Here goes... We have an AI Sergeant in our detachment, and he wants all of the NCOs to do the Nijmegan march next year. Unfortunately he isn't being realistic, and I don't think he will ever realise how unrealistic it is until it fails miserably... Main points needed for advice: - He wants only the NCOs to take part, excluding anyone else that is fit enough but not an NCO, even though there are a few better suited to the task. - For every single NCO, the march takes place in the middle of school or college exams, I don't want him to start persuading anyone that this is more important because it's for charity... There are better ways to fundraise with our resources. - We're being made to do it in green kit for some reason, even though we've been measured up for MTP and should have been issued it by then, which means everyone will need a set of black boots that should be suited to walking long distances, will issue boots + insoles + bridgdale's be good enough? - We've been told to wear issue bergans, and that we have to carry 40kg of kit even though we have a minivan, there is no requirement to carry this much kit, and it doesn't seem safe, especially for the smaller NCOs. - He thinks we should do the gold march, 35 miles a day... again this doesn't seem like a sensible goal for 17 year-olds unless they're naturally physically fit, which some NCOs are, but most are not. - The dropout rate is somewhere around 25% so county money (being used to subsidise the trip) will be wasted on a few cadets. This sounds like we're a bunch of lazy gits, which we are, regardless, although some would be able to manage it, I don't think many could. This would also be a Sergeant that walks around with his hands in his pockets and his beret looking like a flying saucer. Any advice on the above would be much appreciated, I'm trying to save cadets time in being "persuaded" in to something they don't want to do, along with preventing a waste of other people's money and time. Cheers, Dobber.