New lease of life??

#1
"I once was lost, but now am found..........."

Anyone else's unit's seemed to have picked up the pace? These past few weeks have seen a definite increase in activity and training?

I've done minimal trade-related training since joining almost a year ago (granted I was stuck in the recruitment process and could only do drill/PT on Tuesdays for a while) but there's been a lift in morale as drill nights have actually been productive.

Even the new recruits are happy, trained soldiers are happy, the brass are (I think) happy but.........................will it last??

Answer: I hope so.
 
#2
My old sqn has really gripped the lack of trade training and recently turned everything around....

So yes.... at the mom. everybody is happy
 
#3
Glad to hear that...

We've also recently stopped the recruits from going thro drill, weapons, PT etc on drill nights. I thought they'd be bored and from your replies I guess I was right....

More A&P gentlemen????
 

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#4
Get used to it. Almost all the TA follows a pretty strict training cycle. Sod all happens in the Summer, little in December, and most training takes place perforce in spring and Autumn. Always been like this.
 
#5
tbh I didn't mind doing PT, but ALL the time, it gets boring and the only 'action' I saw was on sqn weekends.

As for weapons handling, I don't think there's such a thing as 'too much'. Especially in the time running up to the recruits course.

I actually really enjoy drill (sad I know) even from my cadet days (stick orderly on annual camp, remembrance parades etc). I get a real buzz and pride from parading in public (not sure if that's due to my arrogant or show-off nature lol) but when you're marching (in time) with a full squad, with people watching, you get a real sense of pride and patriotism; hits me right in the belly that does :D

If things carry on the way they are at the moment, I'll get that same feeling from turning up on parade nights.
 

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