Sounds good until the Royal Marines are several hundred people below establishment. Then they have to start pushing people through again. Look at the last RM Doco - 'Commando School'. Hadn't one of the recruits been there almost two years recovering from injuries when he finally decided to Jack?Some gen,
I am down at CTC this week. It’s official that PRMC is now dead & won’t be coming back. An extra 4 weeks have been tagged onto the start of phase 1 called ROP (Recruit Orientation phase). Candidates must pass a virtual fitness test via zoom to secure a place. They then need to pass the 4 week ROP to move onto being a nod.
ROP concludes with an exercise. Ex first step. They can bin the ROP at any time, and once they have requested that desire to leave, they cannot change their mind, they're out the gates
Lads have earned their place on the ROP by doing minor bits of phys in the comfort of their own home. When you get to lympstone, expect to be very uncomfortable, particularly when in the field.
C8s will start rolling out from Jan 2021 apparently.
@TamH70 This is it: How To Win In A Dogfight: Stories From A Pilot Who Flew F-16s And MiGsThere's a decent article written by an F-16 pilot who did an exchange with a German Mig-29 Sqn post reunification, I'll see if I can find it.
And in any particular regiment, if any two officers appears in the same order of dress, the most junior is expected to go back to the mess and change.You may do in the RAF. But in the British Army no two Regiments dress alike. Army Dress Regulations are regarded as a spot of light reading.
I once wore four different camouflage patterns at one time on exercise, and only three of those were British. (Three completely different shades of British D.P.M. and one of the Dutch variety). All of them were supposed to be the Temperate, i.e. not Desert or Jungle, variation but absolutely none of the colours matched.You may do in the RAF. But in the British Army, no two Regiments dress alike. Army Dress Regulations are regarded as a spot of light reading.
My bold, why the **** would the RAF or the Navy be interested?It’s a board game mate like ludo. And interestingly also means a woman who is good at fellatio.
I should add, a game played largely by armourers and avionics techs because they had very little else to do.
Really?Why not? Because in nearly every area the civvies have taken over its gone to rat shit, they dont do duties, dont do overtime without pay, dont do tasks outside there job description, don't deploy, can strike, can work to rule etc etc.
Anyone with any experience of the Army knows that, some pen pusher with a blog just sees that on paper they are "cheaper" and tells everyone how much better it would be.
Jim30 just uses big words to mask the fact he very often doesn't know what he is talking about (like 80% of personnel earning 27k basic), he'd make a good politician.
As for that bit, it is just ridiculous!"dont do overtime without pay, dont do tasks outside there job description, don't deploy, can strike, can work to rule etc etc."
Without spending lots of money they cant function well? Theres a shock eh?Really?
My recent experience of the UK Army and RAF is that without their civvy contractors and consultants, they would be left out of the big NATO parties as they would have no clue how to join in or know what the rules are.
Are you going to come up with some scenario where a minority of people do either of the things I mention? Where as the vast majority wont?As for that bit, it is just ridiculous!