Leave him alone you cnut at least hes doing something constructive instead of hanging round street corners and being a little tw@t.Young lads like this fella might be the soldiers of tomorrow give them support and encouragement and not negative comments.
He would probably sh1t himself if it was the real thing but then again he's not a trained soldier is he.Who doesn't shit them selves when the rounds are flying everyone does but its the training you get as soldier that makes you carry on with the task in hand.
He's a young lad having a bit of a laugh within a military type enviroment cut him some slack ffs
Oh yes, you should not be firing kneeling unless the ground dictates that you cannot fire in the prone position. No evidence of that in the phot.
And as for the issue of blank ammo, you're hard done to barbarasson, I had 1000 rounds for one patrol (10 cadets) on our last camp. And this was one section of my platoon. The other two sections had a similar amount, the other two platoons in my company had a similar amount. And this was just for one day of a three day exercise.
The other company of 2 star cadets would have had the same amount as us. Then there are the two 3 star company's who, as their exercise is 4 days, would have had more than we had. There were also 10 sections of 1 stars, the're only out 2 days so they would have had a little less. The 4 star company are on exercise for 1 week so they have more blank ammo and pyro than the rest of us.
I haven't tried to work out how much that amounts to but it's got to be many tens of thousands of rounds. And this was just one camp.
Do any other CCF/ACF units suffer a blank ammo shortage?
I do have to agree on these points but also why no BFA
edited to answer own question I love google
The L98A1 Cadet GP Rifle (GP - General Purpose) is the standard rifle for British Army, Air and Sea cadet shooting. This weapon was introduced alongside the SA80 series from 1989 onwards for cadet use, as at the time cadets were not permitted to fire semi- or fully-automatic weapons.
Whilst practicing fieldcraft, on occasion cadets may use the GP rifle to fire blanks in fieldcraft scenarios. Because the L98 does not have a flash eliminator a Blank Firing Attachment (BFA) cannot be fitted to the muzzle
It is a sensible question, due to lack of BFA safety distance is 50m firing blank. Also it means the least trained personnel firing blank have the most dangerous weapon.
We had a lot of ammo on camp last year, no complaints there, but rather drip fed through the year.
As for the haircuts I agree. On RAF CCF camps cadets are told to get it cut or foxtrot oscar. On CCF camps cadets go round looking like the more dubious members of PIRA c.1973. Unfortunately I have a cowardly contingent commander (RN) who won't insist on it.
If the photo was genuinely from the exercise it must be near that amount. However, due to safety regs (mkesafe before move etc) vast amounts of ammo are wasted on ccf if given. You can quite happily do a good days training with 1000 rounds for a platoon. Any more than that and the kids just go into gp-ninja mode anyway.
When you say 500 rds in 3 and a bit years do you mean you as a cadet have fired that?