- Aug 10, 2010
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Wow - Chickerell ranges! I grew up in Chickerell and me and my friends used to play around that area and the Fleet as well the nearby old quarry workings! Was a good 40+ years ago, long before health and safety!For guidance only:
Below is a reasonably current training schedule which gives an overview of ROP Weeks 1-4 and RT Weeks 1-32.
As stated earlier in the thread ROP and RT constantly evolve. Please do not regard this as a definitive document as elements might be rescheduled. Weekend Leave might be cancelled at very short notice so do not rely upon this document to plan leave activities.
Was a good 40+ years ago, long before health and safety!
Fifty years ago a school friend and I would often be out all day on Braunton Burrows in summer capturing adders which we would put into a pillow case. We'd release them before heading home for lashings of cake and ginger beer which is what youngsters ate in the late 1960s.
We'd happily trespass onto the military training area. On one occasion an NCO bellowed at us and demanded to see what we had in the pillow case. I think he assumed that we'd been collecting brass. When we emptied a writhing ball of about twenty adders at his feet he did a little dance.
In the 13 weeks has he had any weekends off or a Saturday off?
Thank you for the reply I’m hoping with the Sunday’s being mainly blank on the timetable I may be able to see him for a few hour but I guess I won’t know until like the day before*text deleted* i am not sure about whole weekends and i think covid has affected that. im sure sundays although often seemed to be doing 'admin' on a sunday and he'd often ring on a saturday morning to say they were off to town but sometimes delayed if someone had failed an inspection, often out until 7pm. he is halfway through and it seems to be going so fast now! he said the real fun stuff starts now....i am not quite sure of his definition of fun!
There's other exercise names in there that don't appear in the 32 week schedule my nod's doing.
So during the 4 weeks of ROP they have no weekends off at all?
Okay Thankyou, their troop would’ve been due to have their family day around the end of November too, is it fair to say that’s cancelled now and if so are they still allowed the long weekend home?Depending on the local COVID-19 status Recruits were generally allowed a few hours off camp on a Saturday afternoon. Often they would go into Exeter to buy kit suggested by their TT and also take a deep breath. Generally they had to be back on camp by 2000 (that's eight o'clock) that evening.
COVID-19 circumstances have recently sometimes reduced the time off camp to only four hours.
...is it fair to say that’s cancelled now and if so are they still allowed the long weekend home?