Originally posted by michaelmcclen
those troops get screwed before any of you do
Before we get started I served my time also 3 years in the Rangers (UK) althrough I dident see any TOD's because with my # luck I gained an incureable
disease and had to be discharged but never the less I did join up in 2008 knowing full well I would be going to Afgan.
Now to my point, please dont say army personel get # before any other member of your country as in the UK's army
So basicly you did not do much of nothing during the short time you were in...
*subsidised housing, 3 bedroom semi detached rent £150 per month. For a private citizen £500-600 per month.
I stayed in a 50 man barracks, then a 8 man barracks room, then a 2 man barracks room, the entire time I served....this is not the UK
*Holidays, 40 per annum. Most citizens 25
the only "holiday" i had was christmas exodus after basic training, and RR during my tour in Iraq, this is not the UK
*Pay £17,000 @ 17 years old. Private citizen starting pay at 17 is around £11,000
I made $1058 a month and that was as a E-4, this is not the UK
*You get to see the world, granted in some places its a war zone but hey a holiday is a holiday.
A war zone is not a holiday, I served with UK soldiers in Iraq, we used to go to you all tents for the parties and alchohol in Iraq, this is not the
*subsidised meals, last time i checked £23 a month provided you with 3 hot meals a day.
We had meal cards in Garrison, so they took money for food, and in war or feild we ate T-Rats... This is not the UK
*Healthcare, free. I even know in some instances of penis enlargement surgery and also breast enlargement surgery being carried out on the tax payers
To enlarge your penis take Ibruprofen, to cure a broken arm, take Ibruprofen, that is the Armys health care,... this is not the UK
*Now I know this is definatly for the Americans, GI bill or reeducation for us in the UK. Free education after time served, never have to pay an exam
fee ever again.
After they take $1200 for your first year in service, you only get college benifits after extremely long struggles with VA... This is not the UK
*Free bus pass when you pass 40
In who's city.... This is not the UK
I know there are plenty more benifits as to why its better at 16 to join the army than go into the civilian sector unless you have 1/2 a brain.
So please dont cry your getting # before US. Many thanks.
edit on 10-8-2011 by michaelmcclen because: grammar
When you complete a full tour of duty in the US Army then you can chime in on this conversation... Basiclly you were medically discharge for some sort
of incompetence... Please do not insult my time in service with a half a$$ response as if you know anything about the United States of
edit on 10/8/11 by AdamAnt because: (no reason given)