Full Metal Jacket - British training?

#1
Now posting this in the naafi may just be asking to get flamed but here goes.

Now watching FMJ and wondering if some things actually transfer over to british training, now I know it's firstly American, old and over the top but do the British for example:

Sing along or chant with the instructor on runs etc
Sleep with their rifle (stupid one I know)
Encourage to give their rifle a name (another stupid one but you never know)
Give nicknames to soldiers rather than their actual name

And any others you can think of.

Pure curiousity is all, flame away.
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#2
a) No
b) No
c) No
d) I'll just check with Windy and Dusty Miller, Dodger Green, Clanger Bell, and Chesty the PT Buster...
 
#3
Mr_Fingerz said:
a) No
b) No
c) No
d) I'll just check with Windy and Dusty Miller, Dodger Green, Clanger Bell, and Chesty the PT Buster...
Is that the officers I mean not between the soldiers themselves. Like are they called it by their drill sergeant ?
 
#6
Firthy556 said:
Now posting this in the naafi may just be asking to get flamed but here goes.

Now watching FMJ and wondering if some things actually transfer over to british training, now I know it's firstly American, old and over the top but do the British for example:

Sing along or chant with the instructor on runs etc
No.
Sleep with their rifle (stupid one I know)
Yes. Not stupid when you know why.
Encourage to give their rifle a name (another stupid one but you never know)
No, but mine is called Betsy and there is only one like her!Give nicknames to soldiers rather than their actual name
No, we all refer to eacfh other as Soldier 'A' or Soldier 'B' for security reasons :roll:

And any others you can think of.

Pure curiousity is all, flame away.
I know this is a wah but what the hell, I'm bored and dosed up with painkillers.
 
#7
Firthy556 said:
Mr_Fingerz said:
a) No
b) No
c) No
d) I'll just check with Windy and Dusty Miller, Dodger Green, Clanger Bell, and Chesty the PT Buster...
Is that the officers I mean not between the soldiers themselves. Like are they called it by their drill sergeant ?
You will be called many names on the drill square :D

I called my rifle Tarquin
 
#8
No - it is a stupid practice
No - because that is how pile managed to kill himself
No - because it is an inanimate object
No - nicknames happen because people use nicknames, being in the military has nothing to do with it.

However
Yes people get beaten with socks rapped in towels
Yes we go to war with an incredible sound track playing at all times
Yes Every member of training staff wants to break their Pl
 
#9
Tis true........I can't get enough of that Napalm smell in the morning.
 
#10
Ask your Corporal at the Depot.He will love to answer your questions,and is legally obliged to answer you.
Likewise asking plenty of questions based on films will mark you out as being special,and one to watch.
 
#12
Gungythree said:
I called my rifle Tarquin
How sweet! I called my L9 "Trevor". But each to her/his own, eh?

MsG
 
#14
The film was actually made in the UK. I was told Bassingborne was used for the barracks when I was going through phase 1 there.

We didn't do any singing when we were running though. Or smuggle jelly donuts back to the block. Or have a drill instructor who wore a cowboy hat.

But there was a fat kid who looked a bit like pte pile. He never made it to the pass off either, he got booted out and then rejoined somehow and is now signaller pile, as I saw him on telic 8. Rumour was that his old man was a half colonel in the royal signals and must of pulled a few strings for him.
 
#15
'Sing along or chant with the instructor on runs etc'

No.

'Sleep with their rifle (stupid one I know)'

Not as part of your training (unless you're on an FTX).

'Encourage to give their rifle a name (another stupid one but you never know)'

No. Anyone who does so is a sex pest.

'Give nicknames to soldiers rather than their actual name'

Er, yes, but that's not just a military characteristic.
 
#16
Firthy556 said:
Now posting this in the naafi may just be asking to get flamed but here goes.

Now watching FMJ and wondering if some things actually transfer over to british training, now I know it's firstly American, old and over the top but do the British for example:

Sing along or chant with the instructor on runs etc
Sleep with their rifle (stupid one I know)
Encourage to give their rifle a name (another stupid one but you never know)
Give nicknames to soldiers rather than their actual name

And any others you can think of.

Pure curiousity is all, flame away.
Get a job you useless twunt
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
ooooh_matron said:
Firthy556 said:
Now posting this in the naafi may just be asking to get flamed but here goes.

Now watching FMJ and wondering if some things actually transfer over to british training, now I know it's firstly American, old and over the top but do the British for example:

Sing along or chant with the instructor on runs etc
Sleep with their rifle (stupid one I know)
Encourage to give their rifle a name (another stupid one but you never know)
Give nicknames to soldiers rather than their actual name

And any others you can think of.

Pure curiousity is all, flame away.
Get a job you useless twunt
He is. He'll be appearing at an ATR near you soon.
 
#20
RIGRAT said:
The film was actually made in the UK. I was told Bassingborne was used for the barracks when I was going through phase 1 there.

We didn't do any singing when we were running though. Or smuggle jelly donuts back to the block. Or have a drill instructor who wore a COWBOY HAT>

I never looked at his hat that way before!
But fekc I will from now on :lol:
 

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