Pace Stick

#1
I have just stripped my pace stick down back to the wood and was going to varnish it back to black which was its original colour.

Just wanted to know if there was a specific colour for specific regiments in the army ? I am Royal Artillery.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
#2
If you're RA then it goes up your ARRSE !! :)

There is a precedence for Pace Stick colours. All very much to do with individual Regts/Bns/Corps, but I do not know if, or where, it is written down.
 
#4
Stockton96 said:
I cannot help what i am badged mate. I would much prefer to be badged to an infantry regiment but were not so thats that.
I dont think, nor have I heard of any hard and fast ruling within County towards colours of pace sticks within the ACF. What I suggest you do is contact your affiliated Regiment's RHQ and explain int to them. Hopefully, they can steer you straight.
 
#7
Stockton96 said:
I cannot help what i am badged mate. I would much prefer to be badged to an infantry regiment but were not so thats that.
Dear oh Dear...

Whats up pal? Artillery not sexy enough for you? Your above quote invites discussion as you sound like you dont have a clue, you are a Cadet i take it?

Question:
What have you got against the Artillery Then?
 
#8
No nothing wrong with The Artillery fella i think they do a great job. It's just if i was to join any army regiment it would be an infantry regiment (PWRR).

Does that answer your question ?
 
#9
Stockton96 said:
No nothing wrong with The Artillery fella i think they do a great job. It's just if i was to join any army regiment it would be an infantry regiment (PWRR).

Does that answer your question ?
So are you a cadet? Have you passed the Drill course to use the pace stick?
 
#10
Yes i am a cadet, And no i haven't passed passed said drill course. Although i passed my 3 star a while ago where you are taught and tested on the use of the pace stick.

Just cos someone hasn't passed a course doesn't mean they don't know how to use something. Its called self teaching with the use of the drill manual.

Did you do a course to learn how to use your computer ?

oh and just for the record i passed my SCIC nearly a year ago now, in case your thinking i am some numpty 3 star.
 
#11
Hi

If memory serves me right only the RSM or Senior WO1 carries a black pace stick all other WO's in a unit carry a lighter coloured one until reaching the great mans position

Cheers
 
#12
Cheers baz, I Have already varnished it black. I am the second senior in my regiment which i think qualifies me to be able to carry one of that colour.
 
#13
Stockton96 said:
Yes i am a cadet, And no i haven't passed passed said drill course. Although i passed my 3 star a while ago where you are taught and tested on the use of the pace stick.

Just cos someone hasn't passed a course doesn't mean they don't know how to use something. Its called self teaching with the use of the drill manual.

Did you do a course to learn how to use your computer ?

oh and just for the record i passed my SCIC nearly a year ago now, in case your thinking i am some numpty 3 star.

WTF!!!!!

That is a first then as I have never heard of cadets being taught the Pace Stick on the JCIC, and cadets are not allowed to use it in alot of ACF Sectors/Counties.

Are you the Cadet RSM, or a Cadet Group Sgt Maj???

If not you are prob wasiting your time as when you turn up on parade at Camp with said stick it will be 'browwed' by an AI.

In my old Sector no cadet were allowed them after one used his to 'encourage' other cadets to do his will.
 
#14
Stockton96 said:
Yes i am a cadet, And no i haven't passed passed said drill course. Although i passed my 3 star a while ago where you are taught and tested on the use of the pace stick.

Just cos someone hasn't passed a course doesn't mean they don't know how to use something. Its called self teaching with the use of the drill manual.

Did you do a course to learn how to use your computer ?

oh and just for the record i passed my SCIC nearly a year ago now, in case your thinking i am some numpty 3 star.
Don't get cheeky with serving soldiers you biff. Until you do basic you are still a numpty.

In answer to previous questions, it depends on the Cadet County. Most allow the Cadet RSM to carry a pace-stick.
 
#15
I am the 2ic of the regiment. Have walked around camp with my pace stick before and no one has said anything to me. I wasn't taught it on JCIC, i said on 3 star.

My question was what colour to varnish it not whether i am allowed to use one or not.
 
#16
Well you are probably close enough then for it not to matter and should move up in due course to the right slot for it to really matter.
However no accounting for the rectal retentive individuals who are bound to object somewhere along the line!

Cheers
 
#17
Stockton96 said:
I am the 2ic of the regiment.
No you arn't

You are the Second Senior Cadet in the County/Cadet Battalion. Remember that you are outranked by even the lowliest PI or CA. To be honest mate, ask in the Gunners Forum. They might know.
 
#18
Stockton96 said:
Cheers baz, I Have already varnished it black. I am the second senior in my regiment which i think qualifies me to be able to carry one of that colour.
If you have passed junior drill you carry it open ,If you have passed Senior drill you can carry it closed, if you aint done the course you shouldnt carry one at all. JUST MY OPINION OF COURSE
 
#19
Stockton96 said:
Yes i am a cadet, And no i haven't passed passed said drill course. Although i passed my 3 star a while ago where you are taught and tested on the use of the pace stick.

Just cos someone hasn't passed a course doesn't mean they don't know how to use something. Its called self teaching with the use of the drill manual.

Did you do a course to learn how to use your computer ?

oh and just for the record i passed my SCIC nearly a year ago now, in case your thinking i am some numpty 3 star.
Oh dear,well that's me put in my place.

I did do a course to learn to use my computer.

I did try to teach myself to drive a car using a manual, but apparently it's against the law and I had to take an officially recognised course and test. However, that was over 12 years ago. Ho hum, you learn something new everyday. Would it be possible to give me some guidance on my drill should I ever need it?

Many thanks.
 
#20
Edited as the post above shows that the ACF Sylibus has changed from when I taught it.... Doh!


Oh, and 2ic's of Regt are usually officers! Major's, that sort of thing.

My point was... find out IF your allowed one in the first place before you spend time making one up looking good for some fat idle AI to pinch for the 2 weeks.
 

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