British Army soldiers told stop wasting ammunition

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Soldiers are being told to stop wasting ammunition and save bullets on training exercises amid concern money is being squandered.
An internal Army magazine has told troops to stop firing off unused ammunition at the end of exercises.
Senior officers condemned the practice as wasteful and said there was no excuse for using up excess bullets at the end of firing exercises, rather than handing them back in to stores.


British Army soldiers told stop wasting ammunition - Telegraph

Wasn't that half the fun of soldiering, the traditional banzai at endex
 

ugly

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#2
****, try the 80's when not having ammo and not shouting bang bang at the endex was the norm!
 
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Thought that was the idea, collect it, store near ranges & use it all up on the ranges?
Stops extra trips to collect it and store it in relevant battalion ammo store.
These days when you collect ammo you need main vehicle, back up & escort, it just saves man hr's etc.
And less paperwork for the relevant RQMS to do!!
 
#4
less paperwork has been my impression, that and having extra could be seen as pl sergeant screwing up the estimates? I'm not complaining though, its a good laugh.
 
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Late 80s, about 10 of us attempting to fire off the regiments allocation of 7.62. It was deemed best that 8 would load mags and 2 would fire LMG, no one in the butts, just blatting away for hours, bored shitless

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Late 80s, about 10 of us attempting to fire off the regiments allocation of 7.62. It was deemed best that 8 would load mags and 2 would fire LMG, no one in the butts, just blatting away for hours, bored shitless

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Typical, about that time we were struggling to get decent 7.62 ball for the LMGs as RG wasnt making much and we had to use some Euro muck which fouled the gas regulators no end!
 

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#8
Mid-90s, firing an SA80 in each hand full auto off the arrse end of the ship to use up the month's allocation. ****ing good fun. My monthly 5.56 allowance in NI for 30 people was more than a frigate got in a year.
 

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Señor_Chang;5514364 said:
I wonder if it's a coincidence that, this month's Soldier Magazine had a letter about this very subject.
Yay, trigger. Did you see the reference to "an internal army magazine?"
 
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You know what will happen -
"Anyone wanting to improve their marksmanship or firing the LSW to the ammo point now ! That will be you, you and you. The rest can start cleaning weapons !"
 
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Mid-90s, firing an SA80 in each hand full auto off the arrse end of the ship to use up the month's allocation. ****ing good fun. My monthly 5.56 allowance in NI for 30 people was more than a frigate got in a year.
That must be what made the terrorists pack it in.
 
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Typical, about that time we were struggling to get decent 7.62 ball for the LMGs as RG wasnt making much and we had to use some Euro muck which fouled the gas regulators no end!
Probably the same shite, I felt all grown up and knowledgable of guns asking for jenolite jelly in the local gunsmiths. A clone of Jack Hargreaves came to the counter, asked what I was cleaning.

Aaaah, go to Halfords, its rust remover


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#20
Must be a slow week for leaks from Andover and/or Main Building, where is the regular STAB-bashing column in the Torygraph?

Unfortunately this is what passes for journalism these days, in amongst cutting and pasting quotes from Twitter and Facebook.

Interesting that Peter Wall...sorry I mean Con Coughlin was not responsible.
 

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