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Arctic raised a relevant point , about looking after squaddies when they leave

Whilst that's an admirable notion, I'm a firm believer in standing on your own two feet

I bought a house at 18, my mams council house and she still lives there . It's not the smartest house in the world but it's bricks and mortar three bed semi .

I have a small runaround car , I have two kids, I can barely afford a night out once a month for me and the wife together do guess what? We don't go

I have a dog, ferrets, sky , mobile phones etc all the necessary items in a modern world

What I haven't done is spend twenty years in the army filling my house with tellies 3 inches bigger than the meighbours , spending 500 on a brand new car on high interest never never, have every gadget under the sun, take my kids nowhere, then suddenly realuse that you've got two years left, nowhere to live, no real quals I can transfer,

This happens time and time again , I see it all the time

Cannot understand why people do it. They expect the world to owe them a living when they leave, their is a scheme at work where you can borrow a deposit for you first home on a minimal loan payback that's taken from your pension. This can be applied for and granted up to your final day of service . Infuriatingly as I have squirrelled away and saved and made good choices early on, I'm not applicable for it, as in I can't have it , which would put me mortgage free

But dickhead whose pissed twenty four years wages up the wall can

Never get taken in by this "we owe our veterans"

I intend to leave with professional engineering qualifications, I want to make it impossible for people not to employ me.

It really makes you wonder what soldiers do with that income whennin reality it's acquired thorough an inversely tangible amount of work ?

Full time Brennan Huff impersonator ?

 

Did you get those picture of the clown shoes?.......he was buzzzing

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Thank f**k you said it because if I had I'd have been ripped to bits.

 

Personal responsibility and independence isn't encouraged by giving everyone crutches they shouldn't need.

 

The specialist mental and perhaps physical health needs of servicemen are another matter.

It would of been a lot more fun if you'd said it though....

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Arctic raised a relevant point , about looking after squaddies when they leave

Whilst that's an admirable notion, I'm a firm believer in standing on your own two feet

I bought a house at 18, my mams council house and she still lives there . It's not the smartest house in the world but it's bricks and mortar three bed semi .

I have a small runaround car , I have two kids, I can barely afford a night out once a month for me and the wife together do guess what? We don't go

I have a dog, ferrets, sky , mobile phones etc all the necessary items in a modern world

What I haven't done is spend twenty years in the army filling my house with tellies 3 inches bigger than the meighbours , spending 500 on a brand new car on high interest never never, have every gadget under the sun, take my kids nowhere, then suddenly realuse that you've got two years left, nowhere to live, no real quals I can transfer,

This happens time and time again , I see it all the time

Cannot understand why people do it. They expect the world to owe them a living when they leave, their is a scheme at work where you can borrow a deposit for you first home on a minimal loan payback that's taken from your pension. This can be applied for and granted up to your final day of service . Infuriatingly as I have squirrelled away and saved and made good choices early on, I'm not applicable for it, as in I can't have it , which would put me mortgage free

But dickhead whose pissed twenty four years wages up the wall can

Never get taken in by this "we owe our veterans"

I intend to leave with professional engineering qualifications, I want to make it impossible for people not to employ me.

It really makes you wonder what soldiers do with that income whennin reality it's acquired thorough an inversely tangible amount of work ?

Fukc off swaty goody two shoes .......

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By benefits after service, I mean lads whom have given longer service, and active service, career soldiers if you like,

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This happens mate, honestly absolutely standard , the one up manship in cars , kit, gadgets had to be seen to be believed.

 

In the married quarters , it's hard to keep a tongue in your head at times when people " yeah gonna be a project manager when I get out"

 

What in a year?

 

You should always attempt to take it to the nth degree, if you push that enevelope in whatever aspect of your role , the army will back you

 

But if, you sit on your arrse tossing it off to pornhub and Fifa, you may as well be in youth club

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Do you mean like two men who loose a 6 year old in the mess and he has to be rescued by the cook......those type of blokes? Lol

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Arctic raised a relevant point , about looking after squaddies when they leave

 

Whilst that's an admirable notion, I'm a firm believer in standing on your own two feet

 

I bought a house at 18, my mams council house and she still lives there . It's not the smartest house in the world but it's bricks and mortar three bed semi .

 

I have a small runaround car , I have two kids, I can barely afford a night out once a month for me and the wife together do guess what? We don't go

 

I have a dog, ferrets, sky , mobile phones etc all the necessary items in a modern world

 

What I haven't done is spend twenty years in the army filling my house with tellies 3 inches bigger than the meighbours , spending 500 on a brand new car on high interest never never, have every gadget under the sun, take my kids nowhere, then suddenly realuse that you've got two years left, nowhere to live, no real quals I can transfer,

 

This happens time and time again , I see it all the time

 

Cannot understand why people do it. They expect the world to owe them a living when they leave, their is a scheme at work where you can borrow a deposit for you first home on a minimal loan payback that's taken from your pension. This can be applied for and granted up to your final day of service . Infuriatingly as I have squirrelled away and saved and made good choices early on, I'm not applicable for it, as in I can't have it , which would put me mortgage free

 

But dickhead whose pissed twenty four years wages up the wall can

 

Never get taken in by this "we owe our veterans"

 

I intend to leave with professional engineering qualifications, I want to make it impossible for people not to employ me.

 

It really makes you wonder what soldiers do with that income whennin reality it's acquired thorough an inversely tangible amount of work ?

mate i sincerly hope it all works good for you when you do leave , maybe im out of touch with things these days its a lifetime away since i left the forces and jobs were easy to find . years ago not so easy today regardless of quals . i remenber walking out of drake barracks on a thursday ,i was back on a cable laying ship on monday .but over the years ive done many things ,home and abroard and got myself through life ok . the bullshit in the forces is a doddle comparied to the shite that goes on outside these days ,drove me fkn mad but hey we do whatever is neccesary to get through good luck i hope it goes your way :thumbs:

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Arctic raised a relevant point , about looking after squaddies when they leave

 

Whilst that's an admirable notion, I'm a firm believer in standing on your own two feet

 

I bought a house at 18, my mams council house and she still lives there . It's not the smartest house in the world but it's bricks and mortar three bed semi .

 

I have a small runaround car , I have two kids, I can barely afford a night out once a month for me and the wife together do guess what? We don't go

 

I have a dog, ferrets, sky , mobile phones etc all the necessary items in a modern world

 

What I haven't done is spend twenty years in the army filling my house with tellies 3 inches bigger than the meighbours , spending 500 on a brand new car on high interest never never, have every gadget under the sun, take my kids nowhere, then suddenly realuse that you've got two years left, nowhere to live, no real quals I can transfer,

 

This happens time and time again , I see it all the time

 

Cannot understand why people do it. They expect the world to owe them a living when they leave, their is a scheme at work where you can borrow a deposit for you first home on a minimal loan payback that's taken from your pension. This can be applied for and granted up to your final day of service . Infuriatingly as I have squirrelled away and saved and made good choices early on, I'm not applicable for it, as in I can't have it , which would put me mortgage free

 

But dickhead whose pissed twenty four years wages up the wall can

 

Never get taken in by this "we owe our veterans"

 

I intend to leave with professional engineering qualifications, I want to make it impossible for people not to employ me.

 

It really makes you wonder what soldiers do with that income whennin reality it's acquired thorough an inversely tangible amount of work ?

My brother says the same. He's done army, foreign legion then marines and he has no time for alot of the ex army sob stories. The switched on lads use their time buying a house, investments and qualifications....they serve their time with an evolving plan for when they leave.

 

Anyone who has been in a port town when a navy ship is in dock will know that the forces are full of nob heads who if they weren't serving would just be drifting and getting in shit.

 

That's not taking anything away from those who serve or failing to realise some veterans need help and support.

 

Edited to say I'm not calling our forces nob heads! I've lots of friends and family who are or have served and I support them unreservedly. And admit I wish I'd had the balls

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Arctic raised a relevant point , about looking after squaddies when they leave

 

Whilst that's an admirable notion, I'm a firm believer in standing on your own two feet

 

I bought a house at 18, my mams council house and she still lives there . It's not the smartest house in the world but it's bricks and mortar three bed semi .

 

I have a small runaround car , I have two kids, I can barely afford a night out once a month for me and the wife together do guess what? We don't go

 

I have a dog, ferrets, sky , mobile phones etc all the necessary items in a modern world

 

What I haven't done is spend twenty years in the army filling my house with tellies 3 inches bigger than the meighbours , spending 500 on a brand new car on high interest never never, have every gadget under the sun, take my kids nowhere, then suddenly realuse that you've got two years left, nowhere to live, no real quals I can transfer,

 

This happens time and time again , I see it all the time

 

Cannot understand why people do it. They expect the world to owe them a living when they leave, their is a scheme at work where you can borrow a deposit for you first home on a minimal loan payback that's taken from your pension. This can be applied for and granted up to your final day of service . Infuriatingly as I have squirrelled away and saved and made good choices early on, I'm not applicable for it, as in I can't have it , which would put me mortgage free

 

But dickhead whose pissed twenty four years wages up the wall can

 

Never get taken in by this "we owe our veterans"

 

I intend to leave with professional engineering qualifications, I want to make it impossible for people not to employ me.

 

It really makes you wonder what soldiers do with that income whennin reality it's acquired thorough an inversely tangible amount of work ?

My brother says the same. He's done army, foreign legion then marines and he has no time for alot of the ex army sob stories. The switched on lads use their time buying a house, investments and qualifications....they serve their time with an evolving plan for when they leave.

 

Anyone who has been in a port town when a navy ship is in dock will know that the forces are full of nob heads who if they weren't serving would just be drifting and getting in shit.

 

That's not taking anything away from those who serve or failing to realise some veterans need help and support.

 

Edited to say I'm not calling our forces nob heads! I've lots of friends and family who are or have served and I support them unreservedly. And admit I wish I'd had the balls

 

lol nob heads eh ? best you not spend much time in a port then , and definatly dont stand up and say your all knob heads .think you could end up having a really bad day :laugh:

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Arctic raised a relevant point , about looking after squaddies when they leave

Whilst that's an admirable notion, I'm a firm believer in standing on your own two feet

I bought a house at 18, my mams council house and she still lives there . It's not the smartest house in the world but it's bricks and mortar three bed semi .

I have a small runaround car , I have two kids, I can barely afford a night out once a month for me and the wife together do guess what? We don't go

I have a dog, ferrets, sky , mobile phones etc all the necessary items in a modern world

What I haven't done is spend twenty years in the army filling my house with tellies 3 inches bigger than the meighbours , spending 500 on a brand new car on high interest never never, have every gadget under the sun, take my kids nowhere, then suddenly realuse that you've got two years left, nowhere to live, no real quals I can transfer,

This happens time and time again , I see it all the time

Cannot understand why people do it. They expect the world to owe them a living when they leave, their is a scheme at work where you can borrow a deposit for you first home on a minimal loan payback that's taken from your pension. This can be applied for and granted up to your final day of service . Infuriatingly as I have squirrelled away and saved and made good choices early on, I'm not applicable for it, as in I can't have it , which would put me mortgage free

But dickhead whose pissed twenty four years wages up the wall can

Never get taken in by this "we owe our veterans"

I intend to leave with professional engineering qualifications, I want to make it impossible for people not to employ me.

It really makes you wonder what soldiers do with that income whennin reality it's acquired thorough an inversely tangible amount of work ?

My brother says the same. He's done army, foreign legion then marines and he has no time for alot of the ex army sob stories. The switched on lads use their time buying a house, investments and qualifications....they serve their time with an evolving plan for when they leave.

Anyone who has been in a port town when a navy ship is in dock will know that the forces are full of nob heads who if they weren't serving would just be drifting and getting in shit.

That's not taking anything away from those who serve or failing to realise some veterans need help and support.

Edited to say I'm not calling our forces nob heads! I've lots of friends and family who are or have served and I support them unreservedly. And admit I wish I'd had the balls

What makes them knob heads ??? .......

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The fact a lot of them are arrogant cocky ducking idiots that think they're untouchable

Would you rather the young men that defend this country be meek quiet shrinking violets that are afraid of everybody ........

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The fact a lot of them are arrogant cocky ducking idiots that think they're untouchable

you havnt walked in there shoes you have no idea,.talk is cheap pal unless you have been and done it ;)

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The fact a lot of them are arrogant cocky ducking idiots that think they're untouchable

you havnt walked in there shoes you have no idea,.talk is cheap pal unless you have been and done it ;)
I'm not saying all of them rio but here in Plymouth half of these navy lot have never left Raleigh

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