Corporals Course

#1
can any one give me details of the TASigs corporals course at Blandford.

I am doin it in Feb and wouldnt mind a heads up.

Cheers :D
 
#2
if its anything like the bombairder course it involves lots of running up big hills, nasty infantry exercises and plenty of ironing.

have fun
:)
 
#4
polar69 said:
Regs or TA ?

Just done the TA one
Obviously failed the "Reading for comprehension" phase of the course then.? :D

"can any one give me details of the TASigs corporals course at Blandford."
 
#6
Ahem , its been a long day :p

My favourite subject at the mo seeing as I'm doing a presentation on it

TA cpls course at Blandford is a 2 week course. 1st week mainly classroom , 2nd field

Its no surprise that you will hit the ground running on this course, the first thing you can expect is a gen knowledge quiz on the RSigs.

The DS are , not surprisingly, very keen, with very high standards. Take at least one new uniform with you, make sure you have trf neam tag and union jack sewn in the correct places.

You will have a WHT within the first day or so, you will have to pass it, if you cannot then I suspect you may be on the wrong course.

There are tests all the time, don't panic all of the subject matter is taught on the course so there are no nasty surprises.
There is a document named in the joining instructions, it is downloadable from armynet.mod.uk but your psi should have a copy.

You will receive and give orders, you will prep a lesson from a subject given by the ds, don't bother prepping one to take.
You will stay up until the small hours panicking and prepping.

Do you run or do any phys at all ? If not this is a really good time to start, we had 3 PT sessions, 2 runs and one assault course, the pti said he was not there to make freinds.

You will get some shooting in on the 25m range, you will see the inside of the gas chamber.

Drill, the Staff sgt ds loves drill, it makes him feel sexy. Two drill sessions, one practice and one competition, the compo is part of the section comp, no surprise there. Don't expect a bimble up and down the parade square, do expect every muscle to ache like hell afterwards.

Take a tams, a decent up to date one with extra waterproof paper for note, you can take an orders book but will soon realise they are pump as everyone has a different format.

and thats the first week, don't expect and r+r day.

Field phase
It starts on Sunday, they don't tell you the end day, just that the course ends on the saturday pm. Anyhting earlier than that is a bonus.

You go into a harbour location, it may be a nice farm complex, it may not. You go into routine and basically support yourselfs. DS will tell you your bounds and that they want shell scrapes etc but thats about it. When I say shell scrapes i dont mean a scratch on the turf, shellscrapes will NEVER be deep enough

You will do patrols, round robins, section attacks, recces, command task, give and rx orders, you will certainly be 2ic for a period and possibly 1ic

Expect the unexpected


I'm off to lie down now , flashbacks you see, any questions pm me or post them here
 
#8
Not takeing the p!ss here (or trying desperately hard not to) but 3 PT sessions only?

FFS on my dettys it was 0600 parade at the Gym every morning for an hours beasting and 3-4 sessions in the quarry each week for 3 weeks solid..

Drill was every sodding day as well.

13 Sigs detties course, what fun days they were!
 
#10
Polar. It's ok, I was just having flash backs :( Shudder ............
 
#11
polar69 said:
Drill, the Staff sgt ds loves drill, it makes him feel sexy. Two drill sessions, one practice and one competition, the compo is part of the section comp, no surprise there. Don't expect a bimble up and down the parade square, do expect every muscle to ache like hell afterwards.
I'll second that good bloke though (if it's the same one) Likes his shouting but funny with it
 
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#12
polar69 said:
Steven , I'm sure more pt can be crammed in but the biggest contraint is time, the ta course is 2 weeks , regs get 4
But it feels like 4 weeks...

How does the Army do that? Make each 24 hours seem like 48 - especially in the teeth of a gale with horizontal rain (flashbacks to my detties)
 
#13
forniup said:
polar69 said:
Drill, the Staff sgt ds loves drill, it makes him feel sexy. Two drill sessions, one practice and one competition, the compo is part of the section comp, no surprise there. Don't expect a bimble up and down the parade square, do expect every muscle to ache like hell afterwards.
I'll second that good bloke though (if it's the same one) Likes his shouting but funny with it
the one with a penchant for saying "arrrreee thereeee any questions" and "perhaps....." however" and one last one "stop whinging your worse than my cat"

thats the one me polar69, devilish, smarties, frenchie and rambo chick know (regretably....)
 
#15
whitenoisebabies said:
forniup said:
polar69 said:
Drill, the Staff sgt ds loves drill, it makes him feel sexy. Two drill sessions, one practice and one competition, the compo is part of the section comp, no surprise there. Don't expect a bimble up and down the parade square, do expect every muscle to ache like hell afterwards.
I'll second that good bloke though (if it's the same one) Likes his shouting but funny with it
the one with a penchant for saying "arrrreee thereeee any questions" and "perhaps....." however" and one last one "stop whinging your worse than my cat"

thats the one me polar69, devilish, smarties, frenchie and rambo chick know (regretably....)
Ha Ha Thats the one Forgot about that he also had a penchant for "Can't means won't wont means JAIL!!!"
 
#16
the method of instruction bit is crap your told to teach whatever subject in a classroom even if it cant be taught in a classroom!

the defence of a comms site lessom is wnak too "yeah you would lay high-low wire entanglements here here and here dummy minefields here and here... oh and there would be vcp on these three roads leading in........"

1 when are we going to use a location that big
2 when are we going to have a sqn of pioneers engineers to lay the minefields and wiring
they would have done better to have kept it to defence of det and troop level locations

also the marks at the end favour arrse lickers (remember mincer eh polar69 and dev)

and do get pissed in the bar everynight worked for me!!!!!
 
#18
forniup said:
whitenoisebabies said:
forniup said:
polar69 said:
Drill, the Staff sgt ds loves drill, it makes him feel sexy. Two drill sessions, one practice and one competition, the compo is part of the section comp, no surprise there. Don't expect a bimble up and down the parade square, do expect every muscle to ache like hell afterwards.
I'll second that good bloke though (if it's the same one) Likes his shouting but funny with it
the one with a penchant for saying "arrrreee thereeee any questions" and "perhaps....." however" and one last one "stop whinging your worse than my cat"

thats the one me polar69, devilish, smarties, frenchie and rambo chick know (regretably....)
Ha Ha Thats the one Forgot about that he also had a penchant for "Can't means won't wont means JAIL!!!"

as used on one of our course the infamous sinky from 32 sigs who had a nervous breakdown mid course!!! poor fcuker decided he wanted to go home unfortunately he was on ftrs at 12 mech bde sig sqn and told not so politely he was a regular now, the poor twat was then given the imortal words of encouragement "could be worse mate could be scotish" thus ensues further bout of crying
 
#20
Arrrggghhh Grobbendonk!!!

I found my old "I survived Grobbendonk" T-Shirt (in Maroon!!) the other day.

I remember on the last parade we had to wear the things and I pulled mine on over my HD.

Looking at it now I can not believe it ever fitted me. Looks about big enough for my daughter!!

And yep you are right I am an old T**t :)
 

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