Really Toss Units

#1
I may be up for posting soon....and am looking for an "AVOID" list......post your units and why they suck the big pink one! Please elaborate on why it is wnak, not just that it is......get it off yer collective chests!
 
#2
STRIKE A LIGHT.
Kenny, get me zantak (excuse the spelling pse)

Are we all in such gleaming examples of well balanced, well commanded, perfectly managed units?
Or are there some toss units???
p.s. Im not a mirror (spit) reporter!

C'mon, wheres the venom? :twisted: :!:
 
#4
I suspect that we can see no reason to post why we think units are toss or not to somebody we do not know, and even though you say you are not a reporter for that rag the M*rror the simple truth is, we dont trust you.

Daft, yes: stupid - naaaah
 
#6
Nice 1, you lived up to your signature.
DO you suspect that you see no reason, or DO YOU see no reason? you left it a little unclear.

1. Just who is "WE" ?
2. Are you the appointed spokesperson for the above named collective gathered mass?
3. No need for a number 3, cos 1 and 2 were so good! :?
 
#7
oooh thats made me change my mind.

BTW, I think that "spokesperson" gives you away as a troll. Too PC for a squaddie.

Now toddle off like a good big bad James
 
#10
Every unit that I have had the honour to serve with have been great. I find posting exciting and invigorating. Just knowing that on my arrival I would be greeted by the Guard Commander holding a mega mug of coffee, followed by a big hug and a sloppy kiss from the RSM….it makes me proud to be in the ROYAL Corp of Signals….Damn proud…now, could someone hand me a hanky?
 
#11
Agreed.
But it is feared that, given the " pat on the back is a recce for a dagger" mentality within the corps, or parts thereof, protagonists will be reticent to divulge details and particulars, that may or may not lead them to be identified by colleagues, possibly leading to insertion of said dagger into said back, aparrently.
Bunch of fannies, I was at the fighting first for years...it did seem that towards the end of my tour that the concept of the "decision" was completely foreign, as was the making of such a decision in an effective and timely manner. The end result of which, was that the "fussvolk" or lower end of the rank scale were constantly bouncing from pillar to post. and had not a clue what they were trying to achieve and why, and not a jot of entusiasm and drive as a direct consequence.
"befehlstaktik" didnt work for Hitler, however it seems to be widely and hitherto unoficially employed within our very bretherin. and stuff
 
#12
BTW "befehlstaktik" is:
The tactical concept followed by some of the more pioneering units of the German Army was the “Tactics of the Mission or Task” (“Auftragstaktik”) in contrast to the “Order-type Tactics” (“Befehlstaktik”) which was practiced by the majority.
The difference in conception and execution between these two tactics is fundamental: the first exalts the soldier’’s intelligence and capability, the second tends to damp them down, making the soldier a passive executor of the orders of others.
With Auftragstaktik a mission is ordered and the officer is left with the freedom to carry out the mission assigned to him, and so he feels responsible for the actions which are suggested to him by his intelligence, his enterprise and his capabilities.
With Befehlstaktik, however, he who executes must comply with an order given him by others, with no chance for him to fall back on his own initiative and skill, either in adapting himself, or in exploiting situations as they come up. This second concept is of course easier to follow, since it is based on pure discipline, while if Auftragstaktik is to be adopted officers, NCOs and soldiers have to be trained in the military schools with continuous exercises to develop their own initiative.

source: some clever bloke who went to school
 
#14
Auftragstaktik is also the principle now being embraced by our good selves - admittedly dolled up a bit as mission centred command or some other phrase.

The Prussians thought this one up in the 19th century and I think first used it to spank the French during the Franco-Prussian war in the 1860s sometime.
 
#15
Ozgerbobble said:
RLC Mobile Bath and Shower Unit....nuff said
They may be bonk, but when its -5 outside and the PBI are piss wrapped and dirty. Whos warm, and clean! MB&SU thats who. nuff said!

But as for the RLC in Hull Avington(spelling?) Thats a different story :evil:
I was not forced through the recruiters office door and neither were you! :D
 
#16
Indupedibly old bean, we can certainly Blame the Prussians and maybe to a lesser extent the Austro- Hungarians




What was the subject again?

sorry....tend to go off at a tangent......tourettes of the fingers
 
#17
23C said:
Every unit that I have had the honour to serve with have been great. I find posting exciting and invigorating. Just knowing that on my arrival I would be greeted by the Guard Commander holding a mega mug of coffee, followed by a big hug and a sloppy kiss from the RSM….it makes me proud to be in the ROYAL Corp of Signals….Damn proud…now, could someone hand me a hanky?
I arrived at Redford Bks, Edinburgh in '88, reported to the guardroom and was immediately ordered to start doing press-ups for being a sprog. Thank god I never got a sloppy kiss from the Tara though...he was a port-wine faced wee nobber!
 
#20
KF SHIRT said:
any unit at Elmpt...we were weeding the drill square this week ! Now I know why I wanted an Army career - Vodaphone here I come
Drill Square? Where did they get that from? Or have they renamed a section of a runway that just happened to be lying around? :wink:
 

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