One for DREZHA

HOME Forums Other Stuff One for DREZHA

This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Bob Williams 6 months ago.

  • Creator
    Topic
  • #30608

    Bob Williams
    Participant
    @bullstuff2

    Hi Chris, knowing your Cadet Force interest I post this pic as a proud granddad. It seems there is no end to my youngest gdaughter’s talents: she had only been in the CCF for a couple of months. She is the kind of girl who should have been a boy – hates pink, hates dressing up, never had a doll, always liked running, climbing and building. Should she take to the military, I expect her to be at least a full Colonel by the time she is 30! Probably my fault, she loves all my Army tales.

    As I write, she is away for the weekend at a Steampunk show, covered in all kinds of gear.

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, legendary SF writer.

Spread the love
Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Author
    Replies
  • #30691

    Drezha
    Participant
    @drezha
    Forumite Points: 982

    Congratulations!

    We don’t tend to do a huge amount with the CCF which is a shame as we share the same command structure! Certainly the RAF and the RAF(CCF) is the case.

    I’m down at RAF Cranwell next month doing my squadron commanders course, so I’ll be with a number of CCF officers then.

    0
    0
    #30713

    Bob Williams
    Participant
    @bullstuff2
    Forumite Points: 3,448

    Gdaughter currently favours the RAF as a career Chris, I am not steering her in any way but would prefer her to have options based upon an RAF career, from Uni. I think it is inevitable that she will go to Uni eventually. Her results are all A and A*, one of her tutors told me that she would like a class full of Eleanors!

    I certainly would not like to see her in an Army or Naval uniform, but always it would be her choice.

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, legendary SF writer.

    0
    0
    #30717

    Drezha
    Participant
    @drezha
    Forumite Points: 982

    Advice I was given at 18 was go to Uni, get life experience then go back – in fairness though, I was looking at the officer route. I tried again a few years ago when I was 29 and got rejected due to a back problem I’d had at 25. I certainly felt far more ready at 29 than at 18!

    All the best with whatever she ends up doing.

    0
    0
    #30730

    Bob Williams
    Participant
    @bullstuff2
    Forumite Points: 3,448

    Thanks Chris.

    That’s the route her big bro (now 25) took: as an Aspergers lad of 18, he had already passed Cisco and Microsoft qualifications, was set to go to Birmingham Aston University. Had one visit and I suspect that the crowds and atmosphere didn’t suit his solitary nature, caused by the Aspergers, often wrongly perceived as anti social. I have to point out that he has not seen his dad for many years and his mum divorced that waster when gson was very young. I have been the biggest male influence in his life, I know him better I suspect than his mum. For the second visit to Brum, he had to get out of the car to be sick when only a few miles from home. I knew instantly that he did not want to go, took him away from mum and grandma, asked him if he wanted Uni. No, granddad, was the reply. So he concentrated on getting a local job, really worked hard at it.

    Today he is right hand man to the boss of a local IT company with contracts all over the place, has his own ‘executive’ apartment, cooks and keeps the place spotless. He is waiting to attend Lincoln Uni 2 days a week for a specialist Microsoft course, paid for by his boss. He would never have been in that position, had he gone to Uni at 18. Bringing him home caused friction between our daughter and myself, but she now admits I was right. He is also reinforcing his sister’s IT education and they are great together, much closer than when she was the “annoying baby sis.”

    Life.

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, legendary SF writer.

    0
    0
Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Spread the love