise in the late 90's and there was one RN guy there who was a fully fledged member of the SBS. He was fcuking nails as well.

Arrived and left by helo? Yeah right, and I maintain and clean traffic lights for a living! :thumright:


Forget the stealth of the SBS/SAS I give you the traffic light cleaner/guardian did you know there are more astronauts and Concorde pilots than traffic light cleaners due to the strenous training undertaken. Next time you pass a light remember that!

Trafficlightcleaner.jpg
 

Redsailor

Lantern Swinger
The traffic is not always necessarily one way. I know of one bootneck and one SBS bloke who made the tranfer over into boats in the early sixties. Regarding the latter I agree that he was never entirely forthcoming about where he had been or what he had done. which was to be expected but that was the buzz. He was however always selected for liaison with any SBS/SAS team who ever had occasion to be aboard and spent lots of time with them which simply put the seal of approval on his earlier credentials for rest of the crew.

Also remember one guy in boats who went over to the SBS on a permanent basis and he was not a diver or comms but just a naturally hard case stoker as I recall. As has been said earlier, entry to special forces is open to all arms of the Forces and it's a fact that sometimes even mere mortals make the cut. The drunk at the funeral with the loose lips was talking about his uncle and not about himself so it's maybe just possible.The bit about the buddies and the helo obviously have to be porkies added for spice to his burbling dit.

Red Sailor

:thumright: Happiness is being underway and underwater :thumright:
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
It must be true! Has no-one seen the first episode of "Ultimate Farce" when the Newbie trooper went back home and settled his difference with his Dad and gave him a smack, before being extracted by his oppos in a Gazelle? It was in colour an' evryfink.. 8O
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
the_matelot said:
rod-gearing said:
the_matelot said:
I did an MCT exercise in the late 90's and there was one RN guy there who was a fully fledged member of the SBS. He was fcuking nails as well.

Arrived and left by helo? Yeah right, and I maintain and clean traffic lights for a living! :thumright:

Where abouts?

Eh? Where I clean traffic lights?

At road junctions mainly!

Do the SAS do the ones at pelican crossings then?
 
When I did selection (mid 80's) there was a CPO Clearance Diver on there with about 15 other Marines. He was a big strong guy (He'd done field gun), but a bit older than the rest of us. Unfortunately he didnt get to the second (diving aquaint week) as the phys on the yomping, running, upper body strength, canoeing, cardiovascular week saw him and 9 of the other marines either quit, get injured or binned.

The DS had a lot of respect for the guy but I think at 33 ish he was probably about 6 to 7 yers too late.
 
barstoolquaterback1 said:
When I did selection (mid 80's) there was a CPO Clearance Diver on there with about 15 other Marines. He was a big strong guy (He'd done field gun), but a bit older than the rest of us. Unfortunately he didnt get to the second (diving aquaint week) as the phys on the yomping, running, upper body strength, canoeing, cardiovascular week saw him and 9 of the other marines either quit, get injured or binned.

The DS had a lot of respect for the guy but I think at 33 ish he was probably about 6 to 7 yers too late.


Bollocks Norman
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
sgtpepperband said:
It must be true! Has no-one seen the first episode of "Ultimate Farce" when the Newbie trooper went back home and settled his difference with his Dad and gave him a smack, before being extracted by his oppos in a Gazelle? It was in colour an' evryfink.. 8O
Bet you've got the 'Special Edition' boxed set of series one. :thumright:
Grant from Eastenders is the Lewis Collins of the 00's, acts about as well too.
NZB
 

delta7338

Newbie
Just out of curiosity would you retain your naval rank if you passed selection or would you be under the RM structure? there was a rumor from a TA SAS bloke that you had to start as a private / 2nd Lt. but that your previous rank was kept on strength at whatever Regiment/ arm of service you came from anyone know? :scratch:
 
NZ_Bootneck said:
sgtpepperband said:
It must be true! Has no-one seen the first episode of "Ultimate Farce" when the Newbie trooper went back home and settled his difference with his Dad and gave him a smack, before being extracted by his oppos in a Gazelle? It was in colour an' evryfink.. 8O
Bet you've got the 'Special Edition' boxed set of series one. :thumright:
Grant from Eastenders is the Lewis Collins of the 00's, acts about as well too.
NZB

An old oppo of mine did P Coy through the old 10 para (V) with Lewarse by all accounts and said he was as fit as fcuk so at least he's done something!!
 

x4nd

Lantern Swinger
sgtpepperband said:
It must be true! Has no-one seen the first episode of "Ultimate Farce" when the Newbie trooper went back home and settled his difference with his Dad and gave him a smack, before being extracted by his oppos in a Gazelle? It was in colour an' evryfink.. 8O

I remember it well, it was right about the time I stopped watching “Ultimate Farceâ€.

:dwarf:
 

onlinebacon

Lantern Swinger
delta7338 said:
Just out of curiosity would you retain your naval rank if you passed selection or would you be under the RM structure? there was a rumor from a TA SAS bloke that you had to start as a private / 2nd Lt. but that your previous rank was kept on strength at whatever Regiment/ arm of service you came from anyone know? :scratch:

As far as I know you lose your rank and start from the beginning again.
 

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