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Discuss Sandhurst May 2012 in Partners - Wives, Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Husbands on Rear Party; Hi Everyone! Although this is my first post, I have been following this thread since my OH started at Sandhurst in May. I'd just like to say that although I seem to be coping alot ...
  
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    Hi Everyone!

    Although this is my first post, I have been following this thread since my OH started at Sandhurst in May. I'd just like to say that although I seem to be coping alot better than expected, this threat has really helped me so thank you for continuing to share your feelings and news!! It really helps to know that there are others out there going through the same thing!! I hope you all have a great weekend! Not long until OCS!! xxx

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    Welcome Chops I'm in a celebratory mood today as I've finished my exams so bubbly all round. And welldone to all your boys for surviving Long Reach - it's a tough one.
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    Hey chops, glad you've decided to say hello. This thread...and whole forum tbh is amazing at helping making things easier and getting advice.

    Congrats Vita! Bet you're over the moon

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    Hi Chops, welcome

    Hope you ladies are all having a good weekend! Doesn't seem like long at all till they will be back, I can't wait. My OH was really pleased they get a bit more time in the evenings now, although he was too tired to enjoy it properly. It's nice to know that they're getting some down time now, they really do deserve it.

    Is Old College Sunday soon? How quickly has that come around!x
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    Thanks for the heads up WT, I had heard something similar from a friend who said we are not supposed to touch them while in uniform!!! Lol I don't have any intention of being all over my OH, he probably wouldn't tolerate that at the best of times but I'll be sad if I can't have a little cuddle!! xxx

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    Ladies, don't worry too much about the no contact rule, it's a little more relaxed for Old College Sunday. I wouldn't be all over them, but if you squeeze his hand while you're standing around in a group no-one's going to mind. They have other rules like having to 'walk with purpose' which are relaxed too if they're showing families around. The OCdts will know where they stand as they'll be briefed beforehand. And it's not your responsibility to worry about this- it's theirs. They'll soon let you know what each of their CSgts expect of them. The reason they were tight on this today WillowTree is because there were random members of the public around, whereas on OCS it's only loved ones and family - and the day is FOR the families after all!
    So don't panic that your men will appear as affectionless zombies. They might be a bit tense as they're on show, but the main thing is to see what they've been up to and reassure them that they have your support in what they're doing and learning.

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    (Oh, and strictly speaking, ladies should be chaperoned onto the lines, but in reality this just means don't shut their doors and get up to anything naughty!)

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    Anyway, besides OCS, how are you all doing? Hopefully you're starting to get into a routine regarding contact, and beginning to understand some of the lingo?
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    Vita - thanks for the advice!! I know I shouldnt get too hung up on the whole thing but I'm going to wear a dress and it sits slightly above the knee, it's certainly not short but it isn't knee length, is this ok for OCS? xxx

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    As long as you'd be happy wearing it to chapel then it's fine. I wore a dress just above the knee but it was quite loose and I wore flats so it didn't look tarty. It's a judgement call! If in doubt, you're not likely to feel 'too smart.' Some of the mothers will get really quite dressed up, so don't worry about that.

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    I should check these threads more often. I'm not old and met my hubby whilst we were both serving. I'd get the shock of my life If he actually texted me.
    He did sand hurst as a late entry officer, I didn't hear from him once in the 4 weeks. Is that normal? Is for us. 7 months in Afghanistan- I missed numerous calls because I wasn't going to tie myself to the phone when I had 2 young children to entertain. I sent an e-bluey everyday but only to send a pic of our new born baby.

    It's all personal nowadays and a lot of younger couples are glued to their mobile phones and panic if they don't get a reply to their text straight away.

    And yes I'm a bitch. I've been to a few coffee mornings and they bored me to death- all babies and bitching.

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    You ladies will all have a fab time at OCS! Jealous...but at least its not too long until the leave weekend.

    They seem to have had a pretty relaxed weekend tbh, my OH was even able to just sit and watch a film saturday night. lol.

    Everyone had a good weekend? Back to work now...so no surprises back to sitting on here and hoping interesting things happen to distract me from working. haha.

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    Ladies

    Could you refrain from posting details of anything that could be deemed a security risk?

    For anyone who doesn't understand OPSEC/PERSEC please read the linky.

    http://www.rearparty.co.uk/w/sypath/...ead%2A%2A.html
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    Bootiful, I've read the guidance - Thank you. Ironically some of my OHs platoon have been adding each other on facebook , most of whom have profile pictures with their uniform on. I hope that this advice is readily available and circulated to the guys too. Either way, thank you for sharing, very useful.

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    Literally counting down the days again...silly down day today, think im just tired as havnt been sleeping well. But could do with a cuddle from my oh...

    Just over a week...

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    Hey Mrs P...
    Hope that you're ok I Skyped my OH for the first time yesterday and it really was so lovely being able to see him, have you done that? I've not been sleeping well either but mainly because my job is a joke at the moment. Try and plans things to look forward to though, it has really helped me I've been trying to book our August holiday which has cheered me up as having firm dates will provide something to look forward to Lovings, xxx

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    Mod Head On:

    I've had a number of complaints about Opsec and PerSec in this thread and to be fair, and not kill it, I'll leave it to you ladies to remove dates, ID's, place info, and anything else that might be taken as too close to the line.

    Because, not to put to find a point on it, if you're really that naive to post this info on an open forum you're to naive to own a computer and be allowed access to the internet.

    It's not about putting your own fella at risk, he picked you and knows your capabilities, it's about all the other poor buggers who's wives, girlfriends, lovers, OH know better and respect them to much to turn them into a target.

    Beebs

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    Come on Beebs. Chop chop. You've work to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillowTree View Post
    No problem blessed baby cakes thanks for the heads up. as i said before i guess its best not to discuss too much army related stuff and no times/dates, but it might be easier for you to remove what is not allowed because we will then see what is deemed unacceptable and know for the future, if that's ok. X
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    Really?

    Er, no, I don't think so, tomorrow evening if I have one PM telling me there is still ANY PerSec or OpSec I'll lock and archive the thread.

    It's not my job to trawl through 18 pages of posts to find the offending posts then edit them.

    There is a link to OpSec and PerSec if the idea is to continue in the role of OH perhaps it'd benefit a few to read, mull, digest and live it.

    Welcome to the Military and have a nice life!

    Beebs x
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    You'll probably receive a plethora of PMs Beebs.
    Nevertheless, I've deleted any of mine that may be viewed as compromising.

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