Is British Army training as tough as it was before say the 1990's

SPIDER38

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#1
I would like to state before hand i have never been in the Army or the force's,but is the training of the elite unit's in the British Army as tough as it was before the military was libralised.Iknow recently about the tragic death's of the 3 SAS[R] soldier's but it seem's these were in extreme condition's,so are the paras,SAS,SBS and Marine's what they were and is there training comparable to the other Elite Force's around the world...
 
#2
It's all teddy bears and fluffy pillows now. In my day we had to crawl across fields full of rabid dogs just to get to the cookhouse, and the instructors would shoot us dead - daily. Mind you back then it was all green fields around here.
 
#3
Yes, yes and probably not.

That's a wild guess right there. You'd be hard pushed to find someone on ARRSE who has done the SAS, SBS and 32 week Royal Marines training courses all the space of one career, so uh.. could be a lost cause mate.
 
#5
It's all teddy bears and fluffy pillows now. In my day we had to crawl across fields full of rabid dogs just to get to the cookhouse, and the instructors would shoot us dead - daily. Mind you back then it was all green fields around here.
Really?!

Nowadays if you raise your hand and say 'OWIES!' really loud they let you off the assault course and give you digestives whilst everyone else carries on.
 
#6
I would like to state before hand i have never been in the Army or the force's,but is the training of the elite unit's in the British Army as tough as it was before the military was libralised.Iknow recently about the tragic death's of the 3 SAS[R] soldier's but it seem's these were in extreme condition's,so are the paras,SAS,SBS and Marine's what they were and is there training comparable to the other Elite Force's around the world...
Can I cum in your hair?

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#7
When I was in Basic we used to be paraded every Saturday night and the section commanders would select two recruits to be forced to enter the cage and fight to the death with farm implements. The deaths were covered up as 'training accidents'.

The screams never leave you.
 
#8
I was once beaten to death for having an unhappy sock. I got better though.

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#9
I was talking to my my old mate Gauis Decimus Cuntybollox only the other day. He says it's been going downhill since we finished the wall and stopped doing the training at Camolodnum. Tallest on the dexter, shortest on the sinister my arse.
 

SPIDER38

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I grew in the 1980's [i'am mid thirtie's] watching the TVprogramme THE PARAS and the cutting edge programmes these to me were like a horror show for the ear's frightening MEN screeming at the recruits [who looked like men] also my uncle was a soldier in the 60's and 70's and he looked the typical impresion of a squaddie in that era ie mutton chop's stocky and stiff lipped,but when i see the documentry's today the squaddies do look much younger and frankly a lot less intimidating..
 
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I grew in the 1980's [i'am mid thirtie's] watching the TVprogramme THE PARAS and the cutting edge programmes these to me were like a horror show for the ear's frightening MEN screeming at the recruits [who looked like men] also my uncle was a soldier in the 60's and 70's and he looked the typical impresion of a squaddie in that era ie mutton chop's stocky and stiff lipped,but when i see the documentry's today the squaddies do look much younger and frankly a lot less intimidating..
Christ, people always claim that education started going downhill after Labour took power in '97. Apparently though it was utter dogshit in the 1980s too.
 
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I grew in the 1980's [i'am mid thirtie's] watching the TVprogramme THE PARAS and the cutting edge programmes these to me were like a horror show for the ear's frightening MEN screeming at the recruits [who looked like men] also my uncle was a soldier in the 60's and 70's and he looked the typical impresion of a squaddie in that era ie mutton chop's stocky and stiff lipped,but when i see the documentry's today the squaddies do look much younger and frankly a lot less intimidating..
Training has developed, so that there aren't the horrifically high injury rates\methods of instruction have become more effective. The men & women* are able to perform on ops; surely that is proof enough?

*Not talking strat leadership.
 
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I grew in the 1980's [i'am mid thirtie's] watching the TVprogramme THE PARAS and the cutting edge programmes these to me were like a horror show for the ear's frightening MEN screeming at the recruits [who looked like men] also my uncle was a soldier in the 60's and 70's and he looked the typical impresion of a squaddie in that era ie mutton chop's stocky and stiff lipped,but when i see the documentry's today the squaddies do look much younger and frankly a lot less intimidating..

In the 60's and 70's, were they cavalry?
 

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I grew in the 1980's [i'am mid thirtie's] watching the TVprogramme THE PARAS and the cutting edge programmes these to me were like a horror show for the ear's frightening MEN screeming at the recruits [who looked like men] also my uncle was a soldier in the 60's and 70's and he looked the typical impresion of a squaddie in that era ie mutton chop's stocky and stiff lipped,but when i see the documentry's today the squaddies do look much younger and frankly a lot less intimidating..
You after a bit of male company?


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I grew in the 1980's [i'am mid thirtie's] watching the TVprogramme THE PARAS and the cutting edge programmes these to me were like a horror show for the ear's frightening MEN screeming at the recruits [who looked like men] also my uncle was a soldier in the 60's and 70's and he looked the typical impresion of a squaddie in that era ie mutton chop's stocky and stiff lipped,but when i see the documentry's today the squaddies do look much younger and frankly a lot less intimidating..
Research has shown that the typical 60's and 70's soldiering career of BAOR, BAOR and BAOR was tremendously hard work and full of cytotoxins. Today's young soldiers are lucky enough to have exposure to all the moisturising and rejuvenating delights of Afghanistan's plains and thus have much better skin. Is all.
 

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I was once beaten to death for having an unhappy sock. I got better though.

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I was once beaten to death for having a happy sock when the section commander was unhappy.

The next day I was beaten to death for having unhappy socks and spoiling the section commander's good mood.

In Germany I was beaten to death for having happy socks because it took the piss out of the Sergeant Major and his rank.
 

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I was forced to eat Bensons crisps and drink Panda pop. It was dreadful but I was home Sunday night and my Mam saved me some dinner.
This one time it was so cold the ground froze and we had to have strip washes outside. I mean anyone could have seen my private parts, was shameful.


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