newbie t.a member

#1
hi there im a new member to the t.a once i pass selection (wich will be a breeze) then should hopefully be on shamrock 2013 so looks like i got a few good weeks ahead of me cant wait been looking forward to a good challange

im 29 living in n.i and enloy outdoor sports from rock climbing,mountainbiking,snowboarding,moutaineering etc so the militry life should suite me well
 
#2
Good on you for joining. First and foremost, don't assume selection will be a breeze. If you go there assuming that then you'll either come a cropper or piss people off. Approach it with an attitude of "I want to learn something here".

From my experiences with the Army Reserve recruit training system some expectation management is needed. You may find your unit is low on numbers initially and some of the weekends are harder to make than you anticipate. Put them all in your diary as early as possible and make the most of it.

Put as much back into the unit as you get out - even the most junior rifleman can propose AT activities (sounds like your bag) and new ways of doing things.

Communicate with your platoon commander/platoon serjeant as they will want to know when you're in, and if not, why not, and if you do that then they'll be more minded to put you on courses and entrust you with tasks.

Nearly done now - I'm sure your unit will brief you but be very mindful of the security aspects of NI and if they don't brief you, ask them.

Finally, learn to spell ;)
 
#3
Good on you for joining. First and foremost, don't assume selection will be a breeze. If you go there assuming that then you'll either come a cropper or piss people off. Approach it with an attitude of "I want to learn something here".

From my experiences with the Army Reserve recruit training system some expectation management is needed. You may find your unit is low on numbers initially and some of the weekends are harder to make than you anticipate. Put them all in your diary as early as possible and make the most of it.

Put as much back into the unit as you get out - even the most junior rifleman can propose AT activities (sounds like your bag) and new ways of doing things.

Communicate with your platoon commander/platoon serjeant as they will want to know when you're in, and if not, why not, and if you do that then they'll be more minded to put you on courses and entrust you with tasks.

Nearly done now - I'm sure your unit will brief you but be very mindful of the security aspects of NI and if they don't brief you, ask them.

Finally, learn to spell ;)


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#8
Good on you for joining. First and foremost, don't assume selection will be a breeze. If you go there assuming that then you'll either come a cropper or piss people off. Approach it with an attitude of "I want to learn something here".

From my experiences with the Army Reserve recruit training system some expectation management is needed. You may find your unit is low on numbers initially and some of the weekends are harder to make than you anticipate. Put them all in your diary as early as possible and make the most of it.

Put as much back into the unit as you get out - even the most junior rifleman can propose AT activities (sounds like your bag) and new ways of doing things.

Communicate with your platoon commander/platoon serjeant as they will want to know when you're in, and if not, why not, and if you do that then they'll be more minded to put you on courses and entrust you with tasks.

Nearly done now - I'm sure your unit will brief you but be very mindful of the security aspects of NI and if they don't brief you, ask them.

Finally, learn to spell ;)

If he does will you learn to march? :)
 
#9
how do guys/girls just to let people know i passed selection with ease and scored a high A if that means anything from the intel i got off nrc its pretty decent

im now all sorted for shamrock and i am fully looking forward to it does anyone have advice for shamrock kit selection etc
 
#10
how do guys/girls just to let people know i passed selection with ease and scored a high A if that means anything from the intel i got off nrc its pretty decent

im now all sorted for shamrock and i am fully looking forward to it does anyone have advice for shamrock kit selection etc
Selection is a breeze really, shamrock will be a noticeable ramp up in training first couple of weeks you will fucked around and treated like a school boy who knows nothing, best advice is take it, don't get smart, the bullshit is all part if the process, bed locks, locker inspections lots of shouty corporals and you will march everywhere. You won't be allowed to drink or fraternise with trained soldiers so the harp and crown bar will be out of bounds. Wouldn't be so cocky either you may be fit, but it seems alot of recruits are failing simple things like the weapon handling test, in fact other the fitness that seems to be the main failure area. Kit wise it's issue kit only that includes pt kit and the lovely silver shadow 2's. at least these days the the rtc staff are in the same boat and can only use issue kit as well. Save yourself some time and keep one set of combats for cutting about the camp and use another set for ranges / field craft etc, get both sets dirty and you will get caught out at some point. Some other tips sleep in your sleeping bag on top of your made up bed block stop it getting to missed up little things like make your life a little easier


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#11
hi there im a new member to the t.a once i pass selection (wich will be a breeze) then should hopefully be on shamrock 2013 so looks like i got a few good weeks ahead of me cant wait been looking forward to a good challange

im 29 living in n.i and enloy outdoor sports from rock climbing,mountainbiking,snowboarding,moutaineering etc so the militry life should suite me well
If you think that, why are you joining the stabs?
 
#19
hi there im a new member to the t.a once i pass selection (wich will be a breeze!) then should hopefully be placed on a basic reading and riting course so i cann lern to do spell and then i go on shamrock 2013 so looks like i got a few good weeks ahead of me cant wait been looking forward to a good challange

im 29 living in n.i so you could say i enjoy the seventies and enloy outdoor sports from rock climbing,mountainbiking,snowboarding,moutaineering,******* blokes etc so the militry life should suite me well
Well done mate. aim high in life! I would say just to tell them the stuff you have done in civvy street as it will put some of them to shame.
 
#20
How's this for a radical idea, take it off the bed?
He can go what ever he wants in the end, sleep in it, not sleep in it, take it of whatever suits. Using sleeping bags worked for some of the blokes in my dorm, me i just slept in it and made my bed block up again every morning, as i couldn't be arsed digging my sleeping out and stuffing it away again. Each to thier own


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