PACE STICK WANTED

#1
One of my senior cadets has just been promoted to CSM. Im looking to purchase a second hand pace stick for him. Detachment funds are somewhat limited. Can anyone help?? Thanks
 
#7
I have my racer no longer used (black), but how tall is he/she, (measure from hip to floor) its important that its not too big/small, and what county..and.if your not too far away..ill throw in some sticking lessons by me as well (If he/she is going to carry it, fine...but as an aid to drill, it should open and turning, the cadet CSM wil be the envy of them all, believe me!

Its not going to be cheap, but Ill consider what you have to offer, just dont make an offer that going to make me laugh out loud like a pirate!!!



PM me
 
#8
mediumwhiteamericano said:
Is it the right size? Has he done the course? :wink:
I ve always been told i need a male to size up my male cadets so i dont have a clue! No he hasn t done the course but a bit of a drill pig anyway. I also have the cadet RSM at my detachment (hence why i need a second pace stick) so lessons should not be a prob. :)
 
#9
emptyeye said:
I have my racer no longer used (black), but how tall is he/she, (measure from hip to floor) its important that its not too big/small, and what county..and.if your not too far away..ill throw in some sticking lessons by me as well (If he/she is going to carry it, fine...but as an aid to drill, it should open and turning, the cadet CSM wil be the envy of them all, believe me!

Its not going to be cheap, but Ill consider what you have to offer, just dont make an offer that going to make me laugh out loud like a pirate!!!



PM me
You're going to give it away? You worked your arrse off for that thing man! Mine's on my study wall and always will be.
 
#10
You are only entitled to use a 'Pace stick' if you have completed 'All Arms Senior Drill Instructor's Course' at Catterick. Otherwise you use a drill cane. Have you done Ceremonial Drill Instruction?...thought not!
 
#11
blobmeister said:
You are only entitled to use a 'Pace stick' if you have completed 'All Arms Senior Drill Instructor's Course' at Catterick. Otherwise you use a drill cane. Have you done Ceremonial Drill Instruction?...thought not!

Or if your ancient like me...done your senior course at the AADW in pirbright...and learn how to stick with the issued tree trucks they call pace sticks....wrist..pain...
 
#13
blobmeister said:
You are only entitled to use a 'Pace stick' if you have completed 'All Arms Senior Drill Instructor's Course' at Catterick. Otherwise you use a drill cane. Have you done Ceremonial Drill Instruction?...thought not!
I agree but some Corps and Regt have WO1 and WO2 carry pace sticks regardless of this as a symbol of status. I've never heard of an ACF Drill Course. This all sounds a bit Walty to me. I earned mine and don't let other people touch it let alone think about selling it.
 
#14
emptyeye said:
[Or if your ancient like me...done your senior course at the AADW in pirbright...and learn how to stick with the issued tree trucks they call pace sticks....wrist..pain...
Them tree trunks are no fun.
 
#15
We re talking CADETS here, not regular army!
There is a course at Pirbright that senior cadets can attend, but cost of flights from scotland make it prohibitive to my Bn.
Yes, its a badge of rank, if you like for cadet CSM and RSM, they ve worked damn hard to achieve that status, and if they wish to carry or indeed use, a pace stick, who am I to stop them
 
#16
As a safety measure against the abuse of schoolchildren I suggest that the cane in question be examined after every use for faecal matter and **** hairs. In low visibility scenarios a simple sniff test would suffice.

Remember - the children are our future, treat them right and don't insert drill canes into their colons.
 
#18
mwl946 said:
We re talking CADETS here, not regular army!
There is a course at Pirbright that senior cadets can attend, but cost of flights from scotland make it prohibitive to my Bn.
Yes, its a badge of rank, if you like for cadet CSM and RSM, they ve worked damn hard to achieve that status, and if they wish to carry or indeed use, a pace stick, who am I to stop them
You do know that the Drill Wing has upped sticks (pun not intended) to Catterick. A bit closer to Scotland.

Are cadets not entitled to rail warrants for courses?
 
#19
Thanks Knave, I wasnt aware of that.
Yes we do get rail warrants, but as I ve already had seven from my detachment who either have, or are about to attend Frimley for Master Cadet and Cadet Leadership courses, I d probably get short shrift if i asked for further funding this year, especially when I ve had two flights out of them too!
 
#20
As per usual for ARRSE, wrong info, rumour control, misinformed, urban myths.....

1. The packstick is a badge of office, (RSM/CSM) and its also an aid to drill, so open or closed its no biggie, if you use it on the drill square it (should) be open and turning.

2 Cadets do NOT do drill courses at the AADW (the AADW are not CRB cleared and not part of any CTT) but selected AI's can, (short TA type course) more info from the Cadet centre at Frimley.
 
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