can we ..........

#1
can we stop all the bitching and moaning about Cadets, ACF and Adult Instructor for a change and try to put down any positive strories and incidents in this thread that occured, either while a Reg/TA or even as OTC , ex serving etc that you have observed, experienced or heard about. :)
 
#2
semper said:
can we stop all the bitching and moaning about Cadets, ACF and Adult Instructor for a change and try to put down any positive strories and incidents in this thread that occured, either while a Reg/TA or even as OTC , ex serving etc that you have observed, experienced or heard about. :)
well, this one time, at annual camp...
 
#3
crabby said:
semper said:
can we stop all the bitching and moaning about Cadets, ACF and Adult Instructor for a change and try to put down any positive strories and incidents in this thread that occured, either while a Reg/TA or even as OTC , ex serving etc that you have observed, experienced or heard about. :)
well, this one time, at annual camp...
im breaking the popcorn out :)
 
#4
ACF and Adult Instructor for a change and try to put down any positive strories and incidents in this thread that occured, either while a Reg/TA or even as OTC

What exactly do you mean by "or even as OTC" ?
o_O

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Actually in all honesty, certainly round here the OTC work a lot more with the ACF than the TA, and work quite a lot with the CTT over the summer. So I'd be as bold to say that the OTC probably have more stories to tell
 
#5
Mongoose said:
ACF and Adult Instructor for a change and try to put down any positive strories and incidents in this thread that occured, either while a Reg/TA or even as OTC

What exactly do you mean by "or even as OTC" ?
o_O

:twisted:





Actually in all honesty, certainly round here the OTC work a lot more with the ACF than the TA, and work quite a lot with the CTT over the summer. So I'd be as bold to say that the OTC probably have more stories to tell
yeah... I missed that... "even otc"????? the finest that britain has to offer!! the officers of the future!!! those stirling students that sacrifice two weekends a month to her majesty and you refer to them as "only"???

:p :p :p
 
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#6
semper said:
can we stop all the bitching and moaning about Cadets, ACF and Adult Instructor for a change and try to put down any positive strories and incidents in this thread that occured, either while a Reg/TA or even as OTC , ex serving etc that you have observed, experienced or heard about. :)
I remember hearing a story about a couple of 18yr old cadet girls who spent their annual camp selling sexual favours to squaddies for £5 a go :D

They were caught when a SNCO happened to be walking by as a line was forming outside their hut.

Positive enough for you ? :D
 
#8
Goku said:
semper said:
can we stop all the bitching and moaning about Cadets, ACF and Adult Instructor for a change and try to put down any positive strories and incidents in this thread that occured, either while a Reg/TA or even as OTC , ex serving etc that you have observed, experienced or heard about. :)
I remember hearing a story about a couple of 18yr old cadet girls who spent their annual camp selling sexual favours to squaddies for £5 a go :D

They were caught when a SNCO happened to be walking by as a line was forming outside their hut.

Positive enough for you ? :D
i think you made the wrong turning , the NAFFI bar is over there
 
#9
Positive stuff? Most of my cadet experience really, running around camed up with an LSW at the age of 16, or going away with the TA to use the SA80 with them was pretty awesome. Getting two weeks off somewhere in the summerand actually do something with my summer holiday. And most importantly, a free seven week trip to Canada to do nothing but rock climbing, canoeing and other such fun activities. And if it wasn't for the ACF, I wouldn't be going to Sandhurst. I don't think I ever made a better choice than joining the ACF
 
#10
I think you missed the point, this thread is for Regs/TA to share their good experiences of the ACF..not for ACF to share their good experiences of the ACF ;)


I've got a good experience, every year on annaul camp H&SY pay for us all to go to the mess do as a thankyou for our help, good stuff ! 8)
 
#11
Mongoose said:
I think you missed the point, this thread is for Regs/TA to share their good experiences of the ACF..not for ACF to share their good experiences of the ACF ;)


I've got a good experience, every year on annaul camp H&SY pay for us all to go to the mess do as a thankyou for our help, good stuff ! 8)
Ok, fair enough. But in two days I'll be a reg! Have to say on the ACF side, it's great to have TA and Reg help on the camps, it makes things work so much better.
 
#13
While helping out at a ACF Military Skills competition I must admit some of the older cadets involved look like they could have fitted comfortably in to a section of reg soldiers really well. There section battle drills were pretty crisp. In balance there was some pretty pathetic efforts as well :wink:
 
#14
my memory of that acf comp was an aberdonian getting far to drunk and confusing where the toilet was. On the plus side Angus acf were mega, they were the only team to sprint with me the whole lenght of the march and shoot. I was wearing a tee-shirt, gay lumo vest and boots. They had full cefo and gats...and they had just beat the best time on the assault course by two minutes. I have a vague recolection of one of them wearing para wings, are they genuine???
 
#15
Here's one,A cadet at camp 2 years back got voted best improved cadet unanamously by all the A.I's & he was as pleased as punch to get it.Considering both his parents are drunks & his older brother is a druggie,he's turning out well! He intends to join up asap.
Good luck to him! He'el make a good'un!
 
#16
have just re-read my post, page before second from bottom, should have made it clear the aberdonian wasn't a cadet but otc. Most people take the mickey out of the cadets but thinking about it they aint that bad, also worth a mention is all the A.I's ( bar one srgnt mjr who hates my methods of draging myself out of bed in the morn). :wink:
 
#17
my 3* annual camp, even though the AI's seemed like satan himself at times! Particularly the final exercise-got taken off to a class wee training area with buildings and had a separate exercise from the rest of the battalion-was the best one I had as a cadet I reckon
 
#18
mini_rq said:
also worth a mention is all the A.I's ( bar one srgnt mjr who hates my methods of draging myself out of bed in the morn). :wink:
"I've got a brand new combine harvester and I 'll give you the key" method? :D
 
#19
Back in 1977, Mushroom (then a LCpl) got lumbered with taking the local ACF det on a weekend exercise on the North York Moors (public areas). I and another Pte volunteered (were coerced) to assist. Some of the first lessons of the Saturday morning were weapons drills - stripping, assembling, principles of marksmanship and so on. These were conducted by one of the cadet LCpls, which was just as well as they had brought Lee Enfields and a Bren (yes, it really was a Bren, not an LMG - it had BREN Mk4 stamped on it). The instruction was excellent - I learned a lot.

There followed a series of section attacks over the moorland. At last, the adults could adopt an instructive role. The only childish behaviour involved who was going to carry the Bren - "I want to carry it!" "No, it's my turn, you had it last time!" "But I've NEVER carried it, sob." It made a change from the TA "It's your turn to carry the GPMG." "No, it bloody well isn't!" It was hard to understand the enthusiasm, particularly as it was dry training.

Considering that the heather, gorse and ferns were almost half the height of some of the cadets, they did well to keep running over the moorland all day. We adults contented ourselves with shouting instructions from a static position, having almost collapsed within the first half hour.

We were billeted in a small village hall - it was a small village. On the Friday night, the cherubs were as good as gold - into maggots and lights out by 10:30pm, so we three felt safe nipping over to the pub for the last hour on the Saturday night. Being a small village, the pub was about 10 yards away from the small village hall, so we could hear the little angels discussing what a brilliant time they had had. Suddenly there was a scream, followed by the sound of ammo boots running across the floor of the small village hall (not in unison, I'm sorry to have to report). It turned out that one of the little dears had decided to explore at the back of the small village hall and had fallen into a cess pit. Being a small village, there were no street lights, it was a dark night and the cess pit served the entire small village - it's actually three houses, a pub and the small village hall.

Their senior Cpl turned to us, thankfully we were upwind, and said, "It's OK, he's one of ours, so we'll deal with it." Deal with it they did. Without the benefit of hot water, not only did they somehow get the victim cleaned up, but also his uniform was clean, dry and immaculately pressed at Parade on the following morning. Boots were bulled, of course. Quite a contrast to the TA soldiers who had slept in their kit because it was a bit nippy!

I never did go out with the Cadets again - probably fear of embarassment in case they invited me to join them in their section attacks!
 
#20
my best memory of ACF was 2Sqn lincs out on ex with a TA royal anglian platoon we were supposed to be bumped by them so they could batt off a few round. our cadet officer got coms f**ed up and we hit them. All hell breaks loose we've got flares flying everywhere schmooles and thunerflashes flyin this way and that and this bumb bat of an officer runnin around like a headless chicken in the middle of us and the TA. Ofcourse we'd got the cadet GP at the time so her tousers and legs showed all the damage of being hity with blank round

Last i heard sh was now running a girl guides troop after she upset the co
 

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