grenade selection

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by sapper063, Aug 8, 2010.

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  1. grandson is attending selection on the 18th august, and will be having a lesson on grenade anyone done this before or has a lesson plan you can e mail me. thank you
  2. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    'And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.'
  3. If your Grandson is going to receive a lesson on grenades, the best thing you can do is let him receive it. He will (hopefully then) get the current training and learn how to do it the way the instructor wants it learnt. Not how somebody else got taught it 20 years previous.

    This will also avoid him saying "That's not how they do it on ARRSE!".
  4. The grenade lesson in selection isnt a lesson so much as an information retention test, your grandson will receive said lesson, then the next morning get given a short test to see how well he took the information on board. Nothing strenuous.
  5. They pull the pin, when it goes bang and if he hasn't taken cover, he fails!
  6. Have you got 'Big, sharp, pointy teeth?' perchance?
  7. The grenade exercise is in two parts. The first is an information retention exercise and takes the form of a classroom lesson on the specifics of the grenade such as colour, blast radius, etc, etc. He will be given the lesson on day 1 and on day 2 he will be tested on it to see how much information has been retained.

    The second part occurs on day 2 and is more of an assessment on practical application. He will be given a practical lesson in throwing a grenade (Usually before or after the team tasks because you have to wear PPE in the form of a helmet and coveralls) and he will then be required to throw a few grenades (Actually a dummy grenade or more often, a potato) at some targets, demonstrating the correct technique as he was taught previously. He will be assessed on whether he adopted the procedure taught.

    Neither assessment is particularly taxing, though if he is worried about remembering the details of the grenade, just tell him to get all the lads to question and test each other on it when they go to bed that night and he will have no problems.
  8. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

  9. Nice one!..
  10. thanks all for your words of wisdom
  11. Note to self - Throw the grenade, not the pin. Really... no duff