Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

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#1
Should Milling be re-introuduced into the CMS(R).

yes!
Its a good indicator at an early stage of training to a persons willingness to fight.
It shows the recruit/soldier that although he/she maybe bruised, they are still alive.

No!
Its barbaric and archaic. There are many fine soldiers serving who have not Milled ever and have no need to prove their metal.
It does not reflect the 'thinking mans soldier' that is required for modern soldiering.

Discuss.
 
#2
I'm still best mayed with the bloke I milled with in basic.

It should be taken as it's meant to be.
 
#3
Sorry should read "mates with the bloke".
 
#6
Bloody silly idea, milling. P Company does it, I believe, the Marines don't. I think. Sums it all up really.

War is about maximum violence as far as I'm concerned - gloves off, in other words - and you don't do that to your mates.
 
#7
Vasco said:
Bloody silly idea, milling. P Company does it, I believe, the Marines don't. I think. Sums it all up really.

War is about maximum violence as far as I'm concerned - gloves off, in other words - and you don't do that to your mates.
Nicely said, did you do knitting in basic training or just stick to balloon knot puncturing with the DS?
 
#8
Milling, regardless of what social workers will claim IS a very good indication of determination. I have seen the recruit who was incredibly fit and competant in the field RUN out of the square on three occassions before being fcuked off, basically a coward and not someone any of us wanted to be around... got rid of him soon enough. I'm not saying that milling is the be all and end all but it is a worthwhile addition to training. It certainly demands determination to keep going regardless of the punishment being delivered or taken.

With the current standard of civil society and the recruits joining today it would be a very good leveller and would certainly seperate the men from the boys. This of course for teeth arms as wimmin should not be at the front :D

As stated previously, not an ultimate test but one which saves a lot of time, saves tax payers money, and helps to seperate "The wheat from the chaff"

Prepare to mill.... Mill
 
#9
Vonshot said:
Prepare to mill.... Mill
Must agree even in the Medical services I remember doing it

Or as said in the Teetharm

drill.......drill :D :D :mrgreen:
 
#10
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War is about maximum violence as far as I'm concerned - gloves off, in other words - and you don't do that to your mates.[/quote]

?????????? If they cant take it they shouldnt join, besides if you can dish it out to your mates and take it in return in a controlled envirnoment what will johnny foreigner get?

"You dont do that to your mates" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: what hold hands instead and talk about your feelings? :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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#11
I once got a pair of identical twin brothers to mill against each other - well, they were certainly evenly matched - and they beat the living shite out of each other :D I can't say I particularly enjoyed the experience on the couple of occasions I've 'milled' but it's hard to see that it did - or could do - any lasting damage.
 
#12
Nothing wrong with a battering in the ring.

Unfortunately as an officer I always got matched with the biggest fcuking gorilla they could find and saw stars on many an occasion. I never went down though :wink:

Harmful? is it fcuk!

I took particular delight in watching the CO (who was a total knobjockey)join in the reigmental milling on one occasion against a specially selected junior trooper who absolutely kicked his arrse :twisted: :oops:
 
#14
chickenpunk said:
Ozgerbobble said:
I never went down though :wink:
A big disappointment to the lads, no doubt.
Im sure it was was :wink:

They were more entertained by a fellow rupert who hit the deck so often we thought he was breakdancing :lol:
 

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#16
Always an entertaining part of life at Keogh Bks. I got pitched against a geezer from belfast who used to rip the arms off teddies.

Snot all over the grass and very entertaining!
 
#17
We used to have regular milling matches in Gib when chucking drunken matelots out of the bars. When we got there, they were fighting each other. As soon as we appeared they all stopped and started bashing us. Old coppers technique was to hang out round the corner till it stopped and then arrest the survivors.
 
#18
Having read the responses above, I am convinced that milling is not only a bloody silly idea, it is also merely another form of bullying.

It is also unethical in that it cheapens the context of military violence. The Army has more than its fair share of thugs but we don't all have to descend to their level.

Properly conducted contact sports like boxing and games like Rugby do all that is needed.

I would not permit milling in any unit under my command.
 
#19
Vasectomy wrote, inter-alia,
it cheapens the context of military violence
Please explain what is so edifying about military violence that is so cheapened? I must again repeat my mantra - there is no bullying in harsh treatment - this prepares soldiers for the bullying that is warfare.
 
#20
Vasco said:
Having read the responses above, I am convinced that milling is not only a bloody silly idea, it is also merely another form of bullying....I would not permit milling in any unit under my command.
8O 8O 8O


Bullying?????? is shouting bullying as well? volunteers choose to mill on P coy. I will take your post to be a wind up,if genuine, how old are you or what unit? I dont wish to seem disrespectful but I am shocked as your post has a distinct whiff of the islington social worker about it.
 

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