Scaring the Kids

#1
Now, despite my initial aprehensions, I took the plunge and joined the ACF as an instructor.

So far lots of laughs, the smell of starch and wandering around looking for my twistys (somethings never change)

Thing is, a couple of Instructors I know seem very keen on going on about war, killing and death etc. They seem to love trying to scare the pre-sprogs.

Is this normal behaviour??? Or did I pick a Det filled with wrong uns
 
#2
Track,

You served on Granby so you know the score. When these people glorify it, they usually haven't even been there. Sounds like you are in a right hole of a det. Be yourself and point out the error of their ways to these instructor idiots out of earshot of the cadets. Welcome aboard mate.
 
#3
In regards to that chap you were on about Track, Reni 77 is on the case and will get back to me with some info.
 
#5
RoB123 said:
We have this one old guy in my CCF, and he looks like davros, cos he has hearing aids. but all he does is go on about places his been, bad things hese seen and i have the upmost respect for him. but when he starts saying they now have landmines which detect the presence of enemy tanks but wont detonate for people or allied tanks im not soo sure about him.
:roll:
Actually, he's not wrong. Hope you haven't been going on about what a t1t he is to too many people...
 
#6
No i haven't he is a sound guy. does loads of work for charity dressing up as a ww2 soldier soo all credit to him. Just wasnt sure about some of his stories, i think a few are definately just to scare us. :D
 
#7
Latest War story tonight was killing a T55 with a Milan. Apparently it pierced the armour, bounced around inside before creating an exit hole that all the crew were sucked out of.

Powerful bit of kit that Milan. I had no idea.

And there was me thinking the best way to shag a Tank was to ask a Yank to perform maintenance on it!
 
#10
Track_Link said:
I am having a word on Thursday...
Or maybe several....

Is he ex-Reg? He sounds like a complete fcuktard.
 
#11
RoB123 said:
We have this one old guy in my CCF, and he looks like davros, cos he has hearing aids. but all he does is go on about places his been, bad things hese seen and i have the upmost respect for him. but when he starts saying they now have landmines which detect the presence of enemy tanks but wont detonate for people or allied tanks im not soo sure about him.
:roll:
What's not to be sure about?

Attach a fcuk load of explosives, shrapnel and/or penetrators to an "intelligent" firing system and you are away. It isn't hard to detect the difference between 70 tons of iron compared to a human.

Mines can now "self cleanse" by blowing up after a set time, or on a radio command. And their capabilites are only tempered by human ingenuity and the cost you are willing to expend on a "throw away" device.

How about this bad boy
 
#12
chocolate_frog said:
Track_Link said:
I am having a word on Thursday...
Or maybe several....

Is he ex-Reg? He sounds like a complete fcuktard.
Claims to be. Lets see what happens when I mention the various objectives on Granby... Precious Metals anyone?
 
#13
Refer to it as Desert Storm....

If he doesn't look at you as if you are complete tool, you're on to a winner....

Or

Take your medals in, to show the kids, especially that Kuwait/Saudi throwing start thing you can't wear. Invite him to do the same :D

Track_Link said:
Lets see what happens when I mention the various objectives on Granby... Precious Metals anyone?
I remember them as really hard animals... Lion, Tiger, Dragon, Bull or Elephant..... of course I wasn´t even in the Army for Granby :twisted:
 
#14
Track_Link said:
chocolate_frog said:
Track_Link said:
I am having a word on Thursday...
Or maybe several....

Is he ex-Reg? He sounds like a complete fcuktard.
Claims to be. Lets see what happens when I mention the various objectives on Granby... Precious Metals anyone?
Don't forget the American ones Track. States?
 
#15
Took in Gong - He asked what it was for. I explained.... He stroked his chin and nodded and then asked if I was there on the dates on the bar. I nodded. He said 'Damn, we missed each other by a month, I arrived in March'

I'm enjoying this. I shall pick my moment I think.
 
#16
I'm sorry to say, that sounds like case proven doesn't it? I really regret that characters like this exist to blacken the name of honest CFAVs.
 
#18
No, don't finish it.

Drag it out a bit longer, then finally deliver the coup de grace.

Engage in a discussion about Regi numbers, we have new ones now begining with a 3, for those who are joining now.

You could reminice about how yours still slips of the tongue and you'd hate to have to learn a new one.... then see if he rattles a plausable number out.... or "forgets it".
 
#20
I say challenge the chap to some hand to hand and cqb as a demo to the young uns on trench warfare. If he doesn`t know what hes doing just jap slap sh*t out of him.
 
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