Range Day Background Lessons

#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
 

Alsacien

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#3
smash_that_pasty said:
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
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?
 
#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?
 
#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?
 

The_Duke

LE
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#13
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
smash_that_pasty said:
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
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.
 
#16
PapaGolf said:
Mines and IED's. Current topic of choice
Beat me to it, be nice if you could arrange for an EOD type to attend
 
#17
The_Duke said:
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"
The rat pack challenge: see who can eat a whole one in under an hour and keep it down.
 
#18
Mini-TEWT & QBOs for an assault on suitable local objective.

Quick burst of Phiz - Inter Pln Relay race firemans lift, wheelbarrows etc.

Round the range hut without touching the floor. ( Only if range warden is absent !)
 

The_Duke

LE
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#19
The multi coloured smock front challenge.

Get your two top eaters to face off with numerous packets of fruit gums - the small hard round ones from Rowntrees. The aim is to see how many they can pack in their mouth in one go. The downside is that they can only use one finger to pack/move them, and that they must all be eaten to count.

Our best was 78, and took about 40 minutes of chewing to achieve it!
 
#20
Blindfold breach block stripping and re-assemble.
Funny when you pinch the firing pin and see them struggle..

Take a collamator with you and show the crows how to use it, prior to going on there range detail.

If your at Lydd & Hythe ranges, knees to chest on the pebbles is a real man test..:(

If you have Tams with you go through some lessons on "Windage" etc..
Offset for windy day conditions to maximize targets down.

BCDT Aide memoire..
Some quick fire questions on Gunshot wounds / asherman chest seals / improvised stretchers using guys kit / webbing etc.

See who can "Smash" in a "White Death" box in a oner
Cold pasty and panda cola makes for a fun day out.
 

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