Yea I found the cft on Baptist Walk hard but that's ok because it makes the one on Baptist Run seem easier.Ive heard its the worst of phase one, however ive heard the CFT on baptist walk is a bit of a hang out how do you think violent entry stacks up to hunters moon haha?
The irony of the TT is sometimes lost on me! We were bumped on an Ex in RT and crashed moved to the ERV after fighting our way out. All very successfully done. After re-grouping we went back into harbour routine and paraded the next morning where we were all flanked for having crabby kit!Good Q on the wet/dry routine. I'd have thought in a true operational environment it becomes wet/wet routine due to the idea being to fight to win, rather than come top in the sartorial elegance of the participants. What they do in training in this respect would be interesting to hear.
It definitely makes you think doesn’t it? I mean, from what I can work out the TT are big on wet/dry and I think it’s down to having lads go down with hypothermia and other cold weather injuries.Good Q on the wet/dry routine. I'd have thought in a true operational environment it becomes wet/wet routine due to the idea being to fight to win, rather than come top in the sartorial elegance of the participants. What they do in training in this respect would be interesting to hear.
It would also be interesting to hear what aspects of Hunters Moon make it so difficult in the eyes of those having done it.
Back in the day, we used to give a £1000 recruiting bounty to trained ranks who mentored friends who got as far as passing Hunters Moon, so it should obviously be considered as a significant milestone in training.
Thanks for your answer in wet/dry routineI think the reason Hunters Moon is so difficult is that it’s one of the biggest steps in terms of difficulty of the exercise. There are more difficult exercises, but they don’t come with such a massive difference.
But yeah if you get bumped and it’s raining then it just becomes wet/wet routine. But with some decent admin you can get the kit dry again eventually.
I can remember the armourers at CTC being like a corner shop with Nods turning up there with a pull through, with a piece of 4x3 stuck in the barrel of their weapon and being reminded, at a cost, that 4x2 would have prevented the problem!Bribery is an ugly word but quality biscuits are the universal currency of stores.