Good Soldiering

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by Sheepay, Nov 9, 2012.

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  1. Now this is not a post from an Old'n'Bold soldier, nor one who professes to be anything special.

    However, I have heard many a description (some very good, some quite outlandish) of what makes a good soldier. There must be a decent definition.
    MY favourite is that

    'The art of soldiering is being able to make oneself as comfortable, and efficient, under the given circumstances.'

    I always quite liked that.
     
  2. Never **** if you can ****
     
  3. If it dosen't move: paint it.
     
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  4. If you can't eat it or **** it, piss on it and walk away.
     
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  5. Any hole's a goal.
     
  6. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    I allways thought it was the ability to fire three rounds a minute in any weather.
     
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  7. No need to grab your ankles.
     
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  8. What goes on in the showers stays in the showers.
     
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  9. Excellent! And my first answer!

    But, In a contemporary environment.

    What is the sign of a good, young, squaddie. Methinks the idea does not change.
     
  10. Let the fresh meat walk point. :p
     
  11. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    nope. the ability to keep your shit together, think ahead, improvise adapt and overcome and stand firm are timeless :)
     
  12. The strength of character to close with the enemy, then the strength of body to defeat him, but not the strength of mind to question why.
     
  13. 5 minutes early for any detail, prepared for the evolution to be carried out and with the correct equpment for same.


    Either that or sponging around stores, armoury, Coy lines with a ready made reasonable excuse for CSM, 2IC or power mad Lance Jack.
     
  14. One day at a time.