Prior to deploying on H9 we were treated to a day of 'training' at a certain training area (that 'they' use) in Poole. It was supposed to run along the lines of compound clearance etc... It didn't... It very rapidly deteriorated in to a massive free for all and actually quite a good laugh! Without doubt though, the best part of the event was the hand full of civvi airsofters that rocked up to play enemy for us... What a selection of hero's! Within seconds there were cries of "HIT" and "I'VE GOT A BAD BLEED" and also even some accusations of cheating !!! We were very nearly quite incensed about it... and then we got over it and just carried on shooting at the poor lad who we had trapped in room, cowering behind a kettle for cover. One of the airsofters even tried at one point to give some advice on what webbing to use in afghan or as he put it "what loadout to roll with"... GENIUS!!! The same guy also tried to issue a fully pussers fire control order to us later on in the day...! The whole thing truly was an eye opener. It was, I admit, classic entertainment for a couple of hours but not really a useful training tool. I was wondering if any other units out there had been treated to the same sort of pre deployment "training" or if this was just a one off?