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What It's Really Like In The Armed Forces: A Guide For Civvies

These photos and videos might surprise you ...

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Everyone has a rough idea of what they think being in the Armed Forces is like but what is the reality?

We asked Forces Radio BFBS listeners for photos that show their military experience and of course, they shared some hilarious images and videos alongside some more poignant moments.

Jack Crawford posted this video saying it represents "what 98% of what life in the military is like". He missed a spot ...

 

Posted by Jack Crawford on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

 

Greig Foster-Doyle shared this photo of his Grandad with us.

"My gramps in the King's troop. Proud and full of pride ..."

Posted by Greig Foster-Doyle on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

 

Lee Hensman said "Knowing which one is your Dad in a noddy suit.

"All else fails grab the nearest combat clad leg, the owner will know who your Dad is ?"

Posted by Lee Hensman on Friday, 6 July 2018

 

Think it's safe to say a lot of military husbands and wives can relate to this meme.

 

Posted by Jodie Cox on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

 

Apparently, someone is in this picture but we can't see anyone. All we see is a McDonald's and a floating container of ketchup ...

 

Posted by Josh Lyons on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

 

"Wonderful I miss it so dearly ..served 1977 to 1982 UN and NI ..........chuffin hard but wonderful characher [sic] building ..."

 

 

Who knew joining the Armed Forces would involve a spot of landscaping? I bet this guy didn't ...

 

Posted by Martyn Toon on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

 

It's time to celebrate the wounded, injured or sick armed services men and women who go on to compete (and dominate) in sporting competitions like the Warrior Games and Invictus Games.

 

Posted by Lesley Hart on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

 

10/10 for this walrus impression by Ken Reid in 1989 during his "best time ever" in the military ...

 

Posted by Ken Reid on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

 

Many Mums and Dads will recognise this, a quick kiss for the iPad during FaceTime while their parent is deployed for months at a time ...

 

Posted by Ela Chanter on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

 

This definitely isn't Army v Navy day as no one is wearing outrageous, verging on inappropriate, fancy dress ...

 

Posted by Jamie Henderson on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

 

A little something to fuel your nightmares? Charlotte, that looks terrifying. Thanks for sharing?!

 

Posted by Charlotte Wildgoose Morley on Thursday, 5 July 2018

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