Single Status Update
Because fuck office life, basically.
It's looking good so far, with assessment three weeks off and me aiming for the Parachute Regiment. As they're about as hard to get into as you can manage without going into Selection for the SAS, even a near miss should mean I'm a shoo-in for my second choice, which is The Rifles.
Could be the next 24 years of my life if I'm good at it and enjoy it. Plus my ambition of not having to deal with old age is more realistic, particularly with David Cameron chomping at the bit to get Britain back into a middle eastern quagmire.
Just need to keep my laziness at bay for another three weeks and brush up on relevant knowledge and I should be OK.
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I don't really know, what people do most of the time in the army when there is no war going on? Training?
Maes has echoed what I've been told. Once we get through the initial 26-week training period, it's all about maintaining fitness and equipment, with chores and optional extra courses (which can range from parachuting to academic pursuits) either being thrown at you or offered. Ultimately, I'm going to be doing a 08:30-16:30, Monday-Friday job that enforces discipline and fitness, aside from any deployments, where it becomes 24/7 for 6 months or so, in exchange for an additional 40 days of leave and additional pay.
Not a bad life, all told.