Range briefs

The thread earlier reminded me of the great range briefs we used to have prior to a days firing.
Some of the safety points on the Q&A were classics. The "dont wear a yellow and black beret in turret when using HESH" was mentioned.
With one regiment we would have 2ic would start with a "On this day in 19xx blah blah blah". When the brief was finished he would ask someone what the date was. Of course nobody could remember and he would accuse the unlucky person of not listening! Press ups invariably followed. Happy days!
Any other classics?
"When firing phosphorous ensure copious amounts of water are available on the firing point". Followed shortly by, "Correct! But nobody likes a smartarse, down ten!"


Kit Reviewer
The command troop gunners used to get picked on and would often have a Funery geek off. as 11B mine would be

"Gunners and Commanders are to ensure they do not lase within 5 mils of an ark marker"..

what followed was normally a ruffling of paper by the 2IC as he desperatly scanned his brief....

"Errrr yeah sounds about right, but its not written here... start pushing them out"


:hungry: Do not leave the panzer during an engagement if the brattie wagon arrives.
On the one man - one safety point quiz it always seemed to be an officer who reminded us that vehicles should be mounted from the rear.
Don't step forward of the gun trunion

Don't run with the ammunition

Should you get caught in the turret gear do not get alarmed


Range briefs are a complete waste of time - the same boxer shorts you normally wear will be fine, and stop chaffing in sweaty combat gear.
Hot steak and kidney naafi wagon pies should be placed to one side when loading.
Ensure that all charge bin lids are closed to prevent damage to gottles of beer stowed there in.
All blood to be removed from the working parts between engagements.
Crew comd's to ensure that,fag packets,mars bars,porn magazines etc are stowed and not left on the turret, before commencing firing ( i forgot !!)
1. Don't engage the hard target unless it fires first? A run? How nice.
2. Don't engage the pond at 400m where the Eric keeps his prized fish. Sorry.
3. Don't refer to the RGIs as Ranging Gun Investigators.
4. Don't use the RMG as a machine gun. Eh?
5. Don't bury the 1/2 box of MG you find, after signing the FFE, on the dust bowl.


Book Reviewer
5. Don't bury the 1/2 box of MG you find, after signing the FFE, on the dust bowl.
Instead, break into the troop sergeant's locker and plant it on him. He and the SSM are good muckers and they'll get it sorted between them.

It worked for me ... I mean a friend of mine.
I remember the "Dont use the RMG as a machine gun"!........yeah alright.......Screwdriver into solenoid........"Run away belt sarge...honest"!!!...You know Im right.......

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