All Arms Basic Close Combat Skills Course

#1
Yes i know ,i am going to beasted up and down SENTA . :cry:
But what i am looking for is has anyone from "all other arms" done the course before. I am ex-infantry anyway and seen the light and transfered to RAC on chally2 and having a mid life crisis to prove to myself i can do all the running around with rude amounts of kit :oops: before i am put out to pasture as the SQMS.
 
#2
area you mad,,,retire and sell chocky bars and beer as a sqms,,, its more rewarding,, and you could end up with a new car if your sales are ok....
 
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#3
120mmtopgun said:
Yes i know ,i am going to beasted up and down SENTA . :cry:
But what i am looking for is has anyone from "all other arms" done the course before. I am ex-infantry anyway and seen the light and transfered to RAC on chally2 and having a mid life crisis to prove to myself i can do all the running around with rude amounts of kit :oops: before i am put out to pasture as the SQMS.
Heard it's a nice wee beasting for two weeks.
 
#5
It is always the case when "your mate did it". Its not a beast, it is just basic tactics starting from individual skills, orders etc and working up and some vehicle drills thrown in. If you want any info i.e. course program etc let me know and I'll mail it to you
 
#8
G4Commando I would be grateful if you could mail it to me as I have been foolish enough to have a go too!
 
#9
Thanks for all your encouragement some more than others !
So been 39 in jan ,do you rate my chances of been issued another pair of lungs or new knee joints ?
 
#10
Did the `fan` in 2002 on a nice day in December , was like summer...............well all i had on was a t-shirt ,might had something to do with trying to walk up a fu*k off mountain carrying rude amounts of kit. But was nice to run down the other side towards the resevoir ,someonr mentioned a nice view from the top !! Not that i cared i was too busy looking for an oxygen tank !
 
#11
Did it myself back in the summer, twas a lick out. Take a good daysack, pray for bad weather as it gets emotional running round in CBA when its warm. The packing list is pretty good though, and everything I needed and didnt have was available from RVOPs shop next to the accomodation (for the brief period you are in the accomodation.

Oh yeah, take a laminator if you can. Tac cards galore.
 
#13
G4commando said:
It is always the case when "your mate did it". Its not a beast, it is just basic tactics starting from individual skills, orders etc and working up and some vehicle drills thrown in. If you want any info i.e. course program etc let me know and I'll mail it to you
mm hmm mr patronising..... of course there's no difference between learning basic tactics in a walkthrough on a football pitch, or learning them belting up and down the side of a hill, carrying ridiculous stocks of ammo in a daysack :)

i'm quite happy his assessment was accurate, thanks.
 
#14
Would this course be of benefit to most personnel? Or really only limited to certain Arms or appointments?
 
#16
No you lunatic, i'm in Canada, 7 hours behind GMT.
 
#17
Any Arm or service can do it, except infantry obviously. However the bigwigs in Warminster are still to decide exactly what qualification will be got out of it!!!
 
#18
BTAC (aka "BEASTAC"
Ok gents , i`m back from the course with fu*ked knees , bad back,bruises covering my arms and legs ,the CBA stopped my body getting it and a slight shiner on my right eye dont know how that happened!!
The weather was great only got p*ss wet though on one day whilst live firing and of course the left flanking attack in the stream!
The rude amounts of ammo took its toll on my fitness , carring 600 5.56 plus command kit aint much fun while doing section attacks and casvac aint much fun.The lads on the GPMG had it harder 600 link & the no2 400 link.
But the course is fantasic for skills n drills ,i certainly will recommend it for pre deployment training.
 
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#19
120mmtopgun said:
BTAC (aka "BEASTAC"
Ok gents , i`m back from the course with fu*ked knees , bad back,bruises covering my arms and legs ,the CBA stopped my body getting it and a slight shiner on my right eye dont know how that happened!!
The weather was great only got p*ss wet though on one day whilst live firing and of course the left flanking attack in the stream!
The rude amounts of ammo took its toll on my fitness , carring 600 5.56 plus command kit aint much fun while doing section attacks and casvac aint much fun.The lads on the GPMG had it harder 600 link & the no2 400 link.
But the course is fantasic for skills n drills ,i certainly will recommend it for pre deployment training.
Well done mate, it take it you are no longer a spring chicken! I bet you are glad you are no longer a Grunt, cos Seniors would about kill you!

One question, do you think it was worth it and is it of benifit to you and your corps?
 
#20
The course itself is "train the trainer" but in real terms its a case of "if you can do it ,you can teach it" hense the reason they do everything to excess!
You get the "infantry style" course photo as well. But don`t do the course for yourself ,its a case of pass what you learn/refresh onto your unit to enable to prepare the lads for herrick/telic. The DS are top notch having done either tour or both! So they know from first hand what the f*ck they are talking about. They do have their own fads ,but take on board both and see what works best for you.
My OC has already slotted more of my TP`s in the sqn`s training programme and am looking forward to putting 351 batteries into the lads webbing to bolster the weight for dry training first before we get onto the area.
 

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