Friday, 6 December 2013
What is a Squaddie?
A Squaddie is someone who joins the forces for many reasons be they financial, emotional or following family tradition.
Once a Squaddie takes the Queen's shilling; he becomes a member of an elite group of people.
A Squaddie will suffer hardship both physically and mentally so his fellow countrymen don’t have to.
Make a Squaddie your friend and he will be a friend forever, make ...him your enemy and he will never forget.
To the general public a Squaddie is a cold-hearted, loud-mouthed thug in a uniform, but a Squaddie is actually, quite intelligent and has feelings and emotions like everybody else.
Ask a Squaddie a serious question and he will answer truthfully to the best of his ability.
A Squaddie lives life to the full because at any time he could be touched by death.
A Squaddie will take the mickey and make jokes about any other Squaddie, Regt or Corps he comes into contact with but, if these same Squaddies, Regt or Corps require his help he will give it a 110%.
So to sum it up, a Squaddie is a loud-mouthed, arrogant, mickey taking, beer swilling, party loving fool but he is also a friend, mate, mucker, comrade and brother and...
I AM PROUD TO BE A RETIRED SQUADDIE AND FRIEND AND BROTHER AND SISTERS TO COUNTLESS SQUADDIES....ONCE A SOLDIER ALWAYS A SOLDIER.......
Copy if you agree and support our great lads and lasses that protect our Country :))))