Brand new Reserves recruit straight out of school. Any tips?

hotel_california

LE
Book Reviewer
Let your training staff know you are serious by getting a regimental tattoo and a set of big fuck off knives before you go on Phase 1.
 

morsk

LE
Godamnit. I thought this was a dating site ad.

Any chance OP.......
 

Auld-Yin

ADC
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
Fresh faced and 18 y/o. Hmmmm, your Mum must therefore be in her thirties/early forties, any pics of her you could share with us?
Do you even remember what your pen1s is for old son? :)
 
Let your training staff know you are serious by getting a regimental tattoo and a set of big **** off knives before you go on Phase 1.
No, what he REALLY needs to know about is how things were done back when he was in the ACF and give any Infantry bod or SAA instructor tips on how it's really done, keep sweets in the right hand ammo pouch and if they have a go at you remind them they commonly use it for the ammo pouch coffee mugs BCB retail.

Don't do any phys before phase 1, that's how you'll really shine because they'll see you really pushing yourself and also remind them your Mike Goldens cousin
 

windswept398

Old-Salt
Let your training staff know you are serious by getting a regimental tattoo and a set of big **** off knives before you go on Phase 1.
This applies to almost any industry, military or civilian.

I may not have been the brightest in college but I was memorable. Swinging an axe about during Freshers made sure of that.
 
Super.
 

Cruthin1967

Clanker
Take shit of absolutely no one. The army likes to see confident people, a bit of chest poking can raise your standing in the eyes of the chain of command.
When you first go to basic training, a Cpl or Sgt may try to shout and intimidate you. Just like the prison yard they sounding you out, to see if they can make you their bitch. Just look them straight in the eye and say something alone the lines of "Who the **** are you talking to, cuntybollocks?". 99 times out of 100 they will back down and find a weaker target.
The kit you get issued in basic training is a bit shit, so stock up well at an Army surplus store, not only will you have all the gucci kit, your Cpl/Sgts will admire the fact you have prepared well.
Occasionally some tossbag officer will try throwing his weight around and insist you are punished just for constantly making mistakes on the ranges. Any punishment they tried to give you should be met with you demanding that the legal branch supply you with a solicitor (They come in handy for getting you out of show parades or extra work).
Finally, claim that you identify with being a black, muslim, gay, transsexual vegan the army will fall over itself to be seen letting you do what ever the **** you want.
Outstanding advice.
Any tips?
Be sure to ask DS about billeting arrangements for comfort animals on annual camp. Quis separabit
 

GDog

Clanker
Fresh faced and 18 y/o. Hmmmm, your Mum must therefore be in her thirties/early forties, any pics of her you could share with us?
I did phase 1 in my late 30s and discovered the guy two beds down had parents the same age as me, had fun winding him up about hooking up with his mum on pass-out.

Eventually I was rumbled as a bummer so I said I was looking forward to some step-dad action. He then told me he was a Lt Cdr so wouldn't have anything to do with bum fun with me. The naivety!
 

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