Posted: Mar 20, 2010 6:12 pm
by pensioner
andyx1205 wrote:This thread is not to discuss the politics behind war, or the morality of fighting in a war. This thread is not for criticizing the views of those who have served or are serving in the military.

This thread will be centralized on understanding/knowing the views of ex-military / current military rather than criticizing/defending the military.

I was wondering if any Ex-Military / Current-Military would be willing to answer the following questions. Feel free to discuss anything you want as long as we try to refrain from criticism (there's enough political threads).

1) What were/are the details of your service? Location? Specifics?
2) Why did you serve/are you serving?
3) In retrospect, would you do it again? Or, for how much longer are you planning to serve?
4) Have you had any memorable experiences, and if yes, would you mind sharing them?
5) Has your service resulted in any sort of trauma or permanent damage?

Thanks! Lets refrain from keeping the discussions political (feel free to explain your personal political views of the conflicts you had served in/are serving in, but try to refrain from attacking other's views, this isn't a thread on the politics of certain conflicts). Feel free to discuss the technical details of certain conflicts, however try to refrain from political debates please.

We haven't had a thread like this, so I thought it would be interesting to hear from some ex-military/current military.

Keep it civil!

I for one would never if I got a second chance join the British army. Let the rich and powerful fight for there wealth if they want to keep it. Just leave us poor folk alone. I joined because I believed in the bullshit that was fed to me as a youngster. My country right and wrong and all that crap. Sometimes during my army time I was on the wrong side.