CIC....

#4
hey mate... now 41...

the course was good..

did the WHT and 1.5 mile run... my PB...

very very cold.. got snowed in one day which was nice... a bit of beasting.. plenty of crawling on the ice etc...

92 started, 60 finished of which 4 failed...

no map reading, cbrn and not actual phyis lessons...

had a good laugh, training staff were most of the time approachable however one or two had their heads up their arses... but hey ho... feels good to be back at home..

A big plus.. lost weight and wife now says that I've lost too much and look as though I've been ill... BUT I can see my 6 pack..

anyway... there you go CIC in a few lines...

regards
 
#6
OldGrumpy said:
hey mate... now 41...

the course was good..

did the WHT and 1.5 mile run... my PB...

very very cold.. got snowed in one day which was nice... a bit of beasting.. plenty of crawling on the ice etc...

92 started, 60 finished of which 4 failed...

no map reading, cbrn and not actual phyis lessons...

had a good laugh, training staff were most of the time approachable however one or two had their heads up their arses... but hey ho... feels good to be back at home..

A big plus.. lost weight and wife now says that I've lost too much and look as though I've been ill... BUT I can see my 6 pack..

anyway... there you go CIC in a few lines...

regards
41? Respect! :clap:
 
#7
Did you go to Harry's bar?

Seriously, you should be proud, it's not an easy course! What did the four fail on? Take it most of the drop outs were due to physical fitness issues?
 
#8
OldGrumpy said:
hey mate... now 41...

the course was good..

did the WHT and 1.5 mile run... my PB...

very very cold.. got snowed in one day which was nice... a bit of beasting.. plenty of crawling on the ice etc...

92 started, 60 finished of which 4 failed...

no map reading, cbrn and not actual phyis lessons...

had a good laugh, training staff were most of the time approachable however one or two had their heads up their arses... but hey ho... feels good to be back at home..

A big plus.. lost weight and wife now says that I've lost too much and look as though I've been ill... BUT I can see my 6 pack..

anyway... there you go CIC in a few lines...

regards
Well done young man ! 8)
 
#9
you are all tooo kind...

the guys who failed... 1 due to injury and was pulled out of field exercise..
2 due to no up to standard..
1 due to 2 ND's.. guy was an absolute muppett.. he failed once before..

a lot of the guys who left were due due to sickies.. the first 3 days were a bit of a nightmare... but the course mellowed after...

one lad twisted his ankle on the BFT warm up... did the run and then found out he had broken his ankle...he was a good lad and will return in March..

there were 5 ND's in or platoon... no live.. blanks and on the DCT...

and no we did'nt get to Harry's bar. We were at Wathgill, a complete dry course and did'nt get to leave camp. Our 1/2 day R&R was spent packing for field exercise... but, the food was very good... Chef did a curry night before the field exercise... luckily the compo bunged me up...

Been in fridge since I got back so no doubt I'll be sporting my party pack again soon...

regards
 
#10
Ah CIC mine was in December too but at vimy so we got the chance to drink in fact we got to drink a lot it was the first time i swamped the bed since childhood happy memories :D
 
H

Hedphelym

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#11
OldGrumpy, I was there mate.. for about 2 days. I slipped a disc during the 4 miler.

Might have been in your section - With Dods and Drury?

Just hope I can make the next CIC in march - Doc has given me about 8 weeks sick in total. Then its a case of getting fit again... which will probably leave me with just about a month to do so!
 

Flight

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
It certainly was bloody cold, I still can't feel the tips of my fingers or my toes.

One lad was rtu'd with 1 day to go because he complained he couldn't feel his feet. Noone I talked to could feel their feet that morning.

There was a big difference in the way the two platoons were treated, Chindits like animals for the most part. I got the distinct impression that our NCOs as a whole just didn't want to be there. Saying that there were a handful of mongs who didn't help.

The food at the Wathgill mess was certainly the highlight. Sitting on sheet ice at the ranges for 2 days with about 20 mins firing in total whilst people took 7 or 8 attempts at passing the various ranges on their apwt was probably the lowlight. It was -4C on the day we did our first section attacks, seemed like one of the warmer days to me...
 
#14
Flight said:
It certainly was bloody cold, I still can't feel the tips of my fingers or my toes.

...
You have a mild cold weather injury; see your GP *and* MO soonest.
 
#15
Flight said:
It certainly was bloody cold, I still can't feel the tips of my fingers or my toes.

One lad was rtu'd with 1 day to go because he complained he couldn't feel his feet. Noone I talked to could feel their feet that morning.

There was a big difference in the way the two platoons were treated, Chindits like animals for the most part. I got the distinct impression that our NCOs as a whole just didn't want to be there. Saying that there were a handful of mongs who didn't help.

The food at the Wathgill mess was certainly the highlight. Sitting on sheet ice at the ranges for 2 days with about 20 mins firing in total whilst people took 7 or 8 attempts at passing the various ranges on their apwt was probably the lowlight. It was -4C on the day we did our first section attacks, seemed like one of the warmer days to me...
It was the same on my CIC, I wondered if they were doing some sort of experiment. :D

I was in the platoon that got ragged to f*ck, we nearly lost the whole platoon through drop outs, on the final ex no-one was getting any sleep because of the amount of stagging on due to drop outs. Every day we got beasted for something.

Whilst the other platoon's staff were chilled as f*ck and only beasted them once.

There was other little silly things as well, we would get to a water stop and there was none left cos the other platoon had it all (only one jerry can) and the other platoon would stop for scoff and a brew in between lessons whilst we had to patrol to the next round robbin.

There were lots of good and fit blokes that you would have bet your mortgage on passing who dropped out.

Well done those who passed, see you on ops soon lol.
 
#16
Hi Flight...

Yes I remember the ranges, waiting for the reshoots and then finding out the other platoon had been sat in a range hut keeping out of the cold.

Reshoots 6/7 times was a complete joke.. oh and sitting outside cleaning weapons whilst the other Plt sat under cover...

Alot of it was mind games, I just decided to enjoy the fresh air...

my biggest gripe was cleaning wepaons to an inch of their lives, 3 hours plus on the Thursday. Then again having to clean weapons until 17.30 on the Friday, when we should have passed out at 14.00. absolute pss take..

I take it you were Chindit.. can I ask what section... ? I think I knew the guy you were talking about who got RTU'd the day before, because like eveybody elses they could not feel their feet..... if it is the same one.. Mong and a complete jack bastard, he told one guy that he was RTU'ing anyway.. anyway., we have come back stronger and wiser...i lost over half a stone...

Rockin'
 
#17
OldGrumpy said:
my biggest gripe was cleaning wepaons to an inch of their lives, 3 hours plus on the Thursday. Then again having to clean weapons until 17.30 on the Friday, when we should have passed out at 14.00. absolute pss take..
This will happen every sunday of every TA weekend you do for the rest of your career, have fun. :D
 

Flight

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
We certainly lost some good people along the way, kept quite a few suprises till the end too. I guess some were determined enough and some, probably like me, simply too stupid to quit.

The one thing I was furious about was the absence of water replens. Being told that you have to learn to survive on 1 litre a day made me realise that PTI's are actually your best friends. When we were snowed in I was drinking water all day yet it took me till early evening before my piss ran clear. Our section nco admitted in as many words that they'd been withholding water from us which explained those spare water bottles we signed for but never received.

I was in the same section as the jack fatherless bod who rtu'd. Can't say we were sorry to see him go, or suprised.
 
#19
mark1234 said:
There was other little silly things as well, we would get to a water stop and there was none left cos the other platoon had it all (only one jerry can)

Thats not a little thing, its a failure of the DS.

The EASP (exercise action safety plan ) should have taken into account such issues - assuming of course you had not been told to stock up on water prior to departure.

Poor - whats the point of RTC stafdf and recruits / SuTs giving up their time if CIC cannot be bothered with such obvious issues?

Its not as if we're having to turn troops away - or don't CIC worry about retention?
 
#20
Flight said:
Being told that you have to learn to survive on 1 litre a day
Has anyone seen such a Directive?

Our section nco admitted in as many words that they'd been withholding water from us which explained those spare water bottles we signed for but never received.
Please take this up with your unit. This verges on bullying IMO.
 
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