25th November 2009, 11:14
i have just left the service of the british army (after 8 years service), i was in 29 commando regiment for most part and ended up serving in 1 PARA (SFSG) by the end of my service. I am currently considering joinin the FFL, but have heard some "undesirable" things about it. I was hoping that serving members could clear this up for me.
1) That the FFL is run by a "fear of the NCO" effect, rather than respect. And the welfare of any of its serving members is thrown to the wind (as in, once your in, your ours to do with as we see fit).
2) That the standard of soldiering in the FFL is poor, and you are basically used as cannon fodder for the French. That they will push you on to fight blindly with no regarde for its soldiers, and if you dont do it, chances are the NCO's will put a bullet in you.
These are not my views, but are rumours from soldiers (probably around the world) in the British Forces. I would like it if someone serving could tell me (without the sugar coating) what to expect in the FFL. It would be most appreciated.
25th November 2009, 11:30
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