Griffin Focus - Who knows what?

#3
Give us a clue...
 
#5
So to answer your question then......very little!
 
#9
GF07 and GF06 were totally seperate exercises. GF06 which like GF08, was very much a one Army exercise a composite Land Forces Bde in a reconstruction op in a post conflict area. I've heard little about this one but I already sense (for RSigs) the wrong lessons were learned. Yes my most in my unit didn't enjoy it, we had a large number overloaded and another group bored - watching Arty and others practice field craft etc while they filled genies and typed messages in a very non TAC environment
 
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polar said:
GF07 and GF06 were totally seperate exercises. GF06 which like GF08, was very much a one Army exercise a composite Land Forces Bde in a reconstruction op in a post conflict area. I've heard little about this one but I already sense (for RSigs) the wrong lessons were learned. Yes my most in my unit didn't enjoy it, we had a large number overloaded and another group bored - watching Arty and others practice field craft etc while they filled genies and typed messages in a very non TAC environment
An extremely rare post from somebody who normally watches in the wings! I'm sure that you staffed your lessons learnt up the CoC, and that they obviously listened, as they always do! :D

Not sure what your unit is doing, however, I do know that there are people in your Bde and in your unit that should be able to help ease your mind. Wouldn't want you scaring the Siggies with horror stories of the time you nearly took your thumb off with a nasty "Flash Message" stamp injury during Ex GF06! lol :wink:
 
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Devils_Playmate said:
An extremely rare post from somebody who normally watches in the wings! I'm sure that you staffed your lessons learnt up the CoC, and that they obviously listened, as they always do! :D
Hm. Above det level they had very to do, except moan about an db dump not arriving via email. In fact COMMCENs were controlled by the dets chucking the rule book out of the window ignoring a great deal of procedures normally practiced on 2 Sig Bde exercises.

I've since found out we had started working in a similar manner to regulars, our mistake was to try and adopt out of date procedures to modern equipment.

RCP/SCP had very little to do, in fact they were more of a hindrance. Asking for pointless reports and returns when the COMMCEN was rushed off its feet, (they knew the information they were asking for).

I'd imagine points raised at Det level, were disregarded at several levels as they didn't see the exercise as we did, they were still doing old drills whilst we had adopted to modern ICS drills supporting command
 
#13
I have just seen the admin order for GF08 and wish I had begged to go on the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps instructors course instead.....
 
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MightyBigEgo said:
I have just seen the admin order for GF08 and wish I had begged to go on the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps instructors course instead.....
Nothing can be THAT bad surely, can it??? :?
 
#15
forget what I just said ..... for sigs imagine a normal comms weekend you send formal messages - only this time you won't .... just sign over the laptop and job done (well it won't be that easy --- will it??).
 
#16
Griffins Farce 08... Training for Ops, identifying shortfalls and another morale boost for the troops

Having just spent 6 months on Ops and 2 months in Cyprus i would have hoped that any shortfalls would have been addressed by now :?
 
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polar said:
I've heard little about this one but I already sense (for RSigs) the wrong lessons were learned.
We had awesome jolly japes and trialled lots of new technical gubbins with 11 Bde. It was great.
 
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messed_up said:
Griffins Farce 08... Training for Ops, identifying shortfalls and another morale boost for the troops
To be fair looking at what I believe the comms plan is, it seems to have picked up many lessons from the previous GF 06. It appears the right comms equipment is going on the Ex in sufficient numbers so that it can be employed in the correct way, not bodging old methods onto new technology.

What I mean by the last statement is that if a unit can't receive an email message they should be given the means to do so, its far cheaper than employing several soldiers to process emails and then maybe buying a motorbike to ferry them around.

Lastly I think the (bde) structure last time suited many of the units taking part, they all had jobs to do in an all arms environment. Seems to be too many Bdes taking part this time, might be good for them but not the TA soldier who has little experience of this outside ops
 
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