And that was feedback not just from the officers mess but the Troopers on the ground - my son thought he was a star. Back in the day he was a Coy Cmdr. in 2 Scots and of the other Coy Cmdrs one is a 2* having commanded 3 Div, and another DR is in the Veterans office having been wounded commanding 3 Scots.I was wondering if he'd get a mention. Really nice bloke.
Well given that you have to pass it before joining the Parachute Regiment I guess it could be described as that.
Not quite true - Rowallan was in itself a ‘second chance’ of a kind and if you failed then some had the option of trying again (I doubt many did). Also there was nothing stopping you joining up as a soldier - that was my plan.But if you failed, you could be offered alternative employment in the Army; the same is true of the All Arms candidates. The select out approach that you have highlighted for Rowallan Company didn't even give people that chance.
There's probably a greater connection between the longer-term success of young, non-graduates, rather than just RoWCo types - coincidently many of the younger OCdts passaged to the CC via RowCo due to "immaturity" or other such spurious assessments by RCB.Which he richly deserves.
My point is that RowCo ‘selected out’ instead of ‘training in’ which is what today’s Army does.
It’s safe to say that at least a few that survived what @QRK2 calls ‘remedial’ training have done quite well. And rightly so - I don’t think you qualify to have a valid opinion on such training unless you’ve experienced it.
But I would say that wouldn’t I?
Do wish I had done an O type or Brigade squad or even spent a year backpacking. Having passed RCB, and gone straight from school to Sandhurst for the September intake it was one hell of a culture shock, and I found it hard playing catch up to those who had some service in.A few did:
PODC knife fork spoon
Bulford 1 Mar Husband and wife?I cant see it on this list,
A few majors and colonel are though, they'll be happy that some attention is drawn away from them.