Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by BORO_LAD, Nov 12, 2009.

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  1. Just attended the one day cse today at 15x

    Can't say I'm really looking forward to my first duty

    Its a crap job, however somebody has to doo it

    Has anybody any pearls of wisdom to make it any easier
  2. Read the Drill Manual regarding Military Funerals - most families do not know what one entails so by having a good grasp of what they are all about at least you can speak with some authority.
    Other than that, good luck we sadly have a few on the go at the minute.
  3. Good luck mate

    I know this sounds bad but if you get the option do the CNO.

    As a CVO you are in it for the long haul
  4. Read the guide. They had just re-written it in 2000 when I first had to knock on the door of some poor departed soul's mother (a rather ghastly suicide). The guide was a great help, as were the people at PS thingy/Comp Cas (in old money) who I spoke to regularly throughout the time from prior to door knocking up to the funeral. And don't be afraid to talk to people about how hard it is.