Range Day Background Lessons

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  1. Was sure there was a thread on this but can't see so.........

    I've been handed the new MEL for a weekend on the range, and there's going to be a whole word of mong time. So rather than the usual first aid, has anyone got any ideas for half decent concurrent lessons.

    Something a bit off the beaten track, preferably that will keep them warm/busy as the weather is going to be fackin howling

    Smash
     
  2. "Bring me a leaf from that tree on the horizon...............GO!!"
     
  3. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Why break with tradition - a good webbing run is always a good moral booster.

    Don't forget to get everyone to the armoury before dawn, then keep them waiting for hours.
    Ensure the transport 4 tonner's canopy does not fit and cannot be made windproof.
    Brief the sloppies to provide the worst box lunch they can, plus norgies full of luke warm brown liquid that is a mixture of coffee and tea.

    Extra credit if you can keep everyone at the armoury doing endless weapon inspections for cleanliness late into the night.
     
  4. A mixture of coffe and tea? Luxury!

    A mixture of tea, washing up water from the last range day and big half-coagulated lumps of powdered soup if you don't mind!

    How about a prize for the soldier who brings you the most interesting specimen of wild life? Or steals a really interesting piece from the range warden's porn stash?
     
  5. Mines and IED's. Current topic of choice
     
  6. Who can make the the best meal from whatever is available from the local woods
     
  7. Which range is it?
     
  8. A mixture of coffe and tea? Luxury!

    A mixture of tea, washing up water from the last range day and big half-coagulated lumps of powdered soup if you don't mind!

    How about a prize for the soldier who brings you the most interesting specimen of wild life? Or steals a really interesting piece from the range warden's porn stash?
     
  9. A cold, wet and windy one
     
  10. yes, yes, well done. :) If I know the range I might be able to suggest something specific to that location.
     
  11. A hilarious starter of 'On-the-bus, Off-the-bus', (always goes down well!)

    Followed by 'Whos the first to forget their tin-lid and/or ear defenders'

    broken up with 'Knees-to-chest' sorts the men from the boys.

    Lastly, why on the declaration has Pte XXXX got 10 Rds still in his pouch?
     
  12. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Do you own a bouncy castle :?
     
  13. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Stone man races or the 600m point Grand National.

    Of course, you have the old favourites of inter Pl margerine sandwich eating competitions or "drink half a norgie of tea then see who can do the most forward rolls before you vomit"
     
  14. Weapon Fam - Pistol, AK, Minime (Pending on Range that is)
    Navigation - most ranges can accom this!!
    BCCS tactics revision!!
    Command tasks - May need a PTI and some extra kit for this! but good for leadership training!


    Or the Bouncy Castle idea!!!!
     
  15. Don't forget the hours of fun that can be had conducting leopard crawls from A to B to C and then back again. Repeat.
    If at all possible, insist the Range Wardens keep the Range Huts locked - they've just been painted is a good escuse - thereby ensureing that all brews and weapon cleaning be carried out in the p1ssing rain.
    Only pick up the Norgie of tea once you are sure it is lukewarm. Forget the sugar. Don't allow anyone to have the common sense to use a spare wagon to carry ont clacky runs to the NAAFI.
    Come handing back the weapons, saunter in and out no more than once every forty-five minutes. Pick up a random weapon, say "nope" and hand back. Don't give a reason why. Finally, top it all off with a cheery "you're in your own time now, gents!"
    Cue big grins all round and absolutely noone will think of skiffing your brews for the next few years.