Equipment & Training

#7
One of my lot went and had to deploy with only one ripstop puttee, no UGL for his SMLE No 4 and minimal training on the PIAT ( he wasn't even taught the stoppage drills ).
Still he came back in one piece and kept his job so a slow news day in your office....
 
#8
delberto said:
One of my lot went and had to deploy with only one ripstop puttee, no UGL for his SMLE No 4 and minimal training on the PIAT ( he wasn't even taught the stoppage drills ).
Still he came back in one piece and kept his job so a slow news day in your office....
I was never taught the IAs on the "BROWN BESS" before we deployed to Waterloo
 
#10
Unlucky when I was deployed to Gaul my pila was bent and my gladius had notches in it. Then I was transferd to my cohorts balista section and my number 2 was a complete mong.

Go on someone give us a story about poor equipment from thermopylae
 
#12
UKmDEVON said:
I have heard that loads of TA people have been sent off the the middle east in recent time with not enough training and equipment.
That's nothing mate. When I was posted to Belize I was entirely unprepared for the deluge of extremely cheap sex on offer.

A short video with clips of gunk coming out the top of David Jason's bell end were all that was supplied.

Luckily for me I was a quick learner and I didn't have to have a w-ank for 8 months.

Well done for pointing out an ancient phenomenon in the British forces. If you study the Bayeux tapestry carefully and look just to the left of Harold getting an arrow in his peeper, there is a rudimentary drawing of a young Saxon tom getting biffed off by ye old stores bloke.

"Verily, thou art chancing thy arm. Thou couldst get another 2 years out of thy sandals. Now return thee to battle, for I must complete me a 100 percenteth check"
 
#13
You are sadly mistaken my friend. Ref the training, are you not aware that by royal decree ball games are banned so that the men folk must practice daily with longbow. And the only possiblity of an equipment shortage is if the blight of the dreaded yew weavel returns. But we are prepared! On the eve afore micklemass we have a young maiden run widdeshins thrice around yon oak tree to keep the weavel spirits away. Then we all dry bum a cow to death.
 
#14
And my issued bow string was far too short, I had to buy a civvy one, 2 bloody groats it cost me.
 
#15
Did he say Middle East or Middle Ages? Ah well, I'll just give him the answer to both:

That git of a brother of mine sent me and the lads off with bugger all other than 10 horses each, one double-handed broadsword and a couple of wee stabby dagger things per man, some chain mail and a bunch of white surplices with a nice big red cross on - I believe in arabic it means "Aim here" or something along those lines. Had a whole bunch of bibles as well but the lads used them for roll ups and arrse wipes. Made them very hard to read afterwards I can tell you.

Blow me if the bugger didn't nick the throne while I was away so when I came back I was also desperately short of some castles, a couple of countries and all the ladies of court!

Still, at least my mate Robin was able to put me up at his place in Nottingham although I had to share a lean-to with that fat priest bloke and wee John the 7' short-arrse.
 
#17
UKmDEVON said:
I have heard that loads of TA people have been sent off the the middle east in recent time with not enough training and equipment.
So what rag do you write for? Who the boss? Where is the boss? who's the boss shagging? Who is the office mong there and what is their job description? Did you have to do any training for your job or was 'Complete pr1ck' written on a cv good enuff? How much do you get paid? What clothes do you wear? Do you drink Horlicks?

I FOOKIN HATE U PRESS, DIANA KILLING, KN0bS.
 
#18
Vigilante said:
UKmDEVON said:
I have heard that loads of TA people have been sent off the the middle east in recent time with not enough training and equipment.
So what rag do you write for? Who the boss? Where is the boss? who's the boss shagging? Who is the office mong there and what is their job description? Did you have to do any training for your job or was 'Complete pr1ck' written on a cv good enuff? How much do you get paid? What clothes do you wear? Do you drink Horlicks?

I FOOKIN HATE U PRESS, DIANA KILLING, KN0bS.
Clam down, calm down! (in me best scouse accent)
 
#19
he is also here, here, here and here.......


Just TA » call up
Just TA » A few more questions
The NAAFI Bar » Equipment & Training
Just TA » Thinking abuot joining


I cant do the link thing............
 
#20
Just TA » A few more questions

Although I have had a few sarcastic responses to my last posts, thanks very much to all those who have taken the time to give me serious answers.

I am very keen to join the TA but of course I do have some concerns just as anyone would who embarks on something new.
I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me with further queries I have:

1. What does the medical involve? I have a bad knee which doesnt stop me working out 4-5 times a week but I do need Ibuprofen each morning to keep it in check. Im having an operation on it at the end of Feb (just a clean out nothing serious) and hopefully that shoudl sort it out with a month of having that. Will this caus problems?

2. Im currently living in Exeter and will probably be moving to Bristol at the end of the year. Is it worth joining the Devon & Dorset TA here and can I move 10 months later?

3. What is the TA committment ie if a year or two down the line I have kids or progress to a level in my profession that my spare time is more limited how flexible are the TA?

4. Finally, does anyone have any imput over which Bristol TA units are the best. I was interested in Intelligence, anyone know what thats like?
I know what Intelligence is like.
 

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