Drill Nights

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  1. A couple of simple Questions.

    1. what makes a Drill Night interesting enough to make you come back for more?


    2. What do you want to do on a Drill night, i.e. what sort of training lessons etc.

    3. What do you do to make your drill nights worth it ?
     
  2. 1. what makes a Drill Night interesting enough to make you come back for more?

    Ensure the training is current, competent, worthwhile, & well planned


    2. What do you want to do on a Drill night, i.e. what sort of training lessons etc.

    Mix of practical, theory and BE/BL

    3. What do you do to make your drill nights worth it ?

    See points 1 & 2
     
  3. 1. What makes a Drill Night interesting enough to make you come back for more?

    Echo the above, with emphasis on the well planned part. Too many lessons are done off the cuff.

    2. What do you want to do on a Drill night, i.e. what sort of training lessons etc.

    Must have a good mix to keep things interesting, a mix of mil skill training, trade training and general interest (but still relevant).

    3. What do you do to make your drill nights worth it?

    Help prepare training, if I'm not conducting the lesson then I make myself available to help when needed. Gather feedback from people after the lesson so that we know where we can improve. Keep people smiling and enjoying themselves, even if through inane banter.
     
  4. Just get enough people through the doors to make any training worthwhile. Too often nowadays drill nights are just not seen as important by unit memebers, if not for training then certainly socialising and bonding/cohesion.
     
  5. Drill night:
    Travel an hour to get there
    Stand around til 8
    Parade
    Stand around some more
    Get inspected, maybe
    Receive some group bollocking for something that people present were not involved in
    Get briefed on what we're going to do
    March in a squad of 4 to garages
    Sweep floor and first works the vehicles
    Move some chairs
    Clock off about 2200ish.. Except that all must report to XYZ to fill in some paperwork so you're there til 2230 (you're in your own time now, feels like school again)
    Bomburst outa there to make transport home.

    To be honest after a couple of time like that I hardly attended. Hope the new unit will be better, but distance is a pain so hope I can just appear at weekends..
     

  6. From a RCT POV:

    1: Everything, always learning
    2: General interest lessons, one being mine strike proceedures and one being "How to Iron your kit", completely contrasted but both valuable.
    3: Attend.