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Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« on: December 03, 2015, 09:38:28 »
Hi,

I was wondering if I could chat with an active Combat Engineer and pick their brain about the trade? Maybe even meet up and chat about the ups and downs of the trade.

If that's possible, I'd be extremely thankful!

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Re: Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 17:32:28 »
Sure, there's tons of them around in Gagetown.
Not sure if online here :-)
Check the boards here and at "The Combat Arms"; lots of articles with good info and comparisons with other arms. Or post some specific questions; One or many of us will answer (specially if you bait them with a stupid statement ;-)  )
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Re: Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 18:35:11 »
I've been doing a lot of reading on the forum, and the topics of "daily life of a combat engineer" seem a bit dated. I am very interested in the trade from what I've seem on the forces website, and their speciality in the combat diver side. My biggest concern is I am 28 years old, is that too old to start in this trade?

Thanks for all your help, I will try and keep my questions not stupid haha

Cheers

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Re: Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 18:43:22 »
My biggest concern is I am 28 years old, is that too old to start in this trade?

The Combat Arms, and Combat Engineer, are discussed here,

Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=87496.175

In case you have not read this,

All Things Combat Diver (merged)
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=23226.0
10 pages.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2015, 18:55:29 by mariomike »
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Re: Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 19:37:42 »
I have read those, I felt the first post was more about someone who was in the forces rejoining later in the reserves. Thank you though for taking the time to show them to me. All help is very appreciated!

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Re: Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 19:52:29 »
I have read those, I felt the first post was more about someone who was in the forces rejoining later in the reserves.

"Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)" is a merge of nine pages of discussions, all on the same topic.  Many are about joining the Regular Force, including the Combat Engineer trade and Combat Arms in general.

Thank you though for taking the time to show them to me. All help is very appreciated!

You are welcome.  :)




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Re: Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 19:58:53 »
Oh! I may have skipped over some because of the first posts I read, I will re-read it. Thank you for pointing that.

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Re: Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 22:10:32 »
As a tip you will be better off going to Google and just adding the line "site:army.ca" at the end of your search. For example, search "Am I told old to join the forces site:army.ca". This works much better (in my opinion) than the in site search bar and will return more relevant results.

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Re: Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2015, 08:56:14 »
Got word this morning that I'll be off to basic in the New Year! Looking forward to it, I did read that whole post Mariomike suggested and it did help quite a bit!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Re: Any Combat Engineers around Gagetown
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2015, 09:25:46 »
Got word this morning that I'll be off to basic in the New Year! Looking forward to it, I did read that whole post Mariomike suggested and it did help quite a bit!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Congratulations and good luck.  :)
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