Guard Duty

#1
Go to Bordon on Monday for phase 2 and I'm gueesing Ive got to do a fair bit of guard duty in the first few weeks. Whats it like, I can imagine very boring.
 
#2
Standing at the gate, lifting a barrier up & down, really exciting stuff. bet you can't wait.

Stilts
 
#3
Sounds like great fun, I literly and briming with excitement....
 
#4
GUARD DUTY ?????


i hated it..
how long can i make it last around the camp perimiter ??
who can i get into shit ??
am i going to get in the shit for missing somthing that has been planted??

am i going to stay in the guard room after the duty ??(it has happened)
 
#5
enterprise said:
GUARD DUTY ?????


i hated it..
how long can i make it last around the camp perimiter ??
who can i get into s*** ??
am i going to get in the s*** for missing somthing that has been planted??

am i going to stay in the guard room after the duty ??(it has happened)
They plant stuff?

I thought it was mearly a case of standing at the gate for 2 hours?
 
#6
Weather forecast for Bordon Camp:

Rain on Sat 9th (day), Tues 11th (night), Wed12th (day), Wed 11th (night).

Temperatures generally not too bad.


You lucky, lucky barsteward!
 
#7
no mate..
we used to have a R.S.M who used to leave suspicios objects about the place to see if the camp guard would report it..
if they did not then the whole duty would find they had extra,s

CAMP GUARD DUTY IS NOT ONLY THE GATE BUT PATROLING THE INSIDE OF THE FENCING..
looking for holes in the fence..
checking the security of buildings (ammo compound armoury and such like)

A GUARD DUTY CAN TURN INTO SOMETHING COMPLICATED..

dont forget the fire piquet as well..
 
#8
It's what you make of it. first time is a novelty, after that it's p1sh.

Take a good book, some DVD's and a DVD player, guardroom will have a TV. You might even get to march bad lads up to scoff and back. Bonus!

You may get a guardbox from the cookhouse containing, chess possessed, hard boiled eggs, a lump of boiled ham, stale bread, milk, teabags, coffee and sugar.
 
#9
The good old box of delights the guard box, lol
 
#10
Did fire piquet in phase 1 , what a load of boll*cks. Used to hate it, can see guard duty being the worst thing since unsliced bread.
 
#11
99% of the time it's sh!te, but on the odd occation you get to put out real fires with the fire piquet equipment.

Or you may even find some lads and lasses bonking in the back of a 4 tonne on one of the vehicle parks.

Or a fight in the NAAFI bar on most nights of the week.
 
#12
I've stagged on, and commanded the guard duty plenty of times at Bordon in the past, you'll love it!

You'll have the main gate, the patrols, and the Officers mess 1/2 a mile down the road to man also.

Some would call it "living the dream"
 
#13
I've done it once at a range, Chickerall, Weymouth, more sentry than anything. I was with my mate who was due to go to Harrogate a few weeks later.

Some men approached.. WOW! Finally.. PEOPLE. Walking the dog.. we were doing clay pidgeon shooting and no-one was allowed past us.

So.. the men approached and my mate goes "Sorry lads, you can't come past here."
They walked straight past, I laughed.. but we had nothing in our power to stop them (as measley, smelly, monging cadets).

Just buy some pot noodles :)
 
#14
Oh, when you get really bored (and it will happen!), and you're on the officers mess gate, you can spend time looking for the bullet hole from an ND in the gate post (dumb Recce mech some years ago whilst I was there, forgotten his name though)

Hint, it's on the left hand side of the gate.
 
#15
smudge67 said:
Oh, when you get really bored (and it will happen!), and you're on the officers mess gate, you can spend time looking for the bullet hole from an ND in the gate post (dumb Recce mech some years ago whilst I was there, forgotten his name though)

Hint, it's on the left hand side of the gate.
I'll keep this in mind lol.
 
#16
Gaurd wasn't too bad at Bovvi, watching the chav's attempt wheelys from behind the mesh, Almost like a zoo. How much i wanted to return with an empty mag.
 
#17
About 20 years ago when I was at Harrogate AAC, we were doing a mil training exercise in a field somewhere in Yorkshire?? Anyway this exercise had us in full IPE l IPE (suited and booted with gasperator) doing remote sentry Guard. Well after about 10 minutes we watched this hunt (horses and hounds come over to our direction) anyway my mate stood up and the group stopped in their tracks (we had trusty (not rusty) SLR’s as well) the lead horse person stopped promptly in front of us and looked a little shocked. My mate decided to tell them there had been an accident and they were not allowed to pass as there was risk of injury etc. I have never seen so many people on horses and dogs move so fast in the opposite direction.

Guard is dull sometimes, but just sometimes it can be interesting
 
#18
If your lucky enough to get a guard box(one to stand in as opposed to one you eat from) you may even get to have a 2am danger w@nk, alway a chance that a car will turn up just as you reach the vinegar stroke.

Another idea to relieve the boredom is to take a caterpult out on the patrols with you, lots of fun at 3am trying to hit wabbits dotted around the camp. (Fcukin' hell, this is bringing back memories).
 
#19
devilish said:
It's what you make of it. first time is a novelty, after that it's p1sh.

Take a good book, some DVD's and a DVD player, guardroom will have a TV. You might even get to march bad lads up to scoff and back. Bonus!

You may get a guardbox from the cookhouse containing, chess possessed, hard boiled eggs, a lump of boiled ham, stale bread, milk, teabags, coffee and sugar.

How the fcuk do you make egg banjo's with hard boiled eggs? this used to be the time when squaddies found out about the delights of semi fried eggs in rock hard bread,don't tell this tradition has gone to ratsh1t as well
 
#20
Twas always boiled eggs in my unit. Egg banjos were the nectar of tours, never allowed near the kitchens on a training camp.
 

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