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Another new cadre of SUTs starts...

#1
62 showed from 71 booked; one crocked ankle, two hospitalised with suspected heat injuries (moral; don't just tell them 95 times to drink water, actually watch them doing so ), and one RTUd after he'd signed the "Fit to train" certificate, he mantioned to the PTIs "I do have a hairline crack in my upper arm, Corporal." "Can you do press ups?" "No.")

Coupe of ex-Regs ( inc two Gurkhas) and what looks like a Bros Tribute act.

63, I look forward to one day, your SUTs actually having all of their kit. Webbing belts might come in handy, I gather.

Can the RLC blokes who did so well in that recent Mil Skills contest now send those blokes to help train their SUTs, please.
 
#6
I enjoyed the weekend, was pretty much as i expected really.
The DS were fairly lighthearted but I am sure they will get more hardlined as the weekends progress.
I enjoyed the mixed up nature of the sessions not allowiing to much information overload in any one area.
Good weather obviously helped.
Shame we could have spent Saturday night out properly in the field but I assume there are good reaosns for that.
Some of the lessons felt a little rushed however, for example the shelter building.
One of our SAA lessons missed out a drill that was then taught latter on in the next lesson which took longer than expected for some SuTs to pick up which meant the main part of this lesson was missed, this worried me slightly as certain section memebers struggled with NSPs so with more complex drills god knows, hopefullt back at their TACs they will be able to pick up what they have missed.

It would have been nice to seen a timing plan for the weekend so we knew what items to pack into the bergan and leave in the black bags. Not sure if this was down to the duty student of each section not passing on info or if the DS liked to keep each part of the weekend a secret until we moved on to it.

PT was fun and not to much of a struggle.

Food was good, as were the skits on Saturday night.
 
#9
well a fried breakfast is pretty much the same anywhere, and the only other food I had in the cookhouse was a lasagne and that was fine, decent portion with chips and salad no dramas with it at all. The egg roll we were given for later tho was a bit nasty after it had sat in the sun for a while.
 
#10
I enjoyed the weekend, was pretty much as i expected really.
The DS were fairly lighthearted but I am sure they will get more hardlined as the weekends progress.
I enjoyed the mixed up nature of the sessions not allowiing to much information overload in any one area.
Good weather obviously helped.
Shame we could have spent Saturday night out properly in the field but I assume there are good reaosns for that.
Some of the lessons felt a little rushed however, for example the shelter building.
One of our SAA lessons missed out a drill that was then taught latter on in the next lesson which took longer than expected for some SuTs to pick up which meant the main part of this lesson was missed, this worried me slightly as certain section memebers struggled with NSPs so with more complex drills god knows, hopefullt back at their TACs they will be able to pick up what they have missed.

It would have been nice to seen a timing plan for the weekend so we knew what items to pack into the bergan and leave in the black bags. Not sure if this was down to the duty student of each section not passing on info or if the DS liked to keep each part of the weekend a secret until we moved on to it.

PT was fun and not to much of a struggle.

Food was good, as were the skits on Saturday night.
with regards to the SAA lessons, the rcts parent unit should also be teaching them these lessons prior to the rcts coming down to Malta, however i have found that more than one unit do not do this, and therefore its down to the instrs that are on the weekend to teach the rcts from scratch, which can be difficult or the rest of you who know what you are doing.

there is a timing plan in your lines, however the duty student should also know what is going on and be able to pass this down to the rest of the cadre, you will find this out more on rt2 - rt5, which you will be spending in camp.
 
#12
with regards to the SAA lessons, the rcts parent unit should also be teaching them these lessons prior to the rcts coming down to Malta, however i have found that more than one unit do not do this, and therefore its down to the instrs that are on the weekend to teach the rcts from scratch, which can be difficult or the rest of you who know what you are doing.
When I asked may moons ago why recruits were not taught SAA at our unit, the reply was because it sometimes clashed with what was taught at the RTC.
 
#13
When I asked may moons ago why recruits were not taught SAA at our unit, the reply was because it sometimes clashed with what was taught at the RTC.
Ditto - The position as I understood it was that units were specifically told not to teach SUTs anything that would be covered on their weekends so as to ensure a single standard of instruction. Could be wrong/changed though.
 
#15
Correct; The RTCs get the latest version of the pamphlets as a priority, and some units have been teaching out of date stuff.
I take offense to that, all our recruits are taught AFV recognition, basic Russian (300 words) and have passed their weapon handling tests on the SMG before we send them up to you - atleast we're being proactive and trying to make your lives easier BB!!
 
#16
BB: What lessons or topics do the RTC allow or want units to teach recruits at the unit whilst going through their weekends?

There seems to be a bit of confusion about this at my unit and after a while we run out of old videos to show recruits on a Tuesday night...
 
#17
I take offense to that, all our recruits are taught AFV recognition, basic Russian (300 words) and have passed their weapon handling tests on the SMG before we send them up to you - atleast we're being proactive and trying to make your lives easier BB!!
Ah, but do they take a complete set of 58 pattern webbing and large pack when they go to the RTC?
 
#18
@MSR
They certainly do!

@Static_Crackle
Not sure what the 'approved' thing is but we have a seprate trg plan for recruits on a Tuesday night and they do things like Regimental History, Badges of Rank/role of the TA/Orbats, lots of emphasis on field admin lessons, kit husbandry, introduction to things like patroling and f&m, and occasionally we'll use the recruits to enhance our trained ranks programme for example if the trained ranks are doing a 'mini-ex' usually at the end of a set amount of weeks of specific Tuesday build up training we'll use the recruits as opfor for the evening or something whilst we do a VCP for example just to make things a little more interesting.
 

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