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Excellent

ProGood Experience

ConsOften Dangerous, Underpaid for half the work !

The British Army provides a real way out for many people, it gives morales and standards to many young people, who otherwise wouldnt have a chance of survival in their home environment. As an employer, it often neglects its duty of care, and the work environments can be exceptionally challenging...

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Super

“How to be a good wife of”

published 16/12/2001

Prosocial life excellent,

Consnot good for children

This is my opinion on being a "wife of" in the British Army, for those of you who don't know this is how the army refer to you officially. This was my only problem with the British Army they see families as excess baggage. Now I know they don't really have time to worry about the families of...

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Super

“Soldier Blue”

published 16/02/2001

ProToo many to mention

ConsToo many to mention

All that glitters is not gold! One has to admit that the recruiting publicity for the British Army are some of the best adverts on the telly; they should be the bill for them runs in to the millions. My opinion of the British Army is based on 21 years service and still serving. Anyone...

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Good

“A difficult task”

published 21/03/2001

ProArmy provides skills and job security, housing, tr...

Cons...but you might get killed in some place for the ...

Today's young adults are not like their counterparts forty, thirty or even twenty years ago. They do not like to be bossed about all the time, and obviously this is a part of the Army's very being. I think our culture has been part of the problem here, because we have bowed away from discipline...

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Excellent

Protravel,future training,security

Consno definate life planning

Having served in the Royal Corps of Signals for over 15 years I have seen massive changes in both the soldiers and the technology that they use. When I first joined the discipline was far harsher than it is now, you would not say anything unless spoken to, and then it still might get you into...

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Excellent

“Stand By Your Beds”

published 07/11/2002

ProFantastic opportunities, meet new people, security...

ConsNo family or girls.

I am due to go into the AGC in March as a Military Policeman, and I feel that I know enough about the forces to comment to a certain extent. Opportunities. The opportunities that the Army offer are simply amazing. For starters, there is the opportunity to see the world for free. You can be placed...

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Super

“A career in the British Army”

published 26/03/2001

ProExcellent travel, adventure training

ConsMiss family and friends

A career in the British Army ?, One has to think what do you want out of life if you happy with a 9 - 5 job with the family and friends that you have grown up with, then I would not recommend it for you, If you are looking for that something else, that bit of adventure, the advantage of trying...

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Satisfactory

“Out after 10 Years”

published 18/02/2005

ProSee the world & get paid

ConsLife insurance goes up.

After 10 years of service i finally left. I'd had a lot of good times as well as quite a few bad ones. The thing I remember of the army is being cold, wet, hungry and fed up. No-one knew what was going on most of the time and your stuck in the middle of Germany, the most boring place on earth...

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Super

Pronone

Consbeing alone

I have been an army wife for 6 months now and my husband has just gone to afghan which is really hard for us both we have just had a baby boy who was born 14thjuly 2007, it is a hard job being an army wife but i'm so proud to be one my husband is good at this job but he is quiting next year as we...

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Excellent

“Great Job,”

published 06/12/2007

ProWages, Accomodation, Country's to live in

ConsWar,

The British Army. Be the BEST! My husband has been in the British Army for 6 year's now. He is in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineer's (REME). Currently he is doing a HND. My husband has been to Iraq ad could of lost his life serving the Queen and Country. Anyway the British Army, do pay...

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Good

“Army, your views”

published 23/02/2009

ProLots of holiday, Travel, sport, qualifications, ma...

Consunderpaid, often dangerous, away fromhome alot, ve...

i have currently been in the army for 2 years now and i have come to believe that its up to the person to decide whether they like it or not. If you like travel, hard work, good mates etc then join up! But if you dont enjoy leaving your family, want proper money for your hard work, dont mind...

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Super

published 12/06/2008

im currently girlfriend of a british army soldier but they have only just revealed they are moving over to Germany next year. We really get on and can see a long future ahead of us but i have a little girl due to start school this year and if we do stay together and get married is her education going to suffer? i dont really want her to go to private education as i would like her to be able to mix in with other children as she would do by going to local school in england, i just dont know what to do because obvious;y she comes first! if someone can give me a little guidance? please.x

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Good

“Bring back national service”

published 21/03/2001

Prolow u/e

Conscost

This opinion is wether we should bring back national service. In my opinion we would have problems if we brought it back as there would be a lot of AWOL's, absent without leave. Could it be enforced and if so would the courts deal with it correctly? Would it help to prevent the tidal flow of...

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Super

“Best Trained”

published 30/03/2001

ProBRILLIANT ARMY, EXCELLENT TRAINING

ConsEquipment, needs to be renewed

The british army is arguably the best trained army in the entire world. The only down side is that we don't have the military technology that the everyday soldier is after i.e. GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) equipment, Weaponry, (the standard british army assault rifle is the SA80, many of...

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Not for me

Prosomewhere to sleep if you're homeless

Conscould be quite dangerous, poor pay, no freedom

My son is in the infantry. He has been grossly unhappy since he joined. He now has the priveledge of going to Iraq to risk his life for less a week than his mate gets working in Tesco's. What a career move. Still at least he's there for a good reason?????????? From my experience I would advise...

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