Discuss Remembrance and training in Just TA on The Army Rumour Service; Originally Posted by StabTiffy2B
Originally Posted by Renski
Now, of course training takes priority.
The entire weekend should be spent making sure you look the part and can actually march on the day. Nothing worse ...
The entire weekend should be spent making sure you look the part and can actually march on the day. Nothing worse than looking scruffier than the cadets.
Couldnt agree more, it was only last year I saw a S/sgt get promoted, he marched out of the ranks and tick tocked! The amount of people about who look like bags of shite and march like bags of shite is phenomenal, these arent just juniors, these are seniors with 7, 8 ,9 10 or more years service, the one day we have all eyes on us and certain soldiers continue to make the T.A look like a rabble, when Joe public sees this no wonder the T.A/ reserve/2nd generation defence force or whatever we will be rebranded think we are a joke.
Just to add something to the mix 2 Sig Bde have a trade training camp starting tomorrow. These are fairly tight time wise anyway but I assume (hope) that some time will be taken out to remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
fair point but if your particular unit rarely trains at drill then what can you do?
Rollocks. On Sunday I shall be marching 12 veterans down the High Street. They last did drill in 1945. I can assure you they will march beautifully, backs as straight as they can and stepping out feetly. So don't give it that crap...just do it, you are collecting trained soldier's pay are you not? A little bit of elan, a little bit of esprit de corps and a shouty sergeanty person and you ought to get through. If on the other hand your unit is made up of hunch fronts and sloth impersonators than I feel sorry for you and your colleagues but either way MARCH like you mean it!
Our unit is depleted this rem sun due to a trade camp organised as well as a full gaps weekend in another location this leaves us with very little on the ground to parade with. Poor organisation or dont give a toss syndrome You Decide
Our Sqn this year has decided that Friday night will consist of some Admin, followed by good old bar games. This way everyone can get in the bar have a few swallies and the older members of the sqn can help the newer members of the sqn to get their kit sorted (boots gleaming / kit pressed to a high standard etc). Saturday is split between doing MATT's and drill, then Sunday bit more drill practice then down town for the Parade and back to the Mess's to pull up a sandbag with the Veterans and pay respects to them and their colleagues of past.
In 14 years I have only missed a parade once and that was when I was on a course at Chatham and we were told that training took presedence as it was a very tight timetable.