Did you want to join the Army, Navy or Air Force?

Teed

Striker
You almost becoming a WAFU. :eek:
I was right into it at the time Joe, like I say I spent a good few years in the cadets and been on loads of courses at various naval bases, loved it, looking back, I'm pleased It didn't happen, because I would have missed out on a the things I did instead, so don't regret it, but I was very close to joining up at one point.

PS. If you ever want to hear about the times I sailed around the coast of Tilbury or my adventures in the Thames estuary, just say mate and I'll break out my old log books,,,,;) Arr!!! me owld shitmate.
 
You discovered rugby and women!!!
If you’d joined the marines you coulda had both in abundance .
Met my first wife at 18. She moved in with me after about 2 weeks. Engaged at 19, married at 20, first kid just before 21st birthday then 14 years at Nissan.

I started my young life at 30 :lol:
 
The merest possibility of considering that the thought would even begin to instigate the earliest beginnings of the process of crossing my mind has not and, I strongly suspect, never will occur to me, even in the slightest degree.

Hope this helps
 

SSDD

Midfield
Royal Navy in 84 for 8 years... some really good times with good mates. Really good foundation for the man I'am today.

Those who did not join because they think the discipline would have been too much. Once out of training, its mainly down to your own self discipline. Don't act a cock and you don't notice it.

Son has gone down the officer route, 2 years at Welbeck defence 6th form college, 3 years electronics engineering at Uni and onto Dartmouth next year after graduation.
At 61 , I still want to be a fighter pilot - shooting down nasty Ruskies , giving Kelly Mcgillis a ride on the back of my Harley, wearing Aviators and a badged up leather jacket.... and of course playing volleyball , topless with my fellow airmen.
Tom and his mates were/are Naval Aviators... you can not mix up WAFUs with CrabFats. That's a no no
 
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YodasBell

Reserve Squad
I know I am not the kind of person that could accept being told when and where to do everything, I prefer to operate to my own clock..

Sounds like a great life though, if you're that kind of person.
 
Applied to be in the Air Force. Didnt pass officer selection because it was felt that I lacked "life experience". They recommended I take a year out and reapply.

I did, found a job I loved and never reapplied.

Still kind of regret that I didnt at least try again
 
I was right into it at the time Joe, like I say I spent a good few years in the cadets and been on loads of courses at various naval bases, loved it, looking back, I'm pleased It didn't happen, because I would have missed out on a the things I did instead, so don't regret it, but I was very close to joining up at one point.

PS. If you ever want to hear about the times I sailed around the coast of Tilbury or my adventures in the Thames estuary, just say mate and I'll break out my old log books,,,,;) Arr!!! me owld shitmate.
Fuck off!
 
Royal Navy in 84 for 8 years... some really good times with good mates. Really good foundation for the man I'am today.

Those who did not join because they think the discipline would have been too much. Once out of training, its mainly down to your own self discipline. Don't act a cock and you don't notice it.

Son has gone down the officer route, 2 years at Welbeck defence 6th form college, 3 years electronics engineering at Uni and onto Dartmouth next year after graduation.


Tom and his mates were/are Naval Aviators... you can not mix up WAFUs with CrabFats. That's a no no
There are a few on here who have posted something similar to “well, I would have joined but I don’t like being told what to do/ordered about.”

The truth is that no-one likes being told what to do or being ordered about. Yet we all are in our daily lives. To me it’s just an excuse for “I didn’t join up because I would’ve found it too hard.”

I agree with you. After basic training it was down to you to maintain the level of discipline and standards the armed forces expected. I can genuinely say that the army made me grow up very quickly and I was proud to have served for 11 years. Like you, and this isn’t taking anything away from my parents btw, it set a lot of the foundations that made me the person I am now and I don’t think I would have got that unless I had joined up.

And well done to your son btw. My lad has also joined the navy (the Australian one) and is training as an avionics tech.
 
Not once have I ever considered joining the armed forces. Very little appeals to me less.

Though I'm glad there's others who think otherwise.
 

Rusty

Midfield
Debated joining the reme in my early twenties as had pissed about and missed any opportunity for an apprenticeship. Was gonna do be my five year and get qualified then fuck off.
 
Debated joining the reme in my early twenties as had pissed about and missed any opportunity for an apprenticeship. Was gonna do be my five year and get qualified then fuck off.
Thats what I was in. Qualified as a vehicle mechanic. Left in 1995. Never got my hands dirty again. Wouldn’t really have a clue under a bonnet any more.
 

Rusty

Midfield
Thats what I was in. Qualified as a vehicle mechanic. Left in 1995. Never got my hands dirty again. Wouldn’t really have a clue under a bonnet any more.
Aye that's what I was gonna do. Ended up doing 2 years of night classes and getting my city and guilds in motor mechanics then née fucker would give me a job anyway so fucked it all off.
 

Keawyeds

Striker
I wanted to be in the RAF.
I was in the RAF cadets at school and even went for an interview, but I couldn't be a pilot because I didn't have 20:20 vision.
They failed to tell me there were loads of other things I could have done in the RAF. This was clearly before the "You don't have to be a pilot to fly in the RAF" adverts.

Ironically I went on to be in RAG at Uni and ended up as a fundraiser so I was only one letter (and career) out!
 

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