Passed out at grantham on 14-3-08

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I passed out at grantham on friday the 14th and i have to say it was one of the proudest moments of my life, only TA i know and not the same as the regs but all the same i was very proud. Met some great lads along the way and hope to stay in contact for years to come. Like i said, only TA but just as proud. :D
 
#2
Were the standards horribly low?
 
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Well done darbs, hope you enjoy a long & succesful time in the TA. Now all you have to do is train like hell to learn your trade well enough so you can get the odd tour in :D

Don't take comments like StabTiffy's to heart, he is after all just a stab tiffy :)
 
#4
darbs said:
I passed out at grantham on friday the 14th and i have to say it was one of the proudest moments of my life, only TA i know and not the same as the regs but all the same i was very proud. Met some great lads along the way and hope to stay in contact for years to come. Like i said, only TA but just as proud. :D
Good for you. If you're RLCTA you'll probably be passing out in Grantham for years to come.

I've passed out in Grantham on many an occasion.
 
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Two members of my troop were on the course, well done all I hope you all have a sucessful time in the TA

Stilts
 
#7
EScotia said:
Don't take comments like StabTiffy's to heart
It was a question, not a comment, you daft wench.
 
#8
darbs said:
I passed out at grantham on friday the 14th and i have to say it was one of the proudest moments of my life, only TA i know and not the same as the regs but all the same i was very proud. Met some great lads along the way and hope to stay in contact for years to come. Like i said, only TA but just as proud. :D
Well done, you've passed out. Given the commitment/time you've put in which is above what most people would put in, its a big achievement.
 
#10
polar said:
darbs said:
I passed out at grantham on friday the 14th and i have to say it was one of the proudest moments of my life, only TA i know and not the same as the regs but all the same i was very proud. Met some great lads along the way and hope to stay in contact for years to come. Like i said, only TA but just as proud. :D
Well done, you've passed out. Given the commitment/time you've put in which is above what most people would put in, its a big achievement.
thanks polar, 6 months from RSW to passout so all good, and happy.
 
#11
Well done Darbs, I remember you said you were getting dicked around with your recruiting process and course dates, I bet your glad all thats over! Did you still go RE or are you now RLC?
 
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Barrack Room Lawyer said:
Well done Darbs, I remember you said you were getting dicked around with your recruiting process and course dates, I bet your glad all thats over! Did you still go RE or are you now RLC?
RE all the way mate, and proud of it. just looking forward to the rest of the training now. even thou i have my matts 1 in 2 weeks time which seems odd! but yer was dicked around, just stuck to my guns and it paid off.
 
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StabTiffy2B said:
EScotia said:
Don't take comments like StabTiffy's to heart
It was a question, not a comment, you daft wench.
Then probably better directed at someone who has been in a while and has got used to sarcastic comment masquerading as humour :x

Something you (as a SNCO) should know if you are as good at leading tradesmen as you are at caustic humour :(

This was a thread created by a young soldier who was proud of his/her passing out and should really attract positve comment.

By the way Darbs, I too have passed out many a time in Grantham & the Sgts Mess at PWOG Barracks. Always preffered to train there than Bordon.
 
#15
darbs said:
well stabtiffy the standards were quite high. all conducted by 5 training regt. some well clued up cpls and sgts there.
Can I be really nosy and ask loads of phys related questions?

What was the CFT Length?
Did they make you carry 20KG because you're a wedge?
How many CFTs/PFTs did you do?
Did they use that nonsense risk reduction run time or was it a proper PFT?
Any interesting phys - Log runs/Assault courses?

Did anyone fail phys elements and get binned?

Did anyone get binned for anything else?

EScotia said:
Something you (as a SNCO)
Not the brightest are you sweetcheeks?
 
#16
StabTiffy2B said:
Can I be really nosy and ask loads of phys related questions?

What was the CFT Length?
Did they make you carry 20KG because you're a wedge?
How many CFTs/PFTs did you do?
Did they use that nonsense risk reduction run time or was it a proper PFT?
Any interesting phys - Log runs/Assault courses?

Did anyone fail phys elements and get binned?

Did anyone get binned for anything else?
I was about to ask some of those questions!

Well done on passing out, I had my final Bravo weekend on the 15th, I've got my Charlie in April 8)
 
#17
CFT was four miles with everyone carrying 15kg, no webbing, weapons or helmets.
We did one CFT and two practice ones that were a LOT harder than the real one!
We did an RRR at the beginning and a propper PFT at the end.
No log runs, assault course etc.

Everyone who was binned failed on the phys i think. One failed the CFT and five or six failed the initial RRR. I was very windy though, my time went up by over a minute. They re tested on the sunday morning for those that failed on the saturday but it was just as windy.
 
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Rockhopperst4 said:
CFT was four miles with everyone carrying 15kg, no webbing, weapons or helmets.
We did one CFT and two practice ones that were a LOT harder than the real one!
We did an RRR at the beginning and a propper PFT at the end.
No log runs, assault course etc.

Everyone who was binned failed on the phys i think. One failed the CFT and five or six failed the initial RRR. I was very windy though, my time went up by over a minute. They re tested on the sunday morning for those that failed on the saturday but it was just as windy.
What times do you have to hit on the RRR and the PFT???

I did a RRR at the weekend, the wind was a killer, really strong!
 
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Rockhopperst4 said:
CFT was four miles with everyone carrying 15kg, no webbing, weapons or helmets.
We did one CFT and two practice ones that were a LOT harder than the real one!
We did an RRR at the beginning and a propper PFT at the end.
No log runs, assault course etc.

Everyone who was binned failed on the phys i think. One failed the CFT and five or six failed the initial RRR. I was very windy though, my time went up by over a minute. They re tested on the sunday morning for those that failed on the saturday but it was just as windy.
So he lied to me then:

darbs said:
the standards were quite high.
 
#20
The training standards were high, the recruit standards in some places were quite lacking. Alongside those binned for phys early on there were also a couple who jumped for various reasons and deffered passes mainly due to loss of range time to those with greater priority.

Personally the course highlighted the differences in standards amongst the RTCs, you could tell quite easily who had attended weekend bravos at RTCs compared with 9 day Bravo with 5 trg not just in the skill levels but also in the attitudes of recruits.
 

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