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Featured Feedback request - Cost of extra kit during training

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by Ninja_Stoker, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Rover

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    Cats Revenge..jpg
     
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  2. arny01

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    This forum is the new ARSSE! :)
     
  3. Ninja_Stoker

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    Does that mean it's all my arrse? ;)

    (Technically it's GreyWing's, we kinda share)
     
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  4. arny01

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    I’m staying well away from Arsses!! :eek:
     
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    Never used arrse
     
  6. Rover

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    A wise move.

    Returning to the main subject.
    The only items I recall self purchasing being waterproof bags. Everything else being as issued.

    This did change after RT when 'proffed' came the source of additional kit.;) On exercise with other country's forces, although visiting and the odd swop of items being a good source.:) The value of a Cap Badge being one thing but a CGB worked wonders. o_O:cool::cool:
     
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    Someone could make a fortune selling irons and ironing boards. Son just started at Faslane, first item he bought was another ironing board. That makes three in ten months. I've had two in thirty years ;)
     
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  8. Ninja_Stoker

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    Dare I ask...why?

    If you or I needed ironing boards or irons at that level of frequency, trading standards would be on the case.
     
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    Ha ha, very true. The reason for this purchase was 'couldn't be arsed to transport the one I already have' . Hopefully some other nod will find the one he left at the grots . He's also managed to break an iron during training and I can't understand how
     
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    Does anyone have a list of things that should be bought ready for phase 2?
     
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    It’s hard to say each TT are different as to what they will let them use
     
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    Don't spend a penny. Every troops TT's take a different view. 260 were barely allowed to buy anything whereas 259 were allowed all sorts. It is an ongoing bone of contention, that could be easily resolved apparently, by some joined up thinking.
     
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    Is your son in phase two yet? If you dont mind me asking what extra kit have you had to buy this far.
     
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    Yes he is and he had tent pegs, dry bags, wet shoes, head torch a jet boil but wasn’t allowed to use that. To be honest he has picked the smaller items up as and when he has needed too, sorry that isn’t much help
     
  16. Chelonian

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    Just to bump this thread. It's been suggested that Recruits are 'encouraged' by Training Teams to buy about £200 of kit (sometimes more) privately during Recruit Training. One consistent justification is that somehow RT will be 'easier' with this kit.

    Can anyone give examples of other occupations where those conducting on-the-job training pressurise new employees into buying kit just to learn the job?

    Genuinely interested. There must be other examples out there, surely?
     
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    @Chelonian

    Yes there is in my industry...I'm a qualified chef and while training i had to buy my own kit and textbooks i still do now that I'm qualified
     
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    If by 'easier' you mean 'the troop wont get "additional endurance and strength training"' for not having the kit they tell you, then that would be accurate.
     
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    The only actual piece of equipment that genuinely made life easier was the extending bivi pole, if it lasted longer than 3 exercises you were on to a quality product.
     
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    You're in the same line of work as our other son,and he's (and us) had to buy kit and knives from the start, regardless of whether he was any good in the kitchen.
     
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