MTQ1

#1
Bonjour good people and all that.

Im off on ULOTC selection this weekend and will pass (big head i know!)
My question is am i able to join in with other training weekends that might be happening before i pass my MTQ1?
 

Unknown_Quantity

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#2
Yes. Get in as many as you can. Especially the Troop training ones.
 
#3
Yeah especially live firing with the artillery troop. (that huge gun you saw in the drill hall)
 
#4
No, no! Don't be taken in by the big guns!
Just because they're big, doesn't make them impressive! :D
 
#6
Nice nice, look forward to it.

Unfortunatey im looking at infantry weekends mainly, cant resist a good beasting you know! Although smashing off a 105 does sound good.
 
#7
Try to get onto troop weekends as most of the time there are spasces but do a few Athlone wekends first to either refresh your skills or learn the OTC way of doing things. Anyway troop stuff doesn't happen until after christmas ('cept piss ups).

Good luck with selection, the only way to avoid getting in is by failing the medical. Hey they even let me in long ago.......
 
#8
Yes, careful on the medical! Have discovered that one of the POCdts, despite passing RCB with the same injury, failed OTC Med, thus losing his Busary! Not a happy chappy I've heard.
Orifice, of course I've fired one! I just don't take as much pleasure in big long objects going off in my face. :twisted:
But in all seriousness, Orifice has a point. Gun Troop are the only ones who do live firing in the field, and you'll get to drink from a Tankard too!
 
#9
It always baffles me how some fat socially challenged types get into some UOTC's on a yearly basis.... faith in the system.... maybe not.

anyways that's my third rant for the day out of the way hence now I'm feeling better!

Anyone doing Cambrian this year?
 
#11
Ah, the social hand-grenade.
How I look forward to one going off! :twisted:
 
#12
Social hand grenades make OTCs more fun. With no nasty drill sergeant type to mutually despise the socially challenged type is good for building teams! Anyway anyone from my year should know that they can eventually get the hint and leave!
 
#13
Stavinski said:
Social hand grenades make OTCs more fun. With no nasty drill sergeant type to mutually despise the socially challenged type is good for building teams!
Aah the "L1A2 Object, Hate"

Anyway anyone from my year should know that they can eventually get the hint and leave!
Had a few of those sorts who did the same pretty sharpish.... might've been summat to do with being dicked for every shitty job.
 

Unknown_Quantity

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#14
The bloke I think Stav refered to hung around for a full 18 months before having the hint spelt out to him in no uncertain terms (during a dinner night nobody spoke to him at all).

Amonst his favourite antics was trying to persuade some of the better looking girls that he had shagged 60+ women, later when the abuse and derision started to fly he admitted he was a virgin, and because we were taking the piss, we were all racist... Cnut.
 
#15
We had one up our northern way manage the full three years, despite failing MTQ2 twice and not making a single friend!

You've got to feel sorry for anyone that socialy defunct!
 
#16
Grrrrr got another bugbear.... due to my situation I happen to drive past the stomping drounds of two UOTC's on a weekly basis...

Why wherever I go do I see gangs of OCdt's slouching about with hands in their pockets, no head-dress on, uniform that looks like it's been ironed with a brick and eating various foodstuffs.

Correct me if I'm wrong here but they should be cutting about looking neatly pressed, with head-dress on correctly, without hands in pockets or fulkl mouths. Of course I'm not expecting them to be bloody marching home but a certain amount of pride in the uniform wouldn't go a miss. In their current state (and it's not limited to new recruits) it makes my blood boil with rage.

Those in command appointments (and you know who you are and in which UOTC's) please do something about it before someone else formally complains to your heirarchy.... there's always someone about.

Just friendly advice.
 
#17
Capt Cheeky said:
Grrrrr got another bugbear.... due to my situation I happen to drive past the stomping drounds of two UOTC's on a weekly basis...

Why wherever I go do I see gangs of OCdt's slouching about with hands in their pockets, no head-dress on, uniform that looks like it's been ironed with a brick and eating various foodstuffs.

Correct me if I'm wrong here but they should be cutting about looking neatly pressed, with head-dress on correctly, without hands in pockets or fulkl mouths. Of course I'm not expecting them to be bloody marching home but a certain amount of pride in the uniform wouldn't go a miss. In their current state (and it's not limited to new recruits) it makes my blood boil with rage.

Those in command appointments (and you know who you are and in which UOTC's) please do something about it before someone else formally complains to your heirarchy.... there's always someone about.

Just friendly advice.
So YOU'RE the kerb crawling pervert that the OCDTs are complainining about.Stop it or we'll call the police!
 
#20
I did indeed, i was not one of the unhappy people on the bus home on saturday night. Was slightly suprised at some of the guys that got sent home, they worked really hard some of them,but think everyone gave their best effort, including the drinking games that followed! :D

Looking forward to the platoon social next month should be a good laugh
 
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