I think it´s like anything, they have fit guys and fat pie munchers even in the Legion. i know some make them out to be super men but i don´t think so. yes you´re correct in what you wrote.Probably boils down to the pool of candidates' average fitness. If all can do seven, then they will choose the 20 that can do ten.
Just a guess though.
Before I went, I made sure I could do a fair bit more than what the tests demanded. Think it's smarter to have something in reserve incase the day isn't your day.
But you by your admission you said you could not learn french so never got Promotion. What is the point of being fit but staying the bottom of the food chain? Might get away with sign language & monkey see monkey do in the infantry but in the REC & engineers that won't cut it. Just saying...the only thing fit for a sardine can is sardine I’m a Pisces I
I do think you were a hard robust soldier ginge. A like able roge even now in your 60s. Not taking the piss as i do like you. Just making the point that higher on my list of priorities would be good french regardless if rep or not. Agree with most of your post.. We had some unfit guys too.Everybody joins for their own reasons promotion was not high on my list your get confused with career soldiers not drunks and chancers as I was then!
I am sure you were not a drunk chancer but just a bit crazy like we all were. We all were idiots at times boozing...etc. I mean you learned later on in your early 50s so you have a brain but maybe just did not want to use it ...LOL. I was not so good in school but at 40 learned a job in school here in German . Don´t put yourself down ginge. you i am sure were a loyal guy to your mates in the REP.drunks and chancers as I was then!
Am in. If 60y old beat me... Hmm. So when is posting day?Duda boss do you want some motivation?? I’m in my 60s on New Year’s Day at 12am I will post a video of my max reps of true pull ups so step up to the line my Man except the challenge and 50 each winner takes all PayPal it to Mr Pert (Sex) for safe keeping Game on