character building

#1
Been out for 4 years now, after doing 22. What the hell is going on with the sprogs, do they do as they like or what. :evil: :pissedoff:
After reading some of the resent threads it sounds like it.
What character building takes place now? Is carrying bar rash a thing of the past. :salut:
Come on who has any character building stories? :) :twisted:
 
#2
The-Reverend said:
Been out for 4 years now, after doing 22. What the hell is going on with the sprogs, do they do as they like or what. :evil: :pissedoff:
After reading some of the resent threads it sounds like it.
What character building takes place now? Is carrying bar rash a thing of the past. :salut:
Come on who has any character building stories? :) :twisted:
Probably no more scary people left like yourself to keep them in their place K** 8)
 
#3
It is sadly a thing of the past.
No longer character building but bullying!!!! The PC brigade stoped all kind of things.
The Fun has been taken out of the Corp just incase sprogs go running to their mums or local MPs and the story ends up in the sun.
Which is a shame really.
People caught carrying out such events can find themselves on the dole now days.
 
#5
There is more to Character Building than bullying, Im not talking mindless Violence just education :study: :study: :twisted:

Night Trained

Whilst on you first tour why not go and ask an old sweat for some CB :rambo:
 
#6
when the new minefield marking system came in the 80's i was fresh out of the factory & was duely sent in front of the 432 to take in the pickets & relay what they were.

did not have a "scooby" so was quickly introduced to the sect banana's lefty & righty twins & told i had a hour to learn the signs "OR ELSE"

got the cnut back couple of years later when i "accidently" missed the HGB pin he was holding with my sledgehammer......................oops.
 
#7
On recently instructing a load of young lads how to use a TIRFOR winch I had a gobby young scrote (not nightrained) who knew it all and wouldnt keep his mouth shut. I set up a landrover in a ditch scenario later on that day and when young scrotes team got round and he was giving it THIS WILL BE EASY I thought Id help him out a bit and leave one of the pins in the anchor plate in situae. Imagine his surprise after hammering all eight of the pins in he found out the rope and strops werent long enough to connect to the rover. I felt really sorry for the young lad as he got grief off the rest of his mates for jumping in and not listening whilst he re-positioned the anchor plates.

Well they say its best to FCUK UP whist training and you wont do it again. :twisted:
 
#8
The_IRON said:
On recently instructing a load of young lads how to use a TIRFOR winch I had a gobby young scrote (not nightrained) who knew it all and wouldnt keep his mouth shut. I set up a landrover in a ditch scenario later on that day and when young scrotes team got round and he was giving it THIS WILL BE EASY I thought Id help him out a bit and leave one of the pins in the anchor plate in situae. Imagine his surprise after hammering all eight of the pins in he found out the rope and strops werent long enough to connect to the rover. I felt really sorry for the young lad as he got grief off the rest of his mates for jumping in and not listening whilst he re-positioned the anchor plates.

Well they say its best to FCUK UP whist training and you wont do it again. :twisted:
LMFAO :lol:
 
#9
The old ones are the best aren't they! all the usual being doubled away to bring back Tartan Paint, Bubbles for Spirit Levels, Skirting Board Ladders, Long Waits etc. but the best I heard was from a lad at Waterbeach who had come from Germany and told of a sprog that the troop had dressed up in the complete 'Chain Saw Safety Gear' with helmet, visor down and chain saw in hand with a note in the other hand to give to the Squadron Sergeant Major while still dressed in full Chain Saw Massacre attire 8)

Said Note went something like:-

"Grant me 10 Days Leave right now or I'll saw your F*&^%#g Office in Half"

No doubt the story is slightly different and will be 'amended' when some of the culprits involved read this... but Good Drills all the same, those were the days!


:D
 
#12
I can pass them now, and although it took a little time, at the end of the day 'i've been in 2 minutes' and I'm sure 2 minutes in the army can be overlooked.
 
#13
Nightrained said:
I can pass them now, and although it took a little time, at the end of the day 'i've been in 2 minutes' and I'm sure 2 minutes in the army can be overlooked.
Sounds to me like it was "2 Minutes" overlooked by your training NCO's as you shouldn't be where you are in the first place if you are so unfit!
 
#14
Nightrained said:
I wouldn't judge all sprogs on me though.
we are not, we actually like some "bayonets" 8O :D 8O :D
 
#15
Nightrained said:
I can pass them now, and although it took a little time, at the end of the day 'i've been in 2 minutes' and I'm sure 2 minutes in the army can be overlooked.
So you've passed one, wait till you get back and then try running them again. Any bets on you failing then?

You only get abused because of the crap you come out with.
 
#16
The old ones are the best aren't they! all the usual being doubled away to bring back Tartan Paint, Bubbles for Spirit Levels, Skirting Board Ladders, Long Waits etc. but the best I heard was from a lad at Waterbeach who had come from Germany and told of a sprog that the troop had dressed up in the complete 'Chain Saw Safety Gear' with helmet, visor down and chain saw in hand with a note in the other hand to give to the Squadron Sergeant Major while still dressed in full Chain Saw Massacre attire

Said Note went something like:-

"Grant me 10 Days Leave right now or I'll saw your F*&^%#g Office in Half"
Much the same happened to me mate when we first arrived at 35. Said bloke is bout 6'5"ish tall and was informed he was to be chopping up some pallets and needed to go sign out an axe. He then comes back complete with axe and is told to make his way down to MT and asked to hand a note to the SSM on his way. Said note read along the lines:
"Sort your fcking admin out or I'll chop your desk in half"

Variation on a theme I suppose.
 
#17
Pain realted learning should be brought back it taught me a lesson few years back that i still remember.

Picture the scene I was one of a few new sprogs in my troop in sennelager on OPTAG trg stood outside block with my troop. "Eric"(that was me or any sprog at the time) i looked around to see my full screw staring straight at me. "Is your chin strap done up" Yes was my reply. and then the train hit from nowhere. The train came in the form of a Mk 6 helmet swung in a round house motion which to my dismay connected with side of my helmet shifting it and then connecting with my ear. once i finished the trip around the galaxy it was explained that it wasnt done up correctly.

To this day my strap is done up properly all the time.

My point pain related learning tends to leave a lasting thought, bring it back.
 
#18
I suppose we can all relate to a certain amount of FD. Mine was in training, Gib barracks, early 80's on a reserve bridge dem on the final ex. The CRE was touring the training ground, obviously checking out us FRED's and quietly contemplating how much real life training we would get on arriving at our first posting. While I was busily setting up the second ring main, with det clips in hand, he approached and asked me what else I could use if the clips ran out. I gave my answer and he left. Shortly after, and me in receipt of a very accurate representation of an SMG shaped bruise on my back, my section commander explained that a figure eight knot was not the required answer.
Oh, the joys of the eighties, mind you, a quarter of a century later and I still haven't forgot that he meant Harry Black with a 300mm overlap.!!
 
#19
Nighttrained remember half us old git thought Ops tours meant swanning in Belize etc.

Hats off fella keep you lads and lasses safe and when they are get your fooking head down.

Be safe, be proud to be a Sapper but above all else always be a Soldier and never become a Squaddie
 
#20
One still used to this day, in some areas anyway, fcuk up and find the hardest ground and set up a crows foot, fully pinned.
 

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