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I've never been a soldier. I was an air cadet once, but that mostly involved sitting in a mouldy hut learning about aeroplane engines with the hint that one day we might go flying.

Yet, anyone who has spent time defending their nation, or at least drinking bromide-laced-tea for their nation, must have stories to tell. Tell them now.

(, Thu 23 Mar 2006, 18:26)
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The Joys of Army
Although I have not been in the Army myself, I grew up surrounded by the bloody camps...and would class myself as knowing a fair bit about the habits and whatever of those individuals who are responsible for our nations welfare.

Hmm...now I wont bore you all with stories of what little terrors these lot get upto, but instead with the good bits of being in the army.

a - PT days. Basically, leaving early to hit the pubs about 3.
b- Cheap booze in the mess
c - 'Free' accomodation and food. All monies left in the wage packet is for what the hell they fancy.
d - Regular team bonding sessions. Usually involving the challenge of starting drinking at 9am.
e - Joining the football team so that all ones job involves is kicking a ball around and going to the pub.
f- Getting your mates to drop/collect from the pub using military vehicles.
g - Being able to behave badly and get away with it.
h - the higher up you get in the army, such expenses as teeth whitening can be claimed through work expenses.
i - A bloody great pension at the end of it.



Sorry about the length. They would never say that! ;)
(, Fri 24 Mar 2006, 13:51, closed)

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