What are you? (The RR version)

What are you?

  • Ex-Serving (RN/RM)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ex-Serving (Other lesser mortals)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Want to join the senior service. (But not sure I'll live that long)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Strawberry Mivvy/Civvy (Reasons in writing)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Currently serving (Army/RAF)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


War Hero
Following-on from the ARRSE Newsletter, there was a rather interesting thread highlighted called: What are you?
According to the current statistics, the breakdown is as follows:

What are you?

Serving in the Forces (tell us which one and what capbadge!)


Ex-Serving (again, tell us which and when)


Joining soon (What are you joining?)


Never served (Tell us what you do and your excuse for not joining)


Total Votes: 517

Logic suggests we should do likewise – reason being that the above statistics immediately indicate why the potential joiners on RR are heavily outnumbered (and criticised) by those who have served & left.

Maybe a poll on RR would convince those that hold the purse-strings with regard recruiting & advertising that a designated official RN Forum for potential joiners maybe worth the investment – then again maybe it won’t, but it may help reduce blood pressure in the ranks of the retired. :wink:
Did 20-odd years and left 18 months ago.

Working full time and enjoying something completely different from the mob - not FTRS, civil service, BAe, Vospers, DML, Flagship etc etc.
Ex bootie 8 years, did the whole civillian sketch, now re-joining as a diver when ever that will be. Doing odds and sods in the mean time to pay the bills.


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wet_blobby said:
Ex Bootneck, done many interesting and varied things since leaving the forces.Currently a logging truck driver down yer in NZ.
An ice truck trucker who gets wood, respect!!!!!!!! :wink:
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