Only one set of webbing no chest rig as well? Of course from my vague memories of cadets completely nesscary .Wouldnt worry if he uses that knife for cooking microbes will cleanse the planet .
Its not like they get ammo to lug around .
Its the cadet way he just wants the kit because they don't get it issued. But before you slag him remember every cadet who is keen and enthusiastic at that stage in life is a potentail soldier of the future!
Just because he has more kit than we get issued how many of us go spend our hard earned at the local surplus store? - just because he got his parents to buy it for him - who is the fool him or us?
Cadets are Walts and Wannabees but then we were all that once or we would never have joined.
MY opinion for what its worth, As an AI i see alot of the keener kids buy webbing themselves alot ov my NCO's have their own, some even have assault vests, NO KNIVES or SOFT AIR/AIR PISTOLS are aloowed into the DET or away on weekends or other camps, but i think the kids are switched on if they buy it, some have more than the adults ( not me i give my old kit to the cadets) which i think shows willing.
Don't get me wrong I was once a cadet, I know how enthusiastic I was and also how much I enjoyed it but I didn't buy my own kit. I was happy with what I was given as really the longest we'd spend in the field was a couple of day so it was no big drama's, also I had more important things like White Lightning and 20 20 to invest my pocket money in!
haha hmmm well i see your point as i was the same, but not a cadet, but there is alot of compertitions these days and our county is crap for issuing kit, and kids find it easier to buy kit , mark it theirs and look after it more because its theirs. I have no problem with that, leaves the COY stores for the poor kids, seems logical to me
Some AI who has never done a days service in the army is allowing
this young cadet to get carried away . Webbing is just Bullets and water
with a pouch for bits and bobs . Ok we cannot slag the kid off for
being keen , but his kit is crap