I am aware that this probably only applies to UL and CU OTCs. But I'm sure plenty of people have interesting comments about the yank cadets and their competence.
For example: my old PC got shot in the arrse last summer with a yank falling over with his finger on the trigger and safety off (blank obviously or we wouldn't be laughing).
Nice chap seconded to my section on summer camp,
"Oh yeah I own two AR15 Bushmasters"
orifice cadet,
"What are those I've heard about them?
"The civillian version of an M16, I use them for deer hunting"


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I had a bloke over on ROTC exchange join my section, when the section was asked for volenteers he put his hand up and wasmade pl signaller and given a radio (351), when asked for another volenteer he put his hand up again and was issued a 51 mortar, when asked for another volenteer he again puts his hand up and is given a box of blank. He had already been issued an LSW and didn't understand why the JUO had seen fit to give him so much heavy kit...
The guys in my platoon in america thought you were strange if you didnt have at least one gun at home, and some of them even kept them in their truck..
Doing Stage 5 field firing last summer we were all issued bayonnettes. However for ease of transport told to attach them to rifles with scabbard firmly in place. One American (on arrival at Altcar) stepped off the coach carrying the whole rifle by the scabbard. The change in motion from stepping down caused the rifle to drop out of the scabbard so in a moment of pure genius this yank tried to catch it by moving his hand downward.

Result, Bayonnette went through 1 finger adn damaged two others and the yank (after surgery) spent the entire camp wandering around with the DS.
The Yanks have nothing on Hans........ Nutty German Paras forever!! 8)
I've heard the stories, has anyone heard from Hans since? Who was more sane him or mad dog? (did you know mad dog?)
They were both seriously unbalanced individuals. the last I saw of Hans was when he was carted off from Stonehouse, though I think one or two people had heard from him since.


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Naked in America was one of those 'you had to be there' things. It basically involved on the last night in the states before flying home getting a few slabs into the ROTC block we were occupying in Ft Lewis and having a few drinks. It started with an initial showing of plums to the camera by four individuals who were drunker than the others.
This went further and they got naked, others on reaching a similar stage of inebriation got similarly naked. It ended up with clothed people (the girls, the boring and the WO in charge) outnumbered by the birthday suited. Much of this was caught on camera by JUO propaganda.
Everyone bombursted at the sight of headlamps and flashing blues and twos as three cars and a 4x4 of US MPs turned up. Most ran to the showers or their beds (at leaast one to the back of the minibus where he was caught hiding in the buff). Those that made it indoors unconvincingly tried to pretend to be having showers or sleeping au naturelle. PSI present had a lot of explaining to do to surprised MPs while we were all pissing ourselves with laughter upstairs, further covertly filming the events.
Strangely the MPs thought these activities were 'normal' in the British Army and their only concern was that we were not going along with their strict rules regarding males/females in the same barracks. No report was written and they eventually trundled off home to their coffee and donuts leaving us with a feeling of OTC history having been made.
From Stavinski on the ULOTC memories thread.

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That story is just as good the second time I read it. Was that last year? I was disturbed to see ULOTC bombing around Ft Lewis in jungle hats though. And what was with the insanely short shorts for your PT kit! Obscene.
Also, how many people pulled on "fire guard"? I know of one maybe two from our lot. Immediate discharge from their army as far as I'm aware.
We had one negative spot report as well, lad smacked a girls arse. They were less than impressed.


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A_team_lewis said:
Also, how many people pulled on "fire guard"? I know of one maybe two from our lot. Immediate discharge from their army as far as I'm aware.

Elaborate please.
Did anyone whilst on exchange, partake in the activity of "Chew" or "Dip" i know ATL became an avid fan of this form of tobaco use or abuse.

I tried it just for the excuse to go aroud spitting everywhere.

This activity will sadly be banned however as a new federal law in the states prohibits the use of any form of tobaco in or within 50 yards of a federal building.

HAHAHA, health concious yankers should spread this to cover chuff food substances.
Dip was a saviour, when I couldn't get near the fag zone. Don't think the ladies were a fan though. Spitting into bottles etc. But what a buzz!
Anyone know where you can get it here?
That stuff was the most rancid stuff i have ever been near (okay maybe dog pooh beats it, but not by much) and those glorious shorts were issued to us, our psi's idea of a joke :oops:
I found them amusing. The only ULOTC person I spoke to over there (not because I didn't want to, but fraternising with other regiments was discouraged!) was wearing them. It wasn't you was it Fauna, outside the PX on about your day 5?
ahh yes those shorts, werent they the talk of the town.

And i do remember some ULOTC members sporting some particullarly camp Ben and Jerries cycling tops, which i was informed were bought on sale at the REI seattle.

So if shit on a stick was on sale would you boys have bought that aswell.
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