Alright Mate and Cheers!
Hello! You post are very reasonable and you seem like a good guy.
So Hello from SSgt Sherm....
Fair one! My sister has lived just outside in Broxburn for years now, think she's had enough now though with this past winter (wuss!) and is moving to Peterborough...
I always thought Edinburgh was quite nice... lol
I find that quite interesting that in European Armies that you have guys in forever at a low rank. When I was in France, they have a rank specifically to do that called Caporal Chef. Whereas in the US Army, you do your time and keep going you will be Sgt...but in the French Army you have guys in 25 years that don't get selected no matter how many times they may have wanted to.
I wouldn't say it can be beaten, but it can become manageable as in the example of your mate, that although he still has PTSD it is a non-factor because of the support he receives.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts in the 'For the Fallen' thread. A day of rememberance indeed.
The mods knew already what was going to happen if the thread would stay open.... lol
lol at the e-mail you posted in your "I'm not a rasict" thread.... I got it a couple a months ago and posted it right away.. holted for 10 pages or so.
It's a shame that the Scottish regiments were amalgamated. If I remember correctly, The Royal Scots were the oldest regiment in the British Army. It desturbs me that the MOD had no respect for tradition. I was also saddesned by the demise of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, who came from the county my ancestors were from.
Avoiding Asshats, Lying Low