Australian Servicemen




 
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November 15th, 2004  
AussieNick
 

Topic: Australian Servicemen


I was just wondering who on this forum is in the Australian defence force, or is ex ADF?
November 15th, 2004  
Ed
 
I'm trying to be in the ADF....
November 16th, 2004  
LIPS
 
 
I am Ive have done eighteen and a half years and still enjoy it.
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November 16th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
So scott.moore what do you do with yourself?

Ed you want to join the Infantry if I remember correctly.
November 16th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
i plan on joining after i finish my degree.
its a tough choice, if i join, then i miss out on the undergrad job fairs, which would give me a good chance of getting a decent job.
but i really want to join
would like to quality as a para if i did tho
November 16th, 2004  
LIPS
 
 
Nick, what do I do with myself? Well Iam married with five kids. I joined in 1986 got to 3RAR in Dec of 1986 and left in 1999 to be posted to The Parachute Training School as an Instructor. Got back to 3RAR in Nov 01 and left there at the start of 2004 to be posted to Hobart. My wife and I have Just bought ourselves a caravan and will tour around Tasamania over the christmas period. We will leave Tas at the end of 05 location unknown at this stage.

Other than that not too much.
November 16th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
scott, what does the RAR stand for? do they have a specialist role or type of warfare speciality?
November 16th, 2004  
LIPS
 
 
Royal Australian Regiment

They are the fulltime Infantry Battalions 1RAR, 2RAR, 3RAR, 4RAR, 5/7RAR, 6RAR.

3RAR-Paratroopers

4RAR-Commandos

5/7RAR- Mech Infantry

1 and 2RAR- Airmobile

6RAR- Motorized Infantry
November 16th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
thanks
November 17th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
So your a bit of a career soldier are ya scott. Good to hear Trecking around the Tassie should be fantastic.

Locke, why not look at the reserves to start with, you can always go full time if you want, and you may end up landing the graduate job you want. If your a Uni student you should look at trying out for one of the University regiments (reserve), you'll come out as an 2nd Lt.