Infantry Batallion Life

#1
I have tried to search this subject with no luck. Just looking for an idea of what everyday infantry batallion life is like while not on ops. I have an idea but i'm just looking to see if anybody with experience or knowledge can shed any light on it further.

When i went on chosen man course i asked the riflemen and they said they did phys on a morning then training drills on an afternoon. They also said they go on training exercises to kenya and other places. Can anybody else share their experiences?
 
#2
0800 - Parade
0815 - 0930 - fitness
0930 - 1000 - Shower and change
1030 - 1100 - NAAFI break
1100 - 1230 - Some sort of bluff training
1230 - 1400 - Lunch
1400 - 1700 - Some sort of bluff training
1700 - Standown
 
#3
I might add that a good soldier will find at least one excuse to leave barracks/go to the bank/visit the pay office at least once a day. :)
 
#4
bluff training ?
 
#6
Ah rite.
 

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#7
Fallschirmjager said:
0800 - Parade
0815 - 0930 - fitness
0930 - 1000 - Shower and change
1030 - 1100 - NAAFI break
1100 - 1230 - Some sort of bluff training
1230 - 1400 - Lunch
1400 - 1700 - Some sort of bluff training
1700 - Standown
OK that's Sunday taken care of - what about the rest of the week? :D
 
#9
how often do you get to go away on training exercises? Looking forward to that bit.
 
#10
wannabe-rifleman said:
bluff training ?
One of you pts on a blindfold & tries to catch the others.
 
#12
This is going to sound cheeky but this is exactly why I went TA, prefer to stay in bed scratching my arrse until late, but once the training was out the way, just loads and loads of fun exercises to look forward to, and your choice of FTRS' depending on availability and requirements, did consider the regs but I like as say "the best of both worlds" ;)
 
#13
wildcard.rgbw said:
This is going to sound cheeky but this is exactly why I went TA, prefer to stay in bed scratching my arrse until late, but once the training was out the way, just loads and loads of fun exercises to look forward to, and your choice of FTRS' depending on availability and requirements, did consider the regs but I like as say "the best of both worlds" ;)
fu ck off stab
 
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#14
Fallschrimjager summed it up quite well, I most if not all Infantry Battalions will follow a similar routine depending on your job. Rifle Coy's will spend a lot of time on PT or bluffing it.

My experience is that the support platoons always seem to have some thing on the go such as training or cadres.

Signals/CIS Platoons generally spend alot of time drinking brews and sitting around in the stores for most of the day, though when on exercise we are very busy and work hard (though the rest of the battalion would disagree).

MT Platoons always seem to be sitting around drinking brews, except when there's Coy or Bn PT then they're all on detail somewhere.

Of course, this all depends on the Bn you join (I'm guessing by the username you're looking at the Rifles) and the people in charge of the Plts/Coys.

As for the going on exercises this again depends on the unit and the people in charge, though when you're preparing to deploy on Ops you'll go on loads of exercises.
 
#16
Fallschirmjager said:
0800 - Parade
0815 - 0930 - fitness
0930 - 1000 - Shower and change
1030 - 1100 - NAAFI break
1100 - 1230 - Some sort of bluff training
1230 - 1400 - Lunch
1400 - 1700 - Some sort of bluff training
1700 - Standown
You lot have it hard.

We only had one session of bluff training as the afternoon was spent swanning around the MT sheds trying to hide. We normally got knocked off at 1600ish too!
 
#18
crow_bag said:
Fallschrimjager summed it up quite well, I most if not all Infantry Battalions will follow a similar routine depending on your job. Rifle Coy's will spend a lot of time on PT or bluffing it.

My experience is that the support platoons always seem to have some thing on the go such as training or cadres.

Signals/CIS Platoons generally spend alot of time drinking brews and sitting around in the stores for most of the day, though when on exercise we are very busy and work hard (though the rest of the battalion would disagree).

MT Platoons always seem to be sitting around drinking brews, except when there's Coy or Bn PT then they're all on detail somewhere.

Of course, this all depends on the Bn you join (I'm guessing by the username you're looking at the Rifles) and the people in charge of the Plts/Coys.

As for the going on exercises this again depends on the unit and the people in charge, though when you're preparing to deploy on Ops you'll go on loads of exercises.
Ok cheers for the info, yeah i am joining the rifles, i haven't pit my bn preference yet but im not too fussed really.
 
#19
I suppose everyone's experience of barrack life will be slightly different from battalion to battalion, but its generally the same throughout the infantry. There will always be PT (in the gym, on the pitch, runs, etc), platoon/coy jobs (sorting out stores, cleaning stores/weapons, area sweeps, lessons, training, etc), long tea & lunch breaks (SNCOs seem to thrive on this!), short afternoons (go and hide in your block/vehicle sheds and don't get caught type of thing). It gets busy when preparing for exercises, very busy while on exercise, and a extremely busy when preparing for deployment. On ops..... well, pass basic and you'll soon find out! 8)

Of course, you might be lucky enough to be picked for a course and spend time away from your normal routine. Its good to get away and it improves your promotion chances and with that better pay and job (terms & conditions apply)

After hours its up to you to sort out your own admin, revise lessons, maybe do additional PT (in the gym/swimming pool/squash court/5 miler/PFT/whatever takes your fancy). After this boredom normally means a few hours on the X-Box, reading, a visit to SSAFA or most likely heading to the NAAFI or out of barracks for a few pints and a kebab (but be careful that it doesn't affect you at morning PT :wink: )
 
#20
wildcard.rgbw said:
This is going to sound cheeky but this is exactly why I went TA, prefer to stay in bed scratching my arrse until late, but once the training was out the way, just loads and loads of fun exercises to look forward to, and your choice of FTRS' depending on availability and requirements, did consider the regs but I like as say "the best of both worlds" ;)
Providing you made it through training,you little STAB turd.
 

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