I'd carried an LMG for a few days and was tasked with setting up a fire position in some bushes at Hawley for a bridge build.
I rested my helmet on the top of the mag and heard someone sneaking up behind me on the gravel.
I looked round and a Cpl was trying to see if I had dozed off. He asked how long I had been there and looking at the bridge, I said about 90 minutes and was due to be relieved soon.
When he went, I noticed they were actually stripping out and i'd been asleep in the bushes for several hours
Aye stand corrected Sir,
I did spend 3 weeks at Southwood, to do MGB, MWF and demonstrated to the "starchies" how to do Watermanship properly as Hawley lake is a bit downsize from Upnor Hard and Dover Harbour.
Fk it was 30 years ago though, so my simple mind shifts around like a EWBB launching nose without SwayBrace.
Just because the pins in doesn't mean it will stay there
The memory i have of my B3 at Gib is of two ladies ... The Scoff Monster and the Spacker in the Jacko. Thank fcuk one of thems gone. I only have the 10 percenter in the Jacko shouting "cup of tea" to contend with.
They were called Boy Soldiers then and 2 years was the standard training time.
I went through in 77 (last Century) and the P Staff were wingin then that we would not have enough experience and knowledge to fit in with the "Regular Sappers" ?
Fuksake My OC in 7 Sqn in 2000 ish Joined when he was 14 ?