A year ago I transferred from the British Army to the Canadian Army. Was formerly RE. Since then, a myth I've heard quoted a few times has come up and made me shake my head. It is in relation to pairs F&M, and basically what I've been told is: 'The brits did this study on the falklands y'see, and found that if a guy went to the prone during a section attack, he was less likely to get up again, cause he'd be shit scared, therefore it's better to take a knee *even if you are not behind cover*' Now I first heard this when I was teaching a canadian equivalent to a JNCO cadre, and it was from an experienced and (so I thought until I heard this) knowledgable Sgt in the RCR. I didn't say anything at the time, just though 'really, hmm...' cause in my 7 years in the British Army I never once heard this, and even when conducting pairs F&M trg with the QLR in the falklands was told to get to the prone as long as you can get rounds on target. Is there any truth to this at all? Many thanks for the replies.