Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend warrior

I like nature and some things that go boom, so I joined The Swedish National Home Guard.

A side benefit: I like headwear. The equipment I was issued included cap, winter cap, balaclava, helmet and a beret. The Swedish defence forces like to prepend most equipment designations with protective-, field- or combat- and since I'm assigned to the staff platoon I'll be wielding a field-pen and a combat keyboard.

I haven't done the introductory course yet (happens in June), so at the moment I'm not even a private.