Cadet BOWMAN?

#1
Anyone heard this one?:

Cadet Forces will be getting a stripped down version of BOWMAN circa 2008/9 to replace their aging CLANSMAN kit

Anyone out there heard any more about that? Or is it just wishful thinking
 
#2
Haha! I think it's going to happen right after cadets all get issued the '10,000 L-85's that they found in a hanger' etc etc.

2009? I don't even think the TA will have it by then.


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#4
What on earths a stripped down version of bowman ? Only have half the frequencies ?

Question you have to ask your self is exactly WHY you need to have anything to do with Bowman, radios yes, but why bowman ? and dont say "to prepare you fro joining up" as I am pretty sure that its not (supposed) to be the mandate for the ACF
 
#5
The obsolesance notice for Clansman states that it will continue to be used by UOTCs and (Junior) cadet forces. With a pool of replacements held centrally.

So don't expect Bowman (except poss PRR, which isn't really Bowman proper) in Uni Military Club or Cadets any time soon.
 

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#7
Why would you need it? I'm otc, and Clansman is more than enough for us. A 352 and GSA gives us enough flexibility to deal with pretty much anything. 349s are shit though.

Either that, or the old combat nokia!

What's wrong with a bit of shouting anyways!
 
#8
Silent_Scope said:
Rumour is 2012 they will be in full service. I doubt it.
Are you going to believe this rumour? Did your mate Dave have a mate who's mate's dad heard them say it? There is no need for ACF/CCF or OTC to have the Blue force tracker and Data link aspect. And why would cadets need secure comms? A 349 or 320 is enough, even though 349's are a f*cking pain!

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#9
The_Cheat said:
Silent_Scope said:
Rumour is 2012 they will be in full service. I doubt it.
Are you going to believe this rumour? Did your mate Dave have a mate who's mate's dad heard them say it? There is no need for ACF/CCF or OTC to have the Blue force tracker and Data link aspect. And why would cadets need secure comms? A 349 or 320 is enough, even though 349's are a f*cking pain!

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I'm just saying. And no actually we were told by our county sigs officer.
 
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Bottleosmoke

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#10
Well lets hope Kent ACF dont get it.

They managed to burn down their stores in Shorncliffe at the weekend.

It looked a right mess this morning.
 
#11
Bottleosmoke said:
Well lets hope Kent ACF dont get it.

They managed to burn down their stores in Shorncliffe at the weekend.

It looked a right mess this morning.
And there's all their diffies for the last ten years fixed in the space of a weekend...
 
#12
Silent Scope, your Sigs Officer is obviously a WALT bluffer, clearly the Cadets will not get bowman!. They can't even provide the basic's for Regs let alone spending millions on cadets. Think man!!!
 
#14
He is talking out of his arrse then.

Unless he is confusing PRRs with Bowman.
 
#15
eeerm I very much doubt it , can't see a cadet minbus with a vudt and 355 vmg clip in can you ....?
 
#16
This topic was actually discussed at a meeting held in MOD Main Building last week.

I'm not privy to what system you'll be getting, but there is one in the pipeline.

8)
 
#17
eeerm I very much doubt it , can't see a cadet minbus with a vudt and 355 vmg clip in can you ....?
 
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Bottleosmoke

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#18
Petriburg said:
This topic was actually discussed at a meeting held in MOD Main Building last week.

I'm not privy to what system you'll be getting, but there is one in the pipeline.

8)
Yes, 2 yoghurt pots and a piece of string.

Cant have FRES and BOWMAN for cadets CAN WE?

In fact FRES BCU is in the pipeline for ACF, Its called a 110!
 
#20
blobmeister said:
I bet the Cadets are getting C8, Sig 250's, AT4, GMG and WMIK's and they all have spare MK6A combat lids.
And the spare (yeah right) osprey
 

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