IAmA 21 year old Australian/Finnish guy who just finished 6 months of military service in Finland, AMA!
I moved from Sydney, Australia to do my service at the start of January. As I have never lived in Finland before this, I wasn't really required to do service but I thought that it would be a great life experience and I could see the benefits from experiencing army life.
I served in Santahamina near Helsinki in 1st Jääkärikomppania as my rooms machine gunner.
There was about 10 of us in the company who spoke very little Finnish, but this was not an issue since almost everyone speaks good English. All the instructions and commands were in Finnish but they were translated to us by friends if we did not understand.
I will try to answer everything that I can.
EDIT: Further proof if it helps @aleksimonaghan on Instagram I've posted a few photos from my army experience