Reserves 6 Mile CFT

#1
Does anyone know what the ruling is on over 50s doing the 6 miler? Is it a case that once the age of 50 is reached the individual is not allowed to take part or is it optional or is a waver needed from an OC to allow the person to participate?
 
#2
If over 50 you can only do a CFT if warned off for Operations.
You are simply not allowed to do it otherwise.

I used to get pissed off with>50 OCs insisting they tagged along on CFTs to look good in front of the blokes.

All well and good until a breakage / stroke etc and the PTI JNCO is in the soft substances.
 
#3
Ah c'mon B_B, OC's doing the run is the Greenjacket way and just trying to make up for the many, many others of a far younger age who try to swerve it whenever possible as they had 'far more important admin tasks' to attend to.

Point taken re the unnecessary risks, but maybe their chances of an injury or heart problem where no worse than for many a young Tom who had spent the previous evenings tearing the arrse out of it and who smoked, etc?
 

RP578

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#4
The Saga holiday contingent usually circumvent the rules (and avoid putting a young PTI on the spot) by tabbing directly behind the formed body as if conducting their own private exercise regime, unconnected with the official exercise. It’s a fiction that permits the oldies to keep their respect in the eyes of the lads without landing some PTI Lance Jack in coroner’s court when his OC keels over with a heart attack mid-tab.
 
#5
The Saga holiday contingent usually circumvent the rules (and avoid putting a young PTI on the spot) by tabbing directly behind the formed body as if conducting their own private exercise regime, unconnected with the official exercise. It’s a fiction that permits the oldies to keep their respect in the eyes of the lads without landing some PTI Lance Jack in coroner’s court when his OC keels over with a heart attack mid-tab.
Sounds exactly like the kind of thing to drop a young PTI in the shit when something goes tits up.
 

RP578

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#6
Sounds exactly like the kind of thing to drop a young PTI in the shit when something goes tits up.
How? If the oldie is doing his own thing and is not part of the fitness session being run, can the PTI really be held liable for anything that happens to the old codger?
 
#7
How? If the oldie is doing his own thing and is not part of the fitness session being run, can the PTI really be held liable for anything that happens to the old codger?
From memory - yes.
IIRC that kind of rule bending is specifically mentioned and prohibited.
 
#8
If over 50 you can only do a CFT if warned off for Operations.
You are simply not allowed to do it otherwise.

I used to get pissed off with>50 OCs insisting they tagged along on CFTs to look good in front of the blokes.

All well and good until a breakage / stroke etc and the PTI JNCO is in the soft substances.
What a ridiculous policy. If you’re not fit for a CFT normally, you’re certainly not fit for ops.

Plenty of over 50s are fit enough.
 

chrisg46

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#9
Wasnt this brought in after a 50 plus WO2 dies of a heart attack on Tosca? Doing his own PT (literally his own PT, not tagging along etc)?
 
#10
How? If the oldie is doing his own thing and is not part of the fitness session being run, can the PTI really be held liable for anything that happens to the old codger?
See Bravo bravo post. Not much point in having the rule if that's all people need to do to avoid it.
 
#11
What a ridiculous policy. If you’re not fit for a CFT normally, you’re certainly not fit for ops.

Plenty of over 50s are fit enough.
How old are senior officers normally?
 
#12
Seems a bit odd to me, yes I know the Army has lots of odd things going on, but their are lots of very fit over 50 guys around. More likely some chubby bod huffing and puffing and sweating like a good un is a bigger risk but is still encouraged to crack on.
 
#13
Wasnt this brought in after a 50 plus WO2 dies of a heart attack on Tosca? Doing his own PT (literally his own PT, not tagging along etc)?
IIRC it was in before that.

The rule that was bought in following that death prevented a notably handsome ARRSEr going on H15 as a C-IED Trg WO in Shorabak - age limit of 50 for ORs to deploy.

If he'd been the Training Officer, he'd have gone as the upper age limit for Officers is 55.

Finding this out after nine months of PDT and three days before Mobilisation date was a delight.



Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh
 
#15
From the document i have in front of me;

"Personnel 50 and over are exempt the AFT and are therefore exempt this element of the CoE. However, they will still complete the PFA in accordance with MATT 2 policy."

"Irrespective of age, all personnel warned for/deploying on operations are to comply with the fitness requirements of the Force Mounting Instruction and are to be assessed as being fit for their employment role prior to deployment."
 
#17
The RAF Regiment still do 8 miles in 2 hours with 25kg for a CFT...and no age restriction....and females are expected to complete in the same times, no concessions.

Does this mean that they really are super human?
 
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