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Teabag
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime16/9/2011, 11:40

Anyone see this on the box last night? Catterick has changed a bit since I was there. One thing puzzled me was that their army numbers appeared totally different to what I consider usual. I think they all began with a 3, so what happened to 24****** and all that?
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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime16/9/2011, 11:49

I didn`t see it..but my grandsons` number is 25****** and he went in 9 years ago.So any changes must have taken place after that..

That is 1,744,000 after mine,and just realised we have the same last three
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 56
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime16/9/2011, 15:51

off on a tangent a little bit
when we joined up we swore on the bible to serve the queen and country (this is not a racist comment ) but how do the young guys who join up of different beliefs ie Muslims, atheist ect how do they overcome this what do they swear on? also do they still receive the Queen shilling (Or has that gone up) Question lol!
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Wilf
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Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime16/9/2011, 19:29

Call me a traditionalist but I thought the cap badge was supposed to be worn over the left eye? every time I see soldiers on the TV these days they seem to be wearing the cap badge over the left ear! the European conscript look is obviously trendy these days.
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davwood
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Number of posts : 27
Localisation : Swadlincote
Cap Badge : RCT/RMP
Places Served : Taunton. Hameln, Herford, Werl, NI, Berlin, Helmstedt, London, Rhodesia.
Registration date : 2007-08-27

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime16/9/2011, 20:38

Apparently regimental numbers started with 3 for all new recruits when the army brought in a a new computer system called JPA. There has been a lot of moaning about it on another site. It seems that claims ect all have to done via the computer by the person claiming, and believe it or not, monthly pay chits are no longer issued, all on the computer mate!!
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Number of posts : 35
Age : 64
Localisation : Erdington, Birmingham
Cap Badge : RCT(V), RLC(V)
Places Served : Grantham, Long Marston, Bicester, Marchwood and most rail served depots with the TA in BAOR
Registration date : 2010-11-24

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime16/9/2011, 21:12

davwood wrote:
Apparently regimental numbers started with 3 for all new recruits when the army brought in a a new computer system called JPA. There has been a lot of moaning about it on another site. It seems that claims ect all have to done via the computer by the person claiming, and believe it or not, monthly pay chits are no longer issued, all on the computer mate!!

Correct. Since JPA, all numbers begin with 3, both male and female. None of these W numbers for the girls now. JPA was introduced to make admin easier by masking the soldiers do it themselves. If you make an incorrect claim, it's straight in front of the OC (unless the JPA authoriser is sympathetic). I think the MOD is trying to save money as the system has several blips and glitches a week, therefore the soldier gets bored and doesn't subsequently claim as he can't be a*sed.

Just my take on it

A bored soldier
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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime17/9/2011, 07:54

Andrew wrote:
Call me a traditionalist but I thought the cap badge was supposed to be worn over the left eye? every time I see soldiers on the TV these days they seem to be wearing the cap badge over the left ear! the European conscript look is obviously trendy these days.

Maybe the Britsh Army Lads and Lasses think they are EU SOLDIERS ! cheers
Cap badges on the side a la France and Espana ! Not to mention the Poles.

I cannot believe how many European Countries are in the EU these days, it is spreading west rapidly. affraid

I joined up in August 1963 at Army Apprentice School, Army No.23982021, you never forget! I don't care who knows my number these days ! jocolor
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 85
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime17/9/2011, 16:41

Re the subject of Regimental Numbers etc, just seen a good article on a forum at :
http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Service_Number

The forum in question is called :
British Army Rumour Service (ARRSE) so thanks to them for their work on this subject.

Jimsigs1

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Teabag
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Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime17/9/2011, 22:09

jimsigs1 wrote:
Re the subject of Regimental Numbers etc, just seen a good article on a forum at :
http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Service_Number

The forum in question is called :
British Army Rumour Service (ARRSE) so thanks to them for their work on this subject.

Jimsigs1


It's life Jim but not as we know it! Laughing

I sort of knew where I was with the old numbering system. Bloody computers. Never catch me on one!
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Wilf
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Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime23/9/2011, 19:21

Beachley Boy wrote:
Andrew wrote:
Call me a traditionalist but I thought the cap badge was supposed to be worn over the left eye? every time I see soldiers on the TV these days they seem to be wearing the cap badge over the left ear! the European conscript look is obviously trendy these days.

Maybe the Britsh Army Lads and Lasses think they are EU SOLDIERS ! cheers
Cap badges on the side a la France and Espana ! Not to mention the Poles.

I cannot believe how many European Countries are in the EU these days, it is spreading west rapidly. affraid

I joined up in August 1963 at Army Apprentice School, Army No.23982021, you never forget! I don't care who knows my number these days ! jocolor

At one particular unit the various conscript armies we occasionally went on excercise with wore the cap badge over the ear. One or two of our lads started to do likewise, the CSM immediately nipped it in the bud.
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pinky
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Number of posts : 208
Localisation : Southern Alberta, Canada.
Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime24/9/2011, 05:38

hi there,
Some of the 'cooler and fast track' types in my Regt. were doing it in the 90's,rarely did they get repremanded.In fact most got promoted and were quite succesfull..........i don't get it either !!!
atb
pinky
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Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime24/9/2011, 06:53

Hello Pinky, me & a mate were sent to an officers mess at Hohne to collect some mess silver, I'm sure it was 14/20H, however I will be corrected. The first thing we saw on arrival at the mess was a sports car smashed halfway through the front doors! We entered by another door and found a steward. The place was a right mess, it looked like a riot had gone off. The steward said the 'young gentlemen' had a party the previous night! we commented on the damage and in particular the front doors, the steward said they [The young gentlemen] take it turns to pay for the damage!
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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime24/9/2011, 07:17

High spirits,for the young gentlemen

Vandalism for the ORs Wink
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Teabag
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Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime24/9/2011, 08:49

Watching the last episode, I am sure they passed out on the same square we did at Helles barracks. The training depot was Vimy lines so I am not sure why this was?
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Number of posts : 208
Localisation : Southern Alberta, Canada.
Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime24/9/2011, 09:53

hi wilf,
1420h were in hohne from about 1977 to 1985,officers had 'high spirits' in schloss brederbeck (officers mess) near the airfield...........your story sounds about right,we had some proper charlies in those days.
lol.
atb
pinky
HUSSAR
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FM
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime24/9/2011, 11:51

[quote="pinky"]hi wilf,
1420h were in hohne from about 1977 to 1985,officers had 'high spirits' in schloss brederbeck (officers mess) near the airfield...........


Schloss Bredebeck ! Now that takes me back.

In 70/71, the night before we moved out on an exercise I was detailed to guard the place. It was empty and the decorators were in.

I have a fertile imagination and somewhere in the building I could hear a window slamming in the wind, I was alone in that great empty place and all the horror films I'd ever seen came flooding back.

Guard ? I stayed in my little room ALL night.

F*** that for a game of soldiers ! affraid

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pinky
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Number of posts : 208
Localisation : Southern Alberta, Canada.
Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

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PostSubject: Re: Young Soldiers   Young Soldiers Icon_minitime24/9/2011, 12:24

Yep can't blame ya !!
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