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Any of you on here? Been in 10 years now but debating a change its gone downhill over the last few years. I just got posted close to home as my old man isn't well so might just see out my time here and move on. Only thing is not many jobs about wales but i do have engineering qualifications which might help.

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i dont know about these days as ive been out of the forces for now 40 years but even then i could see things happening ,i saw men shitting themselves becouse there time was nearly up and they had no idea what the world outside was about .. they basicly had become instertusionalised .i made the move before that happend to me .

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I'm not ex forces but I think you also have to keep in mind all the positive things about the army.

By and large blokes are well looked after now days, plenty of leave/free time, good opportunities to travel and do things most can only dream about......it's a life less ordinary sometimes.

And it beats f**k out of being stuck in some shit house town, doing a dead end job with zero respect from any f****r, having to hang round with mates who have not managed to move on from the shit they were doing 15 years ago.

 

Everyone gets pissed off now and again but day to day life in civvy street is for many, just shite.

 

Good luck mate, whatever you decide.

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Just to add, one of my very closest pals is a serving soldier with over 10 years service and obviously we have had this very conversation a couple of time because everyone gets the blues.

He is a NCO, has multiple tours and combat experience under his belt, he is a really uptogether lad who gets to ply his trade and live his life amongst other very uptogether lads.

He has travelled all over the world and still does doing things of real benefit in the places he operates.

 

I know a life back in civvy street amongst a load of mongs would break a lad like him.......it would drive him f***ing mental !

 

He lives in a nice place, his camp is state of the art with facilities.

Where you going to get that ?

 

Sometimes the grass isn't always greener, sure you have to put up with bullshit but that isn't the sole domain of the army........that's happens everywhere.

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Just to add, one of my very closest pals is a serving soldier with over 10 years service and obviously we have had this very conversation a couple of time because everyone gets the blues.

He is a NCO, has multiple tours and combat experience under his belt, he is a really uptogether lad who gets to ply his trade and live his life amongst other very uptogether lads.

He has travelled all over the world and still does doing things of real benefit in the places he operates.

 

I know a life back in civvy street amongst a load of mongs would break a lad like him.......it would drive him f***ing mental !

 

He lives in a nice place, his camp is state of the art with facilities.

Where you going to get that ?

 

Sometimes the grass isn't always greener, sure you have to put up with bullshit but that isn't the sole domain of the army........that's happens everywhere.

then reality sets in when he finally comes out into the real world :thumbs: ,but having said that some adapt better than others thats just the way it works

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Just to add, one of my very closest pals is a serving soldier with over 10 years service and obviously we have had this very conversation a couple of time because everyone gets the blues.

He is a NCO, has multiple tours and combat experience under his belt, he is a really uptogether lad who gets to ply his trade and live his life amongst other very uptogether lads.

He has travelled all over the world and still does doing things of real benefit in the places he operates.

I know a life back in civvy street amongst a load of mongs would break a lad like him.......it would drive him f***ing mental !

He lives in a nice place, his camp is state of the art with facilities.

Where you going to get that ?

Sometimes the grass isn't always greener, sure you have to put up with bullshit but that isn't the sole domain of the army........that's happens everywhere.

 

then reality sets in when he finally comes out into the real world :thumbs: ,but having said that some adapt better than others thats just the way it works

In my limited experience lads who had done say 20 years get on a lot better than lads who have done say 3 or 5.

They just seem more relaxed and able to cope.......they know who they are and what they want to do.

 

I used to do a lot of work in the ABF head office and most of the lads I bumped into there had long terms of service before leaving.......they were great lads to work with.

They had pensions behind them, were pretty set up and had the confidence of age to see what they could bring to the party with the skill set they already had.

All the younger blokes I have ever met have struggled.

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If you`re not sure what to do why don`t you stay in the army.Why don`t you do your full service and get your pension and then move on to a new chapter in your life.

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Thought id get out an start family, seemed sensible thing to do rather than have one am drag em all over, honestly wish id stayed in now, but hey ho that's life an we must play the hand we got

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